Using Random.org I have generated a winning entry number from the, I believe, 56 total entries in Backpacking Dad’s Mystery Prize Giveaway. I had to do some extra counting, since there were a couple of non-entries (just comments without guesses) and a couple of supporting entries (referrals that garnered an extra entry for the referrer), but I will gladly do math all day long for you, my good people of the Internet.
So, the winner is….
…entry number 8. And that happens to be (counts backward…counts forward to double-check)…yes, that happens to be:
I love that Annette won this, because did you know Annette was responsible for my first, and only, foray into Chick Lit?
That’s right. Way back when I’d first started blogging Annette asked me to write a chapter in an ongoing collaborative writing project called “ChapterBytes”. The story was called “Foodie” I believe, and was about a woman who had enrolled in culinary school as a lifechange, her romance with Some Dude, and her rivalry with Some Chick. People started to add some serious twists to the story as it progressed, and it went from Chick Lit into Da Vinci Code territory. It was awesome.
Because I like to mess with people, when it came time for me to submit my chapter, I instead sent Annette this fake chapter. Thankfully she laughed.
Although it’s been on hiatus for a long time, I think Chapterbytes was really fun to read and write. I encourage you all to give it a read, to check out the bloggers who were involved, and to wonder whatever happened to Malorie and Evan….
But wait! There’s more!!!
Someone correctly guessed what the Mystery Prize was. That means that I will be promoting their charity of choice via all of my social media avenues for three days, starting later. Why later? Because I don’t want to spoil the surprise for Annette. As soon as I know she knows what’s in the bag, then I will tell you who guessed correctly, and what the Mystery Prize was, and I will begin promoting their charity.
The suspense! It continues to kill you, yes?
8 thoughts on “And the Winner of Backpacking Dad’s Mystery Prize Giveaway is my Chick Lit Editor!”
The suspense is killing me! Just post already!
Always keeps em wantin' moar, says I.
Oh, keepin' em wantin' moar, eh? Starting to look suspiciously like a dead donkey raffle….
Here's the version that was going around after Enron, but you can substitute your own favorite villain's name:
A young city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
The next day, the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey died."
Kenny replied, "Well then, just give me my money back."
The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."
Kenny said, "Okay then, just unload the dead donkey."
The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him"?
Kenny said, "I'm going to raffle him off."
"You can't raffle off a dead donkey!" the farmer says.
"Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead." Kenny said.
A month later the farmer met up with Kenny and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey"?
"I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.00."
"Didn't anyone complain"? the farmer asked.
"Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back."
Kenny grew up and eventually became the chairman of Enron.
Okay, that's really freaking funny. No one has referenced Chapterbytes in YEARS! I just can't wait to see what my prize is. Um, yikes?
You should do it again.
But I haven't even had to refund a single person yet…..
Heartiest congratulations to Annette Kiesow for winning this Mystery Award…Cheer up and have a blast…!!
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