Friday, May 21, 2010

And the Winner is...

Greetings & Happy Friday! This has been a fun, but packed week for me. I totally over-scheduled myself and barely ran. Now I remember why I usually only accept social plans on one week night (v. 3 this week). I have a relaxing weekend ahead of me at the cabin, though. The temps should be in the 80s tomorrow! I can't wait to lay out on the dock with a great book. I have some wonky tan lines (I sort of have a farmer's tan) from last weekend in Tucson so I need to try to get rid of those - otherwise my dress options for the wedding next week are going to be a bit limited!

It's time to announce the winner of my giveaway from last week. Last time I did a giveaway, I told my sister Abby about my methodology for selecting a winner. I think it's a pretty common method but she thought it was so involved and said I must share it next time I do a give away. So here is how it worked:

1. I entered the names into an excel spread sheet. If you were a follower, I entered your name is 2 cells.

2. I then used the random number generator command in excel which is =Rand(). Excel then assigns a random number between 0 & 1.

3. I then sorted the number from lowest to highest, and ranked them from 1 to the highest (28 in this case).

4. I then used random.org to pick a number between 1 & 28.

And the winner is...

J from Morning Runner. J - send me an email at lisasyarns@gmail.com with your address so I can pass this onto the give away sponsor!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Any fun plans?

13 comments:

Charbelle said...

LOL I agree with Abby!!! Oh and excel spreadsheets scare me and that reminds me I have to take a self study class on it sometime today to finish that requirement...
I too keep social engagements during the week down to 1 if that because of the second job.. Happy Friday!!

Abby said...

Ohh, I thought maybe reading your methodology the second time around would seem simplified....

......Nope!

You are amazing! I would probably do "einey meiney miney mo" to pick the winner ;)

Sounds like you had a crazy busy week. I'm not even going to try to sum how up jealous I am feeling about your weekend. I would give anything to be able to go to the lakes this weekend! Have fun :)

Emily Jane said...

Excel scares me too! lol :)

Happy weekend!!

J said...

Plans on weeknights are hard! Tuesday, wed and thurs I had stuff each night and it was not fun! I am so tired today! Hope you have a great weekend! I emailed you my address! I am so happy I won the giveaway!!

Salut! chou chou said...

Cool! I like your methodology - it takes a special person to put so much thought into something like that! haha

Enjoy your weekend. I am SO jealous of what you have planned. I'm sure mine is going to be nice as well however, some quiet time with a book might be hard to come by.

I did a always,sometimes,never post on my blog! Come visit!

Mandy said...

I'm with Abby, that method is quite involved. You are a dedicated blogger. I just pull up random.org put in the number of comments I have and it gives me a number. =)

Have a splendiforous weekend at the cabin!!

Leigh said...

I wish it was supposed to be nice this weekend...it's supposed to rain here all weekend.

Hope you have a great weekend at the cabin!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Wow! You are way more hardcore then me ;) I just enter the numbers in random.org and let them figure it out for me :P

Have a great weekend, lovely! Expect a message from me at some point. I'm attempting 5-6 miles, which seems DAUNTING to me right now!!

Nora said...

Your process strikes me as complex yet I can definitely see the finance major in you =) I just count up number of entries and throw into random.org.

Have fun at the cabin!

I'm so ready for my trip to Indy.

i'm no miss said...

Glad that your giveaway raffle turned out A-Ok. Congrats to J =)

I'm sure you're gonna have a great weekend!

Sassy Molassy said...

Have a great time at the cabin with your book and the sun! So relaxing. I'm jealous.

pinkflipflops said...

yeah i just put the number into random.org

Kelly said...

Haha- I just count the comments and enter it into random number generator- a little easier :)

Have fun at the cabin this weekend. I have no tan lines at all yet haha.

Also I hear you on being over-scheduled. I was definitely this week and this weekend is not getting better. Boo