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Celebrate National Nut Day and Win!

2:40 PM

I was so excited to hear that today, Oct. 22nd is "National Nut Day!" Why? Because I love nuts! Cashew are my most favorite, but I love to eat most any kind as a snack, on my ice cream, in my baking, and almost any time of day. The health benefits are phenomenal, and I've credited adding nuts to my diet in helping me lose some of my "baby weight."

To help celebrate, Emerald Nuts is giving you a chance to sample their newest offerings (and some yummy ones, at that!) Introducing their brand new flavors:

  • Cocoa Roast Almonds - Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds' baked-in dark chocolate flavor boasts the same chocolate taste without the calories and fat of chocolate-dipped nuts.
  • Sea Salt and Pepper Cashews - With an ideal combination of savory seasonings and delectable sea salt, the new Sea Salt & Pepper Cashews are sure to satisfy the salty fix of consumers across the country, while maintaining the great nutritional benefits of cashews.
These unique and flavorful nut varieties come in assorted sizes for families big and small! Available at your local retailer or online at www.diamondnuts.com/store

Wanna win? Emerald is giving 5 lucky readers a prize pack of Emerald's newest nuts (2 of each flavor = 4 total) valued at $28 each prize pack! All you have to do is tell us something "nutty" you want to do before the end of the year, and post your answer here before next Tuesday, October 28th at 5 p.m. CST. Giveaway is subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck!

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210 comments

  1. angelina115@hotmail.com

    Skydive

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  2. Go to a casino! In this economy, that would be nuts for me! cdziuba@aol.om

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  3. Move to a farm from the BIG CITY wait i did that last week LOL

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  4. I want to hop a plane and fly to England.

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  5. My husband is the nutty one! He loves macadamias best.

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  6. I am having a home birth before the new year, most people think I am nutty for doing so, so call me nutty then! :P

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  7. I doubt I get it done before the end of the year, but I want to hike the Grand Canyon!

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  8. I want to get glammed up, grab hubby, and go paint the town red! It's hard to do with busy schedules and little ones.

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  9. I want to get some extra sleep. It seems hard to do around here.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  10. I want to throw a snowball while eating nuts. Since I live in the south I probably will just eat the nuts!

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  11. I am not the nuttiest person on the block..but I am a speed demon. I am going to take a road trip to visit my college friends in my lil convertible! Up and down the east coast.Thanks for the contest.

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  12. I would love to just get up one day and head to Disneyland with my husband and little man!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  13. I want to do a winter camping trip in 4 feet of snow this year. I'm trying to talk some others into it. :)

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  14. My mother-in-law arrives in eight days, and I have decided to confront her about all of her evil, underhanded ways. This is "nutty", because I would have to be "nuts" to even consider it. In other words, I have a feeling that it is not going to go over very well.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  15. I'd like to ride in a Hot Air Balloon. Thanks. Charlotte
    charlottewinters@cox.net

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  16. My tummy did flip flops of joy when reading about your sea salt and pepper cashews. Cashews are my favorite nuts, always have been.

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  17. walk for 15 mins in the deep snow of minnesota.
    herry123_us@live.com

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  18. Egg my ex's vehicle for leaving me the way he did. Heck, even that's too good for him...

    iluv2pray@gmail.com

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  19. I'd like to try a rock-climbing wall.

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  20. I want to eat some scorpions; there'a restaurant near here that serves them Vietnamese-style!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  21. hottmomma_03at yahoo dot com


    skiing. I have never been before so I might be risking my life. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. As usual, wear my chritmas wrapping paper after opening my presents.

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  23. Substitute meat for nuts.

    whitbord@gmail.com

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  24. I want to tell my annoying coworker to shut up! I would probably get fired.

    firrkids(at)gmail.com

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  25. I want to get away for a whole weekend. This hasn't happened since our two kids were born.

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  26. I would love to bake from a recipe and sit down to a homemade holiday dinner from me!

