Updated list of people who are coming for the Blogger's Lunch on Sep 8th :)
....TheMadMomma and Sonia we shall miss you :(
First of all, thank you all for the fabulous participation to the Just Married, Please Excuse Contest.
Wait...Maybe I should explain. I've read each and every of the entries quite carefully myself. I've asked a small select group of people in my inner circle for their carefully considered opinion. I've made an excel sheet and awarded points on various parameters and applied my own patented formula to pick the winners, which has included only a dash of Eenie Meenie Mynie Mo. It's all been quite traumatic. Fortunately, the stories were truly great and this has helped preserve the remnants of my sanity - and once again I thank you.
If anyone is still awake after that completely unnecessarily long-winded preamble, here we go:
(This assumes all of you are based in Delhi-NCR, of course. Email me if I've got it wrong.)
*Numerounity (for actually asking her mother for a story since she was so keen to win)
Manav and Anirban, who are such good friends of both mine and my husband's that it would have been blatant nepotism to declare their rather cute stories as winners. (Manav, I know you hate the word cute...but it was...in a manly way.)
SJ who has started a blog of her own just to enter the contest!
The last minute and very wonderful entry by Kirti, who posted four times wondering if she was too late.
Funny story of 30 years ago in the comments section by Peristalsis and one nice one by Shilpa.
Oh heck. They were all great !
All Winners: You're supposed to say hi to me over email at yashodhara dot lal at gmail dot com right away, please - along with the mailing addresses and mobile numbers ( Indian ones please).
Please note: And if anyone has any strong objections about my selection, please write to me at my very special hitherto secret email ID at yashodhara dot lal's real not fake email address at gmail dot com.
Much love to you all, and many thanks once again!
*Heaves sigh of relief and collapses*