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Blog Giveaway 1

Some of you may recall me mentioning there would be blog giveaways available after launch? Well, let’s kick off the blog giveaways in style by giving away a very special CD!


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This CD is no ordinary prize for several reasons:

1) Jannie Funster is funny as heck and one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet online.

2) She is a fellow blogger who makes people laugh and think and enjoy life. (Follow her on twitter: @janniefunster)

3) She is a talented singer-songwriter who combines beautiful music with humor and fun.

4) She just happens to have a special bond with many readers here, as she is an endometriosis sister.

While the thought did occur to me to have tweeting about this blog or linking to it on Facebook be part of the contest rules to enter (as I’ve seen done on other blogs before), I decided to keep this contest simple and go strictly by randomly picking a winner out of comments made to this post.

Please bear in mind that I certainly welcome any help I can get at getting the word out about my blog’s move. So anything you can do to do so would be greatly appreciated!! Tweets and retweets seem to be particularly effective!

Contest rules are simple:

Comment as many times as you wish. The more times you comment the greater your chances are to WIN! Then, on Monday June 8th at 9:30 pm EST I will see how many comments in total there are and will choose 1 of those by number at random. Then I’ll post the winner here. That’s it! So be sure to come back Tuesday morning to see who won!

Jannie Funster is standing by, ready to ship out the CD to the winner of this contest. One more thing, Jannie will autograph it. How cool is that?

If you’d like to hear samples of her songs, here’s a link from her blog with some:
MP3 samples

If you too want to order Jannie’s CD, just go here: Jannie Funster’s blog.

If you want to WIN her CD, leave comments on this post. The more you leave, the better your odds of winning.

Finally, I would like to ask a favor of anyone who has Jeanne’s Endo Blog listed in a blogroll… Could you please be so kind as to update the blog name and address to reflect the change made in my recent move? Thank you so much!

Also, if you like what you see here on Chronic Healing, please click on that pretty blue RSS feed button, so lovingly picked by Cassie Germsheid, and subscribe to my blog.

Speaking of Cassie Germsheid, many people have commented to me about liking the new theme, features, screen load speed, etc. Well, Cassie Germsheid is the one who made that happen. So thank you to Cassie for a job well done!

Good luck to everyone on the contest!

This post was written by Jeanne at Copyright © Jeanne — All rights reserved.

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Reading: Blog Giveaway 1


1 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.05.09 at 3:51 pm }


Well, you see, when the Funster is directing traffic… these par-tays just pop up spontaneously. It could be the promises of jasmine moonbeams that you had made. It could be that your cult following really listens to posts like “Another Chance”. Maybe it’s because people have listened to your MP3 snippets and they are on the edge of their seats hoping to win the real deal. Perhaps it’s the lure of your autograph on it. Whatever it is, I agree that there’s quite the par-tay going on. 🙂


2 CarlaNo Gravatar { 06.06.09 at 12:14 pm }

I came here from Jannie’s blog and am glad I did. Great post! I’ll be back.

Carla’s last blog post..Goosey, Goosey, Gander

3 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.07.09 at 1:22 am }


Welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by. Thank you! I’m glad to hear you’ll be back. I just took a quick peek (too quick) at your blog but didn’t have time to take as close a look as I’d like since it’s 1:20 am and I should be asleep. However, I do plan to go back and check it out. There were some interesting pictures that looked like cherry blossoms that I look forward to checking out more thoroughly. I’ll be picking a winner on Monday night at random for Jannie’s CD with the plan to get that result posted sometime Tuesday morning. Good luck!


4 SnaggleToothNo Gravatar { 06.07.09 at 5:16 am }

What a grand effort with this new Url, congrats, good job!
Good luck with this project!
I’m sure the publicity from the giveaway will help both you n Jannie.

SnaggleTooth’s last blog post..Deck Decs

5 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.07.09 at 3:46 pm }


Thank you! I appreciate your support. Yes, I think it is a win-win. 🙂

Take care,


6 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 06.08.09 at 5:46 pm }

Oooooo — the tension is mounting incredibly. Just a few hours until you decide the Grande Winner. Are you pulling the names out of a hat?

Jannie Funster’s last blog post..Got Gravatar? No? It’s Easy!

7 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.08.09 at 5:55 pm }


Yes, the tension and anticipation is almost unbearable, isn’t it? A mere couple of hours now. No, not a hat. I will be using RANDOM.ORG to pick a number for the winner. (If it gives me a number for a comment posted by either you or me, I’ll try again as we discussed previously). So, it’s all a game of chance now! Since I will almost certainly be too tired to post anything on my blog tonight, I have told readers to check back here tomorrow to find out who the winner is.


