If you guessed me, I was astounded by your near-psychic abilities. If you guessed someone else, I thought, "Well, how could anyone know? It's a shot in the dark!" If you were uncertain and you waffled a little, I felt a warm kinship with you: I always want a back-up guess, too, or at least I want to make it clear I KNEW I didn't know for sure. If you were confident, I admired your confidence---even if you were WRONG.
I do wonder now if A and I (I mean, the A photo and I-the-Swistle, not I-the-photo-designation) are related somehow. Several of you thought I should inquire if she were in fact the true genetic mother of my children, and I'll get right on that after I finish with the contest stuff. Also, I'm going to ask her about her glasses, because I notice everyone's glasses were cooler than mine.
Okay! The winners! There were 208 entries total:
A: 54 votes, roughly 26%
B: 0 votes
C: 12 votes, roughly 6%
D: 5 votes, roughly 2%
E: 8 votes, roughly 4%
F: 6 votes, roughly 3%
G: 11 votes, roughly 5%
H: 61 votes, roughly 29%
I: 2 votes, roughly 1%
J: 40 votes, roughly 19%
K: 5 votes, roughly 2%
L: 3 votes, roughly 1%
M: 1 vote, roughly 0%
Fun fact: B, who got FEWER VOTES THAN DREW BARRYMORE, is the only person in the line-up who's a blood relative of mine!
I lined up those 61 correct H guesses and used a random number generator to select the winner. The random number generator chose Banana. Yay, Banana! You win a Swistle Package containing a treat of your choice (fudge is probably most durable in the mail, but I can also do brownies or cookies), plus your choice of a book: either a baby names book or a gruesome/mommish mystery book, and perhaps some
BRash, who made the big photo clump that was such a huge improvement over the lonnnnnnng column of photos I did. Thanks, Bethany---it was WAY better that way.
Marilyn C. Cole, who called my skin "luminous." (I love you, Marilyn.)
Susan, who was so certain of her (correct) guess, she had to come back and do a second comment to tell me how sure she was. Good call on the lipstick, Susan!
Jonniker who KNEW IT IN HER VERY SOUL (and was right!).
Emblita, who cleverly noticed that several of the others looked "corporate." Well-spotted, Emblita! Several of the others WERE IN FACT corporate!
Linda who said I "seriously look 16 years old." Why, thank you, Linda! I believe it might be my LUMINOUS SKIN.
Drowning in Laundry who remembered I had a double cowlick (!) and saw it in the photo (!!) and told me to go eat some brownies (OKAY!!!). It took me SO LONG to get a picture that made it look like I should go eat some brownies. Artful posing. Many, many self-portraits, experimenting with which angles made me look cuter and which ones highlighted my lowlights.
Banana, who also noticed the double cowlick. Seriously, you people are SO OBSERVANT.
Cari, who said it was "the porcelain skin of a goddess" that gave me away. Keep talking, Cari!
Fine for Now, who did THIS:
OMG, this is so hard! Okay, based on the pictures of your children I think that you could be (in no particular order) A, C, E, F, H, J & K.
Same chin as kids: A, C, E, F, H
Same eye shape as kids: A, C, E, F, J, K
Same coloring as kids: E, F, H, K
Similar teeth as kids: A, E, K
Similar nose as kids: A, C, E, F, H
Based on this, similarities appear in picture:
A = 4x's
C = 3x's
E = 5x's
F = 4x's
H = 3x's
J = 1x
K = 4x's
Through gut feeling alone I think you are probably E, H, or K and based on your descriptions alone I would go with C, H, or J.
Most people are voting for A, and H, with J the third most.
I am going to go with E, because of the skin color, chin, nose, eyes and teeth.
Can you believe the EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH? I really WANTED you to be right, Fine for Now! I even wondered briefly if you WERE right: you had proved it so scientifically, perhaps I was E!
...Huh. It looks like mostly I gave honorable mentions for kissing up. This is only going to encourage you to kiss up the next time we have a contest. OH WHAT A PITY.