A martini is a terrible thing to waste.

On the 12th day of Christmas…


Jan 5, 2010 124 Comments

…Friday Puppy gave to me

Botox treatment, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, and a round trip train ride to NYC.

botox(yes, you just read that correctly). I know, I know.  This prize might not be up everyone’s alley.  But this prize basically fell into my lap, and I thought it was too interesting to pass on.  Personally, I wouldn’t get botox yet, but I know a few people who would love to win this prize.  And even if you happen to win, no one is forcing you to undergo the treatment.  You can crack open the Veuve on the train to NYC and call it a day!

Either way, that’s the prize. A nice day in New York City, with a nice bottle of champagne and ummmmmmm, botox.

A good friend of mine, Dr. John Adams, is a dermatologist in NYC and he’s the dermatologist to the stars! (don’t sue me, John).  He is mentioned in the new book, “The High School Reunion Diet” and even if you’re not comfortable getting a little botox, he can certainly help answer any skin care questions you might have.

The train ticket dates and when you nip the champagne are flexible, but the appointment with Dr. Adams needs to be scheduled by you.

If you would like to sip bubbly on the way to NYC, and return back home with less wrinkles, comment on this post.   But there’s a hitch this time.

In order to win, you need to leave a comment, no more than 50 words, explaining why you should win this prize.  Whoever we think has the best reason, will win the trip, the champagne and the botox.

You don’t need to leave anything fancy, it can be a simple comment like, “Did I win” or “Hey Matt, are you seriously promoting botox???  What’s wrong with you. It’s people like who you contribute to society’s poor body image issues.  And if I do happen to win this prize, is there a way I can redeem the botox without people finding out it’s me who won?  Because I secretly want botox.  Just a little, on my forehead. Yes, Crazy.  You don’t have to leave your real name, but I DO need your real email address.

The winner of this PRIZE will be chosen on Saturday, January 9th.


  • Leigh
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Nice. I’ll sip on champagne on the train ride down and then the bf can have his balls Botoxed. A win all around.

  • Al’s wife
    Jan 5, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Reason 1: I hate cheap champagne. Reasons 2, 3, 4: Just turned 40, have 2 small children and hate my job. Reason 5 and the biggie: I have been married to Al (the pilot) for 13 years. So, basically my face is a road map of stress and I need to get inebriated alone on a train.
    (I also have insomnia – hence why I’m writing this at 3 am.)

  • zoe
    Jan 5, 2010 at 6:13 am

    I did not win anything else :( AND I love the city more than Matt.

  • Kim S
    Jan 5, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Fabulous prize! I can drink the champagne until my eyes become little slits – oh wait.. After I have my botox treatment no one will even know I drank the whole bottle on the way down on the train while stressing about having needles stuck into my face! Eyes wide open…

  • Monkeyboy
    Jan 5, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Can you use it on your….

    oh, nevermind.

  • Dana
    Jan 5, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I’d rather get to spend the day w/ you or something Matt.. but I’m sure some people will love this prize. So sad I didn’t win anything, oh well. Great contest idea though!

  • Jen
    Jan 5, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Because I have a grand canyon sized line in my forehead, which I think is preventing me from meeting my soul mate. According to the newest Real Housewife, Botox was required once a year in her 20′s and twice a year in her 30′s! Imagine my shock at 32 to realize I am completely off schedule! Can you throw in some lipo too?

  • Ellsass
    Jan 5, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Um, why the hell not, if I can skip the botox…

  • Shawn
    Jan 5, 2010 at 7:21 am

    OK – I NEVER thought i would want botox but as I get older, i find those wrinkles on my forehead really bother me…..

  • Want to be a hot Momma!
    Jan 5, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I want to win! I feel like I look like a tired Mom of a teenager, but I feel young. I like to live young, have fun, volunteer with free time, and cheer on my kiddo. I little pick me up around the eyes would be wonderful…… so PICK ME!

  • Morgan
    Jan 5, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Not sure if I need the botox quite yet, but the train and champagne sound great!!

