Monday, December 31, 2012

BANG!, POP, WHIZ!! Winner!!

Well it has been a great year.  I and all of my family members are still vertical.  Missing a few parts but still breathing.

Christmas will exit our house tomorrow.  We have made the annual let's get our christmas ornaments for next year at 50% off pilgrimage.

But more importantly I have made some really nice pen-pals.  Had some fun with my blog and hopefully you guys did as well.

You find out how well you are doing when you send out  over 158 postcards for one giveaway (globally) and see what kind of response you get.  All in all not bad.

As of this writing I am at 12934 views on my little corner of the internet.

Now down to business.  I had 20 entrants in the "Derrick Dun Lost It" giveaway.  I had to reject one or more due to not replying/entering within the rules. (I had to make it fair to those who read the instructions)

The rules read as follows:

"All entries MUST be received by Dec 24th (edit - I have extended this until Jan 1st, due to interest from new folks) .  This "should" be more than enough time to put something in the mail.  You MUST reference the giveaway "Derrick Dun Lost It" see, it's that whole reading thingy and you must be following the site.  Did they just enter or did they actually read the instructions."

All entries were numbered as they were received. 

So with that the winner is..

So, what did Laura receive?

Tell em what she's won Don Pardo. 

Well Laura, You've won a NEW CAR  (yea right!).  A Trip to the South of L.A. (nope)

Ok, O.J. You've won.. Get ready for it... PAPER!!  That's right you've won stuff to write on and send out to unsuspecting recipients.  But really what you've won is some REALLY nice stationery.

First you get this nice box of Original Crown Mill Laid paper (Cream)

Containing 50 envelopes and 100 sheets of paper.

In addition you will receive some beautiful ARPA handmade paper in our choice of color.  Either Salmon or Pink (yea the photos upside down and I got lazy)

So with that folks, I bid you a Happy New year and look forward to writing/receiving more great mail and such in the future.  I am already working on the next "themed" run in April.  This coincides with 2 dates in history taking place on the 26th.  Bonus item to anyone who knows.

If ANYONE has ideas or suggestions on types of giveaway items or content please let me know.  



  1. Yay! Yay! Yay! I won the contest :) Let me know if you need my address or anything Derrick! Hope the Christmas and New Year's celebrations with your family was awesome!

    1. Laura, I need to know which color of the ARPA set you want.

    2. Hey Derrick,

      Just now seeing this...I would like the salmon ARPA set please.

  2. Congratulations, Laura! Thank you Derrick for a fun contest and interesting blog, and Happy New Year to all! >*.*<

  3. Congrats Laura! =D Looking forward to future mail and musings and giveaways from you, Derrick! Happy New Year!

  4. Congratulations, Laura! :)

  5. Ooh, ooh, I want to win a trip to "south of LA" as in OC & the Inland Empire! JK. =D

    Congrats to Laura. I'm sure she'll love that paper.

    And now I'm looking forward to hearing more about your online store.

  6. Congratulations, Laura! That looks like nice stationery and I hope you enjoy it. :)

  7. Thanks for all the Congrats. I am very excited :)

  8. Was Stan Musial one of your heroes?

    1. There are only a few people I would call "hero" but Stan Musial and the players of that era were a different breed from the players of today. Do you think a player from this era would volunteer for war, server their country? Many of baseballs top players went to war and came back to finish their careers in fine fasion.