Monday, January 28, 2008

An Inner Monologue, and a Winner.

Just to get the technicalities out of the way, here was my scientific method. I assigned names to numbers from 1 to 21, scrawled said numbers randomly on a piece of interlined paper torn from Charlotte's notebook, folded the paper, shut my eyes, and jabbed with a hatpin.

"Okay, let's see. Which number is closest to that hole? Ah ha!!"

Kris, it's your lucky day! Send me your address by email (see sidebar) and I will have your winnings in the mail by Friday.

"Oh this is gonna be so great. She's going to love this yarn. Yay!

"Wait a second. What is this I feel? Badness? Guilt? Sympathy for the disappointment of my commenters? Oh crap."

So, I jabbed again.

Ames! Girl!! The hatpin loved you!

"Crap. She's my sister-in-law. People are gonna think it was a setup. Should I have a do-over? But that wouldn't be right: I jabbed her number, fair and square.

"Now I feel cheap for not giving away all of it. Should I give away all of it? It's only $90 worth of yarn...and the G00gle deposit is only a month away...but I've already spent it.....WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH ME?!? They are all grownups!!"

But I'm still so very sorry.

Hopefully it won't be long before I can do another one of these...think positive!


Annalea said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who goes through that when they do a giveaway! ;o)

kate said...

You rock Shan, I love that you did a second one. And see Ames, being the sister-in-law did count for something (your name called that hatpin over). Totally kidding here, we all know that right?

Very generous of you Shan, a nice thing to read on a snowy winter night.

Dave Hingsburger said...

Shannon ... you have a hatpin ... a HATPIN ... that is so totally cool. A giveaway done with flair (and a hatpin!).

Ames said...

You are right, Dave. Shan is totally cool. In fact, my cool rating went up significantly when I married into the family.

Woohoo for me!! Thanks, Shan. You are too generous.

Now, I am feeling guilty for not giving something away on my blog.

Olga said...

Man- talk about a rigged contest!!!!!
Just kidden, when I get over my bitterness I'll say congrats to the winners.....but it may be years from now....

Shan said...

Ames, don't go there. If you feel guilty now, just wait until you draw a winner and then realize there are twenty UNwinners. It's a downward spiral.

And re: coolness, I think it's best if you continue to live far, far away from me, so you can never know just how untrue that is.

Though I do have a hatpin.

Tabatha said...

Oh you slay me. Too funny.

Penny said...

It's almost enough to put one off giveaways completely!

ikkinlala said...

Congrats to the winners!

The hatpin sounds like a great method as long as it stays on the paper... there are some people who, given a hatpin and told to close their eyes, could do a lot of damage.

Considering my coordination today, I am probably one of those people.

lizbon said...

Heh. I felt guilty even signing up for it. What is it with guilt and knitters? Actually, I am pretty certain it's guilt and (nice) women...