Helping women with chronic illnesses

Giveaway 1 Winner

And the winner of the Jannie Funster CD is ????


There 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 Canary Report.


If you’ve never checked out The Canary Report, I highly recommend it. So give it a peek if you haven’t already.

Congratulations, Susie!

I would like to thank everyone who entered. Thank you to Jannie for helping get the word out about the contest. I met several thoughtful people this week who found my blog via Jannie’s.

Speaking of Jannie, she wrote a great post that I’d like to link to. It’s about the topic of gravatars. Some of you may have noticed that some people show up with a default blue and white gravatar while others shine their pearly whites, show their pretty eyes, or even display their heart filled coffee cups? Jannie’s post “Got Gravatar? No? It’s Easy!” does a great job of explaining what a gravatar is and how easy it is to get one. So check it out.

Congratulations again, Susie!

P.S. Stay tuned for the announcement of the next Blog Giveaway…

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1 Susie CollinsNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 1:04 am }

Really? Can’t believe it! Too FUN. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to hear Jannie! Jannie, thanks so much for sharing.

This giveaway was such a fun way to help you launch your new blog, Jeanne. Blog looks beautiful and you’re doing a great job with endo awareness! Your enduring spirit and vivacious energy are an inspiration to all.

Thanks again!

Aloha and mahalo,

Susie xoxo

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

2 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 1:16 am }


I have already emailed your contact info off to Jannie so you should be hearing her beautiful voice relatively soon. 🙂

I’m so happy for you being so excited. Your email back when you found out you’d won was just too cute.

Yes, what way to launch a blog could be more fun than than something involving Jannie Funster? Thank you! I appeciate your kind words. You ought to know all about spirit, energy, and inspiring others!

Thank you for entering.

Aloha and mahalo,

Jeanne xoxo

3 YayaNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 6:43 am }

Awwwwww man!

I mean…Congrats Susie!!!!


Yaya’s last blog post..RTT-Dear Letters

4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 8:49 am }


Hee hee. I had to laugh because I know your sense of humor and that you’re such a good sport. I know the congratulations part is what you really mean!!! 🙂


5 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 9:12 am }

Congrats, Susie.

Endochick’s last blog post..Miserable

6 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 9:56 am }


Susie was so excited about the CD. You should have seen her cute email last night when I told her she got it.

You feel better soon!


7 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 11:54 am }


Congrats again, Susie. CD mailing today or tomorrow. I hope you are not averse to a song about a woman having a wedgie on her wedding day? 🙂 And I’m not talking wedge-heeled shoes, if ya know what I mean.

And Jeanne, thanks for letting folks know about my “Got Gravatar? No? It’s Easy!” post. Already 5 or 6 of my friends have gotten theirs due to that post. Whee-hoo!!! Gravatars are not for everybody, but it is cool to know how to get one if you do want one.

And Jeanne Dear, THANKS again for your sweet and generous offer of my CD give-away. The more I get to know you, I realize you so awesomely supremely rock about this and many other aspects of Globally Recognized Wonderfulness.


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

8 Susie CollinsNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 4:33 pm }

Thanks, everybody! It really is a fun way to celebrate Jeanne’s new blog! xoxo

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

9 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 11:33 pm }


Well hello again! I admire your speedy delivery service for CDs. Mighty impressive shipping so quickly when, let’s face it, the autograph on it is going to make it pretty darn valuable. How are things going with the hats, wigs, and sunglasses? Are you managing to bypass the paparazzi? Are they still stalking outside your mansion? It must be a tough life being such a famous musician. I don’t know how you do it. Everyone needs a modicum of privacy. I wish you the best of luck retaining some semblance of privacy amidst the hoopla surrounding your recent CD release.

Now, onto the topic of lyrics and how Susie will handle any offbeat topic choices… All I can say Jannie is that Susie has an outstanding sense of humor and I’m sure she will fully appreciate your unique side-splitting lyrics.

Susie, if you are thinking, “huh?”… you are not alone. Jannie comes up with some novel ways of wording things. If you just can’t bear the thought of waiting until your prize arrives in the mail, hop on over to Jannie’s blog. There you can listen to MP3 snippets of the CD’s songs. If you’re like me, hearing the snippets will whet your appetite for more so that you’re anxiously checking your mailbox for your CD from that point on. Trust me the full version of the songs on the CD will live beyond your expectations if you listen to the also wonderful MP3 song snippets. You’ll see.

Jannie, actually I owe you a thank you for writing that gravatar post because I had written a much less detailed post directing my readers to the gravatar site right before I switched blogs because I knew that the top commentator widget in my sidebar was going to show gravatars (in addition to with blog comments). So, I was grateful to have your detailed gravatar post to link to for those who read my blog and would like one set up. (In fact, I think I’ll go tweet your gravatar post when I get done with this comment because the link I made back to your gravatar post was a bit buried in my blog). I’d like to get that gravatar post of yours some more visibility. 🙂

You don’t need to thank me for anything. As I think I had mentioned before, I was in the process of placing my order for my personal Jannie Funster CD when my husband commented that, gee, I should get an extra one because he knew I was about to do blog giveaways for the new blog launch here. So the timing worked out perfectly.

The more I get to know you, the more I realize that you stupendously, phenomenally, outrageously rock about too many topics to possibly name. On the scale of Globally Recognized Wonderfulness… you, my dear, are way off the charts!!!

Jannie, on a more serious note, I am so happy that your joy, positivity, wit, and humor is gracing my blog because chronic illnesses can get to be a pretty somber thing to write about! Your humor is a very welcome addition on my blog because, frankly, I believe people with chronic conditions (and their loved ones) need to read something light one in awhile and need to just LAUGH!

You have brought an energy and spirit to my blog that, to me, is totally conducive to healing! So thank you!


10 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.09.09 at 11:52 pm }


Yes, this 1st contest has been fun… hasn’t it? It is nice to celebrate the new blog and the 1 year anniversary of me starting blogging in the first place. 🙂

There are many more blog giveaways coming up. So stay tuned, everyone, for more chances to win prizes.


11 Susie CollinsNo Gravatar { 06.23.09 at 8:17 pm }

Oh hi everybody, just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying Jannie’s CD “I Need a Man.” Favorite visuals: Motorcycle Cop; Favorite lyrics: I Need a Man (I got me one of those, chain saw and all!); Favorite refrain: What’ll I Do With Me; Favorite voice and rhythm: Sugar Lady; Favorite whole kit and kaboodle: Wedgie Wedding, man that’s a huge LOL every time. Great album! Thanks again FTW!!

Susie Collins’s last blog post..Lynn Argent hosts podcasts on healthy living

12 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.23.09 at 10:25 pm }


I can see you’ve become a rabid Jannie Funster fan like me. Isn’t it a great CD? So glad you posted your mini-review here so that more people will check it out. Jannie really is talented!


P.S. If you’re reading this and you have yet to listen to the samples from Jannie’s CD, you can hear them right from her blog! 🙂

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