It turns out that today's giveaway winner announcement has an unexpected twist that's pretty much a bummer ... but before I mention that, let's start with the good news.
Addy, Carly, and Elizbeth (in Ohio) - e-mail me your addresses; you've won the Orgain nutritional shake giveaway! I'll forward your contact info to the company rep, and you'll have a full case sent your way soon.
Now for that unexpected part of the story: two days after my Hood to Coast movie promotion was posted, I received a follow-up e-mail informing me that the director doesn't want me to share my copy of the DVD with a blog reader. When I was slow to reply to that one, I received another e-mail the very next day, stating that the director was still concerned about my offer, and would I please return it within three days.
So that's the bad news for today: NOBODY wins the Hood to Coast DVD - not even me. I understand the logic of this, of course: the director wants every last one of us to run out and buy the DVD as soon as it's released, and if I give one away for free, that's one fewer potential customer out there. The frustration from my standpoint is that I had asked in advance about giving a copy away, and shortly after my original post was published, the rep wrote me to say that it looked great. I guess that's the way things go sometimes, but I apologize for getting everyone's hopes up.
This weekend's Random Shot of Beauty could easily be mistaken for a random dose of fear; it comes from one of my most-frequented trails in Garland Ranch Regional Park, and was taken last Saturday. Click to enlarge, and read the sign:
Apparently it's mountain lion season again. And you wonder why I'm so fixated on having enough brightness from my headlamps in the morning.
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