I Just Gave This Book Away!


Yes, despite some server issues and some other shit, I finally got this thing to cooperate long enough to give me a winner for the Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor giveaway.

Congratulations to Meg Hammil!!

Thank you and everyone for taking the time to stop by here and make a comment!

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

And once again, thank you to Alyson Herzig and Jessica Azar for the book mostly, but also for their support in this giveaway.

This Giveaway has a Winner!! (Ended)

11016479_10204957200962656_12811739_n-300x213The recent wreckage I caused myself is finally smoothing out.  Lessons were learned, I have grown as a result and life in general is returning to a state of relative normalcy.  What does that mean for me?

It means I’m back in the saddle and I’m ready to start bringing the funny again.

What does it mean for you?

It means I’m feelin’ groovy and I want to let you all know by giving away this book!!


During my trip to recovery I read a fantastic book that brought some incredible perspective to me during that recovery.  It was so fantastic that I decided I wanted to share it with you as well.  What is even better about it?

The book was put together by our very own fellow bloggers and humorists, Alyson Herzig of The Shitastrophy and Jessica Azar of Herd Management.

It is a collection of stories from sufferers of mental illness telling what they experienced, how they have coped and what they did (or didn’t) do to learn to deal with their illness.  It is happiness and humor intertwined with grief and sadness, but at the end of the book the fellow sufferer will not feel alone and the family and friends of sufferers will have a better understanding of the trials that need to be overcome.

That was a wordy and very nice way of saying, I laughed.  I cried.  It became a part of me.

This book is currently #1 in its category on Amazon!


For those of you that don’t win, I’m sorry, but buying the book doesn’t cost  much more than a meal at Burger King and will provide you with better mental nourishment, so I highly encourage you to make the purchase.  (An Amazon link is provided in the left-hand sidebar.)

Just look at all the people that you probably recognize on this list of contributors!!

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The giveaway has ended.  Congratulations to Meg Hammil for winning the book!!  Please enjoy and keep coming back to Opticynicism!!


Much, MUCH thanks to Alyson Herzig in her support of this giveaway!!

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We have a WEINER!! I mean, winner . . .

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Yes, ladies and gents, with Denise’s help and 700 miles between her and the voting ballots, she picked one at random and we have a winner of the myChargeCheer portable phone charger giveaway and yep, that pic wasn’t chosen by accident!!  Alanna of White Girls Be Like . . . !! Continue reading “We have a WEINER!! I mean, winner . . .”

I’m giving a portable charger away, because I’m cool like that!!

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Welcome to 2014!!  You’re attached to your phone all the damn time.

Ok, well, I am.  So is the idiot texting while driving down the middle lane of I-75 going 40 mph.

Hopefully that’s not you, but I know you all depend on your phones quite a bit.  It’s how we get our email, text messages, Facebook updates, Tweets, cry over our blog stats and get our sports scores.  We use it for everything. . . .

Everything but talk on the goddamn phone!!

So here’s the thing:  myCharge is gonna give you a portable charger.  For FREE, Yo!!

I know, you’re thinking there is a catch.  There isn’t.  I mean really . . . there isn’t.  All you need is a Twitter account, a mouse with a functional left-clicker and the ability to click it.


Simply go to your Twitter account and Retweet THIS TWEET!!

Follow them on Twitter @myChargePower and use the hashtag #myChargeCheer!!

That’s it.  That is all.  Period.  Done.  Give them a couple days and they will reply to your tweet with a Google form for you to put your address in and poof, you get a charger.

No pain, and still a gain!!  Like donuts without the guilt.

But wait . . . there’s more!!!

(I’ve waited so long to say that)

I am also giving away a myCharge Red Razor to one of you lucky people too!  Even if you don’t have a Twitter account!


The RazorPlus is a Rechargeable 3000 mAh battery that delivers an additional 13 hours of talk time for your smartphone. It’s crafted from anodized aluminum, and the ultra-thin RazorPlus comes in four colors: red, pink, blue and anodized aluminum (silver).

A $50 value if you buy one yourself . . . and I can prove it!!

If you just want to buy one though, myCharge is offering a 25% discount if you use the code: JOLLY

(iPhone, cord, dress, legs, shoes and unidentifiable fuckin’ blob not included.)

Also, I am sorry to say, this offer is good for my peeps in the United States of ‘Murica only.

So what do I need you to do to win it, you ask?  Good question.  It’s still pretty easy.

Simply use the subscription link in the sidebar to subscribe to Opticynicism, then leave a comment below telling me that you did so.  Already a subscriber?  Then leave a comment telling me that too!!  On Friday, 12/12/14, I will randomly draw from the people that commented (read:  sneeze on the screen and pick the commenter with the most snot) and I will give you this charger!!

STILL. NO. PANTS!!  I gets no easier than that!

Do it!!  Now!!

While I am being compensated for this giveaway, these things seriously rock.  They make classy work texts with my brother possible . . . .