Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Winners!

The time has come for me to announce the winners!

What? You didn't know there was a contest in progress?

Well, it was a surprise contest.

But with real winners.

But with pretend prizes.

And really, isn't that the best type of contest?

Without further hullabaloo, I present to you the joint winners of the Surprise Flower Patch Farmgirl Jingle Contest. Both of these fearless ladies painstakingly wrote, for me, a personalized jingle - lyrics and tune. (The judges were lenient on the "tune" requirement...)

First, up is Annie.

Flower Patch Farmgirl's
queen of the town. queen of the town, queen of the town.
Flower patch farmgirl's queen of the town.
Yes, indeedie.
Flower patch farmgirl's cool as can be, cool as can be, cool as can be, flower patch farmgirl's cool as can be,
She's my favorite.

I don't believe her for one minute about the "favorite" part, but I gave her 800 pretend bonus points for so shamelessly kissing up to the judge and 200 pretend bonus points for use of the word "indeedie". She's one savvy gal, that Annie.

Next up is Jayme, a.k.a. Marty.

Fruga-vinta-swoona-Limbaugh=licious farmgirl, Shannan.
It's Shannan.
I said Shannan.

She claims to have composed some music, and I believe her. She gets 500 pretend bonus points for spelling my name correctly, 400 pretend bonus points for appealing to my repressed Urban inclinations, and an additional 100 pretend bonus points for referring to me as Limbaugh-licious. (More on that another day...)

And now, the awards presentation.

For Annie:

A pretend muffin tin full of Spring blooms.

For Jayme:

A pretend hummingbird on a barbed wire fence.

Ladies, you are both obscenely talented and admirably courageous. I think this is but the beginning of big things for you'ns. Big things. Diddy already stopped by and begged me for your digits. He scuffed his shoes coming up the lane, but he didn't even seem to mind.


  1. Oh I know I totally deserved an award for that, so thank you for acknowledging me! Just wait to you see the dance that goes with it too. I mean, you'll see it, since you've up and invited yourself to my house and all. :-D Thanks Shan.

  2. Hilarious! I love the pretend gifts so thoughtful..farm girl you are flippen funny, very creative ladies..bravo! ~lulu

  3. I would have written you a song if I knew a pretend humming bird on a wire was the prize. sheesh. Next time.

  4. HAHAHAHA!! Never fails...you CRACK.ME.UP!!!
    I love pretend prizes. I am nominating myself a pretend winner! :)

  5. Lol, SO funny! I loved both of them. But the first one I could actually sing a long with. :)

    Hey, stop over to my blog for a super cute giveaway! Pillows!!

  6. Excellent! You should think about running for Senate and using those as your theme songs. Mmhmm...oh, yeah! Do I get to vote in Indiana if that is where my great great grandpa was born? Isn't that how it works??? I also road through on a train once. Yeah, I'm voting for you.

    : )

    Julie M.

  7. Well that was just too much fun! :)
    I liked the prizes! Congrats to the winners!
    Cindy at Lakewood

  8. I want the pretend spring blooms too!! What a fun pretend prize for real winners, haha :)

  9. Oooooh. Real contests with pretend prizes always give me a Rush of excitement! You're so fun, FPFG.

  10. Oh no! I'm so totally behind on pretend bonus points. Why didn't I take you seriously? How will I ever catch up?

  11. Oh that's hilarious! At first I was confused b/c I knew I hadn't written you a jingle, and then I realized I wasn't crazy - it was another Annie - I don't run into many of my same name people often :)

  12. You are fantastically funny!! love reading your posts!! congrats to the pretend winners, I am jealous over the muffin pan filled with wild flowers... :)

  13. I love the gifts! Next time I will have to enter the pretend contest!



  14. what an enchanting idea to fill a muffing tin with potted

    you're a genius!

  15. I am TOTALLY honored!
    This is as good as ol' Oscar!
    I will cherish this award for as long as it's on your page.
    Thank you for your kind words.
    Sucking up isn't all bad...

  16. Those are the most fabulous pretend gifts I've ever seen!

  17. I love you Shannon! You crack me up:)