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WINNERS!: chose comments #132 and #331, belonging to Sue S. and T. respectively. They have been emailed regarding accepting their prizes.


… I’m giving away four tickets to the Brew at the Zoo!

Brew = Beer!


Drinking beer while looking at wild animals!

What could be more fun in a slightly dangerous kind of way?

The best part of Brew at the Zoo isn’t the fun or the flavor-infused beers or the fantastic food or the chance to have a staring contest with a gorilla (they always win), but it is the fact that this event benefits the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

The details:

  • This giveaway is for two pairs of regular tickets (I will be at the beach, so I get to give away my tickets, too!), valued at $50 each. Ticket includes zoo admission, beer tasting, food, and entertainment.
  • The event is Saturday, August 21, 2010
  • This is an over-21 event. You will be carded, unless you are me, and then you are never carded because bartenders and waitresses are evil jerks who refuse to at least PRETEND like I could possibly be under 21.

Related, today I had to select my age range for a survey. I might have wept at the fact that I have graduated to the next check-box.

Where was I? Is this senility? Am I going to want to go see Paul McCartney now?

Right, giveaway.

So, to enter, one comment per valid email address. You have until tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. to enter at which time (which chose comment #64 for the Jeans, Jewels, and Jimmy B giveaway, which was the comment from a staff member at CORO) will choose two winning comments. If you don’t win, here’s where you can purchase tickets.

Leave a comment, and if you’d like, tell me, if you could have any single zoo animal as a pet with the promise that it would never get mad and try to eat you or your loved ones, which zoo animal would you choose?

Me? Definitely an ostrich. It’d be like my wild, fancy horse.


Good luck!


  1. Julie
    June 17, 2010 10:01 am

    Panda bear, definitely!

  2. Jaime
    June 17, 2010 10:03 am

    A penguin – its the closest I’d ever get to having Max Talbot! :)

  3. AWags
    June 17, 2010 10:06 am

    Gotta go giraffe!

  4. Angie
    June 17, 2010 10:08 am

    Naked mole rat?

  5. Amber
    June 17, 2010 10:11 am

    I know dinosaurs aren’t around anymore to be in the zoo, but does Matt LaManna count?

  6. beth
    June 17, 2010 10:14 am

    tiger, for sure.

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  8. Mark
    June 17, 2010 10:15 am

    I want a Kangaroo or a Penguin

  9. deanna
    June 17, 2010 10:16 am

    I think I have to go with the penguins

  10. lu1209
    June 17, 2010 10:18 am

    Definitely an orangutan

  11. Baba Wawa
    June 17, 2010 10:24 am

    i’d go with either an elephant to walk around the neighborhood with and poo in certain yards, or those cute little prairie dogs they used to have at the children’s zoo

  12. James
    June 17, 2010 10:25 am

    Where is the address that one can use to sign up for the contest?

  13. PGHG03
    June 17, 2010 10:28 am

    A baby tiger!

  14. Victoria
    June 17, 2010 10:33 am

    Definitely either a lemur or an otter. My fave author (okay one of the top 3) Richard Bach says we are the otters of the universe.
    But lemurs have those amazing tails and biiiig eyes! I would call him my Squish.

  15. Tracy
    June 17, 2010 10:36 am

    I would definitely want a baby monkey…

  16. heidi
    June 17, 2010 10:38 am

    I think a tiger would be a nice feline addition to our family.

  17. Cadi
    June 17, 2010 10:42 am

    a baby orangutan please!

  18. Jules
    June 17, 2010 10:44 am

    A monkey – but a nice funny one, not the angry, aggressive monkey you sometimes see at the zoo…

  19. Wink
    June 17, 2010 10:46 am

    I’d like a couple of Russian Sables. They’re cute, furry, and when they pass on, I can have a kick-a$$ coat made!

    Hey, I work in the environmental field! This is what I call “recycling”!

  20. Jason
    June 17, 2010 10:47 am

    My wife would love to go to this.

  21. ClumberKim
    June 17, 2010 10:49 am

    That’s easy. A penguin!

    Do you promise they will card me?

  22. N
    June 17, 2010 10:50 am

    I’d want an elephant. It would munch up all my weeds and grass so no more yard work and I could ride it around town.

  23. MsRachelC
    June 17, 2010 10:51 am

    A Tiger so that can be friends with my cats!

  24. Bee
    June 17, 2010 10:56 am

    Oh! I’d love to have a penguin waddling around the house!

  25. Marissa
    June 17, 2010 10:59 am

    My dream animal, which I would never eat (or even threaten to consume), is a baby elephant. Yes, they are only small for a short time, but how cute are those Dumbo ears and long eye lashes. I went to Brew at the zoo in Baltimore, am planning to attend in DC, making it to Pitt would round out my attendance! Pick me :-)

  26. Amy
    June 17, 2010 11:00 am

    Drinking beer at the zoo sounds expensive, I want to do this. Also, I want a pet fox.

  27. troysussaves
    June 17, 2010 11:05 am

    Walrus, please. Nothing says cuddly and lovable like a walrus.

  28. Rick
    June 17, 2010 11:13 am

    A gorilla.

  29. Jill
    June 17, 2010 11:16 am

    A penguin!!!!!

    I LOVE those litte guys :)

  30. T
    June 17, 2010 11:25 am

    The snow leopard for sure. It looks so lonely and cooped up in that cage!

  31. Fred
    June 17, 2010 11:26 am

    A lion.

  32. Ally
    June 17, 2010 11:26 am

    Definitely a penguin. Love them!

  33. Amy
    June 17, 2010 11:34 am

    Absolutely a penguin. If you ever get the chance, do the Penguin Connection program at the National Aviary on the North Shore. I went once and the penguin waddled right over to me and hopped in my lap!

  34. ErinPatricia
    June 17, 2010 11:35 am


    Lots of them.

  35. Wormy
    June 17, 2010 11:35 am

    I would want a tiger and name it “The Fonze”.

  36. burghgal
    June 17, 2010 11:45 am

    Giraffe if I had higher ceilings

  37. Lyra
    June 17, 2010 11:50 am


  38. Chilla
    June 17, 2010 11:55 am

    A dolphin; they are of higher intelligence and would be so much fun! I’d build a moat around the house so it could swim freely with an indoor/outdoor pool

  39. Stevie
    June 17, 2010 11:57 am

    I want a polar bear to ride to work.

  40. Padraig
    June 17, 2010 11:57 am

    I would have to go with a lion. No more need for a security system or a fence. Honestly–nobody is going to try and break into your house with the King of the Jungle standing guard.

  41. eileen
    June 17, 2010 12:06 pm

    A bear. But when it gets too big for my house, am I allowed to trade it in for a monkey?

  42. David Clawson
    June 17, 2010 12:07 pm

    ‘I want to eat a dolphin’

  43. Breanna
    June 17, 2010 12:12 pm

    It’d really be something to have a monkey (a small one) as a pet, but to be fair we’d have to have a couple–so they wouldn’t get lonely.

  44. Jenna
    June 17, 2010 12:14 pm

    I would LOVE a Koala! How cute are they?!

  45. Kaitlin
    June 17, 2010 12:17 pm

    I would love to have a giraffe. I’ve always wanted one and if you could make my dream come true, life would be complete… Or if you could just assist me in seeing one, while drinking beers … whatever you can do, I’d appreciate it.

  46. ally
    June 17, 2010 12:19 pm


  47. LB
    June 17, 2010 12:19 pm

    A penguin!

  48. JennyMoon
    June 17, 2010 12:27 pm


  49. Jennifer Carota
    June 17, 2010 12:30 pm

    A white sea lion!!! They are just too cute :)