No More Empty Fortune Cookies!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Drumroll Please...



Yes, it's time to announce the winner of the first annual Fortune Cookies Christmas Challenge!
As you may remember, I asked you to donate your time, money, or energy to a charitable origination this holiday season, and let me know so I could enter you in a drawing. You guys came through like the champs I always knew you were!
The blogging community is the bestest, most thoughtful, pro-active community evah! For reals. And I'm not just paying lip service either. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
I appreciate each and every one of you for your willingness to help others, and I know your good karma will come back to you many times over.



OK, OK, enough of the mushy-gushy sentimental stuff...On to the drawing.

I originally planned to vlog this, since vlogging the drawing of the winner of these type things seems to be all the rave in the blogosphere these days, but our video camera only works in the brightest of sunlight, and since it's been rainy and foggy and overcast, we're S.O.L. on that. So you'll just have to accept some photos, sorry guys, a new video camera is on Santa's list for NEXT year...
...For now, all Santa can muster is a double shot of schnapps in my cocoa while I blog this... It's been a doosey of a day! But that's a story for another time.

I had the Wifester photo-journal the process of the drawing while I utilized her scary alien-snowman cookie jar to draw the names from. I'm not kidding, it's scary, and I truly think an alien mated with Frosty to create this atrocity:
Then, against my better judgement, I plunged my pudgy hand into the alien-snowman hybrid
To my complete and utter surprise, I was not abducted and probed, nor was I wisked away into an alternate bizarro-world. Instead, I found this:

Chatty, Come On Down! You're the next contestant... Oh, wait, wrong show...if you'll email me your mailing address, I'll get your prize out to you ASAP!
And thanks again for playing!

11 cookies cracked:

Jay said...

Congrats to Chatty!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

woooohooooo!

Jessica said...

Awesome!!! :D

That snowman does look like an alien--freaky!!!

fiwa said...

Congratulations to Chatty!!

This was a very cool idea - and I meant to play - but time got away from me. I did buy a guy dinner the other night, so that's going to have to count as my good deed for now till the snow clears up. He was alone in the restaurant and we heard him tell his waitress that it was his birthday - how sad is that, alone on your birthday? So we arranged in secret to pick up his bill.

Have a wonderful week and watch out for that scary snowman!
fiwa

Fortune Cookies said...

Jay - thanks for stopping by, have a great Christmas!

Jessica - it does, doesn't it?!

Gary - I hope you're enjoying your New Your Winter Wonderland this Christmas!

Fiwa- OH.MY.GOD!!!! You totally gave me a flashback of Christmas Eve when I was like 8...Blog post about it soon, stay tuned.
YAY for you for buying his dinner!
I love this kindness to strangers stuff! Keep it rolling :)

Reb said...

Way to go Chatty!

Karen said...

I love that alien snowman thingy. It is cute. LOL

Congrats to Chatty.

Mandy said...

I thought it was a coffee mug, I had to go back and read that it is a cookie jar!

Chatty said...

OOOOOOOhhhhhh - thank you one and all! This is the first time I've ever won anything online. Thank you, FC! I will send you my mailing address post-haste!
Happy holidays, everybody, and Fiwa - I think buying the birthday boy dinner was WAY cool and nice of you...

g-man said...

Congrats Chatty!! That IS one spooky alien snowman head.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Congrats Chatty! What a great idea!

That's one scary mug, girl!