Winner of Josh’s Birthday contest

Thanks to all of you who wished Josh a happy birthday. It created some heavy sighing and eyerolling in my direction. Exactly what I was going for! Love you, honey!

Thanks to RowFeeder, all of the Twitter entries were fed directly into a spreadsheet. I added all of the comments from the birthday post, and used to draw a random integer.

The winner of Josh’s birthday contest is…

Trish, who was the first commenter on Josh’s birthday post.

Congrats, Trish. I have your email address so I’ll arrange to get your prize to you 😉

In the meantime, if you didn’t win, don’t despair. There’s another contest tomorrow!

Radio silence

Sorry I’ve been silent for a few days. There’s some stuff going on here, but I’ll get to that later in the post. First, let’s close the contest. Thanks to everyone who suggested songs for my workout playlist. There were a lot of songs I never would have thought of and am going to add to my list!

I chose the winners using Of course, the first two #s it chose were me. Duh!

The winner of the Australia Bronzed Boys calendar is…Mad! Congratulations, Mad, please email me or use the contact form here on the website and let me know your mailing address.

The winner of the Australia Bronzed Girls calendar is…Albert. Same goes, Albert. Please contact me using the form here on the site and give me your mailing address so I can get your calendar in the mail.

On the good news front, Sony sent me a 700 to try out (because they rock like that) and I got it Friday. I’m going to use it for a few days over this weekend and will try to post my thoughts on it next week.

Other good news: My dad was in the area for a business meeting and decided to extend his trip and come visit us. He got here yesterday afternoon and will be here just for the weekend. Since they live in North Dakota, we usually only get to see them once a year because it’s expensive, and time intensive, to fly in and out of there. So we’re all glad to see him, but Brianna is especially thrilled. She loves it when she gets to see family and she’s seen a lot of them lately!

On the bad news front: Ugh, I don’t even like to type this but we’ve joined the ranks of Americans affected by the economy and the “reduction in workforce” as of yesterday morning. Josh was laid off yesterday morning when he went into work. It was a complete shock to us and not expected at all. Obviously we’re still processing this, since we only just found out. But I just keep telling myself it could be worse and that we’re certainly not a unique situation.

And to end on a positive note, we visited the beach yesterday, even though it was windy and cold. But we walked the beach, collected seashells and I took some pictures. It was a good day. Mostly 😛


It was fun to read how long many of you had been reading, and why you come back. Thanks for all the kind things you said, it made me smile. picked comment #57 as the winner:

MarnieColette Says:
January 20th, 2009 at 12:56 pm e

I found you sometime in September, truthfully I can’t remember how, most likely you were referenced on one of my other blogs. I stayed because, well just because. There is also the wonderful new authors you mention that I probably wouldn’t know about.

Congratulations, Marnie! Please contact me with your mailing address using the contact form. If you’re outside of the US or Canada, please send me your email address and I’ll send your gc to Fictionwise. If I don’t hear from you by next Monday, a new winner will be drawn.

Contest winner!

You might think I’d forgotten, but I didn’t. I said I’d name a winner for the license plate contest sometime after Christmas so here we are…

I really enjoyed reading the suggestions. I have to admit that my favorite was actually Shannon Stacey’s of KDNTRNK (Kid in trunk) since it’s a two seater and there’s three of us. It made me laugh but my husband was quick to nix it, darn it! He and I both had had the thought of EVLEDTR and that was a popular recommendation in the comments. But I also like Kristen’s suggestion of HOTWHLS and Stephanie’s of HOTMOM. Actually, I like a lot of them so I’ll stop listing now. I haven’t decided yet. If I can’t have KDNTRNK I’m just not sure I want any 😉

Anyhow, the winner’s prize is their choice of one of these books: Undercover by Lauren Dane, Wicked Burn
by Beth Kery or Riding Temptation by Jaci Burton. All are recommended reading! If the winner is international, the prize will be in ebook format. U.S. winners will get a print copy delivered from Amazon.

The winner is:

» Dena said: | Edit { Dec 25, 2008 – 05:12:40 }

My first thought was EVLEDTR too. So another one is YOUWISH

Dena, please contact me using the contact form, give me either your mailing address and book preference or, if you’re international, your book preference and I’ll gift the book to you via Fictionwise. Congratulations and thanks again to all of you who left comments and suggestions.

Winner of the quickie RtB contest

Thanks to everyone who entered. I got some great ideas for future posts for both here on my own blog, and future RtB posts. As it turns out, I think I’m not actually going to use any of your suggestions this time because while I was editing yesterday, I thought of one of my own (kind of funny, after I went to all that trouble to get suggestions!) But it seems like I’ve picked up a lot of new readers recently, and there are some topics you’re really curious to hear my opinion on, so I’ll be posting on some of your ideas soon.

In the meantime, picked me a number and the winner is Tiffany who said:

SUGGESTED_RTB_TOPICS: Which to do prefer the alpha man or the more subdued man?
What makes a book a great romance story?

Congratulations, Tiffany! You don’t need to do anything, the books will appear in PDF format in your inbox shortly.

Thanks again, everyone!

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