Ranger Up Nick vs. Just Barely Amy
My friend Amy at Just Barely has called me out for the last time.
She was our first customer EVER, buying a pair of the Ranger Up pink and black shorts before the site even went online. Pretty much since that day, I have been harassing her to be a model on the site. She has countered that while she is pro-troop, she is not pro-jackass and I am a jackass, so she won’t do it. Since then, our desire to get her on the site has grown and her desire to not be on the site has grown equally. We had (and have) equally absurd levels of stubbornness, so we appeared to be at a stalemate.
Amy is a phenomenal writer who writes tongue-in-cheek short stories about her family and their exploits. Until very recently, her writing has been more hobby than profession, but her husband Steve, I, and all of our collective friends have convinced her she needs to do this for real. So two nights ago, we were having an “idea” session over a bottle of Bombay Sapphire about how to get the word out. I offered to send an email out and post an excerpt about her blog on the Rhino Den. More to annoy me than anything, as is her way, Amy said that she didn’t think I could get much traffic to her site.
The bet was born.
Pictured below is a small pair of Ranger Up “hot shorts” and a small Ranger Up tank top.
In one month’s time, either Amy or I will be wearing those items on Ranger Up and The Rhino Den. It is entirely up to you.
From now until 1 April 2009, you need to either sign up for Justbarely.net’s email or leave a comment on one of Amy’s stories, ideally mentioning the fact that:
a) Nick was right
b) Vets kick ass
c) Her writing is great and she should keep doing it
I get one point for every new signup or comment she gets in the next two weeks.
If I get 250 points, Amy is going to be the next hot Ranger Up model and be part of our next photo shoot with the Ranger Up Girl winners. If I get less than 250 points, I am going to be the next Ranger Up model.
I understand the risk I am running here. Many of you are weighing whether my humiliation trumps seeing a hot chick in Ranger Up gear.
I offer you three reasons why Amy would be a better choice:
1) I won’t care at all about being in women’s clothing on the internet. It won’t be the first time. It probably won’t be the last.
2) The following picture showing Grace and I in the same pose.
3) For every comment or subscriber up to 500, Ranger Up will donate $1 to Soldier’s Angels. If you guys manage 1000 comments or subscribers, Ranger Up will donate an additional $500 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Some of you may think that donating money to a charity for soldiers is an unfair way to swing the contest in my favor, and you’re right, but I’m going to go ahead and cheat anyway.