Friday, April 24, 2009

And the winners are...

I feel like I should tell you before I announce the winners of my amazing Avon giveaway, that I have mastered the skill of rigging drawings. I acquired this useful talent over my years of being an elementary school teacher. There are some things that need to be manipulated just the tiniest bit. For example, my second year of teaching I had a hamster for a class pet. She was a sweet little tan and white teddy bear hamster named Madeleine. At the end of the year I decided to give her to one of my students. So I told them that if they brought a note from their parents, I would put their names in a drawing to win Madeleine. The next day, three of the boys in my second grade class brought in their notes. Now I knew that if she went home with two of them, poor Madeleine only had a slim chance of surviving the night. But the other one I completely trusted to take care of her. So, when it came time to get ready for the drawing, I wrote especially hard when I wrote his name so that I could feel the indentations through the paper. And surprise, surprise, he won! He got to take Madeleine home with him.*

Over the years, I have used this skill a few more times when it was called for. But I want you to know that this drawing is totally legit. I am pretty sure that you can all adequately care for lotion and lip balm. :) And to insure complete honesty, I even had Julianna draw the names.

So, with no further ado, the winners are....




Congratulations, girls. I know where to find you to deliver your prizes. And thanks to all who commented. It was really fun. I'll surely do more giveaways in the future.

*Even with my meddling, Madeleine did not make it through the summer. She escaped from her cage and was found weeks later under the dryer. Oh well, I tried.


Allison said...

Hopefully the lotions will not be found years later under the dryer! Thanks!

Katrina said...

Woot! Thanks, Jen! You are the bestest! (And I only kill plants, not pets.)

p.s. My word verification is "anonable". I think it means "foolish, unobservant, or easily duped." (For an example, see Juliet's nurse in the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet. "Anon, good nurse!" cries Juliet, which, loosely translated, means "Yo, I'm coming, just a minute! And in case you were wondering, I'm definitely not up to anything with all this frenzied whispering and sighing out here on the balcony!")

kathy said...

That hamster was an escape artist to rival Houdini. Her counter part in my room was Louisa. She escaped and blew her toe off chewing an electrical cord. I wonder what Ms. Alcott and Ms. L'Engle would think of their namesake's escapades?

Jen said...

Allison, wait 'til you have kids. You wouldn't believe what I've found under the dryer!

Katrina, Thanks for the Romeo and Juliet reference. And I can totally see Juliet saying, "Yo."

Kathy, They did escape quite often, didn't they? I think Ms. Alcott and Ms. L'Engle would probably use them as characters in their stories.