And the winners are…

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Last night millions tuned in to watch the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, where many well deserving people received awards for a bunch of movies I haven’t seen. Okay, that’s not entirely true–I’ve seen Inception, Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland. And while I haven’t seen The King’s Speech, I loved Colin Firth in Nanny McPhee and Love Actually.

I must confess I didn’t watch the awards.

I figure if I want to see a bunch of overdressed people with copious amounts of plastic surgery and eating disorders, all I have to do in drive into Houston and go to the Galleria.

But that’s not what this post is about.

This post is about winning some REALLY valuable stuff, not just some gold, naked bald guy. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

I wonder how many of you actually read any of that stuff and how many just scrolled down to see who the winners are? I see how you are…

Okay, enough already!

The following winners were chosen by random.org. Each comment, tweet, and Facebook status update associated with this contest was assigned a number. These numbers were selected in descending order based on the time and date of the entry. Make sense? Alrighty then.

The 3rd prize of One year of free blog hosting + a standard license for Standard Theme goes to:

Karin Fendick (aka His Firefly), writer of Flickers of a Faithful Firefly.


The 2nd place prize of One year of free blog hosting, a domain name (.com or .net) and a standard licence for Standard Theme goes to:

Ryan Tate (They call him Tater Salad–okay, not really. I stole that line from Ron White), writer of Doorframes of Taterhouse.


And the Grand Prize winner of One year of free blog hosting, a domain name (.com or .net), a standard licence for Standard Theme plus site design by the lovely and talented Peter Pollock of New Blog Hosting and yours truly is….

The writer of the plainest little ol’ blog you ever did see, but one of my favorite writers in the blogosphere…

Kirsten Nilsen of Nilsen Life


Congratulations to Karin, Ryan and Kirsten and many thanks for the overwhelming response to this giveaway. A very special thanks to John Saddington for his generous contribution of three of his amazing Standard Theme themes and to New Blog Hosting for everything else.

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14 Responses to “And the winners are…”

  1. Sandra Heska King February 28, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Congratulations all!

  2. Peter P February 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    I’m so excited for all the winners.

    Thank you for suggesting this giveaway and making it happen!

    • katdish February 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

      Thank YOU for your generous donations, your time and your talent. I can’t wait to see the blog makeovers!

  3. Kirsten February 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    You’d never guess from her blog BUT DANG IF THAT GIRL CAN SHAKE HER GROOVE THANG WHEN SHE WINS THE PRIZE!!!!!!! woot woot woot!

    I was up until 2am writing last night (totally unrelated, but index of my dedication to the Art, natch) and so I am turning in early with the biggest old smile. So big DH is making fun of me.

    Thank you both so much!

  4. Kirsten February 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    oh, and I really do want to congratulate the other winners and thank everyone else for tolerating my incessant tweets. Well, incessant for me. Which is, you know, more than once a week.

  5. Jason February 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Congratulations to the winners!

  6. HisFireFly February 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    My oh my.. I’m all a-flutter!

    What do I do next?

  7. Ryan Tate March 1, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Wow, you guys are awesome. This made my day! Thank you Kathy, Peter, and John Saddington!

    I guess all of Michael Perkins’ prayers worked after all.

  8. A Simple Country Girl March 1, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    What’s all the oscar talk? Was someone giving away hotdogs last night?

    A big ole yeehaw! to the winners…

    Blessings.

  9. Helen March 1, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Congratulations to Karin, Ryan, and Kirsten! 🙂

  10. Tony Alicea March 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    Congrats to all! Looking forward to seeing the spiffy new digs!

  11. seekingpastor March 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    First, I wasn’t named one of People’s sexiest men. Then, I didn’t win an academy award for my work in trying to figure out Inception. And now–I lose this, too. Good thing there is leftover pizza in the fridge.

  12. Shelley March 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Congratulations to all the winners!

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