OK, folks, you blew me away. I just didn’t think a chance to win a personalized doodle would be all that popular.
But man, oh, man!
If you don’t count the time I was Freshly Pressed, this doodle contest is the most commented-upon post that you have ever commented upon.
I am dazzled, tickled, flattered, and a touch verklempt.
And today is the big day to see who gets the Grand Prize!
All the ballots were put into the crumpled voting hat.
Then the completely fair and impartial judge was brought in to do his duty. (Well, he’s almost impartial; he was rooting for Madame Weebles, as evidenced by his cat shirt. But impartiality aside, he is completely fair.)
He mixed the ballots well…
…and he reached for a card.
And the winner is…
OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, TURN THE CARD AROUND!
Um. Ahem. I mean, TA DAAAA!
Congratulations, Jenion! You win a personalized doodle on the subject of your choice!
All you have to do is go up to the menu item that says “Write Me a Note” and, well, write me a note.
Thanks to everyone who entered! And don’t be bummed if you didn’t win. Since there is clearly such a demand for doodles, this will not be the last time you’ll have a chance to win one.
Take care and be well!
47 Replies to “And the Doodle Winner Is…”
A lovely ceremony with just the right amount of enthusiasm. Well done! Congrats to Jenion!.
Yep. My boy knows how to turn on the schmaltz when the need arises.
😀 😀 😀
Your impartial judge is so much more cheerful about his job than mine!
Congratulations to Jenion . . . and next time, that duck in a fedora with be MINE. 🙂
A duck in a fedora, eh? When the next contest rolls around, I am not going to be impartial.
I’ll remind you. 😀
But I did appreciate seeing my name in the hat.
No reminding necessary. I’m gonna be rooting for that one.
I love the way you repurposed those familiar-looking business cards.
Ahem. I have no idea what you’re taking about.
Your son has your sense of humor. I like it!
Oh, he is a little goofball. We get along very well.
Congrats to Jenion! Love the way you presented this and announced your winner. 🙂
Thanks, Carrie! My boy is always the designated raffle guy, because he ain’t gonna James Franco it.
I love that you made ‘James Franco’ a verb.
A writer’s gotta break the rules!
Congratulations, Jenion! And awesome job by the impartial judge.
I shall let him know that you approve.
That was a breathtaking ceremony, and I am impressed with the randomization technique.
We Allegras like to build suspense with our contests.
Congratulations Jenion! Oh Mike — what a cutie patootie your son is!
Thank you, Sandee! And I concur.
NO FAAAIIIIRRRR!!! I wanted a doodle! I WANTED A DOODLE! Are you sure the names were properly mixed up? Are you sure my name was in there? Next time, NEXT TIME! Oh but…er…yes, congratulations to Jenion!
Fear not, my friend. I shall do the doodle contest again in the not-too-distant future.
What a cute helper. That was brilliant! Congrats Jenion!
He is cute, isn’t he? He gets it from his mother.
Jenion…you lucky dog! I am so jealous! Congrats!
I love the pics, Mike! 🙂
Thanks, Mrs. P! It was a fun photo shoot to say the least.
In ten years or so, when we all watch the Academy Awards show, we except to see your son rising up from the audience to accept an award for BEST ACTOR. Good show, to him, and to you for doodle awarding. Congrats (jealous grrr grrrr) to Jenion.
Right now I think my boy is on track for the Oscar hosting job.
Hurray for Jenion! And hurray for your son who looks to have a promising career in picking names out of hats 🙂 Will we get to see the doodle when it’s done?
Thank you, Susanna. My boy is a gifted hat ballot picker outer.
And, yes indeedy! One it is duly doodled, I will show off the completed doodle on this blog.
What! No Miss Congeniality prize! *slight sniff of aggrieved disconsolation*
Your slight sniff shows that you are a good sport.
And fear not, Cricket, I will have other doodle contest in the future. (Maybe you’ll be on Facebook by then?)
*Gasp* Next you’ll be asking me to tweet my replies
Oh no, I missed this!!! Can you give me a little prior warning before you offer something like this again, so that I don’t choose to take a three week blogging break when it happens!!! Bless – how could you be surprised how excited people were – don’t you KNOW how darn good a doodler you are?!?! Well now you do:-) Love the photos of the ‘ceremony’. Hugs, Harula xxxxxx
Harula, your entry was missed. But fear not, this will not be the last time I hold a doodle contest.
Trust me to miss the boat . . . I mean, hat! But I already have a wonderful Christmas doodle from you, so I can’t complain. Congrats to your illustrious judge. He did such a fine job and congrats to Jenion, the lucky winner! 🙂
Not only did you get a doodle, you got a blog post showing how angst-ridden the creation of that doodle was!
Thank you for the kind words about the judge. I’m worried however. He has received such unqualified praise, he might demand a salary the next time I need him.
Congratulations to Jenion! I hope we all get to see the doodle when it is complete. Everyone loves Madame Weebles so don’t be to hard on your judge. He did a very good job.
The doodle will be posted here.
And you’re right; it’s hard not to love Weebles.
You just made my day, Michelle.
WOOOOOOOOOOO! Congratulations, Jenion! Also, please tell your impartial judge that I love his shirt. He’s a dapper fella, that guy (both the boy and the cat).
I shall let him know post haste.
That judge has a bright future ahead of him…
Here’s hoping! *knocks wood*