Totally Awesome Hipster Giveaway

So check this.
One of my favorite fashion blogs (ok, let’s face it, my only favorite fashion blog), Wild as a Mink, But Sweet as Soda Pop by the lovely Nickie, had a contest giveaway recently and guess who won?

No, not Richard Dreyfuss.
I did!
You have no idea how freakin‘ excited I was!
Here are some pics of my prize:

A Garbage Pail kid card. Say hello to Jake Flake. He is snowboarding in his own dandruff.

Benetint Lip Balm by Benefitthe only cosmetic line that matters (with product names like Dr. Feelgood and Touch Me Then Try to Leave, how can you not love them?)

Gumbo size Lip Smacker Dr. Pepper chapstick that I already took a little nibble out of (you were right, Nickie)

Groupie extraordinaire Pamela Des Barres’ “I’m With the Band” and “Let’s Spend the Night Together”

Nickie’s generosity has inspired me to have a giveaway myself.
(Note- Lauren, don’t try writing this post at 3AM after just waking up with the computer on top of you and burning a hole into your stomach. Stop writing right now.)
I have no idea what I’m going to give away, but rest assure that it will be awesome and it will be hipstery and probably involve David Byrne somehow. Oh, and it won’t be cheap. I won’t cheap out on you. I promise.
And I’ll make sure it’s gender specific. So dudes, I won’t be sending you an American Apparel thong bodysuit or anything like that. Unless you’re into that jazz, then I’ll personally bedazzle the shit out of that bodysuit and you and I are going out for a drink.
This will be the theme of the giveaway:

And this is how you enter:
1.) Comment on this post with a link to your blog.
2.) Leave a friendly message like, “Lauren, I think in another life, we’d be soul mates that would most likely get sick of each other.” or “I just ate a donut that looked like your face.”
3.) I will then pick your name from a hat.
Uhhh…Contests ends at 8:00AM 2/27 (I pulled that time from my ass….like I’ll even be up by then)
It’s really that simple!
Start commenting!
*(I know I haven’t given you a lot of initiative to enter this contest and I’m sorry).
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  • Reply Angie February 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Lauren, in an alternate universe, we'd be cinema-buddies… eating popcorn and giggling together, enjoying such amazing things like Pee Wee's Big Adventure and The Jerk and thanking the lord for each other.

  • Reply flyraeven February 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Lauren, in an alternate universe that doppleganger of yours that I saw wearing the ugly sweater the other day would have really been you. We would have had an ugly sweater dance party right there in the middle of Nordstroms. We would have given out lollipops to the people wearing the ugliest applique sweaters. After it was all over, we would have a Silver Fox movie fest with cheap wine, expensive cheese, and waffles.

  • Reply Seth February 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Sometimes I think I'm a hipster (I ride a bike, wear cheap unfashionable clothes) and sometimes I don't (I don't care about my appearance, don't know about cool indie bands). But either way, I like free stuff!

  • Reply IT February 25, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Lauren – the next time you pull numbers let me know ahead of time to I can sell tickets.

  • Reply Esmerelda February 25, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Lauren – if we lived on Mars, it would be tough because there would be no oxygen. Or glittery bedazzled thongs.

  • Reply Amber (Monk and Mao) February 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Hi Lauren! I've been lurking for a while, both here and on twitter (@monkandmao). Your blog is hilarious! I didn't know they still made Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers. I was so obsessed with that stuff in middle school. Okay, back to lurking…

  • Reply WILDasaMINK February 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I like that you set big goals for yourself, like actually getting up at 8:00am to draw a name from a hat.
    Does this comment count??? I hope I'm officially entered into this giveaway cause as you said it's gonna be AWESOME and hipstery.
    Oh and if my 8:00am comment doesn't count then I just want to say that if i ever visit Austin I think I will harrass you till you hang out with me at least for one beer. Deal?

    and if you didn't already know where to find me (even though you said I'm your only fave fashion blog–thank you thank you!)you can catch me @ http://wildasamink.blogspot.com

    Now enter me into your giveaway!!! Thanks.

  • Reply Daynya February 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    lauren, in bizarro world, you and i would take our mannequin babies to movies with us, then go have bloody mary's at brunch while they sat outside, guarding our bikes πŸ™‚

  • Reply VegKat February 25, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I love giveaways, and I love your blog. I want to make out with like every post you write. (Sometimes I actually do.) And is the theme "Mannequin"? Cause if you are giving away James Spader (ca. 1987) and I lose, I'll kill myself.

