Mar 24, 2009

From the Judges - March 2009

I have been on pins and needles for the past week since the contest closed last Wednesday and the judges took the reins. Rumor has it that there were several sleepless nights as they wrestled with the decision.

Note to Reader: This could be because Ashley is less than a month away from tying the knot and Anna is mother to a two year old beauty and has been sick for about a week, but that’s beside the point.

Needless to say, after hours of deliberation, review, debate, crying, cat fighting, hair pulling, arm wrestling, drawing straws, a knock down drag out game of “1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a thumb war, and finally, an 11-hour winner takes all Wii tennis battle, the judges finally came back with a verdict.

Note From the Judges:
We want to thank everyone for submitting their entries to the Wandering Lili Blogaversary Contest. We wanted to thank everyone for the bribes, especially the sweet tea dispenser for our cubicle and the Rolling Rock gift basket. However, we need to assure you that the gifts had no effect on our decision whatsoever because, first off, we are both very ethical individuals and second, we were given the entries without the names of who submitted them.

In all seriousness, this was a hard decision, because we can tell by the thought you all put into your entries that you love Wandering Lili’s blog. As with all contests, there has to be a winner, and we have painstakingly selected one.

The entry we selected was so very original and creative. It really stood out to us and we realized that this person really put a lot of thought into their entry. At first glance we actually thought that they were real!

So without further ado, the winner of the 2009 Wandering Lili Blogaversary Contest is… Drum roll please….
Entry # 9: Mano Rennt!!!

The character name will be announced in the next couple of weeks along with an often requested back of the book novel teaser, so STAY TUNED!!! Thanks so much to everyone for participating and most of all for reading my blog and supporting me.

Till next time,
Bon Voyage!


Suze said...

WOOHOO!!! Way to go Mano!! His post was extremely creative! I can't wait to hear the character name!

I had such a great time visiting Memphis this weekend! Love you!

Mano Rennt said...

WOW! I'm speechless :) I'd like to thank everyone at the Wandering Lili's fan club who voted for me, it's a dream come true. To all the producers, the crew, the other contestants for making this such a great competition. I don't want to leave anyone out, so bare with me, I prepared a small list, but know that I also think of you, in case I miss calling your name:
Thanks to:
Lili, Sheli, Ana, Mark, Caroline, Tom, Owen, Eric, The Memphis Tigers, to the chicks of "Rock of Love", to Brett Michaels and his hair extensions, to Chelsey Lately and Chuy, to the Undertaker, to the People's Republic of China (for my computer), to the sharks who lent me money (I'll pay you now, once I collect royalties from the book), to Dr. Phil, Tyra and Maury, to the two Red Bulls I took before writing my blog entry, to the guards at work, to Channel 3 for being on my side, to Bear Gryles, to the mythbusters and Dr. Gregory House, and last but not least, to baby Jesus :)


Oh, and thank you to all the judges and the academy for encouraging me, and to Robert Smith for inspiring me, and to Bono for the cool shades, and Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Rhianna, and to... sorry, I ran out of time. But thank you to Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow! Thank ya, thank ya, thank ya very much!