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Time to announce the WINNERSSSSSSSSSSS!

Thanks to everyone who played, even when it was pretty obvious that the contest was WON and DONE. I think maybe I suck at contests. I always seem to leave out an important rule or caveat, and someone goes home in tears. Perhaps the rest of you can do contests so I don’t have to? And then I can focus on winning stuff instead of forking out prizes. Yes!

But regardless. There were two winners of this contest, and those two winners ARE . . .

First-place winner: SURFIE from Surfie Says!

Second-place winner: BUGGYS from Cute As a Buggy!

Congratulations!!! You two got in there fast and used that “search” box like there was no tomorrow. That makes no sense. But you know what I mean. Way to go!

Honorable mention to Jackie Schklar who runs Funny not Slutty and who got 9 and 1/2 out of 10. Pru started out her life as Mary Jane, but we renamed her when we adopted her. Otherwise, excellent job!

Oh, So Close!

Lola: Woo! You got ‘em all right but came in just SECONDS too late. I may be making that up for dramatic effect.

Maureen: Another close one! I’m crying with joy that some of you actually bothered to look up all this crap!

Erin: Great job! You got all the correct answers AND meaningless bonus points for funny commentary!

Meaningless Bonus Points for Creativity

moooooo35: I think you might’ve been guessing answers for a different contest, but at this point, who cares?

V: “Pan something purple”? “Really small bulge”? The first is confusing and the second is confounding (why would I EVER write about a really small bulge?). Otherwise: great job!

babs – beetle: Thank you for understanding when I deleted your first comment AND for going to the trouble of submitting a second round of fun answers.

Jay: Despite having the memory of a stunned fish (still laughing at that), you guessed “Really Sexy Bottom” and THAT makes you a winner in my book.

More Shout-Outs

Jaffer: You made some good guesses, my friend. Unfortunately, Bumpits cost WAY more than $4 (and yes, they do smell).

Stephanie Barr: Excellent job, considering you guessed AND you’re acronym-challenged. You probably did better than I would’ve done if I’d had to guess.

Adele: Ooh, almost. You only missed two! Good job!

Katherine: Heh! You remembered “Friar Longwood”! That oughtta count for something. Unfortunately, it doesn’t.  But thank you so much for playing!


Surfie and Buggys, please send your 125 x 125 logo to IDoThingATgmail.com. Let me know if you’d like me to make one for you.

Your ads will be displayed WITH PRIDE in my sidebar for one month!

Thanks again, everyone!

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30 Responses to “I Announce the Winners of My Contest”

  1. 1 Jaffer

    Yay ! Congratulations to the winners ! :-)

    I am laughing on finding out you deleted Babs’ comment and she had to go through it again ! :-D

  2. 2 Stephanie Barr

    That’s what I get for depending on something as decrepit and worn out as my memory!

    Congrats to the winners for doing things a bit more intelligently.
    .-= Stephanie Barr´s last blog ..For Katrina: Tell Me About El Nino and La Nina =-.

  3. 3 jennyonthespot

    Nice job winnahs!!!
    .-= jennyonthespot´s last blog ..And It ALL Happens Because I Blog =-.

  4. 4 V

    i want a re-do. i didn’t use a search box either, my answers were straight from the tap.

    i was trying to spell pansy, but i gave up after i kept typing panties. it just didn’t look right.

    rsb – i wouldn’t bother either.

    next contest, i’m so on it.

  5. 5 babs - beetle

    Congratulations to the winners! You mean my answers were NOT correct?
    .-= babs – beetle´s last blog ..You get the bad news first! =-.

  6. 6 cardiogirl

    Great minds, right? Like V I wanted to go pure and I knew I couldn’t remember all of them without cheating. So I put on my thinking cap and promptly got distracted.

    So here I am now, to congratulate Surfie and Buggys. Well done!
    .-= cardiogirl´s last blog ..Working at the airport sucked until I was paid to look inside the luggage =-.

  7. 7 Bingo

    Congratulations to the winners. Great job! :)
    .-= Bingo´s last blog ..Low attendance at Bingo hall due to smoking ban =-.

  8. 8 Daisy the Curly Cat

    Congratulations to the winners! I was too embarrassed to enter because I was scairted I would get a wrong answer.

    ps: if I didn’t mention it before, I love seeing my button here! Thanks!

  9. 9 JD

    Jaffer: Poor Babs. She was only guessing, but her original comment made it sound like she knew the winners. She’s such a good sport!

    Stephanie Barr: Well, you’re a purist. I applaud you for wanting to do it from memory. I think you did pretty well!

    jennyonthespot: Can I get a hollah?!

    V: Ohhh, PANSIES. OK. Yeah, “panties” is close but no cigar. I’ll have another contest JUST for you so you can use the search box. And I’ll be a little more clear in my instructions. The search box is NOT cheating!

    babs – beetle: HA! You were soooo close!

    cardiogirl: That darn thinking cap. Mine has never worked right since I tried to wash it. I appreciate you’re wanting to “go pure.”

    Bingo: I totally agree!

    Daisy the Curly Cat: Aw. You should never feel scairted, Daisy! I bet if you put on your glasses you would’ve guessed a lot of the answers!

  10. 10 ann

    well congrats to the winners. I’ve never been an over achiever so I didn’t stand a chance…lol
    .-= ann´s last blog ..A tale of Christmas past =-.

  11. 11 AnaFabijanec

    Contest? I was so busy I forgot to check the blog these last few days…oh well, congrats to the winners.
    .-= AnaFabijanec´s last blog ..Good things about video games =-.

