Friday, April 4, 2008

Why I swear, it wasn't rigged

The votes are in, and at final count we have 15 for, and only one dissenter, with whom I am inclined to agree, being of the doubting persuasion. But neverthless, I am a woman of my word, so James, if you're reading, just let me know where and when, and we can go about flaunting the laws of physics and the space-time continuum by having our second first date. (But will we need a De Lorean?)

And now...the moment I assume everyone has been waiting for, knuckles white, on pins and needles, edges of your seats, etc...The distribution of prizes! Or, well, prize. Exclamation point!

So, in all there were 23 comments, disregarding the fact that, well, quite a few of them were from me. And so I plugged those numbers into a random number generator, hit go, and voilĂ ! Lucky number 16!


So! Scrolling down...

Counting, counting...

I hope it's not me...

That would be embarassing, and also a pain, cause I'd have to do it all over again...

And then what if it was me again?

Wait, here we are! And the lucky winner is...Talia!!!!!!


And ironically enough, the very comment where she mentions coveting the recipe holder. Which is why, though Talia is my best friend and all, I swear this wasn't rigged. Besides, I had already left a comment wherein I stated my support for Alan to win. Sorry, Alan! Maybe next time. Now, Talia, you're going to have to leave a comment that's the equivalent of a Price is Right contestant getting called on down, with the screaming and flailing arms, or everyone's going to be very disappointed.

Happy weekend everyone, and thanks for playing our game!

11 comments:

  1. Hilarious!!!

    Congratulations Talia!!!

    I wasn't in it for the prize (exclamation point) anyway -- I just wanted James to have another chance with our charming writer.

    Have fun Rachel!

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  2. yay!!! seriously, i never win anything! even at book club, my name is always picked last! thanks rach! does this mean you have to wait until the second third date to put out? how does this work? have FUN!!

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  3. Wait...since Mod Girl 80 mentions my comment, do I get some kind of consolation prize?

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  4. Yes, Hank. All the consolation in the world... :)

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  5. Speaking of contests, I am at a loss to understand why "No Country For Old Men" won the Academy Award this year. Maybe it's that generational thing again, but I found it very disturbing and not at all englightening of larger themes in the way that "There Will Be Blood" did. The Coens are becoming/have become increasingly weird.

    M.

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  6. I know I'm probably expected to gracefully concede the recipe book (not box, Tal)...
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  8. I came over from Hank and I've been reading through your archives. I love your recap of the online dating scene. I did a profile (before I started dating my boyfriend) just to see what it would be like, but I was too unsure about actually meeting anyone.
    I'm feeding you in my reader! You're fabulous!

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  9. Al- Play your cards right and Tal might just concede her very valuable prize to you. You two are going to have to fight it out amongst yourselves.

    Jen- Thanks! Yeah, I serve as a pretty good cautionary tale for people who have never actually had the "online dating experience." From quickly looking through your blog it looks like you've found your perfect guy, so congratulations!

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  10. M- I also was sort of at a loss (and huddling under blankets terrified) while watching No Country for Old Men. I think it's just one of those movies that tells a story without necessarily trying to address larger themes. More of a psychological thriller than a political statement on the drug war. Not for everyone, I suppose.

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  11. Yeah, it seems like the point of the movie was to have no point. Kind of nihilistic. Oh well . . . . loved "Atonement" and "Sweeney Todd." Netflix queue has "Juno" and "Diving Bell and the Butterfly" on call.

    M.

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