I don’t know about my MW colleagues, but I’m taking this week off from posting. I’ll be back next Monday to kick off 2010 with a new post, but in the meantime, I wanted to announce the winner of the first Magical Words book giveaway from last week. After a random drawing (actually my older daughter picking a number between 1 and 10…) we do in fact have a winner. And it is . . . .
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. . . . Did every one get nice presents for Christmas? We had a kind of modest holiday this year, in keeping with the times. But I did get a new tripod for my camera. I can’t wait to get out and use it. But I digress. Our winner is . . . .
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. . . .We had a really good Christmas dinner. Yeah, I know — I’m Jewish. But not very, and my wife’s not at all. We had a ham and homemade mac and cheese made with gruyere instead of cheddar (to-die-for!) and corn pudding and collared greens. A southern Christmas. Really yummy. Good friends, a fire. Lovely evening. Anyway, the winner . . . .
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. . . . We managed to REALLY surprise our older daughter with her present this year. She’d had no idea what she was getting, and we kinda mislead her into thinking it was one thing when in fact it was seasons 1-4 of BONES, a show she just adores. She was totally surprised. She’s 14 now and we don’t have many opportunities to surprise her. But we did it this year.
Anyway, hope all of you have a nice New Year’s and wonderful, healthy, prosperous 2010.
PS. Oh, right! The winner. Drumroll please! What? The drummer left? Not “left” so much as “quit”? Hmmm. Okay, no drum roll then. Sorry for that.
Squeak, you’re the winner. Go to my website — http://www.davidbcoe.com — and use the “email the author” link on the left to contact me off list with a) your address and full name, and b) which book you want me to send you, and c) any special instructions for the inscription. Congratulations!