HERE IS THE AMAZING SUR-PRIZE!!!
As you can see, it is actually THREE prizes in one:
- First, a plastic container of FLARP!, an incredible gooey substance that makes rude sounds when you squeeze it.
- Second, a genuine VINTAGE (or so it says) peg board game, all the way from CHINA!
- And third, CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES! (Yes, you can really blow bubbles with an itty-bitty bubble wand--wand INCLUDED.)
Uh-huh. Bet you're sorry you didn't enter now, aren't ya? Remember that next time I have a Sur-PRIZE contest.
How the random WINNER was selected:
First, I wrote all five names on pieces of paper of exactly equal sizes from a sticky pad that says "My Blood Type is Coffee."
Then I wrapped each piece of paper around a liqueur-filled chocolate miniature. Me + chocolate + liqueur. What could be more appropriate? (Liqueurs and I have a complicated relationship.)
You might say I already have a certain aptitude for *cough* hurling liqueurs, but what I wanted was a launch mechanism that didn't involve a trip through my alimentary canal. So TG retrieved the catapult he helped DD build (a middle school physics project) from the garage rafters.
The candy to fly the farthest would be the winner!
TG volunteered to do be trigger man, because I didn't want my unpainted toenails to show up in the pic. (He didn't care if his unpainted toenails showed up.) We launched all five liqueur-candy missiles from precisely the same spot.
And the WINNER is... *drum roll*...
(In the picture it kind of looks like one went a little bit farther, but that's just the piece of candy from the test launch. TG can verify that Jessica is the actual winner, in case any of the other entrants try to challenge the findings. You know, given the extreme coolitude of the prizes and all...)
So, Jessica, if you will DM me on Twitter with your address, I will put your sur-prize in the mail. :)