"This one’s tricky. You have to use imaginary numbers, like eleventeen."
-Calvin and Hobbes, on algebra homework
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
Spouse and I have two copies of this most delightful Calvin and Hobbes book. When we first met he gave me one as a gift, having enjoyed it himself; when we decided to put our books together in matrimonial harmony we of course had an extra one.
One of them absolutely must go out of our lives and I would much prefer it be to one of my readers, given my euphoria about the fact that I actually have some. Readers, that is.
So, if the above book is something you might like to own, I would be more than happy to send it to a new home.
The reason for this contest is multifold:
I love Calvin and Hobbes and want to share the pleasure;
I will enjoy having one less item in our apartment;
my blog is shortly to have a birthday of a kind: my 300th post. Goodness, it is hard to believe but there it is. I thought it was a lovely round number- especially with those zeros- and a choice time to offer the book to somebody.
The book is in fine condition though it has been gently read and appreciated.
The contest will be open until next Saturday June 7th at midnight Eastern Standard Time and I will do the drawing on Sunday morning. Simply leave a comment on this post to enter.
I will write each commenter's name on a piece of paper, throw them all into a lovely hat, stir carefully, let the mix simmer, and then Spouse will kindly draw for me a single name.
If anybody out there is skilled in the art of drumrolling, your presence will be highly appreciated during the drawing; otherwise I might have to improvise and transmit the noise myself. Or get Mater to do it.
This offer is open to anyone, anywhere as long as you love- or will love- Calvin and Hobbes dearly.