Hey there! Remember me? No? Oh, ok then . . .
Well, it’s time to pick a winner for my drawing from a couple weeks ago for the magnificent and not at all sexually themed Pen & Tape Dispenser office set. So very exciting, right? Yep, thought so.
So, as always, I enlisted the help of my esteemed and famous name picker out of a hatter, my son 7. How lucky you are that he was willing to pause his football game on the iPad to draw a name.
This was the super lucky contestant that needs to “come on down!”
CONGRATULATIONS BYRONIC MAN!! Send your address to: email@example.com, and I will send you your fab prize. Our prizes will probably be passing each other somewhere in Kansas. 😉
Ok, now is where it gets good. If you have read this post up until this point, obviously now trying to get over your crushing disappointment from not winning that awesome and unique prize above . . . I have something that will not only soothe your battered soul, but reward your continued reading of this post.
ANOTHER GIVE AWAY!!
But wait! (you say). How could one blogger be both so beautiful AND so generous all at the same time?
And to that I say, “flattery will not help your chances, so stuff it, bucko!”
But, you do have a point. Maybe it’s too soon. Maybe I should wait to let the smoke clear from this previous outstanding and totally vied for prize give away. I mean, I don’t want you guys to think I’m just trying to buy your affections or anything with all these prizes (I totally am, is it working yet? How about now? Now?).
Or maybe, just maybe, nobody is really interested in this little ole prize that I’ve decided to give away next . . .
Yeah, that’s what I figured. Nobody’s really interested, right? Oh well . . . it was worth a try, anyway.
I’ll just be over here, all by my lonesome, sipping super secret and sneaky hot cocoa out of my new awesome ninja mug. Don’t mind me. Just move along. Nothing to see here . . .
What’s that? You say you do want this ninja mug? Really? Oh goodie! This means that you do love me!!! Or, maybe it means that you just think this ninja mug is super rad and you really wanna win it? Right. That second one. Oh man, this is embarassing. Geez.
Ok, let’s just move along to details. Obviously, I am not gonna just give this fantastic mug to just any old person who comments. Nope. You gotta work for this one, peeps. You’re gonna earn this mug.
(And please note, I will not be sending you my cocoa stained mug, but a brand spanking new mug of your very own).
So, in honor of the mug, I want you to tell me a story about you being a Ninja. Here’s the set up: imagine you are a Ninja in any time period and place in history. You have been hired to use your super stealthy skills to sneak up on and dispatch of an enemy. And while you are invisibly waiting and watching, you get to see an important or historic event. Were you hidden in the dark late at night on an evening in 1972 in the Watergate Apartments, to see what occurred there? Were you in a secret alcove on the Warner Bros. backlot, watching Bogart & Bacall film their famous scenes for Casablanca? Hiding backstage at the very moment of the infamous event that started the British Invasion, on the Ed Sullivan Show?
Those are just examples. Feel free to create your own situation. It could be ancient times, or just last week. Tell me a story about what you saw at a significant time, as you were a “Ninja on the wall.” I will pick the most creative, interesting, or funny story as the winner, and the author will get the Ninja Mug. That’s right, no picking names out of hats for this one. I’m picking this winner. So you need to impress me with your inventive and wonderful story. I can’t wait to be entertained. Make ’em good, peeps.
(Thank you to Jules, of the famous and highly revered Go Jules Go, for this absolutely brilliant contest idea. As always, you are the wind beneath my wings!)