Mama Diaries

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Winners of Giveaway and Krakens are Real!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Trick-or-Treat giveaway!  I was just going to give away two books, but I decided to give away a whole bunch of them, because you guys are so awesome.

So, drum roll please.

The winners are:  Michelle Willms, C. Lee Mckenzie, Crystal Collier, DMS, and Christine Raines.  I'll be contacting you shortly, to let you know and get mailing information.

Now for the story:

"Mama," my ten-year-old son said.  "Did you know Krakens are real?"

I looked at that kid and shook my head.  "Krakens are not real.  Those are creatures from mythology."

"They're real," he insisted.  "I read about them in a book.  They live in the deepest part of the ocean.  Let me show you."  He grabbed a book about monsters and showed me a picture.

"Dude," I said.  "You can't believe everything you read in a book."

He ignored my comment.  "And do you know what else?"

"What else, Bubba?"

"Megalodons are real!"

"They used to be, but now they're extinct," I said.

"No, they're not.  It said on the Discovery Channel that a couple were recently spotted."

Of course I didn't believe him, so he made me watch a video.





Well.  Those were certainly some big sharks!

(For those worried about Krakens and Megalodons in our oceans, I did a little more research.  It turns out there was a disclaimer on the Discovery Channel special that said the footage was fictitious.  There are no Megalodons in our ocean.  The jury is still out regarding the Krakens.)    

32 comments:

  1. Krakens--oh, yes. That's true. Those are some darn big sharks. It's nice of you to give books, especially to people who have children.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I am very glad I didn't run into any of those sharks when I was SCUBA diving!

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  2. The footage looked very realistic!.. congrats to the winners!

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  3. Congratulations to the winners!
    There are some darn big squid out there though.

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  4. Wait a minute, Sherry...did someone imply that Krackens WEREN'T true? Now that ain't right...

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  5. Congrats to all the winners. There are some big creatures, but yeah, about as real as a unicorn haha

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    1. You mean unicorns aren't real? Darn! ;0)

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  6. You have some wonderful conversations with your son!

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  7. I kind of believe in krakens because those are just giant squids, which are actually real. I wouldn't be surprised if ancient fish are still out there because of how little of our oceans have actually been discovered either... That being said, I wouldn't teach that they're around without cold hard facts.

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    1. There's probably a Megaladon roaming around out there somewhere!

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  8. (I'm thinking it ate my first comment.)

    We know more about outer space than about our oceans. Given the depths of the trenches, who knows what's out there!

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  9. No krakens or megalodons here, the Loch Ness monster has seen to this.

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    1. Haha! Yes. The Loch Ness monster is the fiercest of them all. I'm sure he's eliminated all his competition!

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  10. Kids. I won! Wahoo! I'll be in touch soon...when I have a second to breathe. Thank you so much!

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  11. Well, he did see that special, so he has a point! Glad Discovery had that disclaimer, though. I was starting to get worried...

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    1. They did the same thing with mermaids. Why in the world have they resorted to putting out fictitious stories?

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  12. Loved the post. Congrats to Crystal!

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    1. Those books will be perfect for her kids and the little one on the way!

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  13. Mam it is always kind of you to initiate giveaway programs.

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  14. Congrats to the winners.

    My young imagination would exaggerate certain creatures.

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