Wednesday, September 9, 2009

UGLY ROOSTER WINNER!!!!

Today is the big day to announce the winner of the Ugly Rooster Giveaway. I will be so glad when this whole thing is over with and those rooster's are out of my house. I wrapped them up carefully and brought them home from the lake. Gee, I hope nothing broke...Who in the world would want these things?? Probably someone like me, who stood in the little dime store in South Haven, Michigan, ogling the price of said rooster's, thinking, "Wow! This is only $3.50!! They are practically giving this away!"

But before we get to the winner (Don't you hate when they do this on shows like American Idol and Dancing With The Stars? Make you wait through a commercial before you can get to the good stuff?). I won't be long. It's just that I forgot two things that were up at the Lakehouse that I wanted to include in that Rooster Party waaaaay back when. Above is a recipe I tore out of the newspaper when I first heard of the party and I thought it would be cute to have a signature drink the day of. I took the picture of the recipe but forgot about it. You will probably have to enlarge it. It sounds good, but I don't like vodka. Maybe I will have one just for the heck of it, now that the birds belong to someone else named...



Oops!! And then I was unpacking boxes at the lake that held all my wall art that we put away while we had the renovations going on. I found this beautiful plaque that my sister gave me years back. I love the chicken wire!! It's real! I felt so bad that it didn't make it to the party, so here it is. Gosh, I feel like I am having my own wee little Rooster Party all over again. I am never joining one of these things again. ;-D

Here is Layla, ready to announce the winner (If Debbie can have her cat's run the show, I can have my dogs. Except I think her staff can type. So, c'mon, Layla...



Oh yes, one other thing. I had many responses, both from ladies that wanted the rooster's and ladies that were downright blunt, and did NOT want these ugly rooster's. I consider the latter quite brave, verbose if you will. But who am I to judge? I decided these ladies needed to win a little something for being so smug. I mean brave. I mean honest. They didn't hurt my feelings. In fact, someone is getting a little 'runner up' prize of sorts. And that person would be anyone who blatantly refused to be in the giveaway or wisely said nothing.
So Layla, without further ado...




"What do I get for being cute??"
2nd Runner Up of the Ugly Rooster Giveaway: Brenda of Cozy Little House!!! Brenda, please email me your address and I will be sending you a little something for being so full of your...I mean sure of yourself. ;-)
Winner of Ugly Rooster Giveaway: Sue of Sullivan & Murphy!! Please email your address! I thank you for being so nearsighted.
And without further ado, Layla and I are calling it a day!!
xoxo
Jane










27 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

Hilarious!! Layla did good!!

Love the rooster plaque too!!!

Lou Cinda

Sue said...

OMG, I just thought these two were hilarious!!! Still not too sure what that guy is really up to! *grin*
I guess you probably think I am winning the "Boobie" Prize, but given what my body is going through these days, it is actually might be quite appropriate! *grin* And hey, they're really not THAT ugly!! Heck, I'm excited that I finally won something. I'll send you my address, but first let me see if I can find my glasses...
hugs, Sue

June said...

Funny,funny Jane. You craked me up with this post. How did I not hear about this giveaway?
Hugs,
June

Stacey said...

I just want Layla! She's adorable. You are so funny today. :)

April said...

Too funny! Big congrats to the lucky winners!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Janie,
Your so funny! Congrats to Sue the winner of your ugly rooster contest and the runner up too! I am kind of sad you know, I was kind of counting on that rooster for my kitchen decor! hehe. That little puppy is mighty cute and a great little host as well. Hugs, Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

This was one of the funniest give-a-ways (or "un" give aways as the case may be) that I've ever seen. You just crack me up. Hope that things are going well for you dear, I know that this is an unsettled time. Keep smiling, you'll soon be in a whole "new" swing. And Layla did a marvelous job as your co host today, you might want to consider getting her a gig on Deal or No Deal! Hugs, Kathy

Barb said...

Hi Janie,

That was funny. Love Layla, what a sweet little face. I have a new granddog that looks a bit like her.