  • Christine
    Jan 5, 2010 at 7:54 am


  • marnie
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I totally need this

  • Jacky
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:09 am

    great… now i wake up wondering if i need botox…. mirror stop staring at me!

  • Tracey Belgiano
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Why I should win is I am a poster child for the squirts! I get a squirt here a squirt there and viola’! I am 29 again! Sure, if I see a hot guy and want to raise my eyebrows it’s like lifting a 450lb dumbell but that’s the price. Here is the kicker, it only lasts approx 4-6 months so that’s where the addiction begins with no end in site. I need the squirts Matt!!!! New Campaign “Got Squirts”

    I know that I would represent Friday Puppy with Ass, Style and Squirts!
    Go Friday Puppy!
    With Love

  • Derek
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I work with a woman in her 40′s – I would pass the gift it to her.
    She’s attractive as it is – but feels she needs botox.
    She’s a manager here at work and if i gave this to her – i would be King of the Brown Nosers ! Help me keep my job !

  • Steve
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Oh boy! Botox!

  • julie
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:25 am

    i could do with out the botox, but a trip to nyc…exactly what the doctor ordered!!!

  • marnie
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:25 am

    oops sorry I didn’t finish reading I was too excited. Well, first of all I know I won the Lark Tavern prize, but since my New Year’s Resolution is to lay off the booze I am willing to give it to 2nd runner up (I know I’m crazy but I have alot to do) but I would sip the Champagne on my way. Now the real deal, I am 41 and have 4 kids ages 20 (girl) and 3 boys 14,11,9. That should say enough. But anyway I’ll continue. and it’s smack in the middle of my forehead the ole number 11′s. I am in good shape otherwise 5’3, 103lbs (no I am not asking to be put on the date site remember 20 yr anniv) I am happy with myself other than these lines. I would not be bashful at all if I were to get the botox you could friggn take video and post on the blog or even at Times Square for all to see I could give a crap less about who sees it, Just to elaborate my sincereness, I had my boobs done after breastfeeding these 4 little puppies, went to Vegas and flashed for all to see on the bridge near the Billagio because I was so happy that my boobs no longer looked like a sock without the foot. I know we all have to age but I am not ready to look it (or act it obviously from time to time). If I feel good, it’s all good. My favorite comment (from Joan Rivers) is put your money in your face not your car, I’d rather see a new face come out of an old car then an old face come out of a new car!!!!!!

  • Ashlee F
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Ha 24 and getting botox, only in 2010!

  • Sue
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Matt, I

  • Brendan
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Hey Matt, I’d be interested in the appointment…. I have a scar on my face from a job done locally (removed cysts on my jaw line). I went back for help and they said they couldn’t do much besides pump it with steroids to “flatten” it out. Kind of disappointed and would be interested to hear what your doc thinks.

  • BARV
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I could use that!!!!!!!!

  • penny
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:43 am

    The reason I want to win… I’m 43. That short sentence says it all. The 40′s are brutal, in fact on my 40th B-day a co-worker announced that super day with a e-mail blast that contained a picture of a women running into a brick wall. Help a gal out!

  • My name is not Jenna
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Wrinkles suck, champagne doesn’t.

  • vdub
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:46 am

    as long as the botox isn;t doen on the train, I’m in

  • Ashlee F
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I need champagne and a mini vaca because
    a. my mom is crazy (metaphorically)
    b. my dad is crazy (literally)
    c. I’m single (sadly)
    d. I work 10 hour days in a customer service job (annoying)
    e. I graduated college 3 years ago and still live next to Chubby’s Bar (kill me)
    f. the last guy I was “hanging out” with joined a facebook group called “The next time she asks me to put on a condom, I put my clothes back on and leave”
    g. I’m awesome and I work hard and deserve to get drunk and walk around the city and got to Arlene’s grocery for bev’s

  • Sarah Joy
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Pick meeee!! I just turned 34. 34!!!! I NEEEEED botox, I just got my first real wrinkle this year, I call it the *insert company name* wrinkle. But, I do have smile lines. I considered stopping the smiling but with a last name of Joy that really wasn’t gonna fly

  • BJ Hart
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Sounds like a great gift! It’ll be sa smooth ride to NYC

  • tooyoungtolookthisdamnold
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:57 am

    I spend my days making life better for local youth, and this economy is seriously affecting our fundraising for kickballs & computers, which is causing my forehead to develop a series of wrinkles akin to a bar code.
    Am afraid I’ll look like nixon before I’m 30- please help!

