"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


First off, I am SO sorry for the lateness of this post. I started it this morning, but the video took longer than I anticipated. And then YouTube kept freaking out and not posting it forever! But by then I was totally invested. So I tried posting it directly to Blogger. grr... But it's here! It's time!

Today is the day you have all been anxiously waiting for..... the revealing of my Fifty Fabulous Followers Contest Winners!

But first.

There is another contest you have to check out. Simon C. Larter hit 250 followers! (and it's no wonder. Have you read his Blog? No? Shame on you!) He's having The Most Epic Contest in the History of the Blogosphere, EVAR!*

One of the bonus things you can do to get cool points AND more entries into the drawing is write a poem in either iambic pentameter or anapestic tetrameter.

So here is my anapestic tetrameter masterpiece. Please hold your applause to the end:

If I start feeling bad on the day that's today
Now I know I can just find a mirror and say,
"I'm a follower, see, of Sir Simon's own blog!
So I am not a toad, and I am not a frog!
I am cool! I am hip! I know just what to do!
Because Simon C. Larter is awesomesauce too!"

And then I will quickly go back to my work
To be done and return and then quietly lurk
As I hit the refresher again and again
Waiting there for new content from Simon "Da Man"
Will it be some flash fiction that soon will appear?
Or some sarcastic humor I'm going to hear?

But it really won't matter what shows on my screen.
Be it i-am-bic pen-ta-me-ter on gangrene
Or a tale of a Scotsman imbibing some booze
Cause I know that whatever Sir Simon may choose
I will laugh and I'll snort and my beverage inhale.
That is always what reading his posts dost entail.

So I'm writing this poem, my tongue firmly in cheek
cause in just over one plus a half of a week
Simon's giving away lots of prizes, you see.
And I know that a winner is gonna be... me!
He will give you a squirrel or some vodka, it's true
Or perhaps he will jot down a poem about you!

So go enter his contest and do it post haste
For the clock's ticking down... there is no time to waste.

Okay, yeah, so it's not the greatest thing ever, but it was totes fun to write.

All right. Enough dilly dallying around. Let's get on with it!

One more thing. I have decided I hate doing contest drawings. I Lurve doing contests. I love finding new people and making owls for you all. I hate doing the drawing, because that means there are people who really want to win who won't... ;-;

I wish I was a bazillionaire and could mail you ALL happy little owls. But I guess that would kinda defeat the purpose of the contest, huh? Anyhoo. I'm depressing myself and this is supposed to be a HAPPY post!
(P.S. stay tuned at the end for news about a SUPER SISTER CONTEST!)

My brother, Dave, so kindly helped me with the drawing of the names. The video below shall reveal all!

Congratulations to the winners! Please e-mail me with your mailing information and your happy owls, silly books etc. will find their way to your house :D

(P.S. If you link to my profile, you can get the link to my e-mail address)

(P.P.S. If for some reason the video doesn't work, let me know and I'll post the winners in the comments.)

And thanks to all of you who left me owl poetry. I loved each and every one and I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to repost them here :) (in no particular order) (remember, theres' SUPER SISTER CONTEST NEWS at the end)

Oh Grey and Fluffy friend.
You stole my aching heart
I'll be here 'til the end
And then we'll pick some flowers

I'll watch you fly above
And hope you don't attack
My head is full of love
And thinks your name is Dave

Amigarumi Owls…
I must have one!
Amigarumi Owls…
so much fun!

Amigarumi Owls…
made by Miss. Sonshine.
Amiaruimi Owls…
One of them must be mine!

I'd like me an owl
to represent as mascot
my great writing group

Girl owl of cuteness
likes to look at all the boys
on the other tree

Owl, owl, soaring high
In the inky, pitch-black sky
Whose immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

With your big round eyes
and distinctive hoot,
critters say their goodbyes
and begin to scoot.

Dangerous With a Pen/Lindsey:
The coolest owl is
David Bowie in Labyrinth.

Readerly Person:
Owls stay out late at night
so they can read when the moon is bright
and laugh at literary fights,
then dream of fire-fly lit lights.

While a robotic
Bubo would be a great owl,
yours would be better.

Brown-Eyed Girl:
Green owl
Purple owl
Grey owl - OW OW! ;)

Shannon O'Donnell:
I could win an owl
my girl would be so happy
she loves them so much


So, Naomi and I decided that when we each hit 108 followers (because 108 is THE number and bonus points to anyone who knows WHY), we will hold a massive 2-part contest extravaganza complete with flash fiction, drawings, amigarumi, books, us making fun of writing random stories about you and other as to now unknown awesomesauce prizes!

