My GOODNESS. (My goodness had nothing to do with it.) Who knew free booze was so enticing? I mean, other than to me?
Thanks to all who entered. I had lots of fun with this! We'll have to do it again soon.
As for picking the winners, I had this bright idea that I would cut and paste all the comments into Word, and then print them out and then cut them into strips and put them in a jar and pick them that way. Fun, huh?
But that was when I assumed that, at most, 50 of you would enter. Instead (yowza!) I realized that my scheme would result in approximately 75 pages of wasted paper and who-knows-how-many hours of cutting and frankly, that is a lot of unnecessary work. Even for gin.
Instead, I cut and pasted all of the comments into a text file. Then I deleted all the content of the comments except for the timestamps.
Then, I cut and pasted the list of timestamps (with empty lines, which didn't really affect the outcome) into www.random.org, which totally randomized the list (thanks for the suggestion, Jenny!).
I have determined that whoever has their comment's timestamp come up first will win First Prize, and the second comment's timestamp will win Runner-Up.
And the winners are...
Congratulations, commenter 9:35 a.m. April 16 and 6:43 a.m. April 16th! Please email me and we'll figure out how to get your winnings to you!