  • Kate H
    Jan 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I’m creeping up on 50 and have the lines to prove it. I have a seriously stressful life and a train trip to NYC, some champagne and some botox seem seriously in order for the new year. Plus my son lives in Bushwick and works in the meat packing district and I’d get to see him (haven’t laid eyes on him since October). So please pick me!

  • Erin M
    Jan 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Dear God – Please…Let…Me…Win!

  • Erin M
    Jan 5, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Wait God – I was SO excited for the botox that I didn’t make it through the entire post before I submitted my comment…please accept this revised version. Did I mention that I’m chronically single, almost 30 (June) and moving to NYC in April with laugh lines and baby crow’s feet?

  • mike
    Jan 5, 2010 at 9:36 am

    April in New York the warmer weather makes outdoor activities more inviting.
    Can you think of a better place to enjoy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, than on a horse drawn carriage as it travels thru Central Park

  • kbarr
    Jan 5, 2010 at 9:41 am

    i think i should win the botox because i have a ton of freckles and i think that is punishment enough- i wanna sip champagne and get injected just like samantha on sex and the ciiittyy.

  • Linda
    Jan 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I need the botox and I love NYC; I can regift the champagne to a friend who enjoys it, so the joy of winning will be shared with others.

  • Jamie
    Jan 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

    As if turning 30 wasn’t hard enough already, having a friend joke about that “little line between your eyes” made it just peachy!!! Though I don’t know if I have the ba**s to actually go through with the botox, perhaps the champagne and the motion of the train can make me forget my “little line”!

  • kat
    Jan 5, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I should win because I would give it to my mommy. She

  • Adrienne
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I have a pitch fork between my eyes from squinting for twenty years so I wouldnt have to wear my glasses, and no amount of champagne (or wine, or VODKA) has been able to distract my (or cute boys’) attention away from it…..

  • Heather
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Who doesn’t enjoy drinking on a train? I’ll take a day off from raising my infant to get bombed on Amtrak, sure! Then the botox won’t hurt, right?

    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:14 am

    i would like to win this prize for 3 reasons. 1) Since Bombers Lark will be closed for the month, the stress of that is causing wrinkles thus leaving my skin yearning for Botox. 2) The champagne i had at midnight on New Years Day was cheap and gave me a headache. And 3) Since i dont like going to Schenectady, the next closest place for me to get a burrito is the city so nice they named it twice and the train will get me there comfortably.

    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I want to bang this self-absorbed, high maintenance, botox wanting broad.
    She gets injected with botox then I inject her myself with my poison.
    Help this man-pig get laid !
    I’ll give ya a reach around !

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  • Vanessa
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Please pick me! I LOVE the BUBBLES and I love and miss NYC (lived there for 7 yrs)! I just turned 40 in December and I have this annoying horizontal line between my eyes that makes me look mad..even when I am floating on cloud nine. This is the best prize eva!

  • Jessica
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I’d love to give this to my mother. She’s the most selfless person I’ve ever known. She just spent the last week, including New Year’s Eve and Day in the hospital with her 89 year old father who’s suffering from heart problems. And- she’s turning 60 in 2010!

  • North Greenbush dad
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

    41 may be the new 21, but a little nip and tuck wouldn’t hurt the illusion either !

  • Jo
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

    3 one year olds 1 three year old…a husband and a dog…I could use it all

  • cw
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

    i will be facing 40 this year – with a wrinkle on my forehead..if i win – the face will be wrinkle free – i can’t think of a better reason..:)

  • Briana
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

    FABULOUS final prize.. LOVE it!! And I NEEED to win because I am in my twenties and already have many wrinkles (even though i mosturize like a crazy woman). I also need to win to go to NYC and meet the man of my dreams and drink champagne all night with him!!

