May 2, 2008

Contests Over!

Contests over! ( <--This is a link! You should click it! The answers are thataway!)

Now. I am going to have a little lie-down (this has been an Exciting Week), and then I am going to figure out who WON.

42 comments:

Bunny said...

Swistle, honey, I am on the edge of my seat this morning! I will be refreshing until I see the answers!

JMC said...

Okay, yeah, these little posts that keep popping up WITHOUT the reveal are just MEAN!! ;)

Thank goodness I have to go run kids around now, or I might carpel tunnel syndrome myself clicking the refresh button.

G said...

you cute little sneak...

Now I can relax a bit and stop obsessing over this!

andrea said...

bunny, jmc - click on the link in this post, the answer is RIGHT THERE!

Mairzy said...

Well, I told myself I wasn't going to check in every fifteen minutes because everybody will find out eventually and I'm not getting a prize anyway, and it's not that big a deal... I've told myself that every, oh, fifteen minutes as I log on again.

-- Mairzy.

drowninginlaundry said...

HURRY UP! seriously! I have playgroup in 2 hours and I would love to find out before then who you are!

k said...

I can't wait to see (or know which is) the real you! So exciting! :)

Jeff said...

are the contests combined? is there a winner for the name and a winner for the photo or only one winner?

i ask because i realized i posted with two different usernames. (too many login choices!)

i posted as jeff on the names contest and atoms on the photo contest. i know, i know - way to make things difficult.

Kristin.... said...

oh man! i was hoping to find out I'd won. sigh.

BRash said...

Oh thank god. I can finally get back to my own life. And I'm so glad you're one of the ones I'd pictured you as! I just could NOT have pictured you as an E, F, G, I, K or L. It just didn't "fit", y'know? But H? H fits.

And I can confess now that after you mentioned that you wouldn't discuss WHERE you would be writing because of the possibility of them "getting you started early," I tried to cheat. I figured you'd be writing at one the places Sundry already writes at (always Sundry's accompaniment) I tried searching for Swistle on ParentDish and WorkItMom. How cheaty of you to be 'sharing'! I never could have found it!

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

Fantastic reveal!

As I said over there, I was proud that I got your picture right, but I wasn't even close on the name (because of my determination that your name would start with an "S").

Can you do a post explaining how/why you chose your alias? (Unless you have in the past... forgive me then, I'm a fairly new reader, hahah).

Amber said...

Oh my god! I totally had a dream last night that you were sorting through answers to the contest and I was looking at you and I said "You're H! You're H!"

And looky looky what do I find this morning....?

the new girl said...

Dude.
You're going to need a little bit more than a lie-down to prepare yourself for the task ahead.

You're going to need a team of ELVES or something to help you.

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this whole thing, Swistle.

Thanks for all the fun.

BRash said...

Now can we see the anonymous wedding photo non-anony-mized? So many of us used that to try and deduce what you looked like from the chip up, and it'd be cool to see what you looked like 10 years ago!

Swistle said...

Ha ha! You guys! Click the link! That will take you to the answers! I've edited it to make it a little clearer.

Swistle said...

Jeff- Okay, I've made a note that you are one and the same! Contests will be prized separately--unless one person happened to win both, in which case I'd have to re-evaluate.

Swistle said...

BRash- Oh, you're naughty! And good idea about the wedding picture!

Steph the WW- Sure! I'll try to remember to incorporate that into the name contest winners post.

Kristen Beach said...

You have my name! Awesome! Would've never guessed. Hi Kristen!

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

Thanks, Swistle! I look forward to reading about it!

Even though we know you're Kristen, I'm certain we're all still going to call you "Swistle" haha.

I do the same thing for "Dooce". Even though we know she's Heather, my friends and I call her "Dooce" even when discussing her blog outloud. lol. So you're forever "Swistle" to us.

skiplovey said...

H! Oh my gosh you look both waaaay to young to be in your thirties and also have 5 kids. Geez. I really considered H but then I thought, "Nah way to young."
What's your beauty secret (don't even say it's having five kids)?

Super fun contest, even though I so supremely lost.

squandra said...

OMG you were making a Sundry face in your picture ... And your new gig is ANOTHER WRITING PROJECT WITH SUNDRY. And when you started at SundryBuzz I didn't realize it was you, at first. And, and, and ... Separated at birth!

squandra said...