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  27. hmm something nutty- walk into a car dealer and buy a new car without worrying about money- yep that would be nutty- never happen but nutty..

    clean up the house so its spotless..haha- mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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  28. Swimming in a race across the Mississippi...It is like 40' out now...I'm going to die of hypothermia I just know it!

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  29. I want to go to Morocco w/ my hubby!
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I'd actually like to find a day to sleep in. I don't think that's very nutty, but lack of sleep is making me nutty. Does that work?

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  31. I'm going to Germany for 10 days, which is a little nutty to me, because I've never left my little ones for more than a night before!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  32. I can tell all your readers that the cocoa nuts are out of this world YUMMY!!!!!! I tried a sample of them a few weeks back and they were GREAT!!!! The other flavor sounds AWESOME!!!!

    Something "nutty" I'd like to do by the end of the year? I want to take pictures INSIDE some of the buildings in an abandoned village near by. I have taken plenty of pictures of the outside of the buildings but I'd REALLY love to have some inside shots, especially those looking back out through a broken window. The reason why I haven't done it yet is because even during the day they are CREEPY!!! I'm afraid a ghost is going to be inside waiting for me. YIKES!!!!!

    Thanks for a great giveaway and please thank the sponsors too!

    HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

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  33. Have a drama free Christmas with the Family.
    livlifelov at yahoo dot com

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  34. Take all my money out of the bank and go to Disney World!! Wooooo!

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  35. go swimming in december

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  36. I'd really love to go on a cruise to somewhere warm and sunny! Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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  37. Get another tattoo!
    margelina@comcast.net

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  38. I want to go golfing in the snow.

    farrell@crosslake.net

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  39. i am doing my first half-ironman

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  40. Go to the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

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  41. I would love to take a day off work before the end of the year!

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  42. I would love to try some of these yummy sounding nuts, like the cocoa almonds.

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  43. Tell my SIL that she needs to get her husband to get his act together, but I never will.

    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. I want to chop off all my hair!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  45. Get a tattoo!

    delilahhhhh@msn.com

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  46. I will be riding my Harley for the toys for tots ride. Its at the end of November and its either raining, cold or both, but I know its for a good cause.

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  47. Lock the bathroom door, put music on, light candles, and soak for hours.

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  48. Go on a cruise. Ain't gonna happen, but I can wish, can't I?
    digicat@sbcglobal.net

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  49. I'd like to paint my bedroom a bold new color.

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  50. Something nutty I'd like to do by the end of the year is go on our first family vacation with my twin one year old girls. It would probably drive me nuts, but I'd love to try it. germandarius{at}gmail{dot}com

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  51. I'd like to really get 'nutty' and enjoy a lobster dinner again before 2008 comes to an end! <--but alas I have to pay gas & light instead, so it's ramen noodles for me. (BTW, cashews are my favorite also!)

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  52. I want to be on "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire"

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  53. Before the end of the year, i'd like to try to get a family portrait done!! Last year we tried, but no one wanted to get their picture taken. So this year, i'm going for it again. I like to try and have some kind of memento for every Christmas.

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  54. My nutty wish is to get pregnant be Dec31st. I am way into fertiltiy treatments (2nd cycle) and I already have one son. - but my friends tell me I am mad to want another one as they drive you 'nuts' at night with the feeding etc.

    Please God..........if you can hear me.

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  55. SKY dive!! my husband thinks i'm nutty for wanting to do that though!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  56. I am going to the local winery and stomp grapes for their harvest festival!! That is a nutty thing for me to do. Then, I will get a bottle of wine to enjoy with my
    Emerald nuts.

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  57. Holiday in Cuba, I've always had a fascination with Havana

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  58. The nuttiest thing I have planned for this year is to decorate the outside of my home for Halloween. I have decided to totally change my decor this year and I am handmaking much of it. I won't be putting it up until Halloween day so the kids will be surprised (this is a tradition of mine).

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  59. Something nutty I would want to do is next time it rains, go out and dance in it! Hopefully the neighbors won't see...

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  60. I want to clean out the storage room. It's scary in there!

