Monday, May 18, 2020

Banana Bella: Keep It Together Contest WINNER!!!!!!

I know I promised we'd announce a winner for our Banana Bella: Keep It Together contest on the 16th, but I forgot. To my credit, I did remember in the middle of the night, and had brief anxiety, before I fell back asleep. I finally counseled with the Master of Ceremonies this afternoon, and we are pleased to share with you that we have found a winner. 

Before I announce the winner, I'd like to take a minute to drag it out like they do on reality shows. Thank you for all of your entries. It was fun to see what you did, and it helped make the last few months more enjoyable. This has been a really weird time for all of us, and I hope you're making it out all right.

As for the logistics of our final draw, for every entry you submitted, I wrote an abbreviated version of your name on a piece of paper. I folded each paper in half, smeared them all with peanut butter, set them on the floor, and gave Banana Bella the thrill of her lifetime by allowing her to pick the winner. 

This is the first paper she nabbed, and she almost swallowed it. I had to dig it out of her mouth. She did not want to let it go. Poor Banana Bella. I compensated her after with a bigger, better treat. No animals were harmed in the making of this win.

And the winner is...

..."K" stands for...

KAYLA C!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations, Kayla, for finally defeating Larry in a contest. He put up a very strong showing, but unfortunately not strong enough for Banana Bella. You earned this win. 

Thanks again to all of you. I hope we won't bring this particular Banana Bella contest back in the future. The next one will be under pleasant circumstances. Until then, keep it together. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Banana Bella: Keep It Together END DATE

Hello, All! Happy Labor Day to the world, except America. Once a year, I read about why America celebrates Labor Day in September instead of May, and then I forget what I read. It's kind of like a fun annual tradition.

The past two weeks have been busy for us, and I frankly needed a blog break. I used the time to gauge your interest in continuing the Banana Bella contest, and the masses have spoken, by not speaking. Y'all are over it. Let's end this sucker.

I promised I'd give you good, long notice before we pulled a winner, so you can continue to send entries until May 15th at 11:59pm PST. After that, you'll just be doing them for the fun of it, which is not terrible, but not as exciting.

There won't be any new contessignments. You are welcome to complete any you may have missed, and as an extra incentive for you to be a socially-conscious human being, I'll let you repeat NUMBER 5, NUMBER 11, and NUMBER 16, as many times as you want between now and May 15th, for an extra entry each time.

If I feel ambitious between now and then, I may come back here and write a few regular posts. Yeah, right. At any rate, you'll find me here on May 16th, announcing our Banana Bella Keep It Together Contest Winner. Beat of luck, Babies. Keep it together until then.