1. An extraordinary or unusual thing or event.
2. Something excellent.
3. Something very big; something wondrous.
Yep. We do those around here on occasion—usually to commemorate some (real or imagined) life-changing event. And we have lots of prizes. For example:
Bella's Totally Awesome Bridal/Baby Shower
November 7-19, 2011
Breaking Dawn Part 1 movie release. Par-tay!
Inksplasher's Totally Awesome Harry Potter Blog Party
July 11–15, 2011
Celebrating the release of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie release, and mourning the end of an era.
Happy Blog-a-versary To Me!
January 10–14, 2011
To celebrate my 5th blogging anniversary, I'm giving away FIVE prizes a day for FIVE days! Lots of books and other cool stuff!
A month long extravaganza forced upon me by my sister, who insisted we celebrate the release of the Eclipse movie.
May 7–22, 2010
In honor of my daughter Melanie's wedding. We had lots of wedding related contests—including advice, celebrity look-alikes for bride & groom, and wedding trivia.
Otherwise known as the (Nothing-To-Do-With-A-Wedding) Summer Non-Road Trip Contest. (Made sense at the time.) Contests about what I should wear, how I should do my hair & nails, etc—if I were to be going to an important wedding sometime toward the end of that month...
Summer Road Trip
My first big lollapalooza, inspired by the impromptu road trip my daughter Megan and I went on to pick up my new-to-me car. We drove from KY to UT and it was a blast!
2nd Annual Summer Reading Thing
June 20 – September 21, 2008
Another reading challenge. With books for prizes.
Summer Reading Thing 2007
June 20 – September 21, 2007
Inspired by Callapidder Days, I took one of her off seasons and hosted a read-a-thon. Not a true lollapalooza, due to size and scope. But still an adventure of fun. With prizes.
1. Dictionary.com Unabridged; Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.
2. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
3. Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears. Fourth Edition.