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  61. GET A BOY FRIEND AN EAT SEA FOOD.

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  62. I'm getting certified for scuba diving!

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  63. Thank you for having this! Something nutty I would love to do is to run away for the weekend with my wonderful husband. Leave the 3 kids at my mom's and just sleep in and have a great time. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  64. I have a bunch of brass pieces that I accumulated years ago. I have gotten real bored with it and want to get rid of it. I HATE throwing things so...it occured to me to dress as a Pirate and make a chest out of a box and when the few trick or treaters I do get come to my door, I want to hand them a candle holder, a brass owl, or whatever I have in the box and say, "ARRRRHG! Matie, Ye be wantin to steal me gold, eh?"
    I think the kids would either think I am a complete nutcase (I know their parents would) or they just might think it's pretty cool to get some "GOLD" for Halloween!

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  65. finish a project I started 5 years ago

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  66. I would hold a snake

    joliexox@hotmail.com

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  67. Go on a trip around the world!

    applez_55 at yahoo dot com

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  68. I want to invest in the stock market.

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  69. Spend a day @ a spa getting the full treatment. I have never allowed myself to be pampered!

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  70. I want to host Christmas dinner! I've never done it before, so PLEASE wish me luck!!!!!

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  71. I want to take ballroom dancing lessons with my husband. Thank you!

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  72. Call me nutty but I would like to spend the holidays alone with my husband and 8 month old son. I just want it to be intimate and relaxing (no high-stress family to bother me!)

    That was just a dream, that would never actually happen! THANKS, I love pistachios, almonds and cashews--A LOT!!

    newmommyin08@yahoo.com

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  73. I am going to take my daughter to the snow for the first time and we are both going to learn how to snowboard.

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  74. Hike the Appalachian Trail.
    pkildow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. move to a warm climate



    commentsatptreskovichathotmail.com

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  76. I want to sit on a sled and have someone pull me around the first snow fall we get befor years end

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  77. I've always had shoulder length or longer hair and I'd like to get up the nerve and chop it off...that would be nutty for me because I'm a creature of habit. m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  78. I've been thinking of driving across the country (among other nutty things!). Anyone wanna go? ;-)

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  79. Sell my home and move to a cabin in the mountains close to a roaring creek.

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  80. i want to buy a nice bathing suit to wear during my son's swim lessons in november

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  81. I am going on a trip at Xmas instead of staying home.

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  82. I want to take my children up north to see their cousins they have never seen before and all of us make snow angels in the snow.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  83. I want to start learning how to sew. This may not sound nutty to everyone reading this, but I am a very nondomesticated person so everyone that knows me thinks that this is very nutty and odd.
    jamielz@verizon.net

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  84. I'm thinking of repainting my house. By myself...

    Crazy, right? I think so.

    Thanks for the great contest!

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  85. i would like to go sled riding! imjessica@mail.com

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  86. I want to have my first parachute jump before I'm 55.

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  87. I'd like to make a bunch of Christmas gifts. That is pretty nutty considering I'm not very good at making things.

    the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

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  88. with this WHACKED economy, I want to start my own business.

    that is freakin nut-tastic. completely NUTTY!

    karissag at gmail.com

    (i think I lost it when I skydived earlier this year)

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  89. travel for christmas.. when money is tight

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  90. My family thinks I'm totally nuts for getting DD breast implants next week so I can feel sexy before I turn 50!

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  91. My nutty wish is to visit Easter Island.

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  92. Take a 14 hour car ride with my 3 children!

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  93. I want to go vegan!

    phathui5@hotmail.com

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  94. I want to sky dive before the end of the year.

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  95. Would it be nutty to wish that my bathroom, that has been under renovation since JULY 4, be finished THIS YEAR? :)

    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. have an overnite date with my husband

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  97. Easy...we already did our nutty thing this year. Hubby and I grew enough produce to open a stand...despite each having full time jobs and already owning two other businesses. We are truly nuts!