I am so glad you liked your goodies. I love making them and seeing them go to good homes. Tell your daughter, new pillows, etc. are added regularly. Just added a couple new ones today.

Have a wonderful evening.

hugs,
Barb

Lynn said...

I'd like to have abour 3 of those rooster drinks right now. But I must drink the rest of this GALLON of crap maker I have to drink for my colonoscopy.

Betsy said...

Oh, Layla made me laugh out loud!

That drink sounds delish...wish I was drinking one of those right now!

xinex said...

Oh darn! Why didn't Layla pick my name? I thought we were friends! LOL! Congrats to the winners! The one who won the roosters will be the envy of blogtown!....Christine

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh that was just tooo much fun! Layla is sooo cute, doggie kisses Layla... guess I will just have to dream about those chickens... Bisous... Julie Marie

xinex said...

Thanks, Janie. You know I bought those dishes at Marshall's downtown Chicago the trip when we met. We had a few hrs. after checking out from the hotel and before the shuttle bus could pick us up for the airport so we walked to Marshalls, saw them and I just had to buy them at the last minute. MY home in Fl. is in Port Richey, Rochelle and Jed (daughter and son) have homes in Hudson and Tina lives in Cape Coral. Tina is the one who is a little farther but it's not that bad, 2 hrs. drive. I do have to fly soon. John and I are going to London in Nov. to attend a wedding and we are booked for a cruise in Dec. unless we decide to cancel it. We have until the 20th to decide....Christine

Brenda said...

Do I get cute Layla??? No, you wouldn't part with her. And you're right, but didn't say so. I'm terribly blunt and full of s**t. But I really am a fairly nice person. I deliver Meals On Wheels. And I am very good to my pets. I just decided after I turned 50 that I wasn't going to ever be mealy-mouthed again! (But I promise I would never have harmed a harmless rooster...)
Brenda Kula
202 Heritage Circle
Tyler, Texas 75703

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That was a fun post. I giggled all the way through it. I think that rooster with the chicken wire background is so cute. I'm sitting here trying to think of a rooster I can put some wire behind! laurie

Lori E said...

I think you may have started a new trend in blog giveaways. Leave a comment or I will hunt you down and mail you some ugly crap that I found in the clearance bin. Lol.

Not that this was one of those. I really wanted the prize. I thought he was handsome.

Congrats to the winners.

Kathleen said...

Oh Jane, I am so disappointed I didn't win...( she said running to find the confessional...:) )

Very cute post, and condolences to the winners..now if I knew how to do that draw line through the word thingy, I would, and I would say Congratulations, and cross my fingers and eyes...

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! Oh, this is so cute. Layla is a little doll and so smart!
Oh, I'm so embarrassed. I know my dishes are by Lenox and I just goofed. I'm gonna go and fix it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maryrose said...

Hi Janie,
You gave me a great way to start my day... laughing is the best medicine. It sounds like your giveaway was a huge success.
Maryrose
PS ... I enjoy it so much when you visit me on my blog.. thanks for stopping by. You need to start a new bunco group and collect some new friends... with bunco when people move away we collect new ones, keep the old ones, and it gives us an excuse for a ladies trip. Anytime you are available you can come sub for my bunco in Cali. We would love to have you.

Maryrose said...

PSS forgot to say we were looking for a recipe with oj and cranberry this past weekend...thanks

Deb said...

Layla - you are so cute ♥
The Red Rooster drink sounds delicious :-)

Lisa said...

Layla did a great job!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fun post, Janie! And Laya did a wonderful job. She's my kind of girl!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathleen Grace said...

Thank God I didn't win!:>) LOL Congratulations Sue!

prof en retraite said...

How funny, Janie!! Layla did a wonderful job!! Thanks for the shout out to my staff! Yes, Kitty can type...but that's not saying that it's in English!! lol Congrats to Sue for winning those "lovely" roosters!! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Just passing by and saying hello.
Love Layla, what a cutie!


~ Gabriela ~

Melissa Miller said...

Another post that has me laughing out loud tonight! Jane you are so funny. That sweet Brenda is a hoot as well! LOL! I must go and tell her "Congrats". HeHe! :)