  • Hopeful
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Thanks anyway, but I’ll pass.

  • Lola
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Please help me out with my pity party, Matt…
    I’m over 40. I LOVE champagne (and you!) .I haven’t had a date in 10 months. I have a crevice the size of the Grand Canyon on my forehead desperately in need of some spackle – hence, no dates!

  • Slacker
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

    My wife and I recently bought a house, and all our cash has been going into fixing it up. We haven’t had a chance to really get away, and a trip to the city would be a nice way to get a change of scenery. In the spirit of the holidays, the Botox can be donated to someone in need.

  • karen
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

    …because i love bubbles. of all types, champagne is my favorite.
    …because i need to get the frick out of albany. i’d love to see the tim burton exhibit, and have a pastrami on rye at katz’s deli.
    …because i’m a smoker, and my face looks like leather.

  • sue guido
    Jan 5, 2010 at 11:06 am

    i am a former city girl who would love to go back and have a great time :)

  • MD
    Jan 5, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I am not aging well and would love this prize. I’d even report back on the whole experience. Anyone want to throw in some hair plugs?

  • BARV
    Jan 5, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I did not read the whole blog either…

    On the twelfth day of Christmas,
    my true blogger gave to me, a ride, a squirt and a bottle that I would really love to win because I’m butt ugly!

  • H
    Jan 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

    i could use some champagne right now

  • Shawn
    Jan 5, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I am totally against Botox (but totally FOR Vueve and NYC) . I would have it done, though, if I was chosen. This would allow you the chance to further the Botox Gospel to all all those unbelieving masses who have not yet heard and accepted its message.

    I could be your Saul on the road to Damascus…well, except instead of being converted to Christianity I would tell others to inject poison in their bodies.

    Hey, waiiiiiiiiiit…

    I’d be happy to recount my experience to all your adoring Friday Puppy fans.

  • jalarson
    Jan 5, 2010 at 11:45 am

    i love champ and i love the train, and i adore nyc

    but the botox, that maybe a matter of decency

    perhaps my belly won’t shake as much during the next santa speedo sprint :)

  • slilly
    Jan 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I deserve this awesome prize because, while I may improve my appearance with botox, I know that I will ultimately improve my exterior more with an adjustment to my mental state. Nothing advances my emotional state like a bottle of bubbly and trip to the greatest city in the world.

  • Shawn
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    OOPS…didn’t see that there was a 50 word limit. So here is my OFFICIAL entry (starting AFTER the colon…):

    “Totally against Botox. I

  • Julie
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Make me smile! Help, I need botox, to get rid of the frown lines in my face. I haven’t been to NYC in over 30 years, I could use a break. Happy New Year…

  • heather
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    need it badly. must look fabulous for my son’s rapidly approaching wedding. can suck in the tummy with garments, but wrinkles are another thing. for the love of all that is holy, pppplllllllleeeeeeaaaaaaassssssseeeeeeeeeeee pick me!!!!!!!!

  • heather
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    need it badly. must look fabulous for my son’s rapidly approaching wedding. can suck in the tummy with garments, but wrinkles are another thing. for the love of all that is holy, pppplllllllleeeeeeaaaaaaassssssseeeeeeeeeeee pick me!!!!!!!! besides would love a bit o’ the bubbly on the way to take off the edge.

  • goose loves champagne
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    yum yum.

  • madmiguel
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    SO~~I am turning 31 this year. Needless to say…I need Botox. I started getting fat this year too….I need the Champagne to “lift” my spirits. As for a trip to NYC….Who doesn’t love NYC–greatest place on Earth? Pick me and I promise not to disappoint.

    sorta mid life crisis.

  • The Original Mike
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Funny reading that people against botox would get it done if they win

  • Maureen
    Jan 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I’ll give it a shot:

    I grew up downstate and love to visit the city. I like champagne too! And my daughter is getting married and I’m trying to make an appointment with my doc, who I’m sure isn’t as good as your doc, Matt.

