Winners of the Penguins breakfast

By Mir
September 29, 2008
Category Contests

Okay, so, would that be a breakfast for penguins? Or a breakfast of penguins (eewwwwwww)? I’m not sure.

Regardless, 330 of you were up for winning either the latest 3-2-1 Penguins movie or a Starbucks gift card, and the random number generator has made me feel all warm and fuzzy, this morning. It’s true. Check this out:

When I have a contest where you have to choose a prize, I generate the numbers one by one. The first number wins, obviously. Then the next number only wins if that person’s chosen prize is still available; otherwise, I generate another number, and so on. (Evidently I like to make things as complex as possible.) So for this contest, I brought up my trusty random number generator this morning and got to work.

The first number it produced was 123, and that means Jodi wins a DVD! Congratulations, Jodi!

The second number it produced was 169, and here’s where it gets good—Ace1234 said this:

I was going to ask for a 3-2-1 Penguins show, but if my number comes up, please use it to give Jen (#165 in Houston) the Starbucks card. yikes! Hugs to you and everyone digging out from Ike!

And you know what? I was very touched by that. So I’m going to deviate from the protocol just a little bit, on account of people being kind make me all mushy inside. Ace1234 is still going to win a DVD, but at her suggestion, I am also going to just go ahead and give the Starbucks card to Jen, commenter 165. (Jen, be sure to thank Ace1234.) Now everyone hug and check their email! Who wants to sing Kumbaya?

Many thanks to all who played, and also to our pals at Special Ops (for the DVDs) and Edelman (for the Starbucks card).

Another contest is coming up later on, and I promise that it has all the write stuff. Ooops! I’ve said too much!


  1. Yay! A wonderful way to start a new week! 🙂

  2. Ace1234 – Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I have to say, I have been so impressed with the kindness of strangers here in Houston and from all around this country.


  3. Ace is awesome. That made my day to read.

  4. Wow, Ace, that was really sweet of you!

    My bloglines wasn’t (still isn’t) picking up the feeds from here so I missed the contest. And I pink puffy heart Starbucks more than anyone else I know! Hubby is going to Baghdad soon so I’m really going to need the caffeine to keep me sane with these 2 kids of mine all to myself! 😉

  5. i love random acts of kindness (even if this was only semi-random); many kudos to ace!

  6. I think that random number generator isn’t so random after all. It’s got heart 🙂

  7. Ace, your idea was simply wonderful, and you are to be commended for thinking of others during this contest. You deserve to have the DVD just for being so selfless.

    Mir, thanks for being so kind-hearted and doing such a wonderful thing.


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