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Sunday, January 18, 2009

More Wacky Winning Methods Disclosed

I know all of you MWOB hardcores have been waiting with bated breath to find out who won MWOB's anniversary giveaway of a $20 Trader Joe's Gift Card.  

Well, wait no longer.  

Some of you may remember the wacky methods used to choose the winner in our very first giveaway not so long ago.  Well, this Trader Joe's giveaway involved it's own innovative selection process which, after much turmoil, I have decided to reveal.  


After writing all 35 names on colorful pieces of construction paper, I enlisted CR and CR's best friend (and neighbor) to fold each piece accordion-style.

If you are unsure, this is what accordion-style folding looks like up close.


CR and best friend then put all folded pieces of colorful construction paper into a colorful bowl.  I then watched as they played for a minute with the impressive bowl of accordion-style folded papers.


I then instructed CR and best friend (with bowl in hand) to head up to our upstairs balcony which juts out into our yard.  


I then asked my dude's brother, Uncle B, to move our trampoline somewhat under the balcony.   (I didn't move it myself because I killed my back yesterday picking up El Destructo and I am barely mobile.)


Uncle B then joined CR and best friend on balcony to help with the next, very integral, step to the selection process.  


With Uncle B's help, CR then dumped the bowl of colorful accordion-style folded papers and with great joy, we watched them flutter to the ground below.


The goal was to have the papers hit the trampoline below where it had already been decided (by me) that the paper closest to the white oval bearing the "Exercera" name would be the winner.

As you can see, only four papers hit the trampoline.  The semi-finalists were:

Jori-O, Mr. Lady, Tenakim and Em in Pursuit.

You can plainly see the orange one that is closest to the white oval, right?


Well, the name on that piece of paper was -

Congratulations to Tena at My Therapy for winning the $20 Gift Card!! 

* Applause, yelling, and all kinds of hooplah going on!! *

Tena, I will get in contact with you so I can send you the prize!  Or email me with your address if you read this before I get to you!

Thanks to all who played along.  It was fun.  Kinda.

Whew!! These wacky methods have a way of tiring me out.  

I'm gonna go ice my sore back.  

(Holy shit - I sound old with that one.)


  1. If Tena isn't duly appreciative after all THAT, I'll be a monkey's uncle.

  2. That was truly a unique random selection. You crack me up!

  3. That was very unique - I wouldn't expect anything else. By the way, I will email you pictures soon.

  4. Oh, my heart skipped a beat when I saw my name!! But congrats to Tena!! (And go lay down already! A sore back SUCKS!!)

  5. Very creative way to choose a winner! I like it :D

  6. That was a quite the creative method for choosing a random winner. :) Thank goodness you had helpers!

    Bummed I didn't win, but still love the blog. Have a good one and take it easy on your poor back.

  7. congrats to tena! i am still too scared to go in there, so better that she won instead of me.

    the more i see of your house, the more i am digging it.

    i hope you feel better soon!

  8. That is WAY more fun than! LOL! LOVE it!

    And congrats to Tena!

  9. Wow! I thought having the dog point out the winner was unique! You win. ;-)

  10. That was hilarious! What a great way to pick a winner!

    You crack me up!

  11. OK - once again - YOU OUT DID YOURSELF!!!! How on God's green earth do you come up with this stuff? You win ... if you ask me!

  12. That was great!! I'm with jori-o - so cool to see my name on the semi-finalist list.

    But alas, congratulations to Tena!!!

    Now go lay (lie?) down.

  13. HOLY SHIT! WOO HOO! SHUT UP! I DON'T WIN THINGS!!! This is so freaking awesome- and I so EARNED that!!!

    MAN I can't wait to go pop my Trader Joe cherry (I'm bringing my camera and look like a total geek) remember I am a Trader Joe virgin!

  14. How very clever! I had my dog Ozzie eat the winner of one of my giveaways. We wrote the 6 finalists names on dog biscuits...the only problem is that I have two dogs and turned into a bit of a free-for-all lol. But it did make for a great post! I have to pick the winners of my 100th post giveaway. You've inspired me to try to think of something clever! Oh and by the way...thanks oh so much for the really lovely comments you left on my blog. I was jazzed when I read em!

  15. I love your methods of picking winners... you are so creative. I'm boring and always turn to!


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