  • Carley
    Jan 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Undoubtedly, the greatest accomplishment of my life was putting my children through private college on my own. Now I’d like my face to match my legs.

  • Quito
    Jan 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Best expressed in Haiku:

    Veuve is my true love
    Until I wrinkle

  • Rachel
    Jan 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I would not do the botox, but would love to win the trip to NYC to take my daughter to a Broadway show. Thanks!

  • zack
    Jan 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm


  • christian
    Jan 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm


  • BJ Hart
    Jan 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Here’s ta readin’ the whole blog!

    Where does it say that Botox only works on your face? Anyway, love the bubbly and NYC…I’ll bring the Ducati…ok, just the key!

  • Christine
    Jan 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I am a mom and I work 2 jobs to support my family. I could defnitely use a weekend getaway. While I would probably pass on the botox (I have a paralyzing fear of needles!), I would jump at the chance to talk to one of the top Dermatologists out there. i have had psoriasis pretty badly all my life, and no diserespect to anyone, but the doctors in the area havent really been able to help me at all.
    Good luck to all!!!

  • Becky
    Jan 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I would love the get the heck out of town for a day or two and haven’t been to the city in a few years! Pick me!

  • Brea
    Jan 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I would love this trip. I am a college student and work two jobs, a nice weekend to the city with my mother (who Id give the botox to) would be a great treat. Or a nice weekend away with my boyfriend would be nice also. Either way I would surely love this trip, but if there is someone who needs it more please look to them before me. Good luck everyone :)

  • Lisa Cat
    Jan 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve lost 42 pounds in the last year…I could really use a lift!

  • Its Me
    Jan 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    This was just screaming my name. Me and my husband each work 2 jobs everyday, and though we talk about taking a weekend, it never happens. Hes one of a kind, and good men are scarce! When we met he would always call me “stunning” and over time I’ve let myself slowly slip away. I want to set a good example for my daughters and make them proud of their “well-rested”mommy that takes pride in her looks!

  • Michelle Smith
    Jan 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Can you please let me win the trip and botox. I am a women 46 years old and hanging with my sweet looking 33 year old guy friend. He says I am beautiful but, what the heck. Everyone thinks I am in my young 30s, but, if I did get the botox, I would look maybe 27. He did mention he wanted to take me to the city to party and hang out with him. How many nights is this trip?. Go for it.

  • RC
    Jan 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    This guy I was dating for a while dumped me for no reason. 6 months later he decided he wanted me back then he broke up with me again two weeks later, while we were in bed

  • CSSM
    Jan 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I”ve been trying to figure out something clever – but alas……I’m just making the lines in my forehead deeper by trying to think.
    Just save the extra spackle from the Bombers rehab – that should do the trick. Then I’ll buy some Boonesfarm and take the CDTA.
    (That alone should convince you how OLD I am!) – plus i’ll supply before and after pics!

  • W’boro Amy
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    .I would like to take my mom to NYC with me as she has never been to NYC(She likes Utica what can i say?) I will share the botox prize with my mom who is a dedicated hospice nurse. The champagne would be a great bonus for me!

  • KK
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Would love all aspects of prize. I am 46 and starting to have those frown lines on my forehead. Love to go to NYC to eat and drink. Hope I win! A girl from work turned me on to your blog. Have been a follower for a couple of months now. You make me laugh out loud sometimes while reading. I’m a big dog lover so I love the friday puppy contest but who I pick never wins. Anyways loved the 12 days of Christmas idea. So many great prizes.

  • Andy
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Because my wife always does without. A supportive wife and doting mother who always puts the kids new snow pants ahead of new shoes; Works full time while juggling both her school work and theirs; She’s my little ray of sunshine and she deserves something she would never ask for.

  • Chris V
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    My wife and I would love to go, NYC and bubbly are our favorite things – but Zack’s little ditty blows away any lame ideas I have for why I am so worthy – so I vote for him.

