Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Drum Roll Please!

I did it! I complied and cut out a million-billion little strips of paper yesterday! Okay, so it was closer to six or seven-hundred slips of paper. Still, that's a lot!

I started out hand writing each email address or ID on to the strips. I eventually realized that such a method isn't wise, given how my penmanship degrades the longer I write.

After about 230 strips, I realized that I had resorted to using my university-note-taking scribbling. Which I can read (usually) but I'm pretty sure no one else can. So, I'm looking at these strips and I can see what was going to happen when I finally got around to the drawing.

I am going to pick a paper slip and the name/email address was going to look like this:

[ ~w~~~%~~~r ]

So ambiguous that everyone is going to have the itching suspicion that they may have won, no matter what I tell them it says.

So I started over, typing this time (which, as we have all probably figured out by now, I am only marginally better at). This of course means I could have used the number generator, but by this point I was feeling really stubborn. I was bent on having my drawing and I finished it.

So I gathered up all the strips into a bowl... I fluffed, I shook and I mixed. Then I dug my hand deep into the bowl and grabbed one.


Congratulations on the $150 gift certificate. I'll email you today to double check the address then I'll send you all the details you need to start shopping for that new dutch oven.

To everyone else, the nice folks who take the time to read my blog. Thank you. I know we all have busy lives and that each of you pop by and take the time to read, comment and occasionally point out my typos is appreciated. Thank you to CSN too, for letting me give away your money.

I enjoy doing these giveaways and I'll do my best to arrange one that is accessible to all of my readers in the future.

Now, I'm off to scoop some ice cream and work on today's post.



  1. oh my goodness, you should've just used Random.Org! lol

    Congrats Jackie, what a great giveaway! Yay for CSN!

  2. I just got your email about winning!! Thank you so much!

  3. Congratulations to the winner!!! And wow, what a hard work for you

  4. jackie...congrats! & do enjoy your shopping spree!

    ms. h...great job!

  5. And, Ms. Humble, you now know how many people read your blog. Not the ten or twenty people who comment daily, but hundreds and hundreds. Congrats on that.

  6. Jackie - Congrats and enjoy! And to you Ms. Humble, thanks for a wonderful blog - I enjoy it so much!

  7. I'm trying to be gracious and congratulate Jackie, but do you know how many ways I had already spent that card? Sigh. Oh well -- congratulations (REALLY) and thank you Ms. H for working your little fingers to the bone. It's not being stubborn, it is exercising the old-fashioned virtue of perseverance! Well done!

  8. Wow. That was a lot of work for a drawing hahaha. I love the random generator.

    Congratulations to Jackie!!!

  9. Congratulations, Jackie!


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