September 26, 2007

We Have a Winner!!!

This past weekend, when our son said he wanted to shave, my hubby left the room and returned with these . . .


“Hold still, son. I’ll get those hairs on your chinny, chin, chin.”

“What’s this thing for, and why doesn’t it come with an ipod?”

“Oh, please, don’t let us be next!”

I’m delighted to announce that our winner is: ENA! She posted the winning answer a mere three hours after the contest began.

Thank you all for your funny, creative (Did I mention funny?) and clever responses. They were so much fun to read . . . when I should have been reading my work-in-progress and making revisions. (Ah, the little elves in my head will get to that later.)

Ena will win a book of short stories compiled by the inventive folks at McSweeney’s, with, what I believe, is the longest title ever created.

Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, a Man Named Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn’t Quite Finish, So Maybe You Could Help Us Out. (Stories by Nick Hornby, Neil Gaiman, Jon Scieszka, Jonathan Safran Foer, and more.)

*No animals or teenagers were hurt in the making of this blog.


Anonymous said...


Your husband looks so YOUNG. Or maybe it's that I feel so old.

Anonymous said...

Fellow contestants:

I am so humbled. First, allow me to thank Donna Gephart. Without whom, there would be no hedge trimmers. And, to those who chose to compete against me -- it could easily have been any of you accepting this magnificent collection of stories -- and yet, it's not.

So, all I can really say is, Yay! for me, the winner, and better luck next time to everyone else!

Wild About Words said...

Ena,loved your "acceptance" speech. Too funny! Maybe you can use a modified version of that when you win the Newbery.

And Debby, my hubby STILL gets carded when he buys beer. Meanwhile, the only card I get is from AARP. Life just ain't fair!