Aren't you excited?!

So if you are not a follower - cave to peer pressure and do it now! If you don't follow my sister, shame on you! She is awesomesauce (finals have eaten her life for now, but she'll be back in a few days) and you should go follow her now! (she has two blogs, but we decided to say "Writing: A Soul's Way of Breathing" will be the one we'll watch the follower count on.

I'm at like 81 (craziness!) so that's only 19 stalkers to go. Naomi is at 59 followers! So that's only 41 to go! We can do it!


Dangerous With a Pen said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Love your supercute trampoline idea, how fun! :D

Ok, so I didn't win an owl yet again (lol) but all hope is not lost. I'll hang in there for contests yet to come. And besides, your blog is awesome, so I'd hang in there anyway. ;)

Thanks again for an awesome contest :)

Palindrome said...

OMG, I didn't even have to win! I was so excited over that video!!

Falen said...

awww! I miss our trampoline!
One day...i'm going to win an owl.

also, your simon poem was awesome

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats to the winners! And to think I was just going to use some boring computer generated program to pick the winners of mine contest. Hmmm. Maybe I'll have to rethink that. :)

Brown-Eyed Girl said...

Omg I can't believe I won! And what a CREATIVE, HILARIOUS, and FABULOUSLY FUN way to pick winners! The video is great! :-D

Mia said...

DUDE *HEADDESK* Nobody was supposed to SEE my poetry. What with it being epicly bad and all :P

Also, BHAHAHA!! That was the BEST random selection I have EVER seen. Bravo and well done to the winners!

p.s. Your entry to Simon's contest was amazingly cool ;~) I LOVED it

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

Thanks to all and big props to my brother for being willing to do that. He's awesomesauce and that's for sure.

Readerly Person said...

I win! First contest ever! Yay!

PS: I love your voice.

PPS: Love the placement of the Little Mermaid music. :)

- Rebecca

Lola Sharp said...

I LOVE the video, and the trampoline pickage!
(well, 'cept it didn't pick me)

CONGRATS to the winners! (SJS really deserved a cute owl this week!)

Congrats on your 80+ followers. :o)

Here's hoping an owl will fly my way when your next contest comes around. Owl be waiting! (maybe when you hit 100?)


SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Rebecca: hahahaha! I love that you knew it was Little Mermaid Music!

@Mia: you shouldn't have put the poetry out there if you didn't want me to share! I'm sneaky that way :)

@Lola: Definitely contests to come. At the bottom (I know, I know it was a mad long post) I put up some sneak peak info about a SUPER SISTER CONTEST coming soon :)

Readerly Person said...

Oh, totally! My ultimate goal (one of many) when I am rich and famous is to purchase a copy of every Disney masterpiece. Disney! In this, Disney rocks.

- Rebecca

Cynthia Reese said...

Congrats to the winners!

Talli Roland said...

Congrats to the winners! Great entries!

Jenn said...

That video was awesome. Can't wait for the sisterly contest!

In fact, I am headed to A Soul's Way of Breathing to follow right now—so I can participate in all of the fun and games!

Good times!

Alyson said...

What an awesome way to pick the winners! Now I need to come up with an exciting way to pick the winner for my contest. Congrats to the winners! I'm jealous!

Simon C. Larter said...

Okay, again with the laaaate comment. Oy. This is the bit where I *facepalm*

Anyhoo. THANK YOU for your anapestic stylings, and for the linky love, good lady. You = awesome. Me = blushing.


AchingHope said...

I love your poem :D

And I am excited for out Super Sister Contest. *does dance*

VW: derserve, "everyone derserves an amagurimi owl made by Rebecca."

Blam said...

Trampoline: Awesomesauce!
Cut to Menken trumpets: Awesomesauce with anchovies!

Nice job with the antipasto trauma center, by the way.

Oh Grey and Fluffy friend.
You stole my aching heart
I'll be here 'til the end
And then we'll pick some flowers

I'll watch you fly above
And hope you don't attack
My head is full of love
And thinks your name is Dave

Pure, delightfully addlepated genius. I suspect your "Scottish" "follower" "Mia" is one of you Aching Sonshine sisters in disguise. Yes I do. The demented creativity is familiar.

Sigh... I might have to rethink my rule on not officially following anyone's blogs to help bring about and then participate in this contest. (Evil Blam already follows you, I see,)

VW: provirt — In favor of high moral standards.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Blam: I know, right? I think Mia was somehow separated from us at birth. As for the SUPER SISTER CONTEST! I'm almost there and Naomi's not far behind. We shall get you to break your silly unwritten rule yet! mwa hahahahaha!