A while back I had a contest in which I asked readers to tell us two things: an interesting fact about themselves, and an interesting experience they had. That was to commemorate the 25,000,000th view of the site, and the response was, well, “hearty”: 394 comments (not all of them were entries). There were some curious facts and experiences, and I, for one, really enjoyed reading them. It also helped me learn that, say, one viewer had more than the average number of limbs. In fact, nearly all of us do.
I hope everyone else enjoyed reading them too, and I thank all the entrants. I’d like to say “everyone was a winner,” and they would be if I had that many books to give away!
But there can be only one winner, and it was a tough choice. In the end, a comment by reader Divalent stood out, not so much for the “interesting fact,” but for the “interesting experience” (#2 below). It was so endearing, and written in such a lovely manner, that I had no choice but to award Divalent the prize. And it was about squirrels, too! (The winner was, of course, determined by the laws of physics long before I proposed the contest).
So, ladies and gentlemen, the winning entry:
If you are “Divalent,” please contact me by email with your address. Your prize is a choice of either an autographed copy of WEIT with a cat drawn in it (to your specifications), or a Kitten Hili latte mug (20 oz) autographed by yours truly. This is the same kind of mug from which Professor Ceiling Cat quaffs his quotidian morning latte.
Thanks again to all who entered, and you may want to go back to the thread to read some of the amazing entries. We have quite the interesting readership!