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Starbucks winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Starbucks giveaway who I have already contacted and all of whom have already confirmed their wins: Pauline, tina (with no capital letter), Tina (with a capital letter), Donna B, Megan, Chrissy and Sara. Thanks for playing! And don’t worry, I weeded out all the double comments so no one had an edge over anyone else (except if your name was “Tina,” apparently).

And thank you, web server, for waiting until after I’d drawn the winners to meltdown. Judging by my readers’ devotion to Starbucks, if I’d lost any of the over 400 entries, I would have been thrown in a vat of hot expresso by a mob of cranky, decaffeinated readers…or perhaps they would have scalded me with a salted hot chocolate instead. After reading all your entries, I felt like an overwhelmed barista during the morning rush. You also gave me some ideas on some drinks to try, but I’ve got to say, I’m not a fan of the Americano.

Another interesting thing I learned, this time from the 40 or so lost comments on the crockpot entry, is that they only made one type of crockpot in the 70s (the one I featured), it only came in olive green or burnt orange, and every single one of you owned it. If I were to travel back in time to the 70’s, I would buy stock in Rival.

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maxie • October 16, 2008 at 11:44 am

Oh no, they did make another CrockPot in the 70s. I had one. It was a 5-qt, bright bright orange plastic on the outside with a brown, non-removable crock. I *finally* gave it to Goodwill about 6 or 7 years ago because I was sick and tired of the hassle of cleaning it. Guess what–the new ones with removable crocks DON’T WORK AS WELL!! The new ones cook at too high a temp, even on low, and get too hot on the outside.


e33en • October 17, 2008 at 2:01 am

i don’t think that rival is publicly traded, so don’t worry about shining up your time machine yet.


scfrogprincess • January 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I’d love to find a green crock, but nobody seems to want to part with them! *sobs*


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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

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