Saturday, March 22, 2008

'Twas a Wondrous Day!

I never win anything. Ever. Drawings, calling into a radio station to win tickets to a Britney Spears concert, Bingo in Mesquite, raffles…nothing. Ever. Never won a darn thing. And that’s why yesterday was an amazing day.

At work we had a Clue-esque game that consisted of finding clues hidden in Easter eggs all over the office. We were then supposed to use our snooping and deduction skills to find out who “caught the bunny rabbit” where it was caught, and with what“weapon,” that was really an office supply. Well, people were withholding clues to give them an edge, and everyone was waiting to guess the answer until more clues came, but I knew no more would come, so I just guessed, randomly – that it was Ruben, in Beth’s office, with the notebook. And I friggin’ won the grand prize, which was a gift card to a movie theater with two free mugs and popcorn. So I was already feeling good about myself, thinking this is great, God’s smiling down on me today and making up for all the times I’ve never won anything.

So then I shuffled around in the Easter parade, and lost a little of that new-found self esteem, but managed to persevere. Because guess what?! I WON THE EASTER BONNET CONTEST!!!!! (And really, I destroyed it. I won by a fair margin, I hear.)

Here are some pics:

Here’s the actual hat, itself. I shaped the hat out of a poster board, and then put peeps all around it. It took a lot of trial and error work before finally finding a way to get the peeps to stay on. This glorious piece of artwork I have entitled, Welcome to the Peep Show.

Okay, so these pictures were fun to take, and because they’re silly and goofy, I’m going to post them. I made Brandon take a picture of me with my prizes, and I wanted to be jumping in the air, a la High School Musical, but, okay, well let me tell you something you may not know: jumping in the air and not looking like your taking a major dump at the same time is much, much harder than it looks like. But I wanted to post these anyway because my face looks so hilarious! Also, it’s hard to tell in these pics, but the prize of newfound self esteem is in there, too. As good ‘ol Helen Keller would say, it’s something that cannot be seen, or even touched, but felt with the heart.
And here I am with my Leaning Tower of Peepza, so happy I won!

And here's Cade, not so happy with the hat, but happy to be with Mama:

15 comments:

eMiLy said...

Hey congrats on the wins.... all I know is I'm in the same boat...I never win anything!.. and look at you go winning both....you go girl! That gives me hope some day my luck will change...
ps. I love the easter bonnet!! Super cute!

Savannah said...

I'm so happy for you! You rock! You look adorable and fun all in one picture...fabulous! Love you!

brydelle said...

BRIE THAT'S SO AMESOME I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WON BOTH THINGS IN ONE DAY!!!!!! So yeah, that amazing. I've never won anything either, except lame bingo in fourth grade where I got a mini stapler. But you got movie tickets and all that? That's so cool!!!

P.S. I'm really happy for you. I'm not just trying to make you feel better because your pictures made me go into hysterics, I swear.

Penny said...

Your Dad and I are finally proud of you. You are finally a winner in our eyes.
Now you have earned our love!!!So talented and you have jumping skills too!!
Mom

aLana said...

hells yeah you won! nice work brie! and i love the hat. i think you should rock it the next time we're hitting FP. sweet!

Abby said...

Man, you just get all the awesome chromosomes! Congratulations and love you.

Emily said...

Yay, you won both things in one day!!! :)

KC Elaine said...

love love LOVES the hat! you rock!

ian said...

CONGRATS!!! I love the leaning tower of peeps. That is such a cute idea. I never ever win at Clue, so thats amazing that your guess was right too. Woo hoo for winning fun prizes. Hope you and the fam are having a wonderful Easter.

Devon said...

Hooray for your exceptional Peeps hat and the win. Are we playing tuesday evening??? I finally can - hooray!

Jamie :) said...

You are officially the coolest, Brie! Congratulations!

Shannon said...

ah! i love the hat! i may need to make one and wear it just for the heck of it. Yay for prizes!

Jodi said...

That is amazing! I freaking love it!

Jenny Bay said...

Way to go, Brie! Your hat is AWESOME :) Love the blog, by the way!

it's me, t said...

i freaking love you, bitchface