Thursday, January 21, 2010

quick note

I have been laying low for a while. Cheeks and I were nursing a cold, and life just happens. However, I just wanted to peak from under the rock and use my corner of the internet to remind everyone to not forget those in Haiti. I know that there are many catastrophes in this world, and even more people suffering, but Haiti just tugs at my heart.

If you have some money to spare, consider passing on some of it to the organizations that are working hard to save lives and reconstruct. It doesn't have to be now, it can be later because the effects of the catastrophe will be long lasting.

I will be back with a review later on.
Take care and much love

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cheeks, get to work (the awesome story behind picking the winners)!

First, I would like to give a great "Thank You" to all who participated in the EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone cosmetic bag contest! Thank you for following, and I aim to be better at delivering more reviews. If you have requests for reviews, please don't be shy. I get product block sometimes, and your suggestions are welcome. Also, I hope to have more contests so do check in.

Here is the story of the drawing and the winners, and a surprise at the end.

After we said goodbye to the eventful year that was 2009, I went to my messy work desk and started listing out and the contestants for the EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone cosmetics bag. Once I was done assigning the names random numbers, and cut up the list into little squares, I folded the squares up and placed them in a fishbowl where my betta, Alexander the Great used to live (He passed away from pop-eye disease several years ago.).

Then, I called the Scholar and Cheeks to my work area. Once the two arrived at my desk, I asked the Scholar to blindfold Cheeks, and then blindfold himself. Afterwards, I turned them in circles, turned the light on and off several times, and raised the temperature several degrees. Cheeks was laughing the entire time, and the Scholar asked where I took them. Perfect, not only were they blindfolded, but they were disoriented. They were in the perfect state of mind to objectively draw random numbers from the fishbowl.

The Scholar started complaining that his arms were getting tired of holding Cheeks, so I led them to a nearby chair. Cheeks was still enjoying this adventure. After they were comfortably seated, I asked the Scholar to pick a little folded up square from the fishbowl. He drew Joan's number. Then, I asked Cheeks to draw another folded square (He can do this now, he is exercising his pincer skills with Cheerios. Sooo cute!) He drew Rebecca's number. I had to quickly snatch the paper out of Cheek's hand because it was going straight to his mouth. Whew! As I was about to ask the Scholar to draw another piece of paper, a biiiggg goop of slobber landed on a singular square inside the fishbowl. I looked up, and Cheeks, still blindfolded, had just released a deluge of drool (He has three teeth coming in at the same time). I figured fate was picking the third winner. So I took out the slobbered piece of paper out, and the chosen number belonged to vrtish55.

Congrats to the winners! You will get your package soon!

And here is the surprise: I really didn't commission Cheeks or the Scholar to help with the drawing. Instead, I used random.org. This detailed, made-up event came to me in a dream, and I thought it was too much fun to not acknowledge. So, vrtish55, rest assured, Cheeks did not slobber on your randomly assigned number. And to the rest of the readers, Cheeks was not blindfolded. As a matter of fact, he was eating asparagus right next to me when I was getting the results on random.org.

Muah!
much love

Friday, January 1, 2010

Contest Winners

The contest winners have been chosen. Be sure to check your email.
Once I have established contact with the winners, they will be announced. If I don't hear from them, then I will draw again.


Hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year celebration.

I turned in at 10pm because I am awesome.