I won the $5,000 – THANK YOU AMERICA!

Hey Everyone!

Last week I posted about my entry in the Don’t Trust the B Funniest Roommates Contest. AKA THIS VIDEO:

Well I WON the 5 Grand!  Thank you for all those who support me in this (especially my lovely crew)! I’ve decided that filmmaking is something I want to pursue more (especially script writing).

I found out about a week and half ago about my win (sorry for the lag in sharing), well a week later, I found out something equally exciting.  My good friend won the $5,000 text contest with this lovely/smelly gem:

You know your living situation is a hot mess when your roommate leaves, but his B.O. lingers. For most people, I assume personal hygiene is a basic, day-to-day necessity. For my ex-roommate, it was a tedious chore that happened, at best, once a week. We developed a passive-aggressive relationship where I opened windows for freshness, and he closed windows, marinating the room in a stench that would make garbage men shudder. I’m almost positive the wallpaper started to peel away from the walls. We signed a one-year lease, but he bounced after 2 months when he found my friends Febrezing him in his sleep.

So we either are extremely lucky or we have a penchant for terrible roommates, either way… we’re ballers, we rock, we thank you, and we are applying for the Amazing Race… That is all

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FINISHED MY FIRST MOVIE: My Insane Roommate

This weekend, in a span of 48 hours, I wrote, cast and directed  my first movie – MY INSANE ROOMMATE.  I worked with a great team and we finished!!  Here it is:

Now, lady and ghouls (I’ve always wanted to say…. uh, type that), it has been entered into the Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 Funniest Roommate Stories Contest, and I NEED YOUR VOTES.  So please click the link and vote for my movie.  You just need a google/youtube account.

You can click HERE for the Voting Page.

MAKE MY HARD WORK AND HILARIOUSNESS WORTH IT.  I’d very much appreciate it… also the video is pretty funny.

THANKS TO THE CAST AND CREW.  You were all amazing!

Starring Erica Eynon

Written and Directed by – Liz Buda
Produced by – Nick Buda
Director of Photography – Tuong Tran
Edited by – Nick Buda and Tuong Tran

Jeopardy fans are not happy, may start nerdy riot

Please read Part I of the Jeopardy controversy HERE to get more fully up to date on the craziness that is happening among people who are usually too busy memorizing vice presidents, English royals and no longer circulating currencies (I kid, I kid. I love you guys).

A few days ago, I reported that Jeopardy has decided to close registration early for its online tests to qualify to be on the show.  Usually, you have until two hours before the test starts to register.  This year, they closed it off DAYS early without warning.  Rumor has it that hackers may have been a factor. Really, Jeopardy, just because we Jeopardophiles are smarter than the average bear, doesn’t mean we don’t participate in some good ole fashioned procrastination.

Things got awkward when they were still showing commercials saying you could register, despite the fact that registration was long since closed.

The correct response is “What is a douchey thing to do?”

Now, fans are not happy.  As one fan states on their facebook page:

Closing reg while still saying register on the tv sucks. I’ll be contacting Sony, SEC about false advertising, FCC, and the state Attorney General Department of Consumer Affairs. Hope others do the same.

YOWZER. That guy knows Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Sweepstakes Winning!

I’ve been semi-employed the last few months.  And even semi-employed is an overstatement.  Really I mean I’ve dedicated my time to re-watching cancelled sitcoms (woot Party Down woot), playing scrabble, and on a good day, going to the gym. WAIT. I didn’t even mention my job: I sometimes work in a law office where my boss sends me illegible post-its about the German Embassy which has NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING.

Though German barmaids would be an interesting addition to the office 

So, as an added source of income (and yes, that is how I rationalize it), I’ve decided to enter as many sweepstakes/contests as I can.  And in reality, it’s kind of like a job,but instead of getting paid in cash, I get paid in chocolate, eye cream and the Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook.

I did a less intense version of this before a couple of years ago, focusing on contests held in my city of residence, and I did pretty well:  a few show tickets, a pair of tickets to Beefest, and a pair of tickets to a Twilight event (the experience of trying to scalp these $4 dollar tickets to preteen girls marks one of the low points of my life).

Few things are scarier than this

BUT NOW, I am full-fledged sweepstakes fanatic!  In fact, I’ve actually won some stuff!  (NB: You can follow my my contest twitter account @lizzycontests to see everything I enter)

To show that people actually win stuff and to give props to the websites that provided me with happiness, here are some items I’ve won in the last month:

I wasn’t joking when I said I won the Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook because I did.  I originally thought it was a joke, but it’s actually a real thing that is unintentionally a joke.  I have yet to receive it, so in the meantime, I just post Gwyneth Paltrow quotes on Tumblr (yes, hahabuda has a tumblr)

 I basically love everything about hot dogs, except the hot dog bun – hahabuda

I also won a guacamole prize pack from Wholly Guacamole and Surviving a Teacher’s Salary.  Since coupons for guacamole and sandwich Continue reading