Friday, March 20, 2009

So-Called Art Give Away Contest.

Today's the day. Or as the French say "C'est le Jour J"! (What the fcuk does that mean exactly?) Anyway, only five four dumb questions stand between you and an addition to your art collection. Bonne Chance!



1. How many Fashion Models has this dude been married to?






2. Beaujolais Nouveau is officially released for sale on the _____ Thursday of November.



4. The apartment that I currently live in is commonly referred to on this blog as:

“The ______ __________".



5 . Complete the following nonsensical paragraph using information from your own life. (Feel free to cut and paste. Also feel free to lie for comedic value.)

“Hi, I’m from ____________. I speak ____ languages. I am wearing _______ colored socks right now. I (am/am not) allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit______________. "


OK. That’s it. Get ta commentin’. FrenchBoy will pick the winner Sunday night and I’ll post the winner Monday…..so don’t forget to check back to see if you won. Also---no brainer---you can’t post anonymously. Duh.

47 comments:

Milk Jam said...

1. 1
2. first
4. (following your number scheme here...!) Barbie Dream House
5. “Hi, I’m from Normandy via Seattle via California via Switzerland. I speak franglais language. I am wearing no colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit giddy with the prospect of ANOTHER sunny day."

caratime2 said...

Ooooh! Let's see:

1. I am going to day only one. To my knowledge (ok, I googled) Marie-Dominique (#1)was a student when she met her Nicolas. Cécilia (#2)was previously married to a TV personality.

2. Beaujolais-fever starts on the 3rd Thursday in November.

3. uh. What happened to #3?!?!?

4. "The Barbie Dream House", of course.

5. “Hi, I’m from Pennsylvania. I speak two languages well, and can ask for the ladies' room and order beer/wine politely in four other languages. I am wearing invisible colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit chilly sitting here in my pj's at 9.09. cause this picture would look great in our library!"

Ha! Finished!

*shuffles back to bed for another hour with a cup of java*

Andromeda said...

1. One
2. Third
4. The Barbie Dream House
5. Hi I'm from the suburbs. I speak 4 languages (just saying hello counts, right?). I am wearing one grey and one lighter grey colored sock right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I am a bit tired, since I didn't know I'd have to come to work; stupid lazy students didn't block today!

Madame K said...

I can't even give a proper blog quiz! What DID happen to question #3? Oh, well, Fcuk it.

As for question #1, no one will be penalized for not answering the trick question properly. After all, this is all just for my sadistic amusement.

Rachael said...

Ooh, choissez-moi M. K!!!

1. Two
2. Third Thursday in November
3. You trickster you!
4. The Barbie Dream House (I love your place)
5.“Hi, I’m from Boston. I speak two languages (I used to speak more but that was before French pushed all of them right out my head). I am wearing black socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit hopeful that I'll score a beautiful piece of Madame K's art. "

baron and crow said...

1. Two
2. 3rd Thursday
4. The Barbie Dreamhouse
5. Hi, I’m from NYC but I live in Paris. I speak 2 languages badly. I am not wearing any socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling overjoyed to have a day off work.

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Steph said...

1. 2 more than me
2. Thursday numéro 3
4. The Barbie Dream House
5.“Hi, I’m from the Nord-pas-de-Calais via Canada. I speak 3 languages. I am wearing pink colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit uneasy because we have nice weather. In the north. And it's warm...and I don't have to go to work today. Weird."

Diane said...

1. How many Fashion Models has this dude been married to? 1

2. Beaujolais Nouveau is officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November.

3. I really had nothing to do with the disappearance of this question ^_^

4. The apartment that I currently live in is commonly referred to on this blog as:
“The Barbie Dreamhouse ".

5 . Complete the following nonsensical paragraph using information from your own life. (Feel free to cut and paste. Also feel free to lie for comedic value.)

“Hi, I’m from Illinois, but lived a long time in Seattle. I speak 1 1/2 languages English and a pale replica of French. I am wearing grey and maroon colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit shellshocked after three days of insomnia in a row but I still had to get up and visit your blog! "

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to participate in your contest Madame K! I have been reading your blog for a long time now and I love your work. ~Diane

Diane said...

