Free Hello Kitty Optical Mouse and Mousepad

First, the posts and updates that happened this past week that weren’t mentioned on the front page:

Hello Kitty Girl Mike Carroll Skateboard Decks
Hello Kitty Assault Rifle (update)
Hello Kitty Schoolgirl
Hello Kitty LCD TV (update)

And now onto the contest…

I have been able to breathe a sigh of relief because the Hello Kitty toaster and both the pink and black Hello Kitty “shoulder massagers” are on their way to new homes that are — and this is quite significant — not where I live.

Of all the things that came in the unwanted, creepy Hello Kitty package that turned out not to be so creepy, the only one that I don’t think that my wife has in her collection is the Hello Kitty optical mouse and mousepad:

Hello Kitty optical mouse and mousepad

That is not to say that she doesn’t have Hello Kitty mice and mouse pads – she has plenty of both to the point where she has even purchased me one for Xmas a couple of years ago – I just don’t think she has this particular pattern.

This fact makes this giveaway a bit riskier than the others since there is no way of knowing how my wife will react when she finds out, but this has not lessened my determination to make sure that the contents of that box don’t end up in my wife’s collection (especially since the cheeks on the mouse supposedly light up. I don’t want to have to spend a month listening to how cute and adorable that is every time my wife uses the computer).

Entry into this contest is going to be a bit different than just leaving a comment and will help me clean up this blog at the same time. If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, you will know that my posts often have many spelling and grammatical mistakes in them. While I’d love to lay the full blame of this on the evil feline (and part of this is true because I don’t feel like spending any more time on this blog than is necessary to get the next inexplicable Hello Kittified item up), the other is that I simply suck at writing.

For this contest, find a spelling or grammatical mistake in any post (not comments since I didn’t write those) and point it out to enter the contest. Your post should have the following 3 bits of information:

1. The url of the page that has the mistake
2. The paragraph (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) in the post that has the mistake
3. The correction of the mistake

For every mistake that you find, you get one entry into the contest. You may enter as many times as you like. If you find more than one mistake on a post, be sure to list each one separately as a comment so that you get an entry for each. The more mistakes you point out to me, the better your chance to win. I know there are hundreds of mistakes in this blog so there are plenty of chances to enter.

I will have a random number generated for all the comments left below. The person’s comment that matches the number will receive the mouse and mouse pad, which will be sent out by my parents.

The contest starts now and will end at 11:59 pm eastern (10:59 pm central, 9:59 pm mountain and 8:59 pm pacific) on Friday November 20th so there is plenty of time to look around and find the errors. Open to anyone living anywhere in the world except at my address in Japan.

Update: This contest is officially over and mhkitty summed it up rather nicely: ”

Man, you just opened the floodgates of hell upon yourself! Only thing worse than a crazed hello kitty fan is a crazed hello kitty fan who thinks they know it all about grammar and spelling!

I have learned my lesson. The random number generated was 283

random number

making SexieBexie the winner. Congratulations.

340 thoughts on “Free Hello Kitty Optical Mouse and Mousepad

  1. page: http://www.kittyhell.com/2007/02/16/it-aint-going-to-happen/

    1st paragraph

    All your pleading, whining and crying have absolutely no affect on me because basically, I don’t care.

    – ‘affect’ should be ‘effect’
    – needs a comma after ‘whining’
    – ‘have’ should be ‘has’ or ‘will have’

    They were all such minor mistakes that I included them in this one post. And I know you must hear this a lot but your blog is so funny! I personally only like Hello Kitty when she’s warped from her originally ‘cute’ image.

    fixed — hkh

  2. http://www.kittyhell.com/2009/11/14/free-hello-kitty-optical-mouse-and-mousepad/#comment-123489

    7th paragraph: “I will have a random number generated for all the comments left below and whichever person’s comment matches the number, I will have my parents send them the mouse and mouse pad.”

    Correction with less awkward phrasing: “I will have a random number generated for all comments left below. The person’s comment that matches the number will receive the mouse and mouse pad.”

