Creme contest: Do-over

December 22, 2008

There were lots of entries for last week’s contest in honor of Creme de la Creme, but none of the entries correctly guessed my favorite post in the history of this blog.

Let’s try again with multiple choice.

Via email or comment, select one of the ten posts listed below. You can make an informed guess by reading them, or you can randomly pick a number. The contest will end when someone wins. The first person to guess the correct post is the winner (therefore, you shouldn’t pick something someone else already picked in an earlier comment).

The winner will receive a piece of pottery. That person will also have to provide me with a mailing address to receive that piece of pottery. (The prize won’t be a tiny vase like Lori from Weebles Wobblog and Wishing 4 One received because I don’t have any of those left, but it will be something interesting.)

The contest candidates, in chronological order:
#1 Plans
#2 The Race Is On
#3 Coin Flip
#4 Show and Tell: Bridge
#5 Shabbat Shalom
#6 Joy
#7 Incident Report
#8 Testimonial
#9 Optimistic
#10 Decision

The following posts were high on my original list of candidates for Creme de la Creme, but each of them was guessed by one or more people already. I won’t include them among the 10 since they’d only be decoys, but they are indeed some of my favorites (and in combination with the above 10, could constitute a Best of 2008 list):
Empty and Frantic
One Night Only

Let the guessing commence! Someone has to get it this time, right?

Note to ICLW participants: Picking a number will be the easiest comment you leave all week!

Show and Tell: Creme contest

December 14, 2008

This week’s Show and Tell is a little different. I’d like to have another giveaway!

This is the last week that you can submit for Creme de la Creme. Go and do it right now, if you haven’t already. Really, it’s fun and community building and thought-provoking. When you’re done, come back. I’ll wait.

(Feelings, woah-oh-oh, feelings, woah-oh-oh, feel you again in my arms)

All done? Good.

In the spirit of Creme de la Creme and the general holiday season, I’d like to play a little game. Can you guess which post I submitted for Creme de la Creme? (Lollipop Goldstein is not eligible this time, since she knows what I submitted to her. Sorry.)

It seems that many people who participate in Creme de la Creme have a hard time picking out their favorite post. Other people probably know immediately which one to submit. As for me, my gut reaction pointed straight to one particular post, but being meticulous and systematic by nature, I went through all of the posts since I had started blogging in July to judge their relative merits. I came up with 10 candidates. I then asked DH to read these 10 posts and pick the best one. He chose the one that my gut had picked in the first place.

Can you guess which post my husband and I both chose as our favorite post in the history of this blog?

The first person who chooses the correct post will win a moderately fabulous prize (here’s a hint — it’s pottery). If you win, you must be willing to give me a mailing address so that I can send the prize to you (or a mailing address for someone else if you’re in the giving mood). You can submit your answer via comment or email; you must submit your guess by Thursday 12/18 at midnight EST.

No photo of the prize to offer you — mine is one of the more than 1 million homes in the Northeast without power right now, thanks to a big ol’ ice storm. We are crashing a couple of hours away with a friend, but my camera and the subject of the potential photo are in my darkened, frigid house. Anyway, the winner will get to pick between a couple of prizes, so you’ll need to wait until next Show and Tell to see a picture of the prize — assuming that my power has been restored by then.

Go console Ms. Goldstein for her prize-ineligibility by enjoying the rest of Show and Tell.


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