  • Laura
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    no sob story here – no wrinkles (yet) either – but i do have a sweaty face which is gross and way worse than crows feet! i’d love to have a couple of laugh lines instead of having to wring out my eyebrows on a sunny day. oh, and i like booze, trains and nyc too!

  • the Original Colleen
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    What is this contest again??? Oh right why I want Botox…..um, got nothin’. Champagne…..don’t like it, but I’ll drink it. Ticket to NYC…..only if I can have the Matt B and Mark L personalized tour of their favorite places; in a limo of course. We gonna party, like it’s my Birthday…….oh yeah, it would be coming up….Mark ask Matt where you’re supposed to be in a couple of weeks. Was that too many words….take out the vowels please.

  • JR
    Jan 6, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I should win this contest because it is my birthday week!! Oh, and it’s a big one…I love the train and have not been to the city in years…and champagne is a great drink to celebrate with and botox is the icing on top of my birthday cake!

  • Pongo’s Mom
    Jan 6, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I’m a single mom of three, two of them teenagers, which should be reason enough to deserve a getaway. I also work two jobs and am a breast cancer survivor. Oh, and champagne would make the ride to NYC so nice!

  • Mandi
    Jan 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I feel I deserve this prize because I have never been on a train ride before. I know, it seems apparently I don’t get out much lol. I have been planning a train ride to somewhere for a while just can’t find time to make it happen.
    A nice bottle of champagne always brightens up the day :)
    As for the Botox, I do not need it but would love a chance to give it someone who is in need. :)
    On another note, who won the prize to Panama??

  • PT
    Jan 6, 2010 at 9:48 am


    This week marks 11 years for me and my partner but for the fact that we separated a few months ago. We’ve both made mistakes and I really screwed up. We always talked about a trip to NYC and maybe this could be a step toward working things out. While neither of us needs botox (we’re in your age bracket), this could be your chance to add marriage counselor to your list of accomplishments. Thanks!

  • mrswags
    Jan 6, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I’ll be honest with you- I don’t want the botox and I’ll tell you why. I used to work for a dermatologist and would often see patients who had just received their botox treatments. It just always reminded me of that joke when you were little “mommy, mommy- my braids are too tight!!”. I’d be happy to pass along the botox to someone else. But- I would love the train tickets and the champagne!! My husband and I love taking the train downt to the city, but haven’t lately because of the cost and the economy has taken its toll on us as well. I figure if my husband drinks enough champagne, he won’t notice the wrinkles around my eyes and mouth. That’s why I fill up his cereal with rum instead of milk. It makes me look, as Tony the Tiger says…. GGGGGGreat!! Hope I win.

  • Helene
    Jan 6, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Yeah!!..Before and Afters..its like watching makeover
    wait??..can i be the after :)

  • Robin
    Jan 6, 2010 at 11:11 am


  • LABS
    Jan 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Currently sleeping with/dating meh looking men, thankful for dirty martinis so I don’t remember much of the previous night’s activities. Some botox would definitely step up the game and make me more competitive in the cut throat cougar world… and some bubbly just makes the world a better place!

  • Mademoiselle C
    Jan 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I moved to Albany from Brooklyn in May to get my masters in teaching. I teach all day (without getting paid!) and go to school at night. I desperately need a getaway to NYC. Plus, Veuve Clicquot is French and I teach French!

  • Gina
    Jan 6, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I think I should win this not because I need botox (I’m only 21!) but I would love to give the treatment to my mom. She’s beautiful already but always talks about getting botox, but she would never spend the money for it on herself.

  • annie
    Jan 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    would botox freeze the fat rolls on my gut and keep them from getting any bigger???? or my gigantic post christmas thighs????? couse shoot me up in a new york minute!!

  • mrswags
    Jan 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Oops, just saw the 50wd max – here goes- no tight face wanted, would love train to NYC w/hubby. Make him drink alot and not notice my wrinkles.

