good friday morning to you all! welcome to the new and improved blog. i tweaked the background, changed the header, added tags so you can find things easily and even put links at the bottom to my favorite blogs. busy day yesterday! and then i capped it off with choosing the first ever calliespondence giveaway winner. how very exciting!
so, i’ve never done a giveaway and i was a little perplexed at how to randomly choose a comment to win the prize. i knew that i did not want to choose it myself to make it the most fair. so do i use random.org, which i’ve never even been on, but i think i’ve read on other blogs that they use it? do i blindfold rbb and tell him to point to a comment on the screen? i thought about even incorporating paquito in the game (that’s our cat) but couldn’t figure out how she could ever separate out one, seeing as how she does absolutely nothing but sleep at the foot of our bed, nibble her food a few times a day and use the litter box. naturally i arrived at the most ably random person in our household – rush, our 17 month old son. i would have him pick one piece of paper with a number in it, with the numbers corresponding to the order of comments. score!
so i put the numbers 1 through 25 on little pieces of paper.
then i folded them up (they were envelope liner scraps – isn’t that a fun print? it’s designed to imitate wood grain…yum.)
then i put them on the rug in rush’s room and told him, fresh from a bath wearing his pjs, to pick one (he takes direction REALLY well). instead of choosing one, he picked them all up and scattered them around the room. and then ran away so proud of himself.
i had a chat with him about having a little focus…and then decided they would be more enticing in my hand.
we had to do this a couple of times as he still wanted to pick five or six of you. (he’s sweet like that)
and we have a WINNER!!! lucky number 7!!!!