Thursday, August 07, 2008

"Name That Blogger" names a winner

It's Tanya Espanya!

Tanya wins this week's "Name That Blogger" contest with two correct answers out of six. Two! Well done, Tanya; an utterly fabulous zombie-approved prize will be winging its way to you soon.

Gifted Typist nabs herself a consolation prize for her single correct answer. A slightly less fabulous but still highly-coveted prize will be on its way to you shortly.

And I really must chide the rest of you over the serious lack of guessing that was being done. You guys are the sorriest bunch of metalheads I've ever seen in my life. It's a damn good thing I love you anyway.

Here are the gift/blogger match-ups that stumped so many:

water colour painting = Gifted Typist

Radiohead dvd = Sean
Irish accent mouth spray = Mellowlee

googly-eyed dog card = Tanya Espanya
A Spot of Bother novel = Allison
Johnson City scenes postcard = Dr Monkey von Monkerstein
Summer Mix Vol. 1 = Will
Matthew Good postcard = Jen

My blogroll boasts only the highest quality of people who have nothing better to do than read my drivel.


I attended my last ever business meeting at work today (at which there was a presentation with 118 slides, I'm not even kidding), so I now consider myself to be safe from being insulted with a cake before I leave. In fact, outside of my immediate group, nobody even knows that I am leaving. I wonder how long it will take before they notice my absence?

I'm guessing mid-September. By then they will have resumed regular weekly business meetings and after about two or three weeks of nobody giving a lab report, somebody is bound to start asking questions.

Three more working days, and I am unemployed a free agent!


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I couldn't enter since I was part of the contest. I know I would have won and I would have been a bad winner too. I'd be all up in everyone's blog face about my genius.

bloody awful poetry said...

I apologize for my pathetic levels of patheticness. Please forgive me, O mighty Zombie. (And happy unemployment!)

Gifted Typist said...

I'd like to thank all the little people who made this honour possible. It's a lifelong dream to be in a Zomtest and I've always wanted to come second. And now that I'm on the podium, I'm, I'm lost of words...

Allison said...

I didn't think one could play if they were included in the mix, sorry I would have sent in my suggestions.

Yay for almost being done work! Handclaps all around. :)

Tanya Espanya said...

I didn't even think of recusing myself, like Dr. Monkey. Obviously my morals are more flexible.

I'd like to share this award with my fellow bloggies as without them, they'd be nothing...wait, I mean...without them I'd be nothing...

I look forward to receiving my loot. You'd better not send back the book I sent you...

And now I will go put my roses in a vase, and don't I look pretty with my tiara?

smoochies all around!

BeckEye said...

I don't like this nonsense about other bloggers sending you presents. It just makes me look like more of a jerk ass.

I will eventually send something as a thank you for your mix CDs. Maybe the next time I get my hair cut, I'll send you a lock.

Anonymous said...

"My blogroll boasts only the highest quality of people who have nothing better to do than read my drivel."

I'm adding this qualification to my resume.

John Mutford said...

I'm joining you in the unemployment sector this coming Thursday. Want to get together to watch the soaps and eat pork rinds?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Since when has their been any kind of code of honour amongst blogger contest entrants, Dr M? Nobody sent me that memo, they never send me any memos. And I would have loved to have seen your victory dance too.

Since you addressed me prefaced by the O, which is always a symbol of reverence, you are forgiven, BAP. Unemployment is going to be, if not exactly lucrative, at least interesting.

And how perfect for you to come in second in a Zomtest on this, the opening day of the Olympics, Gifted Typist. It is so Canadian of you!

And I bet you would have kicked Dr Monkey's ass, too, Al. I'm sorry I should have made it more clear that being a gifter on the list gave you one freebie guess. I just never expected people to stoop to such high levels of conduct. Never saw it coming.
Getting pretty excited about leaving work, especially after last night's 1.25 hour commute home.

We are nothing without our flexibility, Tanya Espanya, and this especially true of our morals.
Your tiara's on a little crooked, but this is not surprising since you already polished off that bottle of champagne this morning. But you deserved it.

A lock of your hair would be perfect, Beckeye. It will be particularly powerful if I ever decide to go ahead and make that blogroll voodoo doll collection.

You're hired, Justrun! With qualifications like that, we need you on our team.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You too, John? Is this the latest trend we are spearheading? No teen pregnancy or suicide pacts for us, the smart money is in daytime television proficiency.

mellowlee said...

Yay for the winnerz *hand claps*

justacoolcat said...

Hey I should win a prize for style points alone.

Cheers to free agency!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And your Irish accent mouth spray was a HUGE hit, Mel. I'm still scared to try it though.

And in a perfect world, you would, JustA. But here you just get brownie points.

Sean Wraight said...

Excellent contest Barb. Perhaps in the Fall we can coordinate some kinda mix cd 'blogstravaganza' giveaway. We can put our collective heads together for something!

Nothing like a 118 slide presentation to make your day huh? I work with Powerpoint abusers myself and it can be downright painful at times. I am sure you won't miss that aspect of your job. I am certain too opportunity will be knocking before you know it. So just consider this some well deserved time off. Plus Thom and Co. will be occupying the same space as you very soon!


mellowlee said...

I'd be scared to try the Irish breath spray too Barb. Did you check out the alcohol content in that stuff? I think it's like 80% or something EEEYOWZAH!

Westcoast Walker said...

Let the blissful post-employment slacking begin!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I like the idea of a blogstravaganza giveaway, Sean. And it would be really fun to put one together with you. Start the school year off right!
You know, I do look at this an as opportunity to get into the field I really want to be in. And I am willing to wait for the right thing. Especially when I have distractions like a bunch of guys from Oxford.

Well, no wonder it gives you an Irish accent, Mel! Oh wait, was that offensive?

My to-do list for post-employment is now approximately the length of my arm, Westcoast Walker. I always seem to be busiest when I am not at work.


It is amazing on how much busier you can get when you become unemployed. All those things you've put off doing come out of the closet and demand to be done. Let's get together before you get too busy!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Absolutely,Urban Blonde! But damn, now I am going to have to wait until after Labour Day, by the looks of it, as we have to make a trip to Manitoba when we get back from Seattle. But we can still lounge out on my front deck then.


After labour day suits me best too. Just remember no white pants.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

White pants are not even in my lexicon, Urban Blonde, so we are safe there.