  • Marylou
    Jan 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I could sure use a pick me up. In July I was laid off from a major local company. Haven’t had a single interview, despite having a master’s degree. I had to scrimp to celebrate Christmas and haven’t done anything for myself in many months. I’d certainly be your most grateful reader. Thank you, Matt!

  • Kim S
    Jan 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Dammit, Zack ~ why do you have to be like that?

    Please let us know how the botox goes
    We don’t want to if you hooked up with hoes

    That’s all I have… :(

  • Kim S
    Jan 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    OOPS!! I guess I didn’t even have all that…haha

    Please let us know how the botox goes
    We don

  • Julie Byron
    Jan 6, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    why do I need botox . . . hmmmm this is a hard one. Veuve and NYC (aka getting out of the restaurant and having fun in another city) Matt, come on what other reason do I need!

  • Edna
    Jan 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I am more comfortable in a foreign country than in NYC.I am comfy in my old skin but I love champagne.Maybe I look better to myself wearing champagne glasses!

  • Edna
    Jan 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    goggles? Why can I never remember that? GOGGLES!!

  • Bert
    Jan 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Why I should win:
    A. When we had dinner in November you said I could use your NYC apartment (hope you remember)

  • peter
    Jan 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Its not so much the why I deserve it but what I would do with it. Take the trip to NYC and go to manhattan animal care and control center and offer both the botox treatment and the champagne to the first person or persons who adopt an animal. Then go to milk and cookies in the village for dessert. Long Live Friday Puppy!!!

  • Jae
    Jan 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Because I am a better person on Veuve – combine that with a trip to NYC and the removal of my anxiety lines/trenches, and I will be unstoppable. (27 words)

    The theme song:

    New York
    Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
    There’s nothing you can’t do
    Now you’re in New York

    These streets will make you feel brand new
    Big lights will inspire you
    Hear it for New York

  • Krystyn
    Jan 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I would love to get this for my husband. He is 59, looks very young for his age but his crow’s feet have talons if you know what I mean =) I would love to go with him…good reason to go shopping at Saks!!

  • dw
    Jan 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Because I am going to be 40 in a little more than a week.

    Oh, my…my forehead would no longer look like a relief map

    Toxic…oh hell, I’ve put more toxic substances in my body than this for much less benefits…bring it on!

    Oil of Olay just ain’t cutting it.

    Xtreme Makeover, the hell with you…with a simple pinch, a little paralysis will do.

  • Cynthia
    Jan 8, 2010 at 5:32 am

    My husband & I work full time and have a 17 yr. old at home. We are also starting a business that has left us cash-poor, so we’ve been unable to get away.. even for a short period.. to just breath.
    For over a year, both my husband and I feel that between the politics of work and the extreme drama with our teenager, we have no sanctuary.
    We both love train rides, I love champagne, and he just can’t stop his eyebrows from furrowing.

  • Stacie
    Jan 8, 2010 at 9:53 am


    Pick me, Pick me :)

  • Sara
    Jan 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

    It is 2010 and I am still single.

  • Sam
    Jan 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I’ll put it in ya

  • Ms. Bee
    Jan 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Living situation = misery. I work too much (champagne & wrinkles), have a brain injured mother who

  • Bert-Bert
    Jan 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    My ex-boyfriend made me scowl so much that I now have a permanent wrinkle as a result. I’ve named it Adam and I’d like to get rid of it and him forever.

  • Lt. Uhura
    Jan 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    The conversation:

  • Queen for a Day Jeanine
    Jan 8, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Dearest husband has been

  • Laura
    Jan 9, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I hate you…first I read that you have a rent controlled apartment in NYC for less than half of what I pay to live on Willett St….now I learn that you can get free Botox.

    You can redeem yourself and buy my love by picking me!

  • Cynthia
    Jan 9, 2010 at 8:59 am

    My comment was sincere; however, I really enjoyed the comments made after mine.
    The best line was “needs an honest opinion on whether he looks weird enough to pay for a fake”.. lol

  • Ashlee
    Jan 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    WTF, it’s Saturday and I’m anxiously awaiting the announcement of the big winner……….. Who is it?!?!

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