Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friends, Romans, Integers...

...lend me your eyes.

Because I have just conducted a highly scientific process that allowed me to select the winner of the gift certificate to the Tasteful Garden!

There seems to be two methods of picking a winner here in Blogworld. I've previously used the draw a piece of paper from a bowl method several times but this time I decided to get all hi-tech and use the whole Random Integer Generator thing.


I hired an independent smart guy person to conduct a random integer search by utilizing atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs.

Actually don't be all impressed with that mumbo-jumbo because I just copied it off the Random Integer website.

But didn't I sound awfully smart for a moment there?



Alrighty then. Moving along here.

Now just in case you aren't all smart and ummm.... math-y like me I wanted to explain in simple terms exactly what an integer is.

Just so you can use it in general conversation and all.


An integer is a whole number (not a fraction) that can be positive, negative, or zero. Therefore, the numbers 10, 0, -25, and 5,148 are all integers. Unlike floating point numbers, integers cannot have decimal places.

No, I did not copy that from the dictionary. I knew that all. Off the top of my head.

So there.

But anyway.

Do you want to know who actually won?

At this point I've kind of forgotten.

Oh wait! I did a cut and paste and ... ta da!

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

113 Timestamp: 2010-01-17 11:01:48 UTC

And #113 is this post:

Prim2Pink said...
#6 It's funny that you want us to visit Tasteful Garden. I went there the other day after you mentioned them. They are very informative on how to plant & take care of the plants they sale. You got me in the 'Garden mood' girl!! I am in need of some strawberry plants♥♥♥ Judy

So Judy!

If your brain has unscrambled from all the blah, blah, blah earlier in the post send me an e-mail!


And thanks everyone for playing!

I wish you could all be winners but you can't because then ... well ... it wouldn't be a contest.

However, on Thursday I am going to start a little linked Alphabe-Thursday thing that will have prizes so come back.

I know I said it was going to be Alphabe-Tuesday but to be honest here, I lied.

Thursday it is then. Mark it on your calender. In sharpie.


And if you haven't read this previous post of mine about Sharpies you might like to click on this link and read it now. Just in case you haven't gotten your fully daily dose of inane rambling.
Double sigh.


Mari said...

Congrats to Judy!

Unknown said...

I am so glad you stopped by. If you hadn't left a comment I wouldn't be here laughing and thinking deeply at the same time, when I should be getting ready for church.LOL Thank you so much for the garden site I am on my way there.
Having fun blogging!
Blessings to You,

Theresa said...

Congrats to the winner and thanks for the entertainment first thing this morning! Have a blessed day!

Brenda said...

I need more caffeine o understand this post but I wanted to LYK that I dated that guy! HAHAHA!

Justine said...

Holy crap, you had my eyes crossing there for a few. I HATE numbers, hate them! And all this to find out there's a winner and it ain't me. Okay, so I didn't even enter the contest, but still.

Justine :o )

xinex said...

You are so funny, girl! LOL! Congrats to the winner!..Christine

jules said...

I was totally confused.... I don't like numbers, don't get numbers, don't want to like numbers. Thanks for the laugh, and congrats to the winner!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

HUH??? Numbers? Intergers??? Well at least I understood that someone won part! Congrats Judy! I will be back Thur or is it Tue, nowyouhavemecompletelyconfused!

smiles, Linda

Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

Thank you So Much! I gave you a proper and public thank you on my blog today. I was embarrassed to find, when I went to link you, that I hadn't added you to my "likeable people and blogs" list. It is clearly evident that you are likeable and interesting, and now people who stumble upon my blog will know it, too.
Happy Weekend!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Congrats to Judy, Jenny... You were so nice to offer a giveaway.

BUT--your Smart Guy is not too smart... Looks like he has a CIGARETTE in his hand.... GAD-Zooks. Hope he is still alive... ha

P.S. My Dad smoked for years and years and had emphasema and died because of it... I have never smoked, thank God.

Anonymous said...

My hearty congrats to Judy! Enjoy!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Jenny, you crack me up!!!
Congratulations to Judy on winning!
Hey I love the "Love is Blue " you have playing... what's next... the theme from Love Story? Good oldies from the early 70's. :-)

Jen said...

Congrats to Judy...Love you blog, makes me laugh everytime. Have a great day!

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

I just went through the same... "so do I pick a name from a hat or do I use the Random number generator" decision. I'm not math-y at all but decided to go with the generator because it made it seem more official. I'm curious to know which you preferred.

BellaRosa said...

Hi Jenny, thank you for making me laugh first thing this morning..I plan on having my own first giveaway this week and wasn't sure how to go about the picking a winner thingy lol I love your style of writing...I have to become a follower so I can always have someone great to visit and laugh or just smile with :) I saw on your profile that you are in Mesa Az, I love it there, we have family there...great place to shop lol err visit family...Thank you for visting my lil blog and leaving such a sweet comment because it led me to you and your wonderful blog :) Please visit anytime and next time I am in Mesa, I look forward to a piece of your delicious pie! Besos, Rose

BellaRosa said...

