I’m A Winner Again! And So Are You!

Good news, everyone! So I won the sweepstakes to preview Star Tours on Friday, except unfortunately I’m having surgery on Thursday which makes Friday a no-go for me. HOWEVER, I also entered the contest for Annual Passholders previews, and I won one of those! So I will be riding Star Tours on Wednesday the 25th from 9-1 or thereabouts. Hooray!

I also selected a winner for our Wishing Well contest, and I’d keep you in suspense but I’m just gonna tell you right now that the winner got an email from me, so if you didn’t get an email it wasn’t you.

Rather than the boring old random.org approach, I went with the classic toddler selection approach. There weren’t a lot of entries so I just took a piece of scrap paper and cut it up into rectangular-ish pieces.

This piece of paper was page 5 from Chapter 3 of my novel in progress

I then wrote everyone’s names on a slip. A few notable exceptions–Carol guessed correctly but indicated that she didn’t need the ears, however on the last contest she said she would donate them to Audrey (Kristin’s daughter, whom Carol doesn’t know but she’s nice like that) so I entered her on behalf of Audrey. Also, Nancy did not guess correctly, but I appreciate the comment love anyway, so she went in too :). And Melinda (Bowmans in Bavaria) did not guess the answer but did give some fascinating information about Erika Fuchs, the translator who named Onkel Dagobert Duck, so I threw her in there as well.

After all the railing against pink I just did, I used a pink pen. Oh, the irony!

I placed the papers into a toy bucket and gave them to Theo to choose one. Theo is fighting an ear infection, so he was completely stoned out on the couch, which is VERY different from his usual affect so you know he’s sick. His primary concern was the fact that I was blocking the tv.

Get out of the way, Mom!

He’s wearing his Mouse-in-Law shirt, by the way.

Anyway, after a long lecture on the importance of this job and how he held the fate of the world in his lap, I finally got him to pick a piece of paper.

But I'm not really happy about it, and you're still kind of blocking the tv

I should mention that he is channeling his inner Donald Duck by going pantsless. But he was sick and I wasn’t going to wrestle him into a pair of pants just so I could put a picture up on the internet. Where’s the fun in that, when it comes to be Prom time?

I shall look at the paper I selected

And the winner is…

Congratulations!

Congrats Kaylyn. Check your email!

And also, the official MYWTM Jedi Training Academy date has been set–Tuesday, June 7th at the 11:30 show (ideally meet around 10:30 and get set up). If any future Jedi are free that day and would like to join us, let me know!

4 responses to “I’m A Winner Again! And So Are You!

  1. bowmansinbavaria May 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that Theo has an ear infection, but he’s doing it the right way, going the Donald-Duck-Pantless Route.

    And speaking of Donald Duck, did you know that Erika Fuchs had a great deal of influence on Donaldism in Germany?
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donaldismus
    Check out this groovy acronym:
    D.O.N.A.L.D. (Deutsche Organisation nichtkommerzieller Anhänger des lauteren Donaldismus or the German Organization of Non-commercial Devotees of the true Donaldism)

    I love that so much.

    Anyway. Thank you very much for including me in your drawing!

  2. Carol May 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Awww, thanks, Shelby! You made my day by mentioning me in your blog. I feel like I’m famous now! 🙂

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