How Many Bloggers Does It Take To Make a Sandwich

More than a couple of you left comments or sent me emails in which you said you weren’t fans of The Princess Bride and though I wanted to shout INCONCEIVABLE at you, I did not.

That is ok, I still might invite you to come sail with the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Blogging can be a funny medium in both the “I can’t stop laughing” and “this is odd” kind of way. I am told that I often make people feel both of those and I am good with that and hope you are too.

Let’s move on.

How Many Bloggers Does It Take to Make a Sandwich

That is the kind of headline I love because there are so many different directions you can run with it. And today my good people I am going to start by letting you know there is a giveaway in this post.

Ta Dah! Cue lights and music.

You’ll notice I didn’t put anything about that giveaway in the headline. That is because many of the folks in my Triberr tribes wouldn’t tweet, stumble and link to this and that would be a shame because there are layers in this post that extend beyond the giveaway. Keep reading and I promise you’ll see what I am talking about.

The SUBWAY FRESH FIT Tuscan Chicken Melt

I like Subway because it is quick, easy and provides more healthy options than other fast food joints. They also get the thumbs up from my kids which makes them almost golden in my book because it means I don’t get stuck in silly fights about what to eat and where.

Ok, that is not entirely true, but I can usually convince them to add more green things on their sandwich than I can at home and that is worth something to me.

This month Subway is promoting the Fresh Fit Tuscan Chicken Melt. I had one for lunch on Monday afternoon and was pleased with my meal. It was good. It was filling and it was probably better for me than the greasy burger and fries I was desperately craving.

Score one for will power.

Anyhoo, this week I am going to give away a $25 gift card to one lucky winner. The rules for this contest are simple:

  1. You must solve and explain Fermat’s Last Theorem.
  2. Compose an original song in my honor and make a video of yourself singing it.
  3. Ignore the first two items and follow the fourth.
  4. Comment on this post and trust that the random number generator will pick a winner.

Now we are going to find out who has solid reading comprehension skills.

If you were here you would have heard me use my D.J. voice to announce that you just finished listening to Adele sing Skyfall, the theme song to the latest James Bond movie.

I am a fan, of both James Bond and Adele.

Adele is blessed with a voice that has exceptional power. If I had the ability to sing well that is what  I want.

Let’s clarify it, I want a powerful man’s voice, not Adele’s. I’d sound funny if I sounded like a British woman. I am not Boy George.

A New Twitter Trick

If you are new to the blog you may wonder if I am capable of sewing all of the different themes, pieces and parts in my posts. My answer is “of course” but ultimately you are the judge.

I opened this post with a clip from a tweet I sent out earlier today. In the past when I wanted to share a tweet I had to take a screenshot or recreate it, but recent changes in Twitter have made it a much simpler process.

Now they give the option to expand the tweet so you can obtain code to embed and render the tweet on your blog. It is what I did above and something I think is quite useful.

Bloggers and Sandwiches

During this last visit to Subway I stood safely ensconced in my electronic bubble and stared at my Droid while trying to figure out how I was going to write the post you are reading.

I watched the three guys behind the counter work together to build and serve the sandwiches and thought about how it is similar to what we do here.

It is goofy, but I could draw a legitimate comparison between how the folks at Subway do their job and how we do ours. We may not ask each reader if they want pickles, lettuce and mustard on their sandwich but we do pay attention to what they are consuming and we do try to serve more of it.

The Fine Print

I observe FTC guidelines and will tell you I was compensated with my own gift card. I will also tell you the contest is open to people residing in the U.S.

Furthermore, while I liked this sandwich it is not my favorite food item on the Subway menu. I tend to lean towards a good Steak and Cheese or one of the egg breakfast sandwiches.

Go on now. Leave a comment and enter the contest. Winner to be picked on Friday.

Let Me Help You Tailgate- Thank you Subway

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Every time I hear The Autumn Wind the music reminds me of my favorite football team, The Oakland Raiders.

I joined the raider nation in the 1970s. The first game that I remember watching was in 1975. I was six years-old and I picked the team because I liked pirates. I still remember the pride I felt a few years later when my team won the ’77 Superbowl.

It was awesome.

In the years that have since come and gone I have spent more than a few moments watching football games on television and in the stands.  I can’t think of a time where tailgating wasn’t a part of the experience. Some of my friends will argue that you can’t tailgate at home but they would be wrong. You can tailgate wherever you are at.

But what you cannot replicate at home is the energy and excitement of being part of the crowd. Sometimes that feeling is absolutely electric and it is part of the experience that is simply awesome. The question is how to create that every time or at least try to. And to me that is where tailgating comes into play.

A good tailgating experience helps to set the tone and today Subway is going to help you with that. Yes, we are running a contest here. It starts today, December 15 and runs through Wednesday December 21.  Here are the highlights:

  $25 SUBWAY Card to buy delicious Steak Melts of your choice

–      Thermal cooler to keep your food toasty and warm

–      Gloves and hand warmers to keep warm at the big game

With the cold weather on its way in, SUBWAY Steak Melts are the perfect solution to beating the tailgate chills. From the Big Philly Cheesesteak, and Steak & Cheese for those afternoon games, to the Steak, Bacon, Egg & Cheese for those early morning kick-offs, satisfy that toasty food craving as you show your love for your favorite team. Treat yourself – you’ve earned it!

Here is what you need to do to enter. Leave a comment here telling me what your favorite Subway sandwich is. Earn one extra entry by tweeting about it. Please include @SubwayFreshBuzz and @thejackb in your tweet so that I can see that you have done it.

Make sure that you include a working email address so that we can get in touch with you to let you know if you have won.

This is the line where I let you and the FTC know that the fine folks at Subway provided me with my own gift card, hand warmers and gloves free of charge. Someone tell Jared to relax, they didn’t ask me to be their spokesperson…yet.