Dancing Queen Winner!
So, you want to go dancin'? I've often wondered why there are no longer any good places to go dancing. Especially since I grew up in the 70s and 80s and that is, it seems, all I ever did for fun - dance. And I was good at it too. I made the "hustle" look good - let me tell ya - in heels, miniskirts, and all. But, that was a long time ago. Now I just hang out in my pajamas with no makeup, slippers, and messy hair. Such is age I suppose - and motherhood - and cleaning toilets - and picking up after everybody - and doing laundry. Okay Already! Let's get to the winner for goodness sakes!
First, though, I just want to say thank you to my readers for coming back here to Raisin Toast to read my ramblings, look at my amateur photography, and watch my amateur family videos. I appreciate you all.
Now for the winner, which, by the way, was chosen by my son, Matthew. He read through all the comments this weekend, and then checked them again for any new comments this morning. Then he randomly picked the winner after doing my suggestion - which was to print them all off, cut them up, and put them in a box, or a basket, or a hat, or throw them in the air and the one that lands on his head is the winner. So that is what he did.
And the winner is ...
Drumroll please ...
Are you biting your nails? I mean, this is worth almost a thousand bucks worth of software folks!!!!
Do I hear harps?
"Ol, crap, Susan, get on with it!"
Hey! Be nice now ...
I'm just messin' with ya .... Okay! No more foolin' around, let's get serious ...
CONGRATULATIONS TO MAGGIE! YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE AWESOME, THE FANTASTIC, THE UNMATCHABLE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS4 AND LIGHTROOM 2! I hope you are creative and know how to use this stuff. It only took me 10 years to figure it out. That's all. Just 10 years.
"I think you went to dinner and then dancing."
Well, that was easy.
Be sure to check out Totally Rad Actions for some incredible Actions to go along with this software. Doug will take good care of you. And then, hop over to Pioneer Woman and download her Pioneer Woman Action Set 1 and Action Set 2. By that time, you will be spending so much time on your computer editing your photographs and creating beautiful graphics, that you will have lost touch with reality.
I hope you will share with us - someday - all that you have learned to do and created with Photoshop and Lightroom.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your fabulous prize!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest! Oh, did I hear someone say that they wanted to know what I did after the photoshoot? Well, I'll tell ya ...
I picked up my little girls from a babysitter, then went home and cooked dinner. My husband was in Korea at the time. Fun place. Actually, I don't think he was having fun, and to tell you the truth, he was not exactly thrilled that I had had my hands on the butt of a male model. Not that I blame him. I mean, if the situation were reversed I would be ticked off too. What can I say except, well, I was a fun young thing and I had no respect for my relationship with him and no clue how to parent two daughters. I had to get knocked over the head a few times with reality to wise up. And yes, I wised up. I grew up. I am no longer the young, wild, thing I used to be. And I value my relationships, friendships, family, and life far more than I ever did back then.
Honestly, there are some things I wish I could take back and do over - like how I parented my two oldest daughters. They didn't deserve to have a mother who was still sowing her oats and the chaos and immaturity that went along with the ride.
However, and yes, there is a big however, I learned a great deal from that awful experience I call my 20s, and because of all the mistakes, all the bad decisions, all the crap, all the pain I caused my husband, I am a better person, a far better mother, a more appreciative daughter, a more valuable and caring friend. And, I'm rather sensible if I may say so myself. I suppose we all must experience some difficult times and bad decisions to grow.
On that note - I had some laugh-out-loud good times reading your comments. Thanks to you all!
Note: I don't know anyone at Photoshop or Adobe. I did not mess with anyone in a Lightroom either. I did, however, sponsor this giveaway. Why? Because I love Photoshop and I love Lightroom and I love Photoshop with Lightroom and I knew you would too.