Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vlogging Contest Results at 2 AM

You know, the worst part about being a technodunce is not that I spent two hours trying to create a Vlog to announce the winners of the Will Grayson Squared Dance contest—a video that turned into rubbish because I was so tired I sounded like cookie monster (yes, that little joke made it into the worthless Vlog you’ll never get to see); it doesn’t even stink all that badly that I hadn’t been able to figure out how to actually get the video footage out of my video camera onto the computer without the help of my husband who—at 2:57 AM—has been sound asleep for hours. But rather, I think I  regret most the hour and a half I spent trying to figure out how to connect my laptop to the computer monitor so that you would have a bigger screen to see the drawing by—only to discover that all I had to do was close the laptop.

Sooooooo, I have no vlog for you today as I’d intended. But what can I do? I am technically challenged, people. Which is especially unfortunate because now you won’t get to see me hugging my signed books goodbye. And you won’t get to hear Weezer’s “I Don’t Want to Let You Go” playing in the background either. It was a poignant moment for sure. Try to use your imagination and envision a Nicholas Sparks movie ending with signed books and chocolate*.

The absence of a Vlog has nothing to do with my tragic Prince of Persia haircut, by the way (for those of you following some of my other blog posts or Twitter). I was wearing a gorilla mask anyway.

So anyway, the randomly chosen winners of the Will Grayson Squared Dance Contest are as follows:



Package 1: David Levithan Rules!


To see a list of the actual prizes, please go HERE.


The Winner IS…. Number 277


For those of you who can’t figure out the obvious, that would be Kimberly Franklin

Yay!! Gooooo, Kimberly, you lucky thing. So miserable happy to give you my Levithans. I know you’ll take good care of them until you decide you don’t need them any more and want to give them back
Err, I truly hope you enjoy them… like, for realz.

Package 2: John Green Rocks!


To see a list of the actual prizes, please go HERE.


The Winner IS…  Number 91

Lisa and Laura Roecker!!!

Way to go! You guys are so lucky!! Please play the lottery for me. Well, okay, LiLa had like fifty thousand entries because they sent so many people my way. I feel like I should send them an additional prize, actually. Except they’re already taking my signed John Greens, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about that yet. Still…if you ladies are ever in Indy, let me know, and I’ll take you out for lunch. There’s this really hip new place called Taco Bell*.

BUT, if I had to give my babies away, I’m glad it could be to you (please feel free to take pictures of them to send to me on occasion).

Package 3: Miscellaneous FTW!




To see a list of the actual prizes, please go HERE.


And the Winner IS… Number 668

That would be Stina Lindenblatt!!

Yahoo!! Way to go, Stina! You’re a lucky duck, darling!

I wish you could’ve heard me try to pronounce your name on my Vlog. Although you might’ve hated me after that. I’m fairly sure I butchered it, all seven ways I pronounced it.

But mega congrats, m’dear! I’m thrilled you won!

Package 4: Maybe, Baby


To see a list of the actual prizes, please go HERE.


The Winner issssssssssss… Number 634

That’s DL Hammons, people!!

Whoa. A dude. Sometimes, I forget they blog, too. So glad you won, guy! I don’t know that I’d choose anyone else to deplete my children’s college savings.

Package 5: Exactly the same as package 4


To see a list of the actual prizes, please go HERE.


The Winner iz… Number 16

Casey McCormick!!!

Yay for you, Casey!! Sucky for my bank account! But I’m super thrilled you won because you rock!

What now?


Okay winners, please e-mail me your addresses so I can send you your prizes. DL and Casey, please let me know if you want a B&N or Amazon gift card as well as your fave flavor of chocolate. I’d go for white chocolate myself, to be honest, but I won’t force you. That would be weird. But please do indicate if you’d rather I kept the chocolate for myself, thanks.

Now, I did get some entries that included a dance video. And let me tell you, I had some serious fun watching those. So much fun actually, that I think that portion of the contest deserves a blog post of its own. So tune in soon, luvies. I’ll be posting my number one dance video pick for you…later. Right now it’s 3:48. So, yeah.

P.S. I’ll be announcing a new contest in the next few days.  Are you feeling lucky?





*I’m kidding about Taco Bell. It’s not really new. :P

43 comments:

  1. A White-Noise drum roll! It must have taken you hours, Carolina!

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  2. Uh, yeah dudes blog. *sigh*

    But congrats to the winners! And congrats to Carol for having a contest the epicness of which out-epics most other epic things! I'm sure your next contest will be similarly epic.

    :)

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  3. I'm also a bit of a technodunce - arghhh! But good on you for doing this contest and lining up the next! Good luck!

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  4. What a great contest Carolina. You are way too cute. Congrats to all the winners!
    BTW-I'm technodunce too!

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  5. Whoot! Congrats you lucky winners!!!! Bummer we can't see the vlog, Carol. But as a fellow technodunce, I give you snaps for attempting it!

    Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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  6. Aww, you are SO generous. Now to blackmail the winners into giving you my address...

