[Posted by Crabby]
Yes, it's Fourth of July and if you're an American you're probably not here. You're off at a picnic or a barbecue or a parade, risking sunburn, eating junky holiday food and waiting for it to get dark so you can watch the Ceremonial Explosions.
For the record: we're all in favor of eating crap on holidays and watching things blow up. (We are, however, against sunburns and eating crap every day of the year.)
So if you're reading this on Monday, that's just fine. The comments are still open for business and the winner of our DVD will not be chosen until Tuesday night and announced on Wednesday the Seventh or Whateverth.
Now let's talk about the whole Exercise DVD thing:
Do any of you ever workout to DVD's at home?
I don't know why I don't. I guess I just have my workout routines already and I tend to stick blindly to them.
Why attend a yoga or dance or martial arts class in the comfort and privacy of my own home, taught by an expert in the field, at my own convenience? When instead I can go to a gym and fight with others to use boring workout equipment I don't even like? Or go running or race-walking outside when it's humid and miserable and get bitten by mosquitoes?
It's a mystery--but there you go. But, if I were smarter, I'd have hogged a DVD for myself and reviewed it instead of giving it away. So we're all lucky that I'm kinda dumb, right?
Anyway, if you are a fitness DVD fan already or are tempted to try one, this is an excellent opportunity. The folks at Acacia not only seem to have some very cool DVD's, but they're willing to let you choose whichever one you want from their catalog.
And best of all, you don't have to be a United States resident to enter!
They've got all kinds of stuff, and from the previews, the production values look pretty top-notch. You can find Bollywood dance workouts and strength training and Tai Chi and Yoga Trance Dance. They've got stuff by Shiva Rea, Duncan Wong, and a bunch of other folks. Or, if you really want to take a walk on the wild side, you can check in with Dr. Andrew Weil and get a nice sensible lecture about eating your vegetables.
So here are your important instructions:
In order to actually get the DVD you want, and not just one I pick at random to amuse myself (hmm... would Dr. J like a prenatal fitness DVD?), go to the catalog and pick a title. Then leave a comment in this post letting us know which one you'd want if you won. Or, you can also just stop in and say hi and talk about holidays or indoor workouts or whatever! We love comments. But if you're angling for a DVD, do remember to say which one.)
A Random Number Generator will pick the winner.
And don't forget to check back Wednesday to see if you won. If so, email us at crabby mcslacker at gmail dot com (no spaces) with your name and mailing address and you'll get your DVD in the mail!
Warning: If the winner doesn't check in by midnight Thursday night, we'll pick a new winner.
So have a great long weekend (if you get one) and party like it's 1776!
UPDATE: The winner has now been chosen!