That’s probably what Mr. and Mrs. Woycheck are thinking right now.

And that’s what you have to do if you want to take part in the When Will WoyGirl Arrive Pool, which starts … now.

The idea here stemmed from a conversation on Plurk last night — Woy said something about being thirsty, and the rest of us turned his innocent comment into a discussion about when WoyGirl will arrive. I was the jackass who suggested a pool, and BBM’s notion that the Woychecks get a cut was right on.

So here’s what we’re gonna do: Pick a day, and if WoyGirl shows up between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on that date, half of the pot is yours. Claim your day in the comments, and make sure the email address you leave in the form is valid — PayPal tells me I can send you an invoice and you can make a secure payment through them. If we occasionally see each other in real life, you can always give me then money then.

The ante? Let’s say four bucks. The winner gets half of the pot, and the Woychecks get the other half for their diaper fund.

Important to know: Woy says the due date is July 27. I have no other medical information or advice to offer. You’re on your own from here.

Also important to know: I MUST HAVE YOUR ENTRY BY 11:59 P.M. TUESDAY. You’ll be able to see a running tally of claimed days in the comments, and I’ll post the full list and the amount we’re playing for on Wednesday morning.

To get the ball rolling, I’m taking July 18. Full moon, etc. What’s your pick?

Cindy brought up an excellent question: May one person make multiple entries? The answer is certainly — but let’s limit it to, say, two per person, so someone can’t just buy August.

Taken dates, as of 4 p.m. Monday:

  • July 18, Uncle Crappy
  • July 19, Karen
  • July 21, Cindy
  • July 23, Dawn
  • July 25, Scott
  • July 26, BBM
  • July 27, Elena
  • July 29, Kim
  • July 30, TheJim
  • Aug. 1, Will
  • Aug. 2, Rachel
  • Aug. 4, Scott

We’ve got the due week almost covered, but there are still a couple choice dates left there. And if you’re thinking WoyGirl is going to hang on for a little while, only half the dates in the first week of August are taken. Git yer pix in!

26 Replies to “hurry.”

  1. Even though I don’t know the Woy-people, and I too don’t wish anyone have a late baby (like my first, induced 7 days late — kid wasn’t leaving without an eviction notice) I’m going with July 29.


  2. One dollar. One DOLLAR!! Wait…. my inaccurate Price is Right bidding style will get me no where.

    8-1. Hang in there little one!


  3. I am going to vote for July 27th her due date. I know onlt 3% of babies are born on this date. But thats when my baby was born so I got to go for it.


  4. I’m going to go ahead and stick my flag in July 23. My first instinct was the 17th, but that’s only because it’s my brother’s Birthday. :)

    Woooo the race is on!


  5. Jim: We still need an alternate date out of you.

    Dawn: We should do a “When Will Dawn Papuga Procreate Pool.”

    A) 2008
    B) 2010
    C) When hell freezes over


  6. Scott: Both of your dates are taken, although you’re the first one pick the odds-on favorite in the Papuga Pool. Got a couple other choices?


  7. I’m going to weigh on on July 32nd, which is a day only understandable to a woman who goes into labor on July 30th and doesn’t deliver until the next day or 2.


  8. July 28th, then. Conventional wisdom would just have me move it to the 20th, but since I have no actual connection to the 20th, I feel safer and more comfortable with tacking on seven days to that sonofabitch.


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