  12. 12 Lin

    I’m with Daisy–I didn’t want to embarrass myself. Well, you know, more than usual. :)

  13. 13 Buggys

    I won? I really won? Hey everybody, I won! I’m so excited. I would first like to thank the Academy and all of my fans who voted for me…you like me, you really like me!??
    Of course I can’t forget to thank my Mother because, well, you know, she’s my Mother. And JD too, for writing such entertaining stories that they kind of stick in my mind….you, know like Bubble Yum on your shoe.
    Thanks JD!
    .-= Buggys´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  14. 14 Lola

    Awww! I didn’t know that time was of the essence. I thought you were going to put the names of all the bloggers with the correct replies in a hat.

    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Christmas came early at the diner =-.

  15. 15 Surfie

    Hey, I’m finally a winner! And yep, I used the search box since JD said we could! :)
    .-= Surfie´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Brandishing a Circular Saw. Yea, Power Tools! =-.

  16. 16 Preston

    I missed your contest. I’m such a turd. I’ve been so busy rehearsing for a play and getting fatter that I’ve been ignoring my blog friends. And now I’ve missed your contest! Sigh! Sob! Slobber!
    .-= Preston´s last blog ..‘96 Gibson SG Special Guitar for Sale =-.

  17. 17 Ron

    Just wanted to stop by and say CONGRATULATIONS to your winners!!!

    BRAVO, peeps!

  18. 18 meleah rebeccah

    Yay ! Congratulations to the winners ! :-)
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Devastation Nation =-.

  19. 19 meleah rebeccah

    PS: I came to find your blog through babs, jaffer, and mooooog, oh and kathy/junkdrawer

  20. 20 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    I like how well you channel Alex Trebec and congrats to the winners!
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last blog ..Goat Thing of the Day: Carsitting. And Cats Who Stare at Goats. =-.

  21. 21 JD

    ann: Thank you for being so gracious. But NO ONE HERE is an underachiever!

    AnaFabijanec: And thank YOU for being so gracious. I suggest you hire an assistant so you don’t fall behind anymore.

    Lin: As if you could. Embarrass yourself, that is. I mean, at ALL! This is an embarrassment-free zone, you know.

    Buggys: Congratulations! Your ad looks beautiful over there. I’m just going to ignore the Bubble Yum comment except I can’t because now I have a craving for that deliciously artificially sweet gum.

    Lola: Waaahhhh! I should’ve been more clear about the instructions. Don’t worry. I have a feeling ad space will be plentiful, so I’ll probably do another contest, and I’ll do a random drawing.

    Surfie: That’s what I call playin’ by the rules! Congratulations, and don’t forget to send me your 125 x 125 logo!

    Preston: You are NOT a turd! I’ll run another contest, I promise. This was a bad time for everyone, holiday/busy-ness/eating delicious treats-wise. Please don’t slobber!

    Ron: Thank you, Ron! They did good, didn’t they?!

    meleah rebeccah: Wheee! it’s like a party or something! (Good to see you “out and about.”)

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): Why, thank you! I always dreamed of being a debonair game show host.

  22. 22 moooooog35

    Bonus points!!!!

    Yay me.

    Can I cash them in for more spectacular prizes?

    Where’s Vanna White?!

    Mmmm…Vanna White.

    Can I cash in my bonus points for Vanna White?

    That would be awesome.
    .-= moooooog35´s last blog .."Bible Adventures," Viral Video and the Day I Lost Half of my Readers =-.

  23. 23 Pricilla

    Yay for winners. They are very….involved.
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..Cluck, Cluck =-.

  24. 24 Spot

    I was out of the blog loop and totally missed the whole contest!! But congrats to the winners!!

    .-= Spot´s last blog ..So 40 is the new 20… =-.

  25. 25 JD

    moooooo35: No and no. I’m sorry. On my budget, the best I can offer you is either a fabulous I Do Things magnet or a spectacular I Do Things keychain. And you have to pay for both. Fantastic!

    Pricilla: They are, aren’t they? But I think they just used the handy Search box and probably found the answers in less than 10 minutes. Anyone who could answer each question correctly off the top of their heads? Now that’s involved!

    Spot: HI SPOT! We missed you. There will be more contests, not to worry!

  26. 26 Your Daily Cute

    Aaaaaaah! I missed it! Boo. :( I’m going home in tears and I didn’t even play.
    .-= Your Daily Cute´s last blog ..Rescue Kitten Gets Cleaned by an Unlikely New Friend =-.

  27. 27 erin

    I got meaningless bonus points! SWEET! :)

    Thanks for the fun contest, and the shout-out.
    .-= erin´s last blog ..What is Your Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe? =-.

  28. 28 Dorothy Stahlnecker

    Awe the ending is always so sweet congrags to those who entered and just thought I’d stop by and say hello..

    Dorothy from grammology
    .-= Dorothy Stahlnecker´s last blog ..Tiger Woods and his family =-.

  29. 29 JD

    Your Daily Cute: No tears! Please? There will be another contest, and I promise, it won’t be so lame.

    erin: Your gratitude warms my heart. Thank you again for playing! Now go spend those meaningless points wisely.

    Dorothy Stahlnecker: Hello! You’re always welcome. Next time I hope you can play along!

  30. 30 Heather Kephart

    Wahoo! Congratulations to Surfy and Buggys!!!
    .-= Heather Kephart´s last blog ..Places not to put your Diet Coke =-.


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