WELL, first let me say that your entries were AMAZING! I found poems, pictures, steps on how to make the perfect Turkish coffee, video clips even a major rant of how much you HATE coffee, but MUST HAVE IT ANYWAY!
SO .... I decided to, of course have a winner ... which I am still pondering as I sip on my third cup of coffee, LOL, AND the runners up will receive a partial pound... enough beans to make at least a few pots, so that you could at least have a few dozen cups on me!
I HOPE THAT WORKS ALL OF YOU!
Now I know I said that the contest was only for my US friends, but a few of my wonderful Canadian blogger friends joined in the fun anyway! How COOL is that? And because they helped make my blog hop so festive, I am including them into the draw! YAY! SO my wonderful beans will be traveling throughout North America. LOL. From the SOUTH to the NORTH.
I know by now you are all probably saying .... get on with it MICHAEL... CUT THE CRAP, AND GET ON WITH THE WINNER/S!
YOU know you are... LOL.
Okay. HERE WE GO. I have just decided. Two entiwa has been in my mind since I read it. But first let me list my runners up ... in no particular order.
First, D. G, Hudson, for a sweet and charming poem which you can read here.
Deniz Bevan ... She posted a step-by-step way on how to make the ultimate Turkish coffee! Read it here.
Briane P. For his HYSTERICAL take on the horrible taste of coffee. Read it here.
Michelle Wallace ... another wonderful poem! Read it here.
L. Diane Wolfe for her spunky little squirrel... TOO CUTE! See him here.
Shell Flower .... for a beautifully written Sestina! Definitely read this here.
If I was judging purely for craftsmanship, Shell would have won. But, I did say, I was looking for something FUNNY...
And this new blogger friend and winner certainly came through for all of us to have a really good laugh!
But first, I'd like to give a special thanks to Roland Yeomans for his wonderful take on coffee. He only drinks tea, but he wrote a beautifully descriptive piece that ties in so wonderfully with his amazing novels. If you are not familiar with his work, please visit him here.
AND NOW FOR THE WINNER.... ARE YOU READY? ....
ROBIN @ YOUR DAILY DOSE .... For her hysterical movie clip about Coffee and the wonderful quote she posted! Her post is way too long for me to put here, but PLEASE drop by and visit her if you haven't yet! She is awesome! Click here:
BUT HERE IS THE CLIP THAT WON ME OVER ....
THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS BLOGHOP SUCH A FUN TIME. This winter has kicked many of our butts in the northern region and having a good laugh really helped! You all are AWESOME!
Will the winners PLEASE send me their addresses! I will contact all of you individually throughout the day...
Thanks again and have a FANTASTIC WEEK!!!!!! It's off to an AMAZING START!