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Er, Wednesday Teeny Poll

Two polls in one week? Why the insanity, Glinda?

Having the sort of vitality and creativity that comes with almost three weeks of forced captivity with a sick family, I began to think of all sorts of ways in which I could improve upon my content here at Teeny Manolo.  I know, I know, it’s so hard to improve upon perfection, but still, I want to try.

As all these ideas were whirling around in my head, I began to think that perhaps I should solicit the help of the people who are actually the ones being subjected treated to what I put up here.   Perhaps the ideas that I think are so great only sound great to me because I haven’t seen the outside world in over a week.  So without further ado, I humbly ask our smart, witty, and super fantastic readers:

Happy New Year from Teeny Manolo!

Happy New Year!

Raincoaster and I wish our wonderful readers a year filled with much happiness, luck, love, and good health!

Drumroll, Please…

First, we would like to thank all of those who participated in the TeenyManolo Sweepstakes!  And even though there could only be three gift certificate winners, you are all super fantastic in our eyes!  We happen to think we have some of the most intelligent, wittiest, and beautiful readers in the blogosphere! Group hug, group hug!

Each blog entry was assigned a number, and our esteemed overlord, the Manolo himself, entered the numbers into a randomizer, and that is how our winners were chosen. The first two numbers received the $50 gift certificates, and the last number was awarded the Grand Prize. And blabbity blah blah, get to the winners already, Glinda, would you?

So without further ado, the winners are:

Hedi- $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

Andrea- $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

Peppylady is the Grand Prize Winner for a $150 Amazon Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to them!

We are looking forward to having more fabulous contests in the future, so be sure to check back soon!

Teeny Manolo Sweepstakes- Last Call!

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Have you heard about this yet?

Have you heard that we are basically shoving gift certificates at you?

That all you have to do is:

1. Link to Teeny Manolo in a post.
2. Leave a comment here letting us know.

That’s it!

The contest closes at 12AM Pacific Time on December 7, 2007. Please know that you must link to us in a post to qualify.

Perhaps you are so rich that you are not in need of an extra $150 or $50 gift certificate to Amazon. Which by the way, sells much much more than just books.

And if so, can I come over to your house for Christmas?

The Teeny Manolo Sweepstakes!

Oh yeah! Free money!

Hey, is it November 23? It is? Why today is the first official day of the Teeny Manolo Sweepstakes!

That’s right, you, dearest reader, will get a chance to win one of three Amazon gift certificates. There will be two $50 certificates and one grand prize of a $150 gift certificate. Just in time for you to spend for the holidays!

What do you have to do? Two things:

1. Link to Teeny Manolo in a post, which does not necessarily have to be about the contest.
2. Leave a comment here to let us know!

That’s it! How much simpler can we make it for you people?

Each blog that links to us will be assigned a specific number. Then, when all of the entries have been received, we will use a random number generator to give us three numbers, which will then be verified for valid links. The first two numbers verified will receive the $50 certificates, and the last verified number generated will win the grand prize.

So, link away!

The deadline to enter is December 7, 2007 at midnight Pacific Time.

Also, we would love to add you to our blogroll, just let us know you have added us and we will add you!

Glinda and the Fires: an update!

Glinda the GoodGlinda speaks!

Quick summary, for those of you who didn’t tune in to yesterday’s episode: Glinda lives in Southern California and spent much of yesterday watching wildfires creep closer and closer to her house.

They couldn’t open the windows because of the hurricane force winds bearing burning ash.

She watched transformers explode, scattering PCBs in columns of blue flame!

And she was worried about the blog!

Honestly, we love her but sometimes the girl has no sense of perspective!

Here’s the update:

Chicken Little has left the building…for now, anyway.

We are back at home, the power came back on around 4:30pm, and the winds around our house have died down considerably. Hundreds of trees uprooted, mostly beautiful large firs, oaks, and pine trees. Our home was never in any imminent danger, although where I live has lots of chaparral and large brush areas, so there is always a chance of embers being carried by the wind and igniting. There were lots of fire personnel prowling around, looking for any flare-ups that might occur from a stray ember. Totally a surreal scene here. The big fire in Irvine was being carried away from us by the direction of the wind.

Other people, not so lucky. Hundreds of homes lost, although miraculously, minimal loss of life. The entire SoCal region is an inferno, or at least, it certainly feels that way when the smoke and ash are everywhere, blotting out the sun and turning the moon brown.

Thank you for the well-wishes, and let us save our prayers for all those who are still in danger, of which there are many. For now, we are blessed to count ourselves safe, and unless the winds kick back up again or some crazy pyromaniac starts another fire nearer to us, we should be fine.

Friday Caption Contest results: October 5, 2007

And our winner is…

Well, actually, first I have to establish that I am in no way, shape, or form bitter. I wouldn’t dream of bouncing someone out of competition in a contest of mine just because they made me lose a contest because they mindlessly adhered to stupid rules, stupid, stupid rules. Stupid rules.

No: I’m so over that.

Moving on…

Our winner is: The Terrifying Twistie!

The Crying Game

from bitter purl via Fracas

I had a horrible nightmare that Britney Spears was my Mommy!

Patent Leather for the Fall

Iacovelli Brown/Rose Patent

As the Manolo says, patent leather is one of fall’s hottest trends. These patent leather Mary Janes from Iacovelli are expensive, but so very adorable! I love the heart buckles and embroidered flowers. And talk about attention to detail- they even made the bottom all purty! That way your little darling can leave a path of flowers wherever she treads. At least in theory, anyway. We all know the trail that young children leave behind, and unless they are at a wedding, it is rarely floral in nature.

Iacovelli Patents

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