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Submitted by on December 7, 2007 – 9:40 AM14 Comments

"I still haven't heard from you about the prize I won/donated in the contest!"

I'm so sorry about that; I know it's taking a long time. The system I'm using to distribute the prizes is designed to randomize the order of who sees the prize list, but for various logistical reasons, which aren't interesting but have mostly to do with working out of two offices, it's taking longer than I'd anticipated. If you received a prize notification, I have not forgotten about you; if you donated a prize, ditto, plus you're awesome, and I'll notify you the second we have a winner for your donation.

"I can't find [X Vine] — I searched on-site and Googled. Is it lost?"

Not exactly; I still haven't completed porting over the archives from the old Homesite files. I'll probably have this done by early January. The day job is making it pretty tough to get to some of the non-emergent items on my to-do list, but not to worry; those Vines still exist, they just haven't made it over here yet.

"Anything new at the day job?"

Well, Miss Alli spotted Vera Wang in the office yesterday, and I stood next to Tiki in the elevator the day after the PR ep he was in. He was wearing a blue corduroy suit; I meanwhile was wearing four-inch heels, so he came up to my ear, which was kind of weird. Also, the TWoP Holiday Guide just went up; we've had a couple of technical problems, so you should report those in our forums if anything isn't working for you, but the staff did a great job with the content (and I made some horrible puns in the "Boughs Of Folly" piece).

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  • Jenny says:

    Hang in there, Sars!

    As awesome as the TN readers are, I'm sure they understand how totally crazed your schedule is right now. And if they don't, screw 'em! ;-)

  • Laura says:

    Sars, I love you for wearing four inch heels. As a tall girl (four inch heels leave me eye to eye with my 6' boyfriend) I sometimes feel like Princess Awkward when I'm trying to dress up pretty, so I am glad to know that you're out there dwarfing pro athletes in elevators.

  • Hannah says:

    Ooh, Ronde Barber is a favorite among us Bucs fans. As my mother always says, "Those Barber boys are so handsome."

  • Sars says:

    Laura: My boyfriend is shorter than me in stocking feet. But I have to live my life, and since the big shoes put him at eye level with my chest, he seems to have made his peace with it. Hee.

  • bristlesage says:

    But this doesn't address the really important question: WHAT OF MY HEN?

  • KPP says:

    As for prizes…I received my thank you packets from my Donors Choose classes. They were very sweet and warmed even my cold black heart. Yay!

  • Rusty says:

    I read the Holiday Guide at TWoP, particularly the "Writer-Strike Friendly Gifts" article and I want to know which of you recappers has read "Origins of Satan" by Elaine Pagels, because I had to read that for a 300 level religion class this semester and holy hell but it was dry. I will shake their hand and buy them a beer next time I'm in New York.

    I wore four inch heels to my prom even though they made me taller than my boyfriend at the time, and he'd told me he was uncomfortable with that. I'd already bought the damn shoes, it was my prom, and I'm only 5' 4" anyway. That relationship didn't last much longer…

  • RB says:

    Hell, I'm 6 feet tall, my husband's 5'8", and I regularly wear 2" and 3" heels (4" ones infrequently, but I still own a few pairs). If some dude is really threatened by a girl being taller than him, well, that's just lame. Plus flats make me look like I'm wearing snowshoes.

  • Lauren says:

    I neglected to mention a REALLY COOL THING that happened like three weeks ago. I was at a Kathy Griffin show when she was in Seattle, and she mentioned that she read TWoP RELIGIOUSLY. So I thought I had to let you know. Kathy Griffin loves you guys.

  • Camelama says:

    I'd simply assumed that the cats had stolen all the prizes for themselves and were having a good time rolling around in all their ill-gotten booty.

  • Sars says:

    Hobey occasionally sleeps in the box of GBC CDs, but that's about as close as they've gotten to keeping the prizes for themselves…

  • Sars says:

    Also, awesome re: Kathy Griffin! We had the Griffin special-athon on in the office all day before her latest one.

  • KissmeKate says:

    Sars: hell yeah tall girls. I'm 6'1" in bare feet, so I'm taller than most guys, period, and I refuse to not wear heels and fuck 'em if they can't take it. So, please continue to rock the four-inch heels and I will be doing my bit on the west coast.

    How often did you get the "Did you play basketball in high school?" comment or the "Why aren't you a model?" comments, though? Because clearly my height and the fact that I'm a girl are the ONLY two determining factors of what I want to do with my life, but anyway.

  • Keight says:

    My husband is a Giants fan. We were BESIDE ourselves with glee to see Tiki on PR. Awesome. I love that you ran in to him. I love even more that he is wee. ha. wee little man.

    It gives me warm snoogly feelings to think all my favorite recappers are together in the TWoP office. awwwww. So much awesome in one place. Does that make me weird?

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