    If the fact that your parents are sending it out is crucial, then phrase this way: “The person’s comment that matches the number will receive the mouse and mouse pad, which will be sent out by my parents.”

    fixed — hkh

  3. http://www.kittyhell.com/category/hello-kitty-art/

    last paragraph

    The deluge of Hello Kitty tattoos into my email box continues unabated (it makes one seriously pause to consider how bad things have become in the world when hundreds of people are not only going under the ink gun to have the evil feline become a part of them, but then think it’s a good idea […]

    fixed — hkh

  4. http://www.kittyhell.com/2006/11/26/hello-kitty-hamburger/

    last paragraph…”…know eventually where she will be coming out (I’m actually hoping that my wife reads this and decides that I’m never allowed to eat Hello Kitty food again) You have to find a glimmer of hope where ever you can…”

    you left the period off the sentence prior to the new sentence beginning with, “You have to find…”

    fixed — hkh

  5. http://www.kittyhell.com/2008/02/20/hello-kitty-vw-bug/

    second paragraph…”It will not be long before I’m going to be riding around in something that looks a bad (if not worse — and probably a lot pinker) than this.”

    should read, “It will not be long before I’m going to be riding around in something that looks AS bad (if not worse — and probably a lot pinker) than this.”

    fixed — hkh

  6. 1. http://www.kittyhell.com/2009/09/07/hello-kitty-toaster/#more-2324
    2. Paragraph 4
    3. “A warning to all people out there. If your significant other decides that a Hello Kitty toaster is a cute addition to your kitchen, you know that it’s time to get out of the kitchen (and the entire relationship).”

    Since the warning follows the first sentence, they should be put together with a colon:

    “A warning to all people out there: If your significant other decides that a Hello Kitty toaster is a cute addition to your kitchen, you know that it’s time to get out of the kitchen (and the entire relationship).”

    fixed — hkh

  7. 1. http://www.kittyhell.com/2009/08/29/hello-kitty-major-league-baseball-punishment/#more-1995
    2. Paragraph 3
    3. “Of course, it could also be a strategic game winning plan. None of the other players on the other team would be able to concentrate after witnessing something as terrifying as that which would almost assuredly result in the loss of the game.”

    Needs a comma, and is a bit of a run-on sentence. Try:

    “Of course, it could also be a strategic game-winning plan. None of the players on the other team would be able to concentrate after witnessing something as terrifying as that, which would almost assuredly result in the loss of the game.”

    fixed — hkh

  8. URL: http://www.kittyhell.com/2006/08/14/with-friends-like-this/

    Paragraph 1

    Mistake: I took off for the weekend to Las Vegas to meet my business partner, Nate, whom I’ve work on a number of websites with, but had never met before. (should read “…with whom I’ve worked” – splitting the “whom” and “with” would be OK, albeit informal, but the tense of the verb “work” is definitely wrong).

    Paragraph 3

    Mistake: Actually, it’s pretty much a mute point because there is rarely anything that I ever see that she doesn’t already have. (should read “moot point”)

    fixed — hkh

  9. http://www.kittyhell.com/2007/01/21/hello-kitty-extreme-computer-mod/

    1st paragraph: “While the person that posted the Hello Kitty laptop computer mod had the sense to label it as “hobbies gone wrong” I doubt that any Hello Kitty fanatic would view it that way.”

    Correction: “While the person that posted the Hello Kitty laptop computer mod had the sense to label it as “hobbies gone wrong,” I doubt that any Hello Kitty fanatic would view it that way.” (insert comma after “wrong”)

    fixed — hkh

  10. http://www.kittyhell.com/2008/01/21/hello-kitty-hat-photo-of-horror-2/

    first paragraph: As if the Hello Kitty photo of horror wasn’t enough to show the pain that the significant other of Hello Kitty fanatics must endure (see, if you don’t have a Hello Kitty fanatic in your life, you may have made the terrible assumption that taking a photo like that was reserved for only special times such as a trip to Puroland), here are some more photos sent to me showing how Hello Kitty fanatics are willing to make their husband wear Hello Kitty head gear just because they think it’s “cute”

    Correction: As if the Hello Kitty photo of horror wasn’t enough to show the pain that the significant other of Hello Kitty fanatics must endure (see, if you don’t have a Hello Kitty fanatic in your life, you may have made the terrible assumption that taking a photo like that was reserved for only special times such as a trip to Puroland), here are some more photos sent to me showing how Hello Kitty fanatics are willing to make their husbands wear Hello Kitty head gear just because they think it’s “cute.” (pluralize “husband” and add a period after “cute”)

    fixed — hkh

  11. http://www.kittyhell.com/2008/01/21/hello-kitty-hat-photo-of-horror-2/

    3rd paragraph: Worse, my wife then wants to know why I am not willing to do such things when other husbands will which ultimately leads to my wife attempting to do so and me eventually spending the night on the couch in the Hello Kitty sleeping bag.

    Correction: Worse, my wife then wants to know why I am not willing to do such things when other husbands will. This ultimately leads to my wife attempting to do so and me eventually spending the night on the couch in the Hello Kitty sleeping bag. (Split the run-on sentence)

    fixed — hkh

  12. http://www.kittyhell.com/2008/01/21/hello-kitty-hat-photo-of-horror-2/

    4th paragraph: Actually posting these photos was quite a dilemma. To do so is instant humiliation for the poor guy and I know that he will not be able to leave his home for the next month due to embarrassment, but at the same time, nobody would believe this actually takes place if I don’t (seriously, would anyone in their right mind think that dressing a man in a Hello Kitty hat would be a positive event in any way, shape or form and that people actually do it without photo proof?). I do need to send out a big “thank you” to him for taking another one for the Hello Kitty Hell team…

    Correction: To do so is instant humiliation for the poor guy, and I know that he will not be able to leave his home for the next month due to embarrassment. At the same time, nobody would believe this actually takes place if I don’t (seriously, would anyone in their right mind think that dressing a man in a Hello Kitty hat would be a positive event in any way, shape or form and that people actually do it without photo proof?). (insert comma after “guy” and split run-on sentence)

    fixed — hkh

  13. Man, you just opened the floodgates of hell upon yourself! Only thing worse than a crazed hello kitty fan is a crazed hello kitty fan who thinks they know it all about grammar and spelling!

    I’d say good luck but this was your own fault, man!

    point well taken — hkh

  14. http://www.kittyhell.com/2009/05/26/hello-kitty-skin-meter/

    3rd paragraph.

    “… it appears that at least one employee had a twinge of conscience and added a clock in it (the call the gadget a “Hello Kitty beauty clock”) so that it actually has a function that makes sense to anyone that isn’t a Hello Kitty fanatic.”

    Fragment in parentheses doesn’t make sense. Also, “makes sense to anyone that” should be “makes sense to anyone who.”

    Are you sure this contest is a good idea? Having to go back through every hellish encounter can’t be good for your health.

    fixed — hkh and yes, I’m having second thoughts…

  15. I love this idea for cleaning up your blog. Clever man. (or a glutton for abuse)

    http://www.kittyhell.com/2006/08/04/hello-kitty-hell-the-beginning/
    Paragraph 1
    “I live in a Hello Kitty Hell, no if ands or buts about it.” should read
    “I live in a Hello Kitty Hell, no ifs, ands or buts about it.” with one more ‘s’ and one more comma. (I believe a comma after “ands” is optional… and honestly, I don’t know if it is “Hell,” or some other punctuation mark.)

    Please randomizer, pick me!

    fixed — hkh

  16. http://www.kittyhell.com/2006/08/17/i-know-more-about-hello-kitty-than-is-healthy/

    4th paragraph

    “…a lot of people I don’t know and start talking about Hello Kitty and making false statements on purpose knowing that I will have to correct them.”

    Missing word:

    Should read: “…a lot of people I don’t know and THEY’LL start talking about Hello Kitty and making false statements on purpose knowing that I will have to correct them.”

    fixed — hkh

  17. http://www.kittyhell.com/2006/09/20/hello-kitty-scooter/

    Last paragraph, below photos”

    “Once my wife realized that there were multiple Hello Kitty scooter styles out there, it’s inevitable that she would want to begin a collection…”

    Tense change: Should read, “Once my wife realized that there were multiple Hello Kitty scooter styles out there, it WAS inevitable that she would want to begin a collection…”

    fixed — hkh

  18. http://www.kittyhell.com/2006/12/01/hello-kitty-laptop-ipod/

    1st paragraph

    “See the problem is that this special offering is being limited to just 100 units so she is convinced that she will be able to resell them for a big profit.”

    Missing commas. Should read, “See, the problem is that this special offering is being limited to just 100 units, so she is convinced that she will be able to resell them for a big profit.”

  19. http://www.kittyhell.com/2007/04/10/hello-kitty-food-stamp/

    1st paragraph

    “Now not only can my wife search for all the Hello Kitty branded food out there to torture me with, if for some reason she’s in a hurry or can’t find a particular food that comes with Hello Kitty, she can simply brand it with a Hello Kitty stamp.”

    Needs a coordinating conjunction before conjunction “if.” Should read, “BUT if for some reason…”
    fixed–hkh

  20. http://www.kittyhell.com/2007/05/01/hello-kitty-brief-underwear/

    Penultimate paragraph

    “Remember how your mom always told you not to wear dirty underwear in case you got into an accident and had to go to the hospital (or was that just my mom?) That is exactly what went through my mind when I saw these”

    Should read,
    “Remember how your mom always told you not to wear dirty underwear in case you got into an accident and had to go to the hospital (or was that just my mom)? That is exactly what went through my mind when I saw these”

    The question mark should go on the outside of the parenthesis.
    fixed–hkh

  21. I WON I WON I WON I WON I WON!!!!!! YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. My pawpaw cant use a laptop without a mouse ( he’s old… xP )
    so i think im gonna give him this.
    that is if you pick me o.0

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