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Fertility monitor raffle #4: Pokésorrynotsorry

Simcha Fisher - published on 07/28/16

Today, I would like credit for not making a single Pokémon Go/NFP joke about catching the elusive peak-achu until well after Pokémon has exited the news cycle. Please! I am not from Havana!

Although I would be interested in knowing how much overlap there is between the “Pokémon monsters are patterned after real live demons, like cat demons and fire demons! How blind can you be!” crowd and the “The smoke of satan has infiltrated Catholic bedroom, and those smoke signals spell out “N . . .F . .  P! How blind can you be!” crowd. Hey, if I’m gonna go blind, it’s not from using NFP, if you know what I mean. Which I don’t.

Onward and upward.

Oh, but maybe you’d like to know that my two sons are currently squabbling over whose turn it is to tape his phone to the hamster wheel so he can hatch eggs without getting off the couch. All this means is that they are their father’s sons, and will soon graduate from searching for a Snorlax to searching for a loophole.

Today’s Fertility Monitor is sponsored by an anonymous donor who is also not from Havana, and who is in no way responsible for the stupidity above, and who says:

This is from an anonymous, loving Catholic family of eight from South Dakota, who would love to have more babies in the world.

Thank you, anon! And a great reminder for Catholics that a good many people use natural family planning to help them conceive. I know an awful lot of long-desired babies who wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for NFP. (More about that in a post later today.)

Here are the other generous sponsors of the other monitors:

Monday: Dr. Michael Czerkes, pro-life and NFP-only OB/GYN at Women’s Health Associates, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, ME.
Tuesday: Dave Singleton in honor of A Simple House.
Wednesday: Lori and Eric Doerneman, a mother-son duo, who are founding a new online resource to educate parents on how to be positive and effective communicators with their children about porn
Friday (US): An anonymous donor
Friday (UK): An anonymous donor

And now les details d’raffle:

How do I enter? Use the Rafflecopter form below. It gives you several ways to enter. If the form doesn’t show up, click on the link that says “a Rafflecopter giveaway” at the bottom of the post. Only one prize per household.

How often can I enter? You may enter once per day, using as many options as you like from the Rafflecopter form. It will show up as “x/6” — so, for instance, if you complete two types of entries today, it will say “2/6” at the top of the form. If it says “0/6,” then your entry did not go through.
Each day is a separate raffle, so you must enter each day to have a chance of winning each day’s prize. Each raffle runs from midnight to midnight, eastern time.

Can I win if I live outside the US? Not Monday through Thursday. HOWEVER, if you have a mailing address in the UK, you can enter on Friday. I’ll be giving away two monitors on Friday: one for a winner in the US, and one for a winner in the UK. If you live in the UK, please only enter the UK contest on Friday! Sorry, residents of other countries are not eligible to win. Sorry with a chain saw!

When will winners be announced? I’ll choose one winner each day on Monday through Thursday, and two winners on Friday (one winner in the US, and one in the UK). I’ll announce all the winners on Friday, or possibly on Saturday if I am a terrible person.
If you are a winner, I will notify you using the address you provided to Rafflecopter.

Do I have to provide my actual email address, even though I worry that you will use it to steal my soul and then go on a shopping spree at Forever 21? Yes, please use an actual email address. I don’t even want your soul. Your valid email is the only way I have of getting in touch with you if you win, so please make sure that when you sign up for Rafflecopter, you use an active address! If I can’t get in touch with you, I’ll pick a different winner.

I think that’s it! Good luck, and thanks again to today’s anonymous sponsor.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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