Okay, it wasn't exactly a writing contest, though you did have to write a comment. But, somehow that headline sounded better than anything else I could come up with. So, are you ready to know the winner?
Drum roll, please.....
Every time I hear that phrase I think of the scene in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation where Chevy Chase has spent the whole day and half the night covering every inch of his house with Christmas lights. The moment for the big reveal has come. It is time to plug in the lights. He gathers his entire family, parents, and in-laws, and kids included, and asks for a drum roll, with which his wife, Beverly D'Angelo (whatever happened to her? I like her*) obliges him, rolling her tongue against her teeth.
And then nothing happens. The lights don't work.
But don't worry, I'm not going to do that to you here. And I've kept you waiting long enough. So, once again, the winner of the contest for the Pilot fountain pens is.....
Just so you know I did this randomly and fairly and squarely, I used the random name generator at a site that, as far as I can tell, teachers use to choose their students. Whatever it is used for, it is simple and it works great.
Zan Marie, email me with your home address so I can get you those pens. And, by the way, Nicole Wolverton, you're my winner from last week. I need you to contact me so that I can send you the Moleskine journal.
And stay tuned! Next Monday I'll be announcing another contest with a special gift for writers. In the meantime, if you feel like chatting, how's your Christmas shopping going? Are you done or just starting?
*According to YouTube, there's a new short film in the Vacation series coming out in February, with Chevy and Beverly.
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