I'm changing my answer to #1 to 2 Two fashion models.Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz was also one. Dude has a thing for models eh? LOL

Foxxy said...

1. I don't know... he's a Frenchie! I'm gonna guess 1
2.third thursday in November
4.the Barbie Dream House
5.Hi, I'm from New Orleans via California. I speak 5+ languages if you count Ebonics and learning to say "I'm Hungry " in every language I can. I am wearing foot colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling like pulling out my BGS(black girl swagger), but after I finish this contest. Time to put the pump to some people.

Penny said...

1.Two
2.Third
4.Barbie Dream House
5.“Hi, I’m from Australia, now living in Annecy. I speak one and a bit languages. I am wearing black colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts (but that didn't stop me from buying into the general hysteria surrounding them and not letting my kids eat them for years). Today I'm feeling totally pissed off with the lazy cow at our bank who still hasn't organized the caution bancaire for our new lease. If she would only put half the effort into her work that she does into dressing her skinny ass every morning, I would be living it up in my new apartment by now."

Cindie U. said...

1. one
2. 3rd
4. Barbie Dreamhouse
5. “Hi, I’m from Oxford, Ohio. I speak one language, although I took Spanish in high school(I didn't get the rolling R thing). I am wearing green & white patterned/colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit happy it's Friday. My week has been hectic and I need a break. I'm planning on a relaxing evening of cocktails, old John Hughes movies (The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink) and early to bed. "

Thanks for this clever contest. I've enjoyed your French adventures!

Jess said...

1. One?
2. Third (wow, this wine is terrible. I wrote a post about it myself)
3. *insert witty comment here*
4. Barbie Dreamhouse
5. “Hi, I’m from South Bend, Indiana. I speak 1.5 languages.My French is coming along. I am wearing rainbow colored toe socks right now....with my flip flops. Don't hate. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit chill. "

FDebrecen2000 said...

1) one
2) 3rd
4) Barbie Dreamhouse
5) “Hi, I’m from Toronto, Ont by way of Budapest, Hungary. I speak 2 languages. I am wearing boring, beige colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit, no a lot - great - it is the first day of Spring, the sun is shining, it is Friday - YEAH!!! and all is well in my world. "

BTW - I love your blog.

Hannah Riley said...

1. 2
2. Third Thursday
4. The Barbie Dream House!
5. "Hi, I'm from Omaha, Nebraska. I speak two languages. I am NOT wearing socks right now. I prefer to go nude :) I am not allergic to peanuts. I am feeling good today. I just got a rocking internship, the movie Chicago is on, I graduate from college in a month, my 26th birthday is Monday and I just got a brand new apartment (and really need some new art :)

YAY!! Thanks for the fun
Hannah

lamocosa said...

1. 2
2. The third
4. Barbie Dream house
5. “Hi, I’m from Washington D.C. by way of California (West Siiide!)I speak 2 languages, 4 if you include Ebonics and Spanglish. I am wearing skin colored socks right now (actually oops no that's just my skin, no socks). I not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit peckish, so I think I'll go to Maggiano's for some gnochhi and fried zucchini. "

Hillary said...

1. one - I feel like Carla Bruni might consider this the right answer.
2. the third Thursday
4. "The Barbie Dream House"
5. Hi, I'm from scenic Kingfield, Maine. I speak only my native English, although I tried out both French and German. I'm wearing no socks right now - my feet need to be free! And I just woke up. Although, I have a nice wool pair with Hello Kitty on them from H&M in Edinburgh, for really cold days. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit rushed as today is the last day of my last spring break in college. Lots of work to finish.

Your blog is wonderful!

Hillary

Shanster said...

1. two
2. Third
4. The Barbie Dream House
5. Hi, I’m from Ft. Collins, CO. I speak one language - badly and it gets worse each year that I live in the country learning more and more hick dialect.

I am wearing Pippi Longstocking striped socks right now because it's FRIDAY.

