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Hallmark Give-Away Results – Vidcast

You can watch the results of my first, ever prize give-away in my first, ever vidcast! Yeah, I didn’t know my voice sounded like that either.

If you are sneaking your blog reading in at work or have a deaf computer with no speakers, the results and further details can be read behind the jump.


The winners of the Hallmark give-away, were Sandi (my fellow Hoosier), coraspartan, Rachel, and April N., all of whom have already been contacted about their win.

I assigned everyone numbers in reverse order, so the first person to comment was 116 and the last person to comment was 1. I did this because it was the easiest way to paste everyone’s name from my blogging software into a text editor that let me see line numbers. I then went to Random.org to select 4 random numbers generated via atmospheric noise, which makes them really random and not pseudo-random like some computer-generated random numbers. I take my randomness very seriously.

Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners! I hope to do more give-aways in the future, so keep reading!

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29 Comments

john • November 5, 2007 at 7:17 am

LOL – you ARE a geek! randomizer.org, I love it.

Very creative approach!

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Zanitta • November 5, 2007 at 8:05 am

Hee! You sound so American. Which is a stupid thing to say I suppose a you are, in fact, American. I guess in my head everyone pretty much has my accent until they prove otherwise.

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Amanda • November 5, 2007 at 8:20 am

wow you have a fabulous voice! and what a lovely idea for you to give away prizes… thats really thoughful and also fun! Good on you :)

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fc • November 5, 2007 at 9:23 am

hahahaha. you’re on camera!!!!!! coolio.

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Jenny • November 5, 2007 at 9:46 am

Darn Randomizer – it never picks me.

Midwest voice! That was fun.

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Joan • November 5, 2007 at 10:44 am

That was fun, and I hadn’t even entered the contest!

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Laura • November 5, 2007 at 11:57 am

You do have a great voice– rather Janine Garofalo-esque.

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Katharine • November 5, 2007 at 12:12 pm

Now I know you’re a nice person, because even your voice is nice. ;-)

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Amandas • November 5, 2007 at 12:33 pm

Right on! Vidcasts are awesome.

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coraspartan • November 5, 2007 at 12:40 pm

Thanks PQ! I am so excited to be one of the winners!

BTW, your voice sounds exactly like I thought it would. Weird!

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Sally Parrott Ashbrook • November 5, 2007 at 2:32 pm

See, you are just as funny on video! “My future is your past.” You remind me of the funnier members of my family (of which I cannot be named, I’m afraid). I envy that.

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jae • November 5, 2007 at 3:29 pm

You are adorable and so funny. I like your voice, it’s fun to see how people talk and their body/face language. Good post, it was fun! ~j

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hanlie • November 5, 2007 at 3:45 pm

That was so cool! I was also ineligible or the competition, but enjoyed the vidcast anyway.

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Kyle • November 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm

hahaha, I loved when you said, “My future is your past.”

Sounds like it should be in a movie. Or is it and I’m just behind the time and don’t know which one you’re quoting from?

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Elastic Waist • November 5, 2007 at 5:32 pm

good lord, this is so cool! you are just too cute!

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kayley • November 5, 2007 at 7:24 pm

yay! so cool. And I know Rachael, so I feel very famous. Or something.

Your voice makes me like you even more!

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Kini • November 5, 2007 at 8:00 pm

It is actually really cool to be able to put a “voice” to your posts.

Cool Vidcast too!

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Gloria • November 5, 2007 at 9:55 pm

Okay, this is going to sound really geeky of me, because I am, I guess. Anyway, your voice sounds just like the Starbuck(don’t know name of actress) on the new Battlestar Galactica.

PQ – Katee Sackhoff! I’m a geek too, so I know exactly who you’re talking about and Starbuck is way cool, so thanks.

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JEM • November 5, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Awwww, you are even cuter than I thought you would be, and I thought you would be super cute. It was so fun to see a little bit of our personality through more than just the writing.

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sophie • November 5, 2007 at 11:53 pm

I HATE hearing my own voice played back. Ugh. it’s just horrible.

Pretty cool though. Random.org. I bet I’ll find a use for it.

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Kate H • November 6, 2007 at 3:02 am

Okay, no one else mentioned, or noticed… Do you wear a retainer, braces, or have a natural lisp? Or am I just crazy? I do agree about the Janeane Garafolo sounding voice. Nice :)

PQ – Uh, no, no, and no. And thanks so much for asking.

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Lora • November 6, 2007 at 6:28 am

You sound more like Daria in you vidcast. :) Nice post.

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Diana the Scale Junkie • November 6, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Congrats to all of the winners!!

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anji • November 6, 2007 at 9:20 pm

definitely agree on the janine garafolo (sp?) voice :) You should be a radio announcer :)

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Susan • November 6, 2007 at 10:40 pm

Hey – how did you know I was sneaking in my blog-reading at work?

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Beverly Mahone • November 7, 2007 at 1:08 am

Hi Jeanette!

The much anticipated video from KC is available. I actually did two in between the other one million things I’m also doing. Hope all is well in your blog world. I’m still learning how to do all of this so don’t expect PERFECTION. Go to: http://www.youtube.com/babyboomerbev

For some reason I don’t have your email address so I had to post here.

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CurvyJones • November 7, 2007 at 6:57 am

pQ have you ever blogged about what people are saying to you as you continue your journey? People from work, your family, friends, etc. Do you get any uh… ‘useful advice’, unusual encouragement, backhanded compliments (ie. You’re not as wide!), things like that.

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Les~ • November 7, 2007 at 1:29 pm

If you ever considered a future career in radio or doing “voice overs” you’d be great at it! Awesome speaking voice!!

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Princess Dieter • November 8, 2007 at 12:07 pm

It’s YOU!!!!! How cool.

And now I know about that random.org for my blog giveaways. Cool.

The Princess

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