I just thought of something. Tell me you're not also joining ParentDish. They are SCARY.

fairydogmother said...

Damn, my week got the best of me and I never submitted my contest guesses. Oh well, c'est la vie.

Cute haircut, by the way!

Mary Kate said...

Oh no! I didn't get anything right! Of course, now that I know the answers I can't believe I didn't choose them. No cool prizes for me :(

Swistle said...

Squandra- No, not ParentDish. ParentDish is SO SCARY! The commenters are SOME nice and normal, and SOME scary mad dogs.

Skiplovey- My beauty secret is digital photography, which lets me take a hundred pictures and choose the one in which I look youngest and skinniest!

bananafana said...

I got the picture right! my comment wouldn't post so I guess I'll just have to go buy all the cool prizes offered :). I never would have gotten the name. And holy moses you look so young! love the haircut

Gina said...

I didn't even enter because I knew I would be totally worng and guess what? I was. Your name wouldn't have even occurred to me and your photo was the first one I eliminated (in my defense I didn't notice Drew Barrymore right away). Seriously - I looked right at it and thought - too young, too skinny (not that I thought you were fat, but you talk about dieting), definitely not her.

Tina G said...

I'm consoling myself about my wrong guesses with the idea that perhaps choice "A" photo girl's name is "Alison". Henry looks A LOT like her....You are adorable and I like your jawline, hehehe.

Carolyn said...

I think this will change the way I read your blog! Now I can picture you, and your name!

Nellyru said...

Seriously, next time you talk about eating a whole pan of brownies, I'm going to be all "Pshaw...whatev." =)

CARRIE said...

Totally not how I expected you to look. You look way less SAH-Momish than I expected (given the 5 kids and resulting sleep deprivation, etc.) Of course, I am stereotyping based on how crappy I look most days.

jonniker said...

VICTORY IS MINE.

*REALLY BIG FIST PUMP*

(Also, may totally post photo of the fist pump I did when I got your e-mail, because DUDE, YES DUH OF COURSE THAT WAS YOU.)

Jessica said...

I thought you had put in a secret clue about your name by saying it's in the first 150 names. I took that to mean it was between 100 and 150, but it was really 58!

Swistle said...

Jessica- I know! I would have thought the same thing---but didn't think of it when I set up the contest. I was trying to choose a large enough number of names to make the contest the right degree of difficulty for a 5-name guess.

rccalyn said...

Ha, wow. Now that I look at all the pictures, I wonder why I thought any of them could be you since it's SO obvious that you are, well, you! And one of my name guesses was pretty darn close - I wonder if that counts? Fun contest, and I'll enjoy reading over there too!

Kelsey said...

This was one of the most fun/most suspenseful internet weeks ever! It's nice to meet the "real" you, though you'll still remain Swistle to me.

Jen4 @ Amazing Trips said...

NO!! You're not A??

I can't believe it. Is she related to you in some way?? Because the resemblance to your children is scary!!

desperate housewife said...

Oh, I am SO excited that one of my name guesses was right! It was even the one I was HOPING was right, the more I thought about it throughout the week. It seemed to fit.
And that picture does fit my mental image of you really well. Except you're so THIN, silly! That was what really threw me off about the whole thing- none of those women looked like they needed to be worrying about weight AT ALL. ESPECIALLY Miss H.

mn said...

yo, this ain't fair. i don't read the blogs for four days bc i had to fly out of town and you are doing contests. ah. i so wanted that tote and those hair buttons....

Omaha Mama said...

Wow - that photo. The one of the real YOU. was one that I was considering when you did your contest. The suspense was too much. For sure.

I think I was wrong on all accounts. But it sure was fun. I don't think I'll be able to call you anything but Swistle.

the new girl said...

Swistle!
How are you feeling? Are you hung over?

Did you do the early-morning internet walk of shame??

Did you have a dream last night that you told the WHOLE INTERNET who you are, complete with a VERY CUTE PICTURE??

Swistle said...

Jen4- I'm sure! And in fact, there was only one blood relative in the line-up, and she got not one single vote!

TNG- That IS kind of how it feels! Except happier.