8 Giveaway 1 Winner — { 06.09.09 at 12:34 am }

[…] were 57 comments on the Blog Giveaway 1 post. After entering 1-57 as the range on, the winning number was 27, Susie Collins of The […]

9 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 12:39 am }

Congratulations, Susie!! 🙂


10 Susie CollinsNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 1:20 am }

YAY! Too fun!! Thanks so much! Thanks Jeanne and Jannie, can’t wait to listen! xoxo Love and aloha, Susie

Susie Collins’s last blog post..The need for toxic chemical policy reform

11 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 1:22 am }


It is TOO cute how excited you are to win this prize!!


12 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 11:37 am }

Yay!!!!! Congrats Susie!

And THANKS, Jeanne for being such a sweetie to so generously host this!

Susie, the CD will go out today or tomorrow. Are jasmine moonbeams okay? I also have fresh shipments of lemon verbena and chocolate macadamia just in — but I can send the CD with whatever fine aroma your heart desires.

Jannie Funster’s last blog post..Got Gravatar? No? It’s Easy!

13 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 11:08 pm }


I am pretty sure the shipping of a Jannie Funster CD amidst a jasmine moonbeam option was only advertised on your blog (and possibly twitter). I don’t think that was mentioned here. I know the lemon verbena and chocolate macadamia shipping options are news to me. I would remember lemon verbena because that was the perfume Miss Beedle wore on Little House on the Prairie. (Miss Beedle was a nice lady but I’m glad she was on TV so I didn’t have to smell her perfume. I’m guessing my multiple chemical sensitivity sister Susie would pass on that scent as well). While I can imagine living in Hawaii might help one develop a taste for macadamia nuts, I’m again unsure of anything involving scents.

Sooooo, you may have to change your mindset a bit from the notion of sending an aroma (however imaginary it might be)… simply because an aroma to one person can be quite problematic to others. Rather than trying to select an aroma that wouldn’t cause a canary to drop, why not perfect that autograph of yours on the liner notes? I am guessing that Susie is like me in that the autograph would be better done in regular pen (like you did mine) than in marker. I know with my MCS, a Sharpie’s revolting stench would definitely surivive the shipment process resulting in me turning into a sick canary on the receiving end. (Seriously, I almost fainted in the grocery store the other day because I was in an unfamiliar store location and accidentally got too close to the detergent aisle). So why not get that pen out and practice signing your autograph with one of your witty sayings that makes me laugh so hard? I’m betting that Susie would appreciate a funny autograph over an aroma. 🙂 If I had money, I would bet money on it!


14 Susie CollinsNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 11:34 pm }

If it’s an imaginary scent, I am all game! But if a real scent, I must pass. Unless it’s real moonbeams, chocolate, lemons or jasmine flowers, it’s probably synthetic, which is full of toxic chemicals. Hard to believe, but true. Also, if your are storing unscented products with scented products, there will be cross contamination. So may need to stay out in my garage for awhile to detox before I can give it a listen. Such is the life with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Susie Collins’s last blog post..The need for toxic chemical policy reform

15 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.10.09 at 12:02 am }


I just reached this comment. Boy, did I call that one! 🙂

Alas, Jannie is talking about imaginary scents. I knew this when I replied to her comments (see earlier). However, I posted a comment about scents and MCS too…

I figured that maybe someone reading these comments will learn something new about MCS. You never know!

I am all-too-familar with the consequences of exposure to toxic chemicals (like what you referenced). Yes, mixing unscented and scented items basically makes them all scented in my book.

Like you, I use my garage as a “detox area” for items that cannot enter the house until they have thoroughly aired out. (Of course, some items never do seem to air out sufficiently to graduate indoors).

Don’t worry, Jannie’s scent references are all imaginary. She is one of the most imaginative people I have had the pleasure to come across. She is really something! 🙂

Anyway, we want you to be able to pop that CD in pronto when you get it. So don’t worry. Jannie’s not going to send you any real scents. Imaginary only!


16 Susie CollinsNo Gravatar { 06.10.09 at 1:44 am }

LOL, the yoke’s on me! Well, then, I will have moonbeams, please.

The weird thing is I just read about how they are putting scents in books now, so it wasn’t too much of a stretch to think it was in CDs, too. Oh, the horror.

Susie Collins’s last blog post..The need for toxic chemical policy reform

17 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.10.09 at 1:49 am }


Nah. You are too cute. You never know where scents will show up nowadays (and with odd names too)!! 🙂

You’re in good hands with Jannie.


18 JeannetteNo Gravatar { 06.10.09 at 7:54 am }

I am sorry, just had to post a message as I was reading about the lemon verbena the first thing that popped into my head was Little House on the Prairie…then I read your post and found myself, giggling about it early this morning. Not sure why I found it funny but I am grateful to laugh this early while in such pain.

Jeannette’s last blog post..I HAVE HOPE AGAIN!!!

19 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.10.09 at 8:39 am }


I’m glad it gave you a laugh. That was all I could think of when I read Jannie’s comment about lemon verbena was Miss Beedle on Little House on the Prairie.

Laughter is the best medicine. 🙂

There is a reason I follow Jannie… she keeps me laughing (and laughing does distract from pain).


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