Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday giveaway: Win a box of premium fruit



This is Max's favorite fruit in the whole wide world. The second he tried mashed pears as a seven-month-old, he was hooked. And unlike sweet potatoes, they don't turn him funny colors.

News flash: It's National Pear Month! Other eye-opening bits of info: To see if a pear is ripe, check the neck. If it yields to pressure, it's good to go; by the time a pear gets mushy around the middle, its overly ripe. Oh, and if you want to keep your pears looking great (I like to display a bunch in a glass bowl on our dining room table with cranberries scattered in, so very Martha of me), dip them in a solution of 50 percent water and 50 percent lemon juice. Thanks to USA Pears for those tidbits, and for giving away this Pear Medley from The Fruit Company. Two four-pound boxes are up for grabs, worth $30 each. I've tried these pears and they are sweet and juicy, just like my kids.

To enter, leave a comment below about whether you are pear-shaped (bigger on bottom), apple-shaped (busty), or banana-shaped (slim and tall). I'm an apple, all the way.

BONUS ENTRIES: After you leave your main comment, you can leave a separate comment for each of the following that you have done.
Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with your Tweet time stamp (translation for Twitter newbies like me: click on the time below the Tweet, which shows you the URL). You can use this Tweet:
Win a box of premium fruit from @LoveThatMax, 2 winners, ends 12/20, http://lovethatmax.blogspot.com
Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter.
Subscribe to the To The Max feed; you can do that here, or another way, and leave a comment saying how you subscribed.
Join the To The Max fan page on Facebook.
Follow this blog on Blogger.
Blog about the giveaway on your blog or website, and link back here. Leave a comment with the URL.

This giveaway is open until Sunday, Dec 20, 11:59 EST, and is for U.S. and Canadian residents. I'll pick two winners on randomizer.org, announce them on Monday, Dec 21 and send e-mails. Note, if you don't have a Blogger account (or an email listed on your Blogger account) you must leave your email.

Update: This giveaway is now closed.

374 comments:

  1. I'm pear shaped, thanks to my Grandma, lol!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

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  2. I'm pear shaped, which is not the greatest :)

    lisabradford101@gmail.com

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  3. I subscribe to the To The Max feed in Google Reader! Every giveaway you've had has been awesome!!

    lisabradford101@gmail.com

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  4. I'm all of the above shaped! A little bit extra all around that should be trimmed a bit (ok, a lot!).

    We are big pear lovers in this house. I've been making mashed pears lately and mixing with avocado and Emma just loves it!

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  5. This is so funny. I was always a pear shape until I had kids now I'm an apple/pear blend.

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  6. yum yum! I love pears!!!!
    I am a short banana:)
    I also follow Max on blogger & am a proud member of his facebook page:)

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  7. I am a short, chubby banana...
    I would much rather eat an apple or pear than a banana though...
    gevans8 at swbell dot net

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  8. Apple shaped and wishing I was a banana!

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  9. I'm a pear on the bottom,Apple on top and have large mishapen clown size feet. What an unforgetable combination.
    My main squeeze loves pears - his favorite fruit. I like to stew fruit in the microwave this time of year- especially if I can find quince to add. It makes the house smell festive, and isn't as high calorie as the rest of my favorites.

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  10. I also receive your feed.
    I'm built like a Weeble,but I wobble a lot.
    Pear butter recipe,anyone

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  11. I guess I would say apple, that's to motherhood! LOL!

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  12. I also subscribe to Max's feed via google

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  13. Pear shaped, definitely! I used to be pudgy all-round (would that be peach-shaped?) but now that I've lost some weight I'm back to being a pear again! Pears are also my favorite fruit (I love to eat them with aged gouda or other cheeses).

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  14. I deserve to win the pears since I am shaped like a pear!!! Maybe if I ate pears instead of chocolate I would not be a pear!!

    JISJT@YAHOO.COM

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  15. Apple shaped here :). My baby girl loves pears, too. (Sorry, I had to repost, I had too many spelling errors :)).

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  16. I am an apple-pear. Full top and bottom with thin waist.

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  17. tweet
    http://twitter.com/TES283/status/6753218124

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  18. Join the To The Max fan page on Facebook

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  19. I'm definitely a pear, love those child bearing hips!

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  20. I'm a pear shaped. Thanks!

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter- Naddez.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  22. FB fan. (Quanda)

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  23. I've been pear shaped since puberty. I lost 30 lbs, but that just makes me a smaller pear :)

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  24. I am an apple shape...for now at least I am pregnant
    Jen S.
    moodmissprude@aol.com

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  25. I'm with Max, pears are. the. best.

    And..uh...I guess I would have to say pear shaped.

    sigh.

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  26. I'm definitely an apple.
    I find it hard to find clothes that look good on me.

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  27. Tweet! @JalapenoMama
    http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/6755929789

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  28. Twitter follower of yours.
    @JalapenoMama

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  29. Joined the To The Max fan page on Facebook.
    Barbara Montag

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  30. Following on twitter as ky2here1.

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  31. Here's my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/6760802288

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  32. Total apple thanks to nursing! But a really mushy middle! :)

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  33. I'm a pear shape (darn). Thanks so much.

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  34. I'm a banana - shaped, that is - without the bend :-)

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  35. I'm a pear! Thanks for the giveaway, we love any kind of fruit!

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  36. I'm a pear.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  37. I also am now following Max on Facebook.

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  38. I follow LoveThatMax on Twitter as suebaby05.

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  39. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/6763411646

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  40. None of those really fit me. I would be a short banana.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  41. I am a pear who wants to be a banana.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)
    kats7960@gmail.com

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  42. I'm an apple who wants to be thinner!



    cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

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  43. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/6764481539

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  44. I'm DEF pear shaped. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  45. LOL Yeah I think I'm an APPLE, too. Just ROUND

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  46. I am a pear shape. Runs in my family LOL.
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

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  47. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Greatgiveaways/status/6765833550
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

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  48. I follow you on twitter as greatgiveaways.
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

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  49. I subscribe to To the Max via Google Reader

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  50. I subscribe to your feed through google reader.
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

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  51. facebook fan (Jen Voss)
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  52. I follow your blog on google friend connect as Jen V.
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

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  53. I suppose I'm an apple. Granny Smith. :)

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  54. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/6766227728

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  55. I am very, very apple-shaped!

    mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  56. blogged
    http://greatbloggiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/12/blog-giveaway-roundup-1217.html
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.comremad

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  57. blog post here
    http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2009/12/to-max-holiday-giveaway-win-box-of_17.html

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  58. I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/6766669296

    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  59. I Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter. My screen name is laprochaine.
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  60. I subscribe to your feed
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  61. I am more banana shaped, but not that tall.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I follow you on blogger
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  63. I'm an an apple/banana.. not super apply, but not super slim either.

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  64. Tweeted http://twitter.com/LisaSVance/status/6766829817

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  65. I follow you on twitter as @LisaSVance

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  66. I'm subscribed to your RSS Feed in my Google Reader

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  67. I joined the fan club on facebook as Lisa Selmon Vance

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  68. I don't really fit any of em. Maybe a plantain (chubby banana). Or a barbell?

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  69. I am a pear who would like to be a banana.

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  70. I guess I would be more of a vertically challenged banana. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. I am an email subscriber. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. I'm definatly an apple

    cloud10277@hotmail.com

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  74. Following on twitter @cloud10277

    cloud10277@hotmail.com

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  75. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/cloud10277/statuses/6769459240

    cloud10277@hotmail.com

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  76. I'm pear shaped.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  77. I am pear-shaped now. In my younger days I was A banana.

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  78. I'm definetly pear shaped - that's why I love pears and not apples.

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  79. I'm gonna be honest and say that I am watermelon in shape. Haha. But I loves me some pears! Nom-Nom-Nom!

    tauntsociety@gmail.com

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  80. Am now a Twitter follower.

    tauntsociety@gmail.com

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  81. Am already a Facebook fan.

    Thanks!

    tauntsociety@gmail.com

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  82. Am a follower of your blog.

    Thanks!!

    tauntsociety@gmail.com

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  83. I'm a banna shaped MAN with a well endowed banana!

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  84. I'm a pear but not to the extreme. I'm losing weight so my butt isn't as big as it was!

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  85. i'm pear shaped with a big bust
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  86. I am pear shaped but have recently lost weight! I have been on a low caloric intake diet and I love pears. Roseanna

    posh_rachael@hotmail.com

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  87. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/genny315/status/6776776059

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  88. Following on Twitter (genny315)

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  89. Facebook fan (Genny Heavenly)

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  90. I'm pear shaped.
    austma7@aol.com

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  91. I'm a pear shape on bottom and an apple shape on top. I love pears, I just bought 3 delicious ones. Yum! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. I am a fan on facebook! My username is Katie Streinz.

    kstreinz@gmail.com

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  93. I am pear-shaped for sure, thanks.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  94. I'm a pear. Oh well. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

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  95. I'm an apple:( Thanks for this great giveaway.
    magic5905@embarqmail.com

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  96. I'm pear shaped. Thanks.
    emmy5905@embarqmail.com

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  97. I'm a pear -- but that just means I have the hips to carry/support things on :-)

    jdoll@mail.win.org

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  98. I think I'm pear shaped. I'm sure I will definitely be in a few years.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  99. Im an apple ......birdson@roadrunner.com

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  100. Im an email subscriber of YOURS birdson@roadrunner.com

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  101. apple-shaped well more like pineapple

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  102. I'm somewhere between an apple and a pear. I used to be quite busty but well-proportioned/hourglass and after 2 kids in under 3 years and psych meds I'm much more full-hipped and terribly fat bellied. hatebear(at)aol.com

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  103. I'm a pear. A certain Queen song comes to mind!

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  104. I'm definitely a pear (and I love the pp's comment about the Queen song!)

    erind35(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  105. I am a bit of a pear but I an working on it!!

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  106. I'll say banana with a spare tire, thanks.

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  107. My son loves all fruits he loves the juiciness and taste

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  108. I'm hourglass shaped, which doesn't match any fruits.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  109. apple.....very large

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  110. Too bad there's not a sexy fruit...I'm a pear.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  111. I guess I'm not any of them, I'm big all over. It I had to pick from those I guess apple ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  112. I'd have to say Apple shaped!
    lgriesers(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  113. Im about like comment #1 Bananna shape with a mushy middle tummy!

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  114. Tweet, tweet
    http://twitter.com/mysweetcarolina/status/6812445332

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  115. Sadly, I am pear-shaped.

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  116. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/spitfyr323/status/6816928814

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  117. Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter @spitfyr323

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  118. I'm sort of a fat banana. I gain all over.

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  119. Subscriber

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  120. Fan on FB

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  121. Pear shaped... No wonder I love eating pears! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  122. http://twitter.com/witt0071/status/6819732888

    I tweeted

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  123. I am definitely Apple shaped.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  124. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  125. I am a RSS Subscriber via Google Reader.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  126. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  127. I am following via Blogger.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  128. I'm A Pear

    ReggieM1961 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  129. pear-nana!
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

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  130. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/ErinReisman/status/6823091017
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

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  131. I follow LoveThatMax on Twitter (@ErinReisman)
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

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  132. I subscribe to To the Max with google reader.
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

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  133. I'm a Pear Shape


    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. a cross between a pear and a banana

    music4him.al@gmail.com

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  135. Pear shaped; not so big in the rear, just small on top and I love pears....well, I love apples and bananas too.

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  136. I am pear shaped,not so happy about it but thats what I am.

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  137. tweet

    http://twitter.com/terri142/status/6830578122

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  138. I am a lumpy pear shape...ugh...those are the prettiest pears I have ever seen!

    Thanks!
    Angie
    rennieangie@gmail.com

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  139. i am a banana
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  140. i am a banana
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  141. tweeted http://twitter.com/lovinmykiddos/status/6834016814
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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