Shark Watch This Weekend, Cupcake Love and GIVEAWAYS

Discovery Channel Shark Week Alert: According to Patti, as of noon today Chompie is up!

The big inflatable shark that sometimes appears on the Discovery headquarters building to celebrate SHARK WEEK is rumored to make his appearance this weekend.

His name is Chompie.

And he is awesome.

What’s also awesome?  The cool wildlife shows about SHARKS that will dominate the programming waters on Discovery starting August 1. Shark Week is the longest-running annual special on Discovery – the first Shark Week aired in 1988.  But you really don’t have to wait until August 1 – you can watch full shark-y episodes on right now.

May not be suitable for children…or parents departing for the beach anytime soon.

Here’s the info on the giveaway items:

I have 1 copy of Discovery Channel’s 25th Anniversary DVD which has a variety of episodes from some great documentary series: Raising the Mammoth, Walking with Dinosaurs, Blue Planet, Crocodile Hunter, Planet Earth and Life.


I have 1 copy of the complete Season 2 of Cake Boss on TLC – a 2 disc set that has the whole story about Buddy Valastro and his family who run Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken (aka the Real Future Housewives of New Jersey throwing tantrums when ordering their wedding cakes). I’m giving away this DVD to get you guys ready for the next cake-y series this summer: DC Cupcakes which features our very own local Georgetown Cupcake!!

How to win one of these DVDs – there are multiple ways to win:

  • Leave a comment here if you see that Chompie is UP this weekend on the Discovery building!
  • Share a photo of Chompie anytime that he’s up there.
  • Leave a comment about your kids’ reactions to seeing the big shark.
  • Become a fan of Shark Week on Facebook.
  • Share the DC Cupcake link on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Leave a comment about your fave flavor at Georgetown Cupcake.

I’ll randomly draw the winners on the premiere night of DC Cupcake, July 16!

Good luck at winning…and happy sharkin’.

Disclosure: I have not been compensated by Discovery for this post. All free products provided by Discovery are being gifted to readers. I was invited to a swell party for Silver Docs last month. Oh, and my husband Chris works at Discovery. So they pay my mortgage. I guess there *is* that bias.


  1. LeticiaTechSavvyMama says

    Any flavor of Georgetown Cupcakes are to die for but I have a particular affinity for the Salted Caramel ones!  Yummy!

  2. Lindsay Lebresco says

    I am now a fan of Shark Week on Facebook. I’ve been waiting for Shark Week! (Well my son has) I kept wondering when it was coming!

  3. I don’t need the DVDs, but I LOVE Chompie! He makes me happy when I see him.

  4. WhyMommy says

    Chompie?  HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS?  We will be driving down to Silver Spring just to check.  W00t!

  5. He’s not up yet as of 1:30pm today – we were down at the Fenton Street Market – but word is he’ll be swimming onto the building very soon!

  6. Daniel Carroll says

    He was not up as of 9:30 pm Sat night 🙁

  7. WhyMommy says

    I’m on pins and needles!

  8. He’s up – as of 12 noon Monday the 12th!

  9. Patti – THANK YOU!  You are the best!!!

  10. WhyMommy says

    Whoo-hoo!  Thanks for the tip, Patti!

    Does anyone know how long he stays up?

  11. I’m not entering, but that sure is cool that there is a shark on the building.  I’d love to see it in person.

  12. Cool contest/giveaway! I just became a fan of Shark Week on Facebook!

  13. I also just shared the DC Cupcake link on Facebook. I also love that Georgetown Cupcake is giving out a free cupcake to every person who comes to their store all day long today, Fri. July 16th. Read about it on Twitter. Yum!

  14. Ursula Golladay says

    Thomas & Isabella could stand there staring at this forever! They want to know how it got up there? !!

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