Friday, August 04, 2006

I.D. contest -- of sorts

Inspired by BirdChick's recent contests, I'd like to offer a different version: Pinpoint my current age.

See, today is my birthday. To reduce the psychological pain of the passing of another year, I'm offering y'all the chance to win the hardcover version of Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds by Miyoko Chu or the Voices of North American Owls two-CD set. The choice of prizes goes to the first correct commenter.

UPDATE: Contest over! See the comments for the winner.


Blogger John B. said...

Happy Birthday!

I'll say 37.

August 04, 2006 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im going for the age in the picture, that way i can't get in trouble...
18 months?

happy birthday!

August 04, 2006 11:32 PM  
Blogger Dave Dorsey said...

A safe answer for every guy. 29 of course. And you don't look a day older.

August 05, 2006 7:39 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

wishing you a happy birthday
I am guessing you are 34?

August 05, 2006 8:26 PM  
Blogger birdchick said...

You're obviously not a day over 29.

August 06, 2006 7:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hmmm, this is tough. I don't think you are as old as I am but the baby picture has a distinctly 1960's feel to it. I'm going to go older than the others and say 40. But I don't know.

August 06, 2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...


August 06, 2006 9:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think you disclosed that info to me at one point but I'm going to say early to mid thirties, 34ish.

August 06, 2006 11:33 AM  
Blogger Stardustgirl said...

Hmmm..... I'm guessing from the toddler picture and the colors in it and the style of dress..... 44?

I'll agree with the others though. If you just gave us a current photo, I'd go younger.

Blame Sharon. I wandered over from her blog :-D

August 06, 2006 3:25 PM  
Blogger Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

How about 43?

August 06, 2006 3:44 PM  
Blogger ChicagoLady said...

No one's guessed 41 yet, so I'll go with that.

August 06, 2006 5:44 PM  
Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Okay, I will take a shot and say 45, since no one guessed that. But you really don't look 45!
Happy birthday!

August 06, 2006 6:45 PM  
Blogger birdchick said...

I think the rapidly aging Amy is my fault, I posted a link in my blog to the contest before the age had been guessed and hinted to my readers that the actual Amy age hadn't been posted.

For the love of Pete, no one go any higher so she won't kill me!


August 06, 2006 7:35 PM  
Blogger ChicagoLady said...

I'll start going younger...28?

August 06, 2006 7:41 PM  
Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Okay...30? That's younger than me and I just don't like it!

August 06, 2006 8:00 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

The toddler photo (clothing and pose) looks just like a photo of my cousin when she was that age. She's 38 now, so that's what I will guess, although you certainly look much younger than that in your current photo.

August 07, 2006 7:04 AM  
Blogger Niki said...


August 07, 2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Egads! Thanks for playin', everyone!

The toddler photo was taken in 1973, when I turned 2... which means Shelly was correct with 35.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, y'all! They definitely helped ease the psychological pain. And yes, Shelly, the festivities will continue for another week or so (c:

August 07, 2006 7:52 AM  
Blogger birdchick said...

Wait, you're 35? I still maintain you look 29, but, man I messed this up all over the place. The age was correctly guessed in the first comment? Oopsie.

Oh dear.

From now on I'm keeping my nose out of your contests.

August 07, 2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Birdchick, glad to see that my campaign of immature behavior had concealed my correct age from your eagle eyes ;)

August 07, 2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger Stardustgirl said...

Wow, I was way off! I got thrown by the 60s-looking blue. But wasn't there some kind of rule in the 70s that avocado green, harvest gold, brown or orange had to show up somewhere if not everywhere? At least whoever did our house certainly felt that way. *shudder*

August 07, 2006 2:14 PM  

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