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  7. I'm happy to accept this award in the name of all "DUDE" bloggers everywhere! :)

    This must be some kind of blog karma. I just awarded the prizes for my own celebration Monday night...and bingo! Awesomesauce!! Of course it is tainted a bit because we were deprived of what was bound to be a classic vlog. :(

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  8. Congrats to the winners!!! You've seriously intrigued me, though. Gorilla mask?

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  9. Squee, I won!!!!! Okay, I'm sorry I didn't get to see that on the vlog, but I'm sure your husband appreciated that you didn't wake him up for that.

    And don't worry, I'm used to having my name butchered. It's short for Kristina. So it's Tina with a ssss at the beginning. But for some reason, people get confused by the 'S' and the 'i' ends it sounding like the letter's name. ;)

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  10. Those are some fine prizes and fine winners. I can't believe you'd give YOUR signed Jon Greens away! I think you love him more than I do. And that is hardly possible.

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  11. Congrats to the winners!!!!

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  12. Congrats, winners! You're so lucky--what great prizes!! (and, Carol, I LOVE your blog, btw. It looks amazing!)

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  13. So you have a VLOG featuring a cookie monster voice, Prince-of-Persia hair, a dramatic farewell to signed books and chocolate--all with a Weezer soundtrack AND YOU'RE NOT POSTING IT?

    A sad loss for your readers to cope with, especially those who didn't win a prize package. Just sayin'.

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  14. Congrats to all the winners!

    Gosh, I do hope you post this vlog sometime! It sounds so tantalising!

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  15. OMgosh...I missed a vlogging contest?? Yeah, I don't vlog yet, but I could learn. Congrats to the winners. ";-)

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  16. Just think how many people would be out of work if we weren't technodunces :) What fantastic prizes, congrats to those lucky winners!

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  17. I'm SO bummed we don't get to see the vlog!!!!!!!!! But YAY!! Thank you!!!

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  18. I guess the HAT program was a failure? lol.
    Congrats to the winners!

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  19. Congrats to the winners!! Great contest!

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  20. And love the Weezer song btw!

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  21. Woot, congrats to the winners!!! 8D

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  22. Congratulations to the winners and thanks for the laugh Carol.

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  23. Congrats to the winners and sorry you had such a bad time with your technical equipment:-(

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  24. Oh that technology. The horror.
    I'm glad you survived the trial and woo-hoo to the winners!

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  25. Yikes! I'm another techno-dunce. Nothing ever seems to work when I try it - especially not the first 10 or 12 times I try it. Congrats on the contest though - it was truly awesome. Oh - and congrats to the lucky winners too!

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  26. Congratulations to all the winners! These are all really, really awesome.

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  27. Carol, I have to applaud you for at least attempting to vlog. I wouldn't even know where to start. And I'm not kidding (total techno-idiot right here).

    I'm so bummed because I forgot to enter your contest:( Yeah, still feeling like an idiot here. But I will catch the next one!

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  28. Congrats to everyone! And I bet the vlog would be hilarious!

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  29. Major congrats to all the lucky winners! This was a great contest, Carol! :-)

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  30. What? I actually won something? No. Freakin'. Way. You have to be kidding me right now. :)

    [Screams}
    {Husband looks at her like she's just lost her mind.}
    [She giggles and screams again]

    So cool!! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!! You are so AWESOME!!!

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  31. AHHH! Holy crap!!! I seriously can't believe we won! We never win anything!!! And, um, signed John Green!?!? AMAZING! We are so freaking excited!!!

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  32. We want Vlog ...We want Vlog !
    Demanding ...ain't I ?

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  33. Hello, your newest follower here...it is Love at first post for me.

    Wonderful, captivating writing. Am enjoying your last 2 posts....I know where my morning will be spent today.

    Thank you for leading me here....truly engaging.


    Happy to meet you!

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  34. Congrats to all the winners! I can't believe you stayed up that late doing all of that! I would never have made it!

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  35. you won on my blog today - what comes around goes around :)

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  36. Hey Carolina. I'm so sorry I missed your contest. I'll have to be here for the next one. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Made my day BTW.
    Oh, and can't wait to see the dancing vids. =D

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  37. Woo hoo! Congrats to the winners!

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  38. Carolina, sorry I wasn't here sooner but had bit of hand surgery. All's well now, but I'd feel much better if you'd post that vlog. Hey, we're all hinting! You've got a rocking great post. Congrats to all the winners!

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  39. Congratulations to all of the winners. :) I'm a technodunce too...All these people creating utube and book trailers amaze me.

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  40. OMG congrats to everyone!! i can't believe i missed this contest!!!

    *headdesk*

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  41. The cure for technoduncery is to recruit bored teenagers. They work for pizza.

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  42. Ohhh, Carolina, mea culpa. The core of my blog today was a shout-out to fellow writers. As I sit here, I see your blog on my list but, somehow, I skipped typing it in. Sorry! Sorry! I'm posting in a few days and will give you a shout-out (for you've got one terrific blog)...I also made a typo in a URL address elsewhere, truly know I'm imperfect, but some days, sigh....

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