It was a tough call, but in deciding a winner, we learned three things. First, that everyone who submitted an entry deserves something, so stay tuned in the near future for random guest appearances (and yes, that means you, Dan, who we have definitely not forgotten about/neglected). Second, we realized that we can't pick just one. I mean, hell, there's two of us, so why not pick two winners? And third, white chocolate milk. Think about it and tell me that didn't just blow your freaking skull. Okay, maybe that was just the beer talking.
Our winners: Ashley and Stephanie of A Tale of Two Continents and Anne of Anne's Attic.
Ashley and Stephanie win for this hilarious, fun, and brutally honest video about us, our book, and our blog (in which Stephanie admits she doesn't even read our blog. Ouch).
WARNING: the following video is extremely graphic in that it contains white girls dancing.
Untitled from Stephanie Welling on Vimeo.
Next but certainly not least, Anne wins for flexing her MSPaint nuts and creating a blog post full of masterpieces located here. Also, as a woman who claims to be the CEO of an imaginary airline company, I fear the consequences of not picking her. Plus, it didn't hurt that she pretended to tattoo our names on her bosom.
Go check both of their blogs out and say hello. They are all very funny, very smart ladies with not nearly enough readers.
And now, to let us know what they think about being crowned joint-winners, let's start things off by turning things over to Ashley and Stephanie at A Tale of Two Continents, a blog written by two sisters living in separate continents.
Even if we don't know which continents they're on, we still appreciate their writing and their blog posts. And don't worry, Stephanie probably won't get eaten by a lion. Ashley loves cats... or so I'm told by the 20+ cats she hoards in her dorm room (FYI: their names are all "Mittens." All of 23 them). In fact, last we heard, she was going to go take care of the lion thing herself. We're sure she's fine.
I guess we should probably call 9-1-1 and get Ashley an ambula.. wait, I'm sorry, we're going to have to interrupt this because I'm being told that the CEO of O'Leary Air, Anne O'Leary, is now calling a press conference in the rolling hills of Ireland to announce her thoughts on being co-winner of our contest.
We'd like to show you the rest of the press conference, but it only got uglier from there. It was 4 hours long, it involved a lot of drinking and swearing, and she said some things about the US government that I can't repeat unless I want to get put on the No-Fly list. She barely even got to the Q&A portion.
Remember, the next time you want to get there, but you don't care how you get there or if you make it alive... fly O'Leary.
With that said, thank you again to Ashley, Stephanie, and Anne for your creativity and your humor, and thank you to everyone else that participated. You'll get yours. Oh just you wait. You'll get yours.
Cheers and stay classy, friends,