I am not allergic to peanuts.

Today I'm feeling finer than frogs hair parted 4 ways.

(which is an ACTUAL country-ism I've heard in these here parts. The idea being that frogs hair is SO fine you can't hardly even see it ... so for it to be parted 4 ways? Damn! That is FINE!)

The Stewart Report said...

1) Only one

2) Third Thursday

3) Barbie Dream House!

4)“Hi, I’m from West Africa by way of TX, Virginia and France. I speak 2 languages. I am wearing white colored socks right now. Colored socks freak me out. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit sore, brutal workout yesterday. "

Gilbert said...

1) Two fashion models! Why??? This calls into question female frogs taste and sense of esthetic's.

2) Third Thursday in November

4) The Barbie Dream House with ultra cool furniture and snazzy lighting!

5) “Hi, I’m from the land of right wing wingnuts or West Michigan to froggies. I speak two languages. I am wearing flesh colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit itchy...maybe it's the peanuts? "

teri1960sumpthin said...

Goodness I'll get this right yet!
1. One
2. Third Thursday
3. The Barbie Dream House
4. Teri and I speak 3 languages. I'm wearing some really funky-weird colored socks.. I got a thing for 'em and today I'm feeling just a bit achey now cuz my butt just got off the treadmill!

Dedene said...

1) Even if that dude was married to a so-called model, i.e., Cécilia, she never got paid enough to consider that she was indeed a fashion model. That leaves him with Carla Bruni, who has made millions from modelling. For exactness sake, 2 fashion models have been/are married to that dude. Practically however, I'd say one real fashion model.

2) Beaujolais Nouveau is officially released for sale on the 3rd Thursday of November. However, anyone with 2 brain cells can find it early.

3) Très drôle, Mme. K !

4) It's referred to The Barbie Dream House. How's the decoration coming by the way?

5)“Hi, I’m from the Loiret via Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, via Montreuil (93), via Paris (16), via Boston, MA, via Seattle, WA, via San Francisco, CA, via Sante Fe, NM, via Portland, OR, via Salem, OR, USA. I speak 2 languages, 3 when I've been drinking. I am wearing dirty-white colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts, but they make me fat. Today I'm feeling a bit lucky because it's much easier for you, Mme. K., to send artwork to the Loiret (45) than to the US or any other country."

Thanks for the great contest and the super build-up. You must be a master of marketing.

Queenie Bee said...

Yay for Lurkers!

1) Two!

2) 15th of November

4) The Barbie Dream House

5) “Hi, I’m from New Caprica. I speak 3 languages. I am wearing sanguine-colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit flaccid. "

Rachael said...

Le Jour J = D Day.

Wow, that looks cryptic. I didn't say where I live now in the where are you from bit!! I'm in Lille so your gorgeous piece would remain in La Belle France...

Megan said...

1) Okay, I am going with 0 on this one. He is married to her, not has been married to her.
2) A week before thanksgiving!
4) Barbie dreamhouse!
5) Megan. almost 1 fluently. black socks with frogs on them. Am not.
smelly.

iwonderasiwander said...

1) Two
2)The third Thursday in November or November 15th.
3)The Barbie Dream House, of course!
4) Hi, I’m from Toronto, but I live in Paris. I speak 2.15 languages. I am wearing no colored socks right now because I HATE socks! But I'm not allergic to peanuts, because I LOVE peanuts! Today I'm feeling a bit annoyed by people who say they'll do things and then DON'T do it!! grrrr.

Rachel said...

1. One wife
2. November 15th(the 3rd Thursday)
3.The Barbie Dream House
4.“Hi, I’m from Pennsylvaina. I speak 2 languages. I am wearing flesh colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit crunk.

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Joyce said...

So...here are a few answers from another ex-pat in SG Switzerland.

1) So far, 2 (who knows, maybe his 3rd model wife is currently in preschool).

2) 3rd Thursday in November.

3) "Intentionally Left Blank for Your Viewing Pleasure..."

