"Load me up quick, here comes another first-time home buyer!"
-- Rob Mundt of Concord
"And if anyone asks, we're just a normal couple from Charlotte who enjoy a 3-hour water fight in their front yard."
-- Noel Bankhead, Indian Trail
"It's getting tougher every year to win Yard of the Month!"
-- William Owens, Marvin, NC
"Remember, we're not watering our lawn, we're defending our property."
-- Charles Randall, Cherryville
"I'll stop when they pry this from my cold, wet fingers!"
-- submitted, with variations, from many readers
Thank you for all your entries. Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received this week:
"Leave the gun. Take the Canna Lilies!" -- my personal favorite, but, I know, a little obscure . . . k.s.
"That'll teach him to call 311 on me!"
"This really drains me emotionally."
"The grass is having a blast."
"Make my day, CMUD!"
"As far as I know, there is no restriction on watering people."
"Time to reload. I've just about got the front lawn covered."
"It worked on the Wicked Witch. It might just work on your mother!"
"Patrols everywhere!!... We're losing the lawn fast!!... Keep the water coming!"
"The water cops are here! Get the silencer!"
"Fine for watering $100 ... squirt gun $19.99 ... making the dirty rat dance ... PRICELESS !!!"
"Edna, are we odd or even?"
"If you're not with me, then you're against me!!!"
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