Monday, December 20, 2010

Harley Presents The CSN $45 Giveaway Winner

Well, I finally did it. I got my act together and have a winner for the $45 CSN Gift Certificate. Here’s how it all went down.

First, I decided that every single one of you that left a comment since the giveaway was announced would automatically be entered. As I read through all your comments, I was really touched by the kindness, sincerity and outrageously funny comments you left. In all truth, the last few weeks have been a bit of a challenge but knowing there are complete and total strangers who care, well, it’s made me think. Things like, “Do these people sit at their computers in their underwear?” and “Do prison inmates have access to computers because I sort of wonder about Glen?” and “Should I have lied about my location because having an escaped prisoner in underwear show up at my house could be a bad thing.” Seriously, I love you bunch of strange strangers and I am thankful for every single one of you. Even you Glen.

Glen looking pretty and normal but he is seriously not pretty normal.

Ok, so the next thing I did after I composed myself from blubbering in gratitude was this. I wrote each entry on a playing card. Wanna know how I got that idea? Well, do ya? Ok, I’ll tell you anyway. I was crying while baking Christmas cookies because I miss my parents and it’s Christmas and I am a crybaby. Then I opened a drawer to get an oven mitt and what should I spy but an old deck of my parents playing cards. Then I got mad and I said this right out loud for the whole world to hear. “Fine! If you insist on being dead, I will use your playing cards to pick a winner for my giveaway. I will write a name on each card and completely deface your cards. So there.”

Then I did.

Then I spread all bazillion cards on top of Harley’s cage and told him to have a party.

Then he stared at me.

Then I begged.

Then he turned his back on me.

Then I thought I heard my parents getting the last laugh.

So, I had to rethink my strategy and offer Harley small handfuls to pick a card from. Then I took Harley’s picks and had him pick from that final pile for the final ultimate winner.

You people have no idea what I go through to show my gratitude.

Anyway, the winner is

Jessica at TSOP is one of my favorite human beings. I love her. She is a strange and twisted creature with a heart the size of Outer Mongolia. The woman is creative and inspiring and amazing and well, check out her blog and see if I’m lying.

Congratulations Jess!! Enjoy your $45 CSN shopping spree.

As for possible future giveaways, if I ever get asked again, I can promise you this much. No. More. Birds.

I'm thinking Olivia would be much easier to work with.


Deborah said...

that is one smart bird

I get mad at dead people too.


Brian Miller said...

haha...looking forward to seeing what the pigs got...congrats to the winner...and rock on bird!

Parsley said...

That's the best giveaway post EVER! Seriously...I need to come to your place and play with the animals. I will probably overstay my welcome, laugh way too much, and eat all the sweets in your house but hey...that's just me.

Blasé said...

I never win anything...

Monkey Man said...

I loved the suspense.

Two Shades of Pink said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! I truly NEVER win anything! I am ecstatic! And such lovely words for me. I love you dearly Marla. Perhaps I did not pay you enough per word. You deserve more.

Two Shades of Pink said...

And I need to address your methods...perfectly brilliant. I want to say that bird knows how to pick em. But that is corny. So I will just bird.

Enchanted Oak said...

Your parents' cards got what was coming to them: laughter, love, and a blessing to the world at large! Or at least your blogging world.
I'm also struggling with mad thoughts about dead people. You're never alone.

Unknown Mami said...

COngratulations to the winner! You sure do find interesting ways to pick winners.

Sarah said...

Stick with the bird. You won't have any cards left if you go with the pig.

Lily Robinson said...

That is certainly a unique way to pick a winner! I need to get my give-away ready... I've had the prizes for months. Can I borrow your bird? I'll use my own deck.

Glen said...

OY!! when I get finished tattooing your face onto my arm with candle wax I'm gonna have something to say about all this. Not that I'm having much luck with the tattoo - it takes ages waiting for the wax to cool and then it doesn't seem to want to stick on. i did hear that you are supposed to do it while the wax is hot, but frankly that sounds painful.

Have a mighty Christmas :-)

Dawn said...

LOL! I love this giveaway post!