Well, mother of pearl and sweet cracker sandwich: who'd have thought that there'd be over a thousand entries for last week's Clarisonic giveaway: 1,113 to be precise, which is a number so stupendously large to me that I can hardly believe it. If only there were a way to give away 1,113 Clarisonics, you know? But I guess that would make me Oprah.
(Look under your seats, everyone! Do it right now! Just in case!)
Anyway, I had this big grand plan for this post where, before announcing the winner, I'd do a sort of My Favorite Answers thing, but then that fell by the wayside when a) pretty much every answer became my favorite (this happened mostly when the pairings were food and I was hungry), and b) I realized I need to be at the airport at 6:30am tomorrow morning for my flight to New York, which means getting up at half past Way Too Early o'clock. I will say this however: wine and cheese seemed to be the most popular combination, although apple and cheese was right up there too, which was hardly a surprise. What I wasn't anticipating, however, was how many people confessed that they like to dip their french fries into some sort of ice cream/milkshake concoction, and also HOW I WASTED THE FIRST 29 YEARS OF MY LIFE NOT TRYING THIS.
So! Without further ado, I give you the winner, who was determined with the very scientifc help of random.org, which did all the heavy lifting and the hope-dashing and the miracle-working while I just sat back and peeled some grapes with my toes.
And the winner is number 744! Who is number 744? Is it you?
Well, not unless your name is Chirky it's not. Congratulations, Chirky! You're the proud owner of a Clarisonic Skincare Pair, which means two fabulous Clarisonics will soon be on their way. I predict you will now have many long-lost friends and relatives coming out of the woodwork to take the second one off your hands. Perhaps even strangers too. "Chirky!" they will say. "Don't you remember when I let you cut in front of me at the grocery store that one time because you were only buying toilet paper and orange juice? We're practically BFFs!"
To the rest of you, my condolences: it was a good run and a fair game, and I really enjoyed hearing from all of you, even though I know you were only doing it because you wanted to win something. (Ha!) (No, really. Don't be a stranger, okay?) And now I have to go to sleep because I need to get up in about twelve and a half minutes to head to the airport to catch my flight to LaGuardia, where I'm going to be stationed for the next 48 hours. That's not a typo: I'm going to live in the airport just like Tom Hanks in The Terminal, except not really because I'm only going to be there from 6am to 6pm, so it's more like...part-time living, I guess. It's a thing for work, which I'll tell you more about the next time I check in. Oh god, now I have to get up in eleven minutes.