We have a winner! Or two!

garcia sisters

What a busy weekend! Between finishing the chicken run, decorating the tree, shipping orders, and not cleaning the house or doing any laundry at all, I barely had a moment to myself! But because I know that all you greedy contestants are waiting breathlessly on the edges of your expanding seats for precisely this moment… I guilted Isabella into helping me, gathered the chickens, and cockadoodlewoot woot! We had a contest!

Surprise #1

The Garcias chose the winner so quickly and we had so much fun forcing chickens into a cramped laundry bin interacting with our poultry that we couldn’t stand to see it end in one swift, scaly stride.

So we let them choose not one, but TWO lucky winners!

I know! The joy and wonder of selfless giving IS alive this holiday season! (Lucky winners, please email your addresses to liveclay@gmail.com.)

Surpise #2

A certain unnamed contestant (Len) sent me a link to my previous post translated into Gangsta slang by a satirical search engine called gizoogle.net*. I laughed so hard I cried. Here’s the link (those of you sensitive to the f-word might want to skip it). I especially love the “translations” of Mary Oliver’s poem and your comments!
*Gizoogle was originally inspired by Snoop’s “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle” program on MTV.  Read more about it here.

Thanks so much for all of your thoughtful entries — you’ve inspired and humbled me and it’s been my pleasure to get to know you a little better through your responses.

And now, without further adieu…

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18 thoughts on “We have a winner! Or two!

  1. Laura, you made us ALL winners by sharing with us the gift of that wonderful video! LOL, I’m still smiling 🙂 You are so creative. Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. Finally, the waiting is over, and I can move my ever-expanding butt. But, one question: Were each of the Garcia sisters supposed to make a “drop” or a “plop? That I didn’t see.
    Maybe I’ll have to purchase a Rufina cup.
    Isabella and the Garcia sisters are hilarious and right in the spirit of Christmas.
    Thanks!

    • The winners were chosen by chicken steps rather than “drops” or”plops”. A little more aesthetically pleasing that way! Thanks for the response and I’m sure I’ll find some way for you to have your Christmas wish come true…..

    • Thanks Len! It’s fun to do things completely unrelated to work (house or business). And throw chickens into the mix…. it’s just a party like no other. Who needs reality TV?!

  3. the music! the dancing! That camerawork! The grace of Elia Kazan with the tautness of Orson Welles!
    Truly, for a moment, I WAS the chicken!

    Excellent contest, wonderful selection process, and wow, your daughter knows how to dance.

    (The shizzled blog entry was too funny.)

    • Wow Guap, what a compliment, coming from such an accomplished screen/scene/limerick writer as yourself! You really shouldn’t have… The shizzled… I don’t have cable so I’ve never seen Snoop’s show, but I couldn’t resist sharing the laugh–

      Thanks for the interactive fun… wouldn’t be possible without loyal readers!

      PS I think you were already the chicken (judging from what I now know to be your ski hat, not a pile of worms) 🙂

  4. I arrived to late for the contest, but just reading (and watching the video) has been prize in itself! Better than Christmas morning! Thank you, thank Isabella, thank the Garcia Sisters!

  5. Hi Laura. Love the video. The Garcia Sisters made a raptor-like entrance! Little feathered dinosaurs … Love your blog.

    • Is this Barbara Walter from Coyote? How nice to hear from you! I’m glad you appreciated the Garcias’ grand entrance… I think there are few things funnier in the yard than a running chicken, especially running AT me! I hope you are well (doing any clay?) and thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

    • Thanks so much shamintracker! I wish you the same, and maybe now that I’m off work for a little while I’ll have time to catch up on my friends’ blogs. xox

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