  • Reply Christine Macdonald February 25, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Can you pull the fat out of my ass? Wait. This is about you. Never mind…

    Thanks for being you. xxoo

  • Reply Holly February 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Lauren,

    In an alternate reality (like if I had a time machine and re-ran life to about 2 years ago and took a different path) we'd be the kind of crazy friends who inspire each other to create new fashion trends because we're cool enough to wear whatever we want wherever we want. We'd paint Austin in lots of colors and absolutely NOT be hipsters together. πŸ™‚




  • Reply Matt February 25, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Hi Lauren!

    I think the pictures of the musician guy licking your toes make me feel like we'd get along. I'm not even a feet guy, you just seem to like unusual people, so maybe we'd be friends! You're supercool!


    <3 Matt

  • Reply subcomandante quito February 25, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Lauren, in an alternate universe you would have flipped the images of your amazing prizes so we wouldn't have to read backwards.
    I totally prefer this universe, right now.

  • Reply Just Me February 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I'm pretty sure we have very little in common (aside from the multiple address thing. I'm constantly moving). You're brunette, I'm blonde. You wear nail polish, I do not (it's an artist thing. That shit never lasts). You live in Austin, I've only ever visited El Paso (and that was only 'cause I flew in there on my way to Alpine). All that said, we would totally get along.


  • Reply Chai LattΓ© February 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I think you're the shit!

    πŸ™‚ Seriously.

    And if I win? I will do the Tequila dance.

  • Reply Juliette February 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Lauren you're my blogging idol.


  • Reply Lindsay February 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Oddly enough, that photo of the doll totally reminds me of a creepy doll I used to play with at my Grandma's house.
    Very vintage. Very nice.

  • Reply The Mad Hatter February 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    You and I should make a shot by shot remake of Big Top Pee-Wee. And I would love to wear the shit out of that bedazzled onesie…

  • Reply kellywanhainen February 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    you're so funny! and i'm glad you won nickie's giveaway..she's a friend/my old babysitter! haha and my blog is kellywanhainen.blogspot.com πŸ™‚

  • Reply KrΓ«g February 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Cool site.

    Q: How many Hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

  • Reply Andrea February 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Lauren, if we were friends we would probably be on the subway a lot, cause that's what my life has turned into by necessity, and we'd become subway creepers and steal hard candies from peoples' purses. Yup. My blog is http://www.anotheramphigory.blogspot.com/

  • Reply The Life Addict February 25, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Lauren, I am obsessed (in a non-stalkerish way) with your blog. You make me smile everyday. Plus I share your love of Austin. Girl, you rock my socks!

  • Reply the eternal worrier February 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Wow, the manikin has a huge gap between her eye brows… shit I’m a man,should I even have noticed that?! I went out with a girl in the 80s who had no real eye brows; she just put them on with eyeliner. Some times when we were out clubbing they would get smudged and look like big tyre tracks across her forehead… Hang on I’ve said too much and gone off on a tangent.

    "Lauren, I think in another life, we'd be soul mates that would most likely get sick of each other."

  • Reply Sophie Neutron February 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Dear Lauren;
    in an alternate reality we would be soul mates…that continually never meet.
    Except for one time. When we both randomly witness the same chicken laying it's egg in a silly place and breaking it. Then we would walk off in opposite directions with me wandering where your friend got that amazing bedazzled thong body suit
    I haven't eaten anything resembling any person in months.

  • Reply Shandi February 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    uh, hellooooo…"TOTALLY AWESOME HIPSTER GIVEAWAY!!!" is pretty much all the incentive i need…okaaaay? ok.

    um…so lauren…uh, i think your blog is nice.

    hope i win. woot woot.


  • Reply T!nK February 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Dear Lauren,

    You know how I feel about you. We should have grown up together and I would have been your gay BFF. WE would have been Mapplethorpe and Smith. And I would be fine with a Thong Bodysuit from American Apparel. Bedazzled and EVERYTHING!

    Love, T!nK


  • Reply GBreaux February 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Your blog is one of the reasons i want to move to Austin. keep doing what your doing. πŸ˜€


  • Reply Mel February 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm


    Someone loaned me The Jerk on DVD a month ago and from there it got shoved under my bed and I proceeded to forget all about it. You inspired me to watch it and guess what? It change my life!! Hence, I'm a better person because of you.

    I hope I win, but if not, can we be best friends instead?


  • Reply gkhill February 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Lauren you inspire me to create Byrnesque songs. I have been listening to Talking Heads and lanky Dave since 79-80, got my kids hooked on them/him along the way. I am computer dumb but I think I leave a link like this,,,,hmmm let's see now
    http://gkhill.blogspot,com ?