Oh one more thing...Congrats to your winner :) I actually thought they won a gift card to a restaurant :) I think I better go eat some lunch now...Besos, Rose

mrs. c said...

Wow! Funny stories and giveaways...I have found the motherlode of blogs!! I had to go back and read your sharpie story
(ha! ha!). I too can strike up a conversation with anyone...I teach low income children that have some very sad and scary family members and I hear all kinds of stories! I sometimes think I am the only positive person in these darling children's lives. I believe that there is a reason for everything and I think that God put me in this place because I am understanding and see the good in everyone. I guess I am kinda like my 4 year olds, I only remember the good things, but you know that is the only way to live!

Yaya' s Home said...

Hi Jenny,
I didn't see anyplace where I could email you, so I wanted to let you know, well...

Wait a minute. Let's try that again. I saw you stopped by my place and asked if you could print the word search. Yes! Absolutely, yes! In fact, I have more puzzles on that sight and still more on my other two sites and you can print them all off and play them all you want. Thank you for wanting to. Here are the links to all three sites so you can have fun with three different types of word puzzles with your grandies. I'll see you there. Keep a hug on.
~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

~ Just Joany
Red Wagon Flights

Word Designer

Bits-n-Pieces said...

congrats to Judy.

*goin back to read about Sharpies b/c ....well...don't tell anyone, but...ummmm....I'm kinda addicted to them. Not so much addicted I maybe ...a fetish? I dunno..I just love them. I collect them, all colors, and have one on my keyring...and hoard them, until the dog finds them and eats the lids off and then has purple or orange or hot pink lips.

Cedar ... said...

Congrats to Judy,... and a special Thank You to you, Jenny for such a generous give-away!

Terri Steffes said...

Congrats Judy! Enjoy!

Busy Bee Suz said...

My brain is bleeding with all the math talk.
Congrats to Judy. I hope she gets mucho mucho joy out of her plants!!!

Sue said...

Congrats to your winner, even if it isn't me! Hope you had a great weekend!


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Unknown said...

Look out're comin to my house!!!
I was trying to muddle my way through the numbers & such when I happened to see my blog name. First I thought, she must be tellin everybody how ditzy I am with figuring these things out. But no she couldn't really know that , Could you? Then I reread it again & I saw that I was a winner....ME, little ole me!!!
You don't know how awesomelly EXCITED I am about it! I would turn cartwheels (if I could). Now maybe I can work towards a garden that looks as nice as yours.
Thank you Thank you!
I'll shout you out an email.

Mystic Thistle said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for visiting my blog! I was so excited about your donation to Julie's knitting project. I enjoy your funny rambling writing style. My husband is a math teacher, so that math-y part cracked me up.

Anonymous said...

Yup, I used to do it the "old fashioned" way too before I found the lovely random integer site!

Vicki/Jake said...

Hey Jenny, I've missed you.. but now I'm back in the swing of things..even spent this morning getting my blogs *in order* and you're soooo on them! Sorry I didn't get to enter your giveaway but WootWoot for Judy! Besides, there's still 2 feet (foot?) of snow here.
Ok, off to watch the Housewives (o:
I know, I need a life...

ps, did I say thank you ?!(O:

Beth E. said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! I appreciate your kind words.

I've enjoyed reading your blog, and I understood most of this post, too...even though I'm not all math-y like you. ;-)

You're a hoot!

Please come back and visit me, anytime!

Holly Lefevre said...

Congrats to the very lucky lady who won. I am excited to visit the site again and prepare fro some gardening.

Mrs Montoya said...

Congratulations, Judy! Good luck with those strawberry plants!!

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

'But to be honest here, I lied.' Henceforth known as a Matlockism.

'Danger, Will Robinson!' I'm going to be collecting them for some future use...

And, are these other people kidding me? Congratulations, Judy? What's that all about?! What about the underdog, the little guy, the LOSER....ME?! Can I get a little tea and sympathy?

Judy, enjoy your prize. Whatever.


MrsJenB said...

Good luck with those strawberries, Judy!

And I'll have you know, Jenny, that I survived the weekend without a trip to the ER. Mainly because my husband, knowing how apprehensive I was about the attic, told me that he'd take care of it and that I should just stay downstairs and do safe things. Does he know me or does he know me?

Amy said...

Hello, Thanks for following my blog which blog of yours do I follow? I just wanted to know that. Yeah to your winners..

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi JUenny

Had a crazy day waiting 3 hours for a routine thyroid sonogram in an overbooked radiology office today and came home to find my one month old new computer will not allow me to install my printer driver and after hours of online tech support I ahd to back up my whole computer and now delete everything so it can be reformated as my "optical drive" is not I'm in a bad mood. Glad the alphabe memem will be Thursday because maybe I'll be able to participate using my computer and not my husbnad's which I'm using right now and which I hate because it is not mine.

One of those days!

Anonymous said...

I would appreciate more visual materials, to make your blog more attractive, but your writing style really compensates it. But there is always place for improvement