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  98. I plan on riding in a hot air balloon again. I had once before and have the opportunity to do it again..

    emeraldrose63@yahoo.com

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  99. Before the end of the year ... hmmm ... I want to win the lottery (or how about just one contest). Guess I better buy lottery tickets!

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  100. I want to go on a hot air ballon ride
    nessiebishop@yahoo.com

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  101. We just did. I don't know if it is nutty but we are moving from a house into an apartment and it's crazy.

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  102. Oh, the cocoa roasted nuts sound amazing!

    I don't call this entirely nutty, but I told my husband I wanted to visit a real drive-in movie soon. I think it'd be so much fun!!

    Thanks for the chance,
    Megret
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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  103. I want to do something really nutty - I want to elope! My boyfriend and I want to get married, but we don't want to spend money on a big wedding, especially with the bad economy. I love Emerald Nuts, so I hope I win!

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  104. We're taking our 4 yr old son and my parents to Disney in December - I think I'm the one that will be nuts by the time we get back!

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  105. I want to learn how to drive race cars...there is a local driving school and this would be great at forty eight!

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  106. I want to buy a new apartment...in this economy!
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  107. The only "nutty" thing I'll be doing over the next two months is baking with nuts! Candies pecans are my favorite, along with almond toffee, pecan pie, Russian Tea Cakes - I think you get it:)

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  108. I want to ride a hot air balloon

    weblynx at hotmail.com

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  109. I would like to write a book. That would be nutty.

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  110. I would like to walk the United States and plan 10,000 little trees!

    That would be green and nutty.
    (I really would like to do this)

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  111. Want to shave my head and put a flower tatoo on it.

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  112. The nuttiest thing I want to do this year is to win one of these blog contests. :-D Thanks!

    3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

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  113. I would like to fly in a small plane

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  114. I want to fly a kite at night during a full moon.

    emerald420@hotmail.com

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  115. road trip to NYC with my spanish class

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  116. I would love to dye my hair black with streaks of red and purple again...that was fun! Thanks!

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  117. I want to ask my young adult children to cook me a complete meal as my Christmas gift! I can only imagine their faces--(from bajjmayer@aol.com)

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  118. I would like to run away from home ...but just for a week. Thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  119. Yummmmm! Sometimes you just feel like a nut!

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  120. drive across the country with 2 preschoolers so I can see my sister!

    murphykatt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  121. It looks like I'll be hitchhiking to a AC/DC concert in December. My car's down :( But I will get there!

    dc_8922(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. I want to take my three year old so see a movie in the theaters... Talk about losing my sanity.

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  123. Honestly, since it's been 18 months, I'd love to get more than 4 hours of sleep a night! Wacky, I know! I love the baby, but at this point I've become one big nut-case...

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  124. Jump in a huge pile of leaves like my mom never would let me do :(

    froggypartyof2@aol.com

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  125. Have another baby - we already have three but I must be nuts to even THINK it!!

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  126. Go to a casino!
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  127. Get rid of all of the clothes, shoe, and purses I no longer use!

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  128. Forget about the mortgage and the bills and take a fabulous island vacation with my wonderful DH! Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  129. Dress in a leather mini skirt, sexy top, black leather boots, and go to a rock concert with my husband like I used to do when I was younger.

    penguinchick@comcast.net

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  130. Take a road trip to some unknown place. No planing just get in the car and drive.

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  131. I'd like to run a 5k. I had a baby 6 months ago and running anything is nutty for me.

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  132. I have never been to Las Vegas-I'd like to drive there and explore the countryside

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  133. I want to dye my hair red. I've always been a blond and want to know what it's like to be a red head!

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  134. I'm going to perform some belly dancing in front of an audience for the first time! Scary!

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  135. i want to buy a house! everyone does it at some point in their life but it feels pretty nutty!

    hmmm...i want to take a trip to mexico with my girls before i get married! oh wait I am going!!!

    haha thanks!
    kmsst19@gmail.com

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  136. I am enjoying reading all of the posts! Before the end of the year I want to go on a "date" with my husband and go salsa dancing like we used to do before we were married with children. We used to have some wild, crazy nights and we are still young! We should still do this every once in while and I am dying to go out and put my dancing shoes on and dance all night long!
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  137. I would love to win a sweepstakes before the end of 2008! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  138. clean the house - if you saw the house, you'd say i was nutty

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  139. I would love to bungee jump!