4) Barbie Dream House! (oh, the memories it has brought back growing up in the 'burbs in the'80's ...)that has art on the walls and art for your a&^!

4) “Hi, I’m from Switzerland via Germany via Los Angeles. I (fake) speaking 1.75 languages (really well)...do German dialects count, then it is 3! I am wearing (clean, albeit mismatched) colored socks right now. I (am not) allergic to peanuts (the nuttier the better). Today I'm feeling a bit (so over winter I could scream, give me some freaking sun for a few months at a time already)"

Was inspired to move to Europe from the good old US 1 1/2 years ago by the ever delightful Madame K. How cool is that!

BTW...I dream of good art & wine (life is just too damn short for anything else).

American Black Chick in London said...

1. Technically, two
2. Third
3. Um...there's no question #3
4. Barbie Dream House
5. “Hi, I’m from Atlanta. I speak 3 languages. I am wearing cream and tan colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit irked at the Brits. "

Patoo said...

1. Two (what a modelizer!)
2. Third
3. Barbie Dream House
4. "Hi, I'm from New York. I speak 1-1/4 languages (i'll be fluent in French in oh, another 10 years or so). I am wearing multi-colored striped socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts (but i like pretzels better). Today i'm feeling a bit silly.

drolwa said...

#1 =1 The devine Carla
#2 = 3rd
#3 oh you trickster!
$4 =the Barbie Dreamhouse n'est pasi
# Hi i'm from California, I speak two languages, Of course, since I am from California, I am not wearing socks! As an child of the midwest I could not be allergic to peanut butter or I would have died! Today I am feeling a bit nostalgic for la vie francaise!

I'm a former ex pat now back in the states. Love your Blog!

Gem said...

1. One
2. 3rd
3. Darn, I was hoping this was "What the fcuk does "le Jour J" mean b/c I knew the answer, but it looks like Rachael got there before me.
4. The Barbie Dream House
5. Hi, I’m from Ohio. I speak 3 languages, but only 2 of them well. I am wearing black socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit tired because I had to drive to work.

Here's hoping...!

Mignon said...

1. Married 2 times (maybe)
2. 3rd Thursday
3. umm
4. Barbie Dream House
“Hi, I’m from US. I speak 2 languages (English and a Lazy Slurred Speech at times). I am wearing 1 Red 1 purple colored sock right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit under appriciated "
Peace!

Team Jacob said...

1. 2 models..how de rass he go marry 2 models.. he not even cute..oops

2. The third Thursday of November

3. Wait... where de rastafari is 3?

4. The Barbie Dream House

5. Hi, I’m from Chesapeake,Va by way of Canada and Barbados..any yardies here? soca and dancehall!!! and a little rum pun de side!! fyah!!

I speak 3 languages(does dialect and patois count?) if they do I speak 3
Me nah wear no so and so sock right now, dem does keep my feet hot!
I am not allergic to peanuts..bloody hell if I was allergic to any food I would still eat it..I LOVE FOOD!!!

Today I'm feeling great!! it's Birthday month!

I riding out yardies!!!

AdjuaAbrema said...

1.) Two of his brides were models.

2.) Beaujolais is paroled on the third Thursday of November.

3.) Moment of Silence.!?

4.) The Barbie Dream House

5.) “Hi, I’m from the Iladelph but I live in Austin, TX. I speak way too many languages, like zee french and italiano. I am wearing clear colored socks right now because they go with my sandals. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit fed up but this exercise has cheered me. "

Susan J said...

1) Deux (duh!)
2) 3rd
4) The Barbie Dream House
5) “Hi, I’m from Annapolis, MD. I speak 2.05 languages (I vaguely remember Hindi from that one semester). I am wearing hillbilly (read: none) colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts (but have some kind of mystery allergy that causes my lips to swell like Lisa Rinna de temps à temps). Today I'm feeling a bit LAZY!"

Uzo said...

Not Fair!!!

I have been pinning for an update from you and when I turn my back for just a teeny-weeny second YOU POST something that has to do with a prize.

Now that I am done whining, the answers to your blog quiz are:

1). Nicolas Sarkozy HAS been married to 1 ex-model. He current wife, wife #3, IS also an ex-model.

2).Beaujolais Nouveau is officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November.

3). I too skip my numbers ... it is something that geniuses do:)

4).The apartment that I currently live in is commonly referred to on this blog as: THE BABIE DREAM HOUSE!!

5).Hi, I’m from Nigeria but currently reside in New York, USA. I speak 5 languages (3 fluently and 2 not so fluently) and I am wearing white colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts (or anything else for that matter). Today I'm feeling a bit optimistic.

NB: Blogger wouldn't accept my site for some reason so I had to sign in with gmail. Hope that's cool.

Madame K said...

How is it that so many of you are sock-less?

Marsha said...

1. The dude's been married 2 times to models. Let's see how long this one will last, lol.

2.Beaujolais Nouveau is released on the 3rd Thursday of Novembre.

3.Of course "The Doll House". I now have way too many home design and decor blogs in my 'favorites' section because of you Madamn K!

4. I'm from Miami, FL. I speak English and (li'l bit of Italian, French &Spanglish). I am wearing dirty colored socks because I just finished taking Sophie, my Yorkie out for a walk in the park next to our townhouse where there is this 'mafia' group of about 10 geese. I try to avoid them when we go on our walks but sometimes we meet up. Long story short - Sophie and I stepped in goose s--t on the run and thus the dirty shoe and sock. No allergies to peanuts, thank God. Today, I'm feeling GREAT. The weather is fantastic, a sunny 77 degrees (Wish I could send you some of our sun) and I just had a brisk walk/run from 10 angry geese. (I do have pics of this angry hoard).
I lurk no more :-)

Marsha said...

Yikes!!!!I know it's the Barbie Dream House !!!!!!Stupid Misprint.The goose encounter spaced me out for a minute!

Yvonne said...

That would be two, wife number two and wife number three (but who knows how many more lie in store?)

Red wine vinegar, uh I mean Beaujolais Nouveau comes out the third Thursday in November.

Next.

The Barbie Dream House (which is bee-ooo-tee-ful, btw! I’m a big fan of contemporary myself and would love to see more pictures)

“Hi, I grew up in Maryland, but met a French musician when I was visiting Europe after college. I never went back and we are still together; in fact I just recently realized that I have lived longer in France than in the US, which is kind of scary--does that mean I’m more French than American? I speak English and French, even the swear words. I am wearing black socks right now, my feet are always cold. I am not allergic to peanuts, but have sadly gone over to the enemy vis-a-vis peanut butter. Today I'm feeling a pretty excited, we’re going to the local shelter to adopt a kitten or two for my daughter (which of course means our new BoConcept sofa will be history within the week)."

Love your blog, the contest is a great idea!

Maria's blog said...

1. 2 fashion models.

2. third

4. Vintage Barbie Dream House.

5. “Hi, I’m from Maryland. I speak one and a tiny bit of other languages. I am wearing no colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit inspired to be creative. "

Maria
(bohemiangoddess2@gmail.com)

ElleX said...

1. Two
2. Third
4. Dream House
5. “Hi, I’m from the US. I speak 1 languages. I am wearing flesh (skin) colored socks right now. I am not allergic to peanuts. Today I'm feeling a bit sleepy - it's late. "

Miss P said...

1) Two...this dude is a disaster on so many levels.

2) Third...lucky guess only because Thanksgiving in the US is on the 3rd Thursday...lol.

3) ???...lol!

4) The Barbie Dream House.


5) Hi, I’m from Queens, New York (Lived here all my life). I speak one language(s) but I can count to at least 20 in about 4 languages. I am wearing tan Slippers right now. I am so not allergic to peanuts (love them!). Today I'm feeling a bit Hungry (I'm on a diet).

Hi, I'm a late lurker so I've been catching up on all of your blogs cause I have no life and You crack me up. I am a total Artsey-fartsey snob and I would love to own a Madame K original. (fingers crossed.)

Madame K said...

Seriously, none of you are allergic to peanuts?