July 5th, 2014 by The Watermelon Guy

I was thinking yesterday about Independence Day, and how it’s one of the only holidays that we, as Americans, observe with a celebration that actually fits the true meaning of the holiday. That celebration usually involves everything that we’ve come to know and love about the good ol’ US of A, including fireworks and barbeques piled high with a smorgasbord of sizzling meat.

We did both in my household (we’re actually heading out to see fireworks tonight). I even grilled up some watermelon for the burgers, which is a Fourth of July tradition of sorts.


Speaking of watermelon, our first National Watermelon Month prize is here and up for grabs! It’s the absolutely adorable little watermelon bag seen above. (My wife’s description, not mine.)

I bought it on Etsy, and the person who made it describes it as “a sweet little bag for your money, keys and credit cards.” The seller also listed the bag’s measurements as 17 centimeters wide and nine centimeters high. I’m not good with the metric system, so that could mean it’s four feet wide or maybe four inches wide. Either way, you can put your keys and credit cards in it. (NOTE: I just used a handy conversion calculator – it’s 6.7 inches wide by 3.5 inches high.)

I’ll choose one comment from all the comments left on the blog this month to win this “adorable” bag. To get things started, leave a comment with what you’d put in this bag if you won it!

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June 13th, 2014 by The Watermelon Guy


I consider myself a pretty patriotic guy. On a scale of one to 10, I’d say I’m about a nine. The only thing keeping me from a perfect red, white and blue patriotism score is an American flag tattoo on my right arm, but I’ll have that someday.

As a man who’s proud of his country, I’m excited about the fourth of July. Another reason to get excited on this Independence Day? It’s the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.

To celebrate America’s national anthem and watermelon’s own patriotic roots, the National Watermelon Promotion Board has created a summer promotion called Star Spangled Watermelon. As you can see from the Star Spangled Watermelon website, it’s filled with recipes, carvings and trivia, all of which offer a summertime salute to America.

The fun doesn’t end there, either. There’s also a sweepstakes and a Facebook promotion with giveaways and prizes. (Be sure to LIKE watermelon on Facebook so you don’t miss out!)

Among the prizes is a very cool watermelon quilt, which will be given away to THREE fans. (Three fans will EACH receive a quilt. They won’t cut up one quilt and divide it among three fans. That wouldn’t be much fun.) To enter, just visit the Star Spangled Watermelon sweepstakes page and share the best part about your Star Spangled Summer.

Unfortunately, one of the prizes isn’t a tattoo of a watermelon with an American flag sticking out of it, which means I’m on my own when it comes to that dream.

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