Arnold Caption Contest: Pumping Iron

Update: Thank you for participating. This giveaway is now closed. 

Congratulations to bozpictures for winning our Arnold Schwarzenegger caption contest!

We received lots of really good captions, but this one really gave us a chuckle.
An honourable mention goes to Joseph A. for “Is this just a routine blood check? Because you might need a bigger needle!”

Come back Monday, September 16 for another fun Arnie picture and another chance to win a copy of Total Recall.

From bodybuilder to actor to politician. We’re celebrating the extraordinary life of chameleon Arnold Schwarzenegger and the upcoming release of his memoir Total Recall with a caption contest.

Every Monday for the month of September, we’ll post a new photo to this blog.Submit your best caption (in 30 words or less) for these photos as a comment and you’ll be entered to win one of four copies of Total Recall! One winner will be selected and announced every Friday.

Here is our next photo: young Arnie during his days of training for the Mr. Olympia competition.

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And the winner is…

Congratulations to Dexter for winning our first Arnold Schwarzenegger caption contest!
With over 40 movies under his belt we’d say Arnie has a lot of screening to do.

Thanks to everyone who entered, the S&S Canada team got a good chuckle from all the entries. But don’t put away your thinking cap yet, we’ll have another photo for you on Monday. Come back for more Arnie fun times and another chance to win a copy of Total Recall.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

What does this name make you think of? Muscles? Politics? Phone calls from friends in Arnie’s prerecorded voice?

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes me think of my dad. The name and the man evoke memories of late nights spent in our old, falling-down house – Arnold’s voice booming through the living room and into the kitchen- drawing us together, cringing and laughing: Arnold is escapism. He is power and fantasy and action enough to keep your eyes glued to the TV far beyond exhaustion. He is The Predator. He is True Lies. He is The Terminator.

Some will think of him as a pregnant man in Junior, a brother in Twins, a bodybuilder shaking our understanding of strength and forming new ideas about The American Dream. Regardless, this iconic man has touched many lives. Now, with the October 1, 2012 release of his autobiography, we have the opportunity to learn about him – the man behind the image – in his own words.

ImageLearn more about the book.

Visit Schwarzenegger.com.

Like Arnold on Facebook and follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Every Monday for the month of September, we’ll post a new photo to this blog. Submit your best caption (in 30 words or less) for these photos as a comment and you’ll be entered to win one of four copies of Total Recall! One winner will be selected and announced every Friday.

Here is our first photo:

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Update: Thank you for participating. This giveaway is now closed. Find out who won here.

Need some relationship S.O.S.?

Do you feel like your partner has become your child?

Do you find yourself being his maid, his cook, his manager?

Have romance, respect, fun—and sex—been drained out of your relationship? 

Sara Dimerman and J.M. Kearns might have just the answer you’re looking for. They are the authors of the upcoming book How Can I Be Your Lover When I’m Too Busy Being Your Mother? in which the address the oft occurring but rarely talked about Mother Syndrome. A scenario in which a woman  finds she’s turned into a mother to her man instead of the equal and intimate partner she once was.

She has a day job just like he does, yet at home she finds herself doing most of the housework, running the home, and being in charge of the child-rearing, which makes her his boss in the one place they spend most of their time together. This leaves her feeling angry and resentful—hardly conducive to being lovers. Dimerman and Kearns boldly confront the issues, allowing both sexes to vent in a no-holds-barred exchange that ranges from hostile to hilarious. They deconstruct the problem using real-life examples and lay out a step-by-step path that will enable any couple to get back to being equal partners again.

Read an excerpt

Take our Have You Become a Mother to Your Man? quiz

And for a short time only, we’re running a sweeps where you could win a one hour consultation session with the authors. Click below to enter.

Sara and J.M. will be in Toronto on August 18th for an event with Indigo. Click on the image below for details.

Visit Sara’s website and follow her on Twitter. Visit J.M.’s website.

www.howcanibeyourlover.com

 

 

Memoir Mondays: The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Memoirs have the power to move us, connect with us and allow us to share life changing experiences with people we’d otherwise never have the chance to know. Every Monday, we’re pleased to feature a memoir and open a window to someone else’s life.

 

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain is the incredible story and miraculous work of a remarkable woman.  Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, and was physically uncoordinated.  While she had near-total auditory and visual memory – she could memorize and recite whole books – she couldn’t grasp the meaning of what she heard or read.

At age 26, Barbara discovered the work of Russian neuro-psychologist Aleksandr Luria, who researched a soldier that had been shot in the brain and shared similar disabilities. For the first time, Barbara says, “I recognised somebody describing exactly what I experienced. His expressions were the same: living life in a fog. His difficulties were the same: he couldn’t tell the time from a clock, he couldn’t understand bigger and smaller without drawing pictures, he couldn’t tell the difference between the sentences ‘The boy chases the dog’ and ‘The dog chases the boy.’ I began to see that maybe an area of my brain wasn’t working.”

Barbara started devising exercises for different parts of her brain. For example, she drew 100 two-handed clock faces on cards, each one telling a different time, and wrote the time each told on the back of the card. After four months of 8 to 10 hour training, Barbara discovered a change – she could watch the news or read the first 10 pages of a book and understand it.  She continued to expand and refine her exercises, eventually opening the Arrowsmith School to train teachers and implement her program in schools all over North America.

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain is an inspiring story of hope and a testament to tenacity.

Watch the book trailer here: