Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

March 19, 2011

So last night, I had Dave select the winners – as in I said, “Hey Dave, pick three numbers between 1 and 19 for some elephants” and then later “Hey Dave, pick one number between 1 and 19 for my grand prize.” He is only dimly aware of my blog, so he had no idea whose comments matched what numbers.

I am pleased to announce the winners!

For the elephant pin cushions:

#5: Ana of Crafting Insights
#12: Michele aka SweetClementine
#18: Frauke of Quilthexle’s World

And for the super awesome package of journals made by jRcRown:

#1: Dimitra of Snarky Sister

Congrats to the winners – I’ll be getting in touch with you soon to get shipping addresses! And thanks to everyone for reading my blog – I appreciate it!

And now… a quick story….

Last night Dave and I went to the movies. We like to get there early to get seats pretty far in the back, but I blew a lot of our time talking on the phone in the lobby. I’m not usually one of those people, but my good friend, Kevin, who lives in Japan was calling and I was really excited to talk to him. Anyway, we were seeing Limitless and it was opening night, so by the time we got into the theater, the previews were playing and the theater was pretty packed. We sat down and the movie started.

About five minutes into the movie, I realized that Dave was eating popcorn and we definitely had not bought any popcorn. It turned out the older man next to him insisted that Dave take his popcorn and Dave felt it would be rude not to eat at least a few handfuls (I know what you’re thinking – Dave’s mom is a lovely woman who definitely taught her sons not to take food from strangers… and yes, I am quite disturbed that he ate it!). We’re not entirely sure why this man pushed his popcorn on Dave. The only reason we could think of was that he thought we were too poor to buy our own popcorn. True, we were dressed in jeans in an area where it’s not uncommon for women to wear fur and diamonds to the movies… and we did sneak in some cans of pop… because we don’t *want* to spend the money on concessions…. but we could have afforded popcorn if we had wanted it!

This is just the lasted in a string of strange movie occurrences.

That’s all I’ve got for now!



  1. Yay! Thanks so much. Also’ how was the movie?

    • You are so welcome!

      I thought it was definitely case of an awesome awesome idea for a movie that wasn’t fully realized in the film… but I am glad we saw it. It was a good Friday night 🙂

  2. I was told there’d be chicken.

    • The chicken was a lie. I apologize.

  3. What – I’m a winner? Yippie !!! Thank you so much – I just came around and spotted my name … you made my day ;-))

    • Yes! I sent you an email – I just need your address, so I can send you an elephant 🙂 Maybe the email went to spam? Let me know and I can try again!

  4. Wow, thank you so much!
    Your message in Swap-bot was greatly appreciated, and completetly unexpected too.
    I thank you kindly for the gift, and look forward in receiving it! YEY! 🙂
    Best Wishes

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