Monday, February 11, 2013

And the winner is...

...wait, first I have to tell you how we arrived at this moment because, as you may have guessed, I could not make it easy. I agonized over random number generators and choosing paper strips out of a hat. Here was my first effort...

I had the names written on strips of paper, but then decided to randomly put numbers on the backs of those strips. I did the number generator, but couldn't figure out how to show you the result in a pretty format. Skwishee won when I matched the number on the computer to the number on the paper. Skwishee also won when I numbered the comments and matched them to the number generator generated number.

Since I was concerned about all ten of you doubting my methods, I considered just choosing whichever nominee's category made me chuckle the most. It was tough, but I would have picked Skwishee for her work in Most Likely to Have Bizarre Items in the Oven. ("Melted Barbies smell like crap" won my heart.)

Luckily, additional humans entered the building, so I had valid assistance (thanks again, Fozzie). I was looking for a place in the house to stage the drawing that would not look like I was running a tag sale with my current decor, but that might've taken us well into next week, so if you see something you like, name a price. We let my son's friend pull the magical name (Oh you just never know what afterschool fun there is to be had here at our house.) Let's see how that turned out...

Soooooooooo...I think it's safe to say that SKWISHEE is the grand prize winner of a first edition copy of Epic Mom. Congratulations Skwishee! (You can email me your address.)

Now let's take a moment to check out the runner ups in their distinguished categories...

Danelle from Outnumbered for Most Convincing House Cleaning in Under 15 Minutes

Kirby from Kirb Appeal for Best director (of the lives of her adult children, whether they need direction or not)

Lily from Incoherent Ramblings of a Moose for The Most Overused Motherism, in a 1 Hour Time Period

Marianne from We Band of Mothers (and author extraordinaire) for Most Creative Use of Alternate Swear Words

Tina from Not Just Another Mother Blogger for (and this is my designation for her) Most Adventurous (Bigfoot tracking included) Mother

Ricki Jill from Art@Home for Best Rule Enforcer

Angie from Angie Uncovered for Most Effective Punishment Idea for any Given Crime Against Household Rules

Allison from (somewhere mysterious and unknown) for her Singing (of actual words to songs)

Jen from Jen e sais quoi for Best Actress in a Dramatic Role While Feigning Interest and Enthusiasm

Elaine from Kids Galore Plus More for Most Productive Use of Children's College Fund starring her New Washer/Dryer Purchase and California Vacation

The Empress from Good Day Regular People for Best Actress in a Comedy

I found these treasures on my most recent anti-hoarding mission, and they can be yours for the asking my dear runner ups...

Come on, don't be shy!

Thanks to all who stopped by and participated! You really are all winners to me!


  1. Thank you, thank you, for choosing me as a runner up. (Bowing) LOL. It was a fun game! Seems like Skwishee was destined to win and I would have picked her too!
    So for my prize...I will admit that I collect the Madame Alexander dolls from Micky D's. I will take which ever one, love them all!

    1. NO WAY! We had a container of dolls...the girl kept six and those five I convinced her were not needed. Just think, if nobody else wants one (which I totally cannot imagine) can have them all!

  2. Oh SH*T! I am CRYING over the first video & too blind to get to the rest of the blog...gimme a minute....

  3. ....but I might have to watch it one more time first....

  4. "Squinchee?"...this just keeps getting BETTER.

  5. Yes. I'm going to take up your entire comment section.

    Back to reading....

  6. Hold the phone. I'm in like 4th/5th place?? I call bullsh*t.

  7. Awesome post, as always. And congrats, Skrunchie!!

  8. That alien mom and her babies is AWESOME. I need me one of those.

  9. WOO HOO! I won four times, so it must be destiny. Can't wait! :)
    I think I may have to change my name to Squinchie. Or maybe Skrunchie.

  10. Awwww! Adventurous! My boy will be so proud!

  11. That was definitely fate. Loved 'Best Actress in a Dramatic Role While Feigning Interest and Enthusiasm' and 'for Most Productive Use of Children's College Fund...'
    Great list and fantastic competition. :)

  12. I missed a giveaway? HOW DID I MISS A GIVEAWAY?

    Sigh. I didn't think I had been out of commission for THAT long! Where does the time go? I am sorry for my neglect of you and your wonderful blog. I am trying to play catch up now.