  • Reply gkhill February 25, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Maybe it is http://view from the hill.blogspot.com

  • Reply gkhill February 25, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I am not meaning to hog the comments section but I found out that yes indeed my link is
    What the heck does http stand for anyway, sounds like something you would put into the engine of your vehicle.

  • Reply Benny Paul February 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm


    In an alternate universe, we lived in a gothic apartment building in New York City in 1984. One day your eggs fried themselves on your counter and I offered you to do your taxes for you and you were like, eh, nah, but I've got a gate, and I was like, awesome, I've got keys, and then there was an interdimensional cross rip, and after the whole dimension-crossing thing, you were like "Whoa, I just went to New York of the future, and it wasn't as cool," and I was like, "Oh my god, me too, but I think I'm still there." And then we were like, "Well, nice meeting you," and we shook hands. And it was a super respectful handshake that was very memorable.

  • Reply Sean P. February 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Lauren, I think you look much more attractive than Sarah Jessica Parker (even better than she looked in Hocus Pocus). Thank you for consistently writing great things.


  • Reply Grant February 25, 2010 at 11:33 pm


    Lauren has one of the biggest and brightest smiles around. To see it live and in person is such a treat.


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  • Reply Amber Tidd Murphy February 26, 2010 at 12:13 am


    Please choose me because I think you are smashing and it's my bithday on Tuesday and I never win anything.


  • Reply Ellie February 26, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Lauren, i want to be on your blogroll and may stalk you until that happens. You should take this personally.


  • Reply Heidi February 26, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Hi love..

    Before the first of all… are you allowing Canadians in on this?

    First of all.. if you asked me I would say Daynya should win… very funny…

    Second of all .. in a not so far away universe… you would be my daughter.. I don't wanna get all soppy and stuff, but I so admire you young lady. Funny, smart, gutsy, honest…. I would be so proud of you..

    Keep up the wonderful work Lauren..
    warm heart to you


    h (why would i have to put my blog address here???) anyhoo..

  • Reply W.A.H. February 26, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Lauren, if we were in a diffrent time in life you and i would love and cherish and live happily ever after, but it is not that time in life, sorry. – love will.

  • Reply Shawna February 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Holy crap! u got a lot of comments this time!! thats gonna be a lot of name writing!! o_O u might want to do that the night before the deadline! πŸ™‚

  • Reply kate February 26, 2010 at 2:05 am


    You had me when I stumbled across your blog and read words to the style of: "the blogsphere can be a real kissarse-fest". It resonated

    I am sorry my first comment is based on the lure of free stuff. I love free stuff.

    Rest assured, I have been reading and enjoying this whoooooole time.


  • Reply Miz Murasaki February 26, 2010 at 3:45 am

    I don't think, i actually know that in an alternate universe you and i are femme fatale fighting duo. We fight bad prose (and fashion) with our amazing literary skills.
    We have super-amazing-femme-fatale-names AND matching costumes. (no camel toes here).
    See you in space.
    love mizmurasaki xx

  • Reply Soph! February 26, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Lauren, I really dig your blog and even t hough I have NO idea what the prize is, I am entering


  • Reply Princess Pine (Box) February 26, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Being from Austin i KNOW that you know what Roller Derby is….so hows about spreadin the lurve?

    We could keep the prize as our most beloved trophy.
    Yay Roller Derby
    Princess Pine (Box)
    Bunbury Roller Derby
    All the way down here in Orstralia.

  • Reply Sam Albion February 26, 2010 at 5:45 am

    in an alternate universe, I would be you- a cool, sassy hipster-chick with a great ass and lovely hair and a sexy silver-fox father, living in America, and you would be me- a big hipped British chick with a fat ass and crappy hair who cannot ride a pushbike due to a serious lack of legs.


  • Reply Susie Q February 26, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I'm so very intrigued as to this giveaway and kind of hoping it won't be the creepy manniquin head with the 2D eyes. I absolutely love your blog, and now I have much broader music taste! Do I get extra kudos for being Australian? I'm pulling out all the stops for the prize!

  • Reply Pono Madison February 26, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Lauren, I occasionally write your name on my notes surrounded my hearts. I also often misspell the word occasionally and then fix it by putting two fingers on my touchpad because I don't use a mouse and my mac is incredibly awesome. One of those sentences was a lie. I've never had a PBR beer, so I'm not a real hipster. I suppose I need this giveaway to start my journey into hipsterdom. Which my computer is telling me isn't a word. silly computer. It's 3:53 am. Both those things were true. I think I'm going to stop rambling now.
    my email is [email protected]

  • Reply cjschlottman February 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Ah, Lauren, you done done it now! All these comments – such a great place to mine for other posts to investigate. In an alternate universe, you would be the one in my life who will would make me change clothes if I look like a dork and make me wear lipstick and throw out half of my shoes — you see, I really need a mother.

  • Reply Nadster February 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Lauren, I think that we should high five… not sexually…. not in the shower… just a solid high five. It makes the world go round. Have you ever seen someone NOT smile while high fiving?

  • Reply HISdaughter February 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    In another life, we would be the Patty Duke Show. With the same theme song, because you just can't change perfection… Send me that loot! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Colleen February 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I'd like to watch Jim Henson's "Labrynth" and talk about how awesome our lives would be if we were a scarf-wearing Scottish caterpillar that lived in a wall or an English fox that rode a sheep dog like a horse and said "Yay verily." and we could sing along to the soundtrack and talk in great detail about David Bowie's fantastic package and sing along to "Magic Dance" until our eyeballs pop out of our head.

  • Reply Tocalabocina February 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Last night I couldn't help notice as an old woman admired a rather exotic (and rather expensive) piece of fruit at the farmer's market. I asked her if she'd tried it before, and when she replied that she hadn't I assured her that her socks would surely be knocked. When the guy at the stand asked her for $3.50 she said "oh my, well, maybe another time. I don't have that kind of money this week, my dear." (she actually said "my dear", she was just that caliber of old woman).

    Naturally I offered to buy her the fruit, and her little bright eyes became even brighter. I motioned to the fellow behind the stand, realizing just an instant later…that I was out of cash (this was my last stop and I had nothing but a few random silvers in my pocket). I murmurred an excuse and we both walked away feeling a little embarassed.

    Is there a point to this story? Nay, not much of one. All you need know is that if this were an alternate universe, and we'd have been at that stand last night, and you were somehow much older and I somehow had a bit more money. You could be enjoying a Cherimoya right now. Right at this very moment.


  • Reply jay February 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    In my alternate reality you would learn to love the company of house rats, not hate them. You would be the "rat lady" akin to the cat lady.
    Each rat in your pad would have a personal name that you have given them.Cute names like Koko and Miko,your favortie rat,the king rat,would be called Goldblum.You would feed him pop rocks and take him to down Red River on his leash Friday nights to show all the cool kids whats up.

  • Reply Cricket February 26, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I enjoy how much people suck up to you for stuff. But, then again, maybe you enjoy that. In fact, that's probably the case.

  • Reply Kait February 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm


    I know we've only known each other four weeks and three days, but to me it seems like nine weeks and five days. The first day seemed like a week and the second day seemed like five days. And the third day seemed like a week again and the fourth day seemed like eight days. And the fifth day you went to see your mother and that seemed just like a day, and then you came back and later on the sixth day, in the evening, when we saw each other, that started seeming like two days, so in the evening it seemed like two days spilling over into the next day and that started seeming like four days, so at the end of the sixth day on into the seventh day, it seemed like a total of five days. And the sixth day seemed like a week and a half. I have it written down, but I can show it to you tomorrow if you want to see it.

  • Reply Rusty Hoe February 27, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Love a girl who loves her bedazzler. As a sad 36-year-old housewife from Aus I covert your world, not in a bad freaky stalker way, more in a god I'm dull gotta get a life way. I had a life once I'm sure. I vaguely recall singing karaoke in a dodgy bar in Vietnam with weird Asian business men and doing shooters of something that resembled aircraft fuel. I miss those days. I'm pretty sure I'm not to proud to beg, I'd love a little hipster in my life again.

  • Reply Amanda West February 27, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Lauren, I think in another life… I would be you and you would be me and we would be best buds, yet I would be so much cooler than you because… I would be you, of course. πŸ™‚


  • Reply Hannah Miet February 27, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Some of your posts make me thing that we'd end up in a jello ring fighting over a fictional character if we knew each other in past lives, and the fictional character would probably be gay and vaguely overweight and it would make no sense.

    Or I'd hit on your dad in your presence and you'd think I was that kind of girl and you'd be accurate.

    Or we'd meet and an ugly sweater party and I'd be the only non-hipster but I'd fit in because it be 2002, when Jew Fros and skinny jeans were the only criteria.

    Or we'd just be friends, and maybe cuddle a little. But mostly just cuddle mentally.

    I might make you cookies. I mean, I worked very briefly at a place where I made cookies.

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