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  140. It's not technically by the end of the year but I'd like to swim w/ the L Street Brownies in on New Years Day.

    Nothing like a dip in ice cold water to start the new year.

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  141. I want to go snowboarding! I know how to ski but I've never tried snowboarding and I think it would be fun so that's my nutty objective.
    doot65[at]comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  142. i want to raise bees!

    wetwist@yahoo.com

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  143. I'd like to get a tattoo that says "Your Ad Here." My other nutty fantasy is to tour parts of Europe and stay in hostels! I'm still broke enough to qualify :)

    c81280 at hotmail dot com

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  144. I want to raise chickens in my back yard. 10 chickens! I love chickens.
    I wnt to become a vegan, but not real bad.

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  145. Be in front of a bonfire at a beach dancing to reggae music :o)
    (in my dreams)

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  146. I want to buy a big screen tv by the end of the year. Nuts because of the economy we're in.

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  147. my nutty fantasy is to sleep till noon.

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  148. I've always wondered what was the attraction of "chess nuts, roasting on an open fire" -- so I guess first I have to round up some chess nuts... I predict reins, with a chance of scattered party mix.

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  149. I want to go sit in my car on the bridge over the highway, and point my hairdryer at traffic on the road below -- and count brake lights. And elapsed time (before someone with an official hairdryer stops to ask how I'm doing).

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  150. I want to walk on the beach while it is raining in a long, romantic skirt. I used to do that with my daughter Sarah when she was young and it was so exhilerating.

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  151. I want to send every credit card company I owe money to, a brief but short note- stating- Due to the market & economy, I would really appreciate some type of credit added to my account and /or this account be reduced immensely!

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  152. I'd like to learn how to paint!

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  153. Visit my son who recently moved to San Diego and try surfing for the first time.

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  154. Swim naked in the ocean.

    seeclouise@gmail.com

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  155. I forgot to leave my email:

    donnybjj@gmail.com

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  156. I want to take up golf which sounds nutty to everyone who knows me including myself.

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  157. I'd love to pay someone to clean my house from top to bottom - that's nuts, it's never gona happen!

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  158. Get my daughter actually interested in potty training!

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. i want to cut up all my credit cards :(

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  160. Flying in a hotair balloon is something I have always wanted to do.

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  161. I would like to go on a big shopping spree!

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  162. Go to Paris by myself. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  163. The nutty things I would love to do before the year is up: heal my Daddy from colon cancer and pay off all my family's debt.

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  164. I want to take my kids to a major amusement park. My husband won't be able to go, so it'll just be the three of us. That's definitely nutty!

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  165. Let's see: sing in public? Yikes.

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  166. I would love to go to Disney World and get "goofy".
    skstigger at hotmail.com

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  167. Something nutty I would want to do is take a hot air balloon ride. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  168. I need to build a chicken coop for my chickens that I just got. Which is prety nutty since I live in the city.

    metrofmc(at)aoldotcom

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  169. I would like to go on a trip around the world!!!

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  170. I'd love to take a whole day for me (just one day!). I'd go to tea and get a massage and go shopping and not worry about cleaning or laundry or anything! You said nutty right? : )

    jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

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  171. Show up on my parent's doorstep across the country!

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  172. I want to go to Alaska and ride on a dogsled. Thanks for the contest.
    Kathy
    kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

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  173. I want to go on to a nice beach house and enjoy the sun and ocean before I give birth.

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  174. i'd like to go skydiving, thats pretty nutty, yyeres at gmail dot com

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  175. I'd love to be in Australia by the end of the year, not that I think that's nutty.

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  176. I would love to go nuts and eat all my kids Halloween Candy- without gaining anything but brain cells.

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