First, I have to say THANK YOU to all of you who played along with Pensieve’s Picture Puzzler’s inaugural puzzler post. I’d say for a first go ’round, it went swimmingly well.
Second, we DID have a winner early on…and best of all, this blogger meets the only requirement I asked–that a p3 button be included on the blog’s sidebar with a link back to the information page (whew! I know most of the commenter’s didn’t do this, so I’m SO GLAD the winner did!). Taking a queue from one of my blogmentors, Ree, I’m using sponsor revenue to cover the cost of prizes. O B V I O U S L Y, I’ve got nowhere near her readership, so linking to help promote this contest is my best shot at wider exposure (in turn, generating more revenue). In short, if you correctly guess the Puzzler but don’t have a button link in your sidebar (or even on a post announcing the monthly contest to your own readers), I’ll move on to the next person. This goes for "creative" guesses, too.
I genuinely appreciate links back to this blog, and this was my way of paying y’all back :).
First, there were two winners for "creative" guesses; not only did their comments catch my attention, they linked back to Pensieve :):
Karmyn, "Canned Wild Rice, shipped directly from Canada" (huh?) and Jen,
whose "black olives" guess was prize-worthy because she has a
three-year-old can in her own cupboard.
The next group was definitely creatively prize worthy except for that pesky detail of linking back to the PPP on their blogs…
Mark, "Whoop A$$" (I guffawed on this one. Yes, guffawed. Unexpectedly hee-lair!).
Michelle, Oh, my, a close second behind Mark; you’ll have to scroll through comments because hers comes with a link (choosing not to upload it here) that’ll leave you saying, "WHAT???!!!" (while simultaneously chortling).
Swampwitch, (an entire poem, please click this link back to the post to read her almost-winning creativity)
Carmi, "Fried Eels and Octopus" (what’s HE smoking???)
Paisley, "Laughter" (I just LOVED the play on words)
Now, without further ado, the first correct guess and winner of the $25 Visa Card:
Dianne, Bunny Trails. Click the picture and you can SEE her winning guess! There were several who guessed this as well; having written about them in the past (you really should try that recipe!), it would’ve been reasonable to think I have extra in our pantry.
Dianne, Karmyn and Jen, email your snail mail address to me and I’ll get your prizes in the mail pronto!
Again, thanks for playing along and for doing whatever you can to help spread the word about Pensieve’s Picture Puzzler. Tune back next month around this time for another chance to win!
Note to self: Do not read Robin’s contests before coffee or after tired sets in. You miss important details, like linking back to her blog. LOL
I was going to use that picture for a Wordless Wednesday, I think I still am, because I have another that I took that goes perfectly with it.
well i guess i better start reading the directions!!!! this was very fun tho……
so then, it’s the fried eels?
I guess I missed the part with the link.
I still don’t know what they are, and am hoping you didn’t eat them! Are they those waxy yellow beans?
Green beans, whodathunk? I’m so curious now as to what my 3-year-old olives look like. Might have to investigate that! Thanks for the nod! 😉 And I think the can of fish******** was toooooooo funny!!!
Hey – waxy beans. Great, now I’m craving 3-bean salad.
I was always bad at following instructions…mostly because I never took the time to actually READ them 😀
Michelle, I’m scared about what could possibly “go” with that picture…guess I’ll check in Wednesday.
Paisley, glad you had fun, and really, to EVERYONE…do you know how difficult it was for me to abide by my own rules?? Geez…!
Heather, hehe, did you know that many could fit in a can?
Lisa, you were in good company :).
Sister Honey Bunch, my lighting was weird, but they’re actually green beens (and they’d be okay to eat ’cause the date was hadn’t yet expired).
Karmyn, that’s the baby talking!
Jen, you could photograph ’em for a post! A taste test, too :). (yuk)
Susan, I guess next time I’ll type them in LARGE PRINT :/…and add some bells and whistles.
How fun was that! I remember reading the mystery and wanting to guess but thinking I needed to add the button first and then in my crazy mental list of things to do I forgot and now it’s too late. 🙁 I’ll have to remember to add the button so I’ll be ready for the next one.
I’ve often been asked what I’m smoking – or snorting, or shooting, or… – but the truth of the matter is I’m pretty much high on the day-to-day travails of life. I think scrambling my brain would get in the way of enjoying what little time I’ve been given.
Call me a prude, eh?
Okey dokey – I finally got my info to you. You know, you can lead a horse to water . . . 😀