You may recall that a $35 gift card for Blue Ridge Mountain Sports was up for grabs. Those who completed the survey saw my strategy for selecting the winner -- printing all of the entrants' email addresses, pasting them side-by-side on a 3/4" plywood sheet and then standing 25 feet away, blindfolded, using a vintage pistol, and blind drunk, firing a single shot. If I could make out the address I hit, that person would get the gift card.
Sadly, we were out of booze, my city-sized yard isn't quite 25 feet long, and getting a gun license in DC is as hard as baptizing a cat. Instead, my pal Beasley and I selected one special survey participant from a glass.
[caption id="attachment_3893" align="alignnone" width="300"] Beasley moderates the selection process.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3894" align="alignnone" width="300"] Drawing from the cocktail glass of candidates.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3896" align="alignnone" width="300"] The name is drawn.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3898" align="alignnone" width="300"] We have a winner.[/caption]
Congratulations to Roger Elliott! He is a Kentucky native who now lives in Petaluma, California. Roger deserves extra accolades because he recently retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. Roger, thanks for your years of service and for making our waterways safer. Happy shopping at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports.