Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!





(Above: Don't be fooled by the dandelions. This is not a groundhog you'd want to mess with.)

I'm pleased to report that this year, New York's own groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, did not eat the mayor! AND he didn't see his shadow either, so spring is on the way. (Yeah right. This has been the most miserable winter in years.)

I'd like to take the opportunity to point out that this is post #997, which obviously means that post #1000 is coming up! What should I do? Any suggestions? (We're also approaching our FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Can you believe it?!?!?)

47 Comments:

Anonymous charstar said...

(first comment)
yay happy groundhog day!
I don't know why people picked a ground hog to d side if spring soon or not why not a duck seeing its shadow or a rabbit or any other animal!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous charstar said...

P.s
I think we should have a contest of some kind

9:41 AM  
Anonymous RebeccaLynn said...

A contest would be cool. Maybe a strangest link contest? idk, I'm not exactly the most creative person in the world. :)

10:10 AM  
Blogger KENZY said...

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY PEOPLES. and funny enough, i have relived this day three times already and it's starting to bore me. (jk haha lol)
contest sounds great! and i think that the strangest link idea is supercool (thanks RebeccaLynn). or maybe the coolest NYC story (if you have lived or are living there or even if you just heard one) would be cool? idk. or.... i dunno....... idk. does anyone else have ideas?

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

I loved this winter! Snow!
Also, how about a contest or two?

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Oh yeah, another art contest would be good, or another writing one.

Also, I think a groundhog because they hibernate and then come up out of holes. And eat mayors.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say a contest of some sorts or the first chapter of kiki strike 3 or some new t-shirts!!!

-Al Fonzo is posting from her school's library with the stupid firewall!!

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

A contest, a contest! And maybe something a little different for the 1000th post.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also think we should have a contest. But maybe for the 1000th post we show some of the most interesting things over the past four years...sort of like a...walk down memory lane sort of thing. Maybe a contest for Best Spy Dress Design, like people can send in designs for multifunctional spy clothes.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous KikiStrike20 said...

happy groundhog day! you're right, this is a crappy winter. Ayways, there should be a writing contest to celebrate. Maybe the prize can be an advanced copy of one of the new books?

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Ananka, giant squids are invading California! http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/93359?fp=1

3:13 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Hazel: Holy moly! Calamari for everyone! I wonder if they taste good when they're that big. I need to do a post on the Humboldts. They're amazing.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

Woo! You've been making us happy with this blog (and also giving us good conversation starters) for nearly four years!

And...

Contest!

Maybe who can do the most amazing/interesting/world changing thing in a given time period? I don't know, you're the mastermind.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uhmm... i thought there was six more weeks of winter?
either that or the teachers lied.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first of all I'm on day 1...2! Of no school and i don't have any tomorrow I hate school but i need human contact with my friends!!!! 4 the 1000th post i say give us a little sneak peak of the book my partner in crime and i are dying because of no new kiki strike also the ground hog here did see his shadow IP NO MORE SNOW!!!!!!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

make it a contest... with a video of YOU on it telling the rules!!!!

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i always forget that it's groundhog day til it's too late...:(
Reel Dancer

5:27 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

Oh! A contest that has never been done on this site; a photography contest. I've been searching and searching for one that I can enter. I found a few but one on here would be so cool!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous The Irregular Girl said...

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!

A contest sounds good!!!

(Maybe a write-a-short-story-something-or-rather?)

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

I doubt that spings coming any time soon. It's snowing right now and it's supposed to keep doing so for the whole week.
On the bright side I'm going to Disney World in two months and it's already in the 70s there! Lucky whatever you call people who live in Florida!

5:44 PM  
Blogger lindseybookworm said...

I think it would be cool if we did a contest about designing super hero outfits and names.
Rules: The hero must be a teenage girl.
You must list her special skills & gadgets.
And it cant be based off of an existing hero.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

oooh! a spy dress design? AWESOOOME IDEA, ANONYMOUS!
maybe a drawing contest for the most amazing depiction of one of the irregulars (or all of them!)

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think an art contest to draw a character(s) would be amazing! it could also be a writing contest or you could post something about an upcoming book.

P.S. I haven't found any other art contests so one on this site would be sooo cool!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous my name is Anonymous said...

I like the spy dress idea.
I have an idea like drawing kiki strike.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

... Maybe a contest, like a poster. Celebrating 1000 posts of awesomness.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

Or maybe (I just looked at the other posts), a myriad of pictures/dresses/pieces of writing/ect.

=))

8:17 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

wow i sure hope the ground hog is right im ready for some earm weather!! and a contest sounds funn a writing one would be pretty cool :)maybe we could write a mini adventure that a member of the irregulars goes on

8:19 PM  
Anonymous charstar said...

I like that idea anna

9:21 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Weekly Bloggers said...

happy groundhog day, everyone! may puxatawney phil and his ground-dwelling rodent companions give you good sleep and brownies.

i will jump on the contest bandwagon! i like the strangest link contest idea, and the art contest as well. maybe because we're not all artists we could also hold a photography or poem contest?

or you could add Kaspar and Iris to the irregulars quiz? {if that's even possible...}

OR HEY, HERE'S AN IDEA! {sorry for eye-burning capitals} we could have a contest to design a new t-shirt for the shadow city store!

or "find an underground city kirsten has never heard of" contest?

well, these ideas are all really sort of impractical, and ridiculous, and would be really hard to arrange, but a girl can dream :)

11:50 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

We want lots of giveaways for everyone everywhere, preview chapeters of BOTH books and have Iris to appear with the rest of the Irregulars in the Irregulars section.
Oh, and more awesome Kiki Strike items in the shop.

Woohoo!

I hope I'm not too demanding :P

1:19 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Happy Ground Hog day! I think a contest would be fun to celebrate... hehehehe

6:56 AM  
Anonymous kira said...

Yeah, Yeah! A contest would be good..maybe like a kiki strike trivia thing, with kiki strike prizes (mostly because i want some & i know everything about kiki strike: i've practically memorized the books!) ps: did anyone here just get back from ILMUNC in philly???? i went & i personally thought the dance sucked.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

"Maybe a contest for Best Spy Dress Design, like people can send in designs for multifunctional spy clothes." YES YES YES!! PLEASE!

Ananka: I just found out yesterday they have teeth on their tentacles. Wasn't the woman freaking out on the video (the MyFoxLA link) hilarious?

11:13 AM  
Blogger evenescence2196 said...

have another contest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:54 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

No way!!! That's amazing. How do you put up with us?! :)
Lindesy Book Worm: I love that idea!!! That would be so much fun!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Liltomboyblue: Put up with you? I consider some of you close, personal friends at this point. It's a joy.

2:07 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

i agree: groundhogs r evil!! one lives on my lawn and it is bigger than my dog! my dog is a basset hound.

Oh, and contests are fun, fun, fun!! even though i never win. unless it has 2 do w/ flyfishing. or poetry. that i can do. also reading. not so much storywriting though i did write a rather good prequel to Snow white.

also, did u know that the stupid groundhog was wrong cause it snowed to day! stupid inept rodent. almost as bad a weather people.

4:51 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

i'm touched kirsten!I had a dream with u in it a couple nights ago! monty python and the holy grail figured prominently in it. i think u were attacked by the evil bunny. u killed it though and made it into a casserole. :o) Monty python is a great movie........

4:56 PM  
Blogger Rileydog said...

A contest would be so much fun!!! What if we wrote about the coolest woman or girl in history? Someone like Anne Frank, or Abigail Adams. Women didn't get a lot of recognition in the past, and it would be fun to learn more about them from each other's entries!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Toodles*** said...

I think you should do a post with lots of questions we all have, and maybe a hint of some new characters in kiki strike #3???
thanks

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Toodles*** said...

ALSO, LUV DA CONTEST IDEA!!!
DO IT KIRSTEN, DO IT!!!

3:25 AM  
Anonymous charstar said...

Anonymous Weekly Bloggers: Oh I Like The T-shirt design idea!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous sad girl said...

I like photography.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

I know! I mean we had a tornado watch in California! We had rain and hail for like a long time. But I loove rain and snow so its all good, except for the fact that we don't get snow. >:O Very angry bout that.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous my name is anonymous said...

no not writeing I hate writeing

9:26 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

tee-hee! hello, commenters from the past! I know what the 1000th post is!!! YOU DON'T!!! :P
sorry, Kirsten, I'm kinda hyper and im supposed 2 be cleaning my room! 20 more inches tmro here in the 15 minutes away from DC area!!!!!!
No power for me!

5:09 PM  
Anonymous EQ said...

Either a contest (I vote for a photography AND art contest, you can enter either type in the same contest, with the prize an advance copy of the book) or else FAQ, of questions we have asked.

Santa Clara County had, not only a tornado watch, but tornadoes that almost reached the ground. Also hail, which tragically killed a bunch of old cars at an antique car sale.

Mushroom Cloud: NO ONE is worse at the job than the weather people.

7:17 PM  

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