Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Reading Recipients and Noteworthy News

I'll be announcing the winners of the book giveaway in a bit, but first I'm very excited that I've been given the opportunity to review another product from CSN Stores, the purveyors of such fine things as sling backpacks to pet beds.  I'm pretty sure my review will be involving something toasty!

So on with the winners!
There was some conjecture, suspicion even, by a certain (probably former) reader after my last giveaway that I was less than virtuous in the choosing of people who win anything from me here at The Sporadic Cook.  There was talk of elitism, and favoritism toward food bloggers.  I was aghast.  Taken aback.  I'll even go so far as to say I was dumb-founded!  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  If it seems as if only food bloggers win anything from me, MAYBE IT COULD BE BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE WHO VISIT MY SITE ARE FOOD BLOGGERS.  Just a thought.

So how, just how do I prove my innocence?  What's a girl to do?  All you have is my word.  All I have is your blind belief...or do I?  
So recorded here in a sequential image, uni-media event, the winner picking events exactly as they happened...

First I recorded the names of everyone who used the super secret codeword (or some form of it) on a piece of paper in my somewhat arthritic scrawl and cut each name into it's own strip.

 Nextly*, I folded each strip into exact thirds, placed them into a fine handcrafted porcelain (or clay) container, shook the snot out of them with my chubby little hand, then stirred them up with a blue Bic 'round stic' pen in medium point.

Lastly, I randomly chose two slips from said container and placed them on my scratched up side table, unfolded them to reveal the winners are:


Congratulations to both of you and thanks to everybody for playing! 

I'll be contacting you by email to get your addresses for your book to be sent to you, but first I have to rest.  All the big words and indignation have me completely exhausted!

*I do realize nextly is not a word



Mimi said...

Congratulation to the winners and to the Birthday Boy. His cake(and smile) were super cute. Did you make the cake?

Julie said...

Thanks Mimi, I didn't make the cake. It was from the grocery store bakery. He liked it :)

Kim said...

Oh Julie...you really did have me laughing out loud with this post. I'll never understand people and have no idea why someone would question who won your giveaway. Furthermore, what if you did practice favoritism and chose yourself a winner? It's your blog, you can do whatever you want! Right?

"Shook the snot out of them with my chubby little hand." - I just love it and I also the picture tutorial. Good proof. LOL!

P.S. I watched an episode of Paula Deen where she had Martha Foose Hall from Screen Doors and Sweet Tea on. They made the sweet tea pie and it looked like a very temperamental recipe. They did make a lot of tasty looking food though.

Congrats to the winner.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Thank you so much!!! Email sent with my address.

The Blonde Duck said...

Who could doubt you?

Reeni said...

I think they're just sore losers! I trust you (insert smiley)! Happy Belated Birthday to your son - his cake is soooo cute!

Ingrid said...

Really? No, seriously,REALLY? SOme people have a lot of nerve. You needed to tell them it's my blog and I'll do what I want to, do want I want to! lol, you get my drift.

Congrats to the winners.

Delishhh said...

Sorry i missed it. But i have one going on right now :)

teresa said...

wow, some people have no class. they should be grateful for the opportunity to enter in a giveaway at all! i love your methods!

congrats to the winners!

UrMomCooks said...

So sorry that happened to you... I enjoy ur blog and please continue to run it just the way you always have!

Brownieville Girl said...

Julie you are so funny - actually I'm a bit indignant that all prizes aren't exclusivly for food bloggers!!!!!!

Congrats to the winners.

grace said...

i wish my mom had busted me out of school early for any of my birthdays! incidentally, the lobster tank always made me kinda sad... :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Thursday!

Monica H said...

That is so completely ridiculous Julie. You do not have to explain yourself. Even if you did play favorites and chose who you wanted to win, that's your right to do that as owner and author of this blog. whatev.

Happy birthday to your son. He's not the only one who likes to stand next to lobster tanks :-)

Chris said...

Wait....how do we know that after you took the picture of the printed slips, you didn't replace them with slips that only had Japanese Redneck and Tanya 904 written on them?

Or maybe space aliens zapped you up into space at the speed of light, replaced the slips and then beemed you back down to earth. You wouldn't have noticed the time differential due to the Theory of Relativity but it gave them time to tamper with the results.

I'm just sayin'........ ;)