Dec 22, 2011

And the Winner is!

Heylo ppls! Phew, what a week it's been. Highs and lows, it's been an action-packed seven days. Ever since I announced the giveaway, I've been waiting to write this post, writing it out in my mind hundreds of times each day. Each time, a new way to announce the winner. I know if I don't announce it right away, you're anyway going to scroll down first and see who it is, so go ahead, I won't stop you. :-)

Saw? Came back? Good, now I can talk more. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the people who supported my week-long endeavour. Without you, of course, I would have ended up purchasing the prize for myself. So how thankful I am of your existence in my life, I shall let you know as follows:

  • Nags - for taking the time out of her vacation, just to participate and spread the word. That was very thoughtful of you, Nags.
  • Keirthana - whose words have encouraged me quite a bit, I cannot thank her enough. Also a wonderful blogger, I sometimes see her as a little sister. 
  • Sruthi - This girl is almost 10 years younger to me, but I can relate to her blog posts in more ways than one. 
  • Kalpana - One of my oldest readers, she doesn't fail to read a single post of mine. An amazing blogger herself.
  • Nikhil - The shameless fellow who reads and never comments, but was the first one to comment on the giveaway post. Sweet guy, just got married, congrats buddy!
  • Vikas - What a photo finish indeed. Entered the contest exactly 45 minutes before it ended. A great blogger himself, comes up with some profound stuff on his blog.
  • Spiff - An old reader too, an amazing writer, who I am sure is going to be a published author sooner or later.
  • Ravishankar & AS: Thanks a lot for reading my posts, commenting and taking out the time to participate. Means a lot.
And everyone else who participated, thank you very much!

There are some who couldn't take part, but support my blog nevertheless:

  • PeeVee - who generously lent me her blog space last week, thank you.
  • Muthu Kannan - The biggest critic of my work, his feedback is always bang-on, and implement-able.
  • Phatichar - A new reader, very encouraging and generous with his compliments. Amazing writer of fiction, he is.
And to everyone else who reads, thank you.

And of course, my husband M, who stands behind me in everything I do, perhaps the first person to ever believe in me. 

If I've forgotten anyone, which I'm sure I have, I am thankful to you too, please remember that. And before I turn this post any more senti, let me move on.

How I Picked the Winner

I made a list of all the names from the comments on the giveaway post. Yes, I counted the bonus entries twice. Then I put the list in a List Randomizer from So everything was nice and mixed up. Then I used the Integer generator to get a random integer. The person corresponding to the random number is the winner.
(Note: Screenshots with accurate timestamps can be provided on request.)

The Winner

Congratulations to Ms.Spaceman Spiff, you are indeed the lucky winner of the Complete Collection of Calvin and Hobbes Boxed Set. Please e-mail your address to me at: sumitra(at)thedailymoo(dot)com. I will promptly order it for you from Flipkart and have it shipped to you. I think the delivery is made in 2-3 business days, or so it says. Please do not die of happiness, I am not responsible if you do.

And please, please send me some good pics of the set when you receive it, so I can lust over it and be jealous of you!

Now all you people, go back up and read the rest of the post.

Once again, thanks a ton to everyone who supported and helped me out. The readers of this blog are the true heroes, taking up everything I dish out and spending their valuable time providing their insights and opinions. The gratitude will remain forever!

Merry Christmas Everybody!

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  1. Spaceman Spiff!!! Congrats!!! I have to say i the most jealous :P i have calvin tattoos on my body and they are jealous too :P

    Btw Thanks a Ton Sumi...wonderful job with the blog and the giveaway. Kudos to you

  2. Congrats Spaceman Spiff!!! Haven't you written in a post of yours how good it would be if someone gifted you with the Calvin and Hobbes set??? And yeah, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous of you right now.. you lucky lady!!!

    And Sumi, thanks for those words and yes, I too feel a sister in you and it means so much more than anyone can imagine since I have only an elder bro and have often wondered how it would be to have a sis. You fulfilled that feeling in me and am glad that I found you :)

  3. I think she wanted it the most so am really happy she won! I know she is crazy about calvin and hobbes. :)

  4. Hahaa, I totally agree- Just remembered Spiff's post on Calvin and Hobbes, so congrats Spiff!! :D

    Thanks sumitra :) we do have a lot of interests and likes in common!

  5. @Spaceman Spiff: Congrats :) You wanted it badly and got it :) he he
    @Sumithra: Really nice of you bringing up the names of all the people :) Also the giveaway :)Wonderful job :) Merry Christmas to you too!!

  6. Spaceman Spiff must be overjoyed :D
    Just came across your blog :) Will surely visit again!

  7. Grrrr.. :)

    BTW, just curious. Do Hobbes and the word Hobby have anything in common? If yes, then do Hobby and Hubby have anything in common? Ha ha..

  8. If I die of happiness, how will I do this->
    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yessssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!! I won it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ha, ok, now that THAT's out of my system...
    I love you, Sumitra, and I love

    This is not just a prize. This goes to reinstate my faith in the belief that 'If you want something really badly, you will eventually get it'. And yes yes, something that SRK said too. :) You seriously have no idea what this means to me. If this is a sign of the year to come, then I say "Bring it on!!". And I don't have to put up with nightmares anymore. :)

    Ok, enough of senti dialogues. I'm off to mail you now.

    Thank you. Seriously.

    Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! :)

    Merry christmas and happy new year.

    ok ok! I'm going!

  9. @FL: Hey thanks, do drop by again, would love to see you around here more often! By the way, you have so many blogs that you write for, I'm confused where to begin reading. Any suggestions? And C&H tattoo? Seriously?

    @Keirthana: Thanks sweetie, I'm glad I found you too :)

    @Chandana: Yep, I think she wanted it the most. Funny how that works out, huh? :)

    @Sruthi: Glad you feel the same way too :)

    @Ravishankar: Thank you, Thank you :)

    @PhilO: Please do, I'd be very happy!

    @Vikas: Hehe, I think they're just similar sounding words. Hopefully.

    @Spiff: Congrats again! I'm happy to see you happy, hope to see you have a wonderful year ahead! Yup, I suppose you do get the things you want most badly, eventually :-)

  10. Congrats Spiff - so happy for you - i know this would be the perfecct Xmas gift you could get!

  11. Thanks Sumi for your generous words. When I was quickly browsing through the post to find the name of the winner and when I found my name ... hehe.
    Oh btw i wish comments here had a 'like' button like fb. I would have clicked 'like' on Spaceman Spiff :). Congrats :)

  12. @Crescentia Kalpana David aww, sorry I got your hopes up. :( Yeah blogger comments could use like buttons I guess.

  13. Thanks Sumitra for the mention. Happy to be of help :-)