The GU Roctane giveaway ended yesterday and I had to choose a winner. Not easy, as a good mix of longtime readers and newcomers stepped up to plead their case. Or, as Patrick and Jamoosh did, demurred, then secretly sent me text messages, chocolates, even wine samples (though that may have been from a wine PR firm maybe).
Patrick, author of StuffAbout. Me, born March 1, 1994 is a Canadian pop/R+B singer, songwriter and actor. Patrick was discovered in 2008 by Scooter Braun, who came across Patrick's videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with Usher in Atlanta, Georgia, and Patrick was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher, and then to a recording contract with Island Records offered by L.A. Reid.
Wait, that’s Justin Bieber.
From Last Mile Lounge, Jamoosh’s debut single, "One Time", was released in 2009 and peaked in the top ten in Canada and charted in the top thirty in several international markets. His debut album, My World, followed in November 2009, and was later certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Jamoosh's first full studio release, My World 2.0, was released in March 2010 and debuted at number one and within the top ten of several countries, and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the worldwide top-ten single, "Baby". The music video of "Baby" is currently ranked as the most viewed and most discussed YouTube video.
Nope, Justin Bieber again. Damn.
Of course there was also Bob, the One Hour Ironman , who mistakenly believed he could win a new car, so I had to eliminate him from serious consideration. Sorry, Bob, but I believe the check is in the mail, so that’s good news!
Apparently I wasn't allowed to choose Laima, because she’s my wife. Wait, whose blog is this anyway? Besides being the author of Women’s Endurance Gear, she is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and by the end of 2007, was signed with Streamline Records. Employed as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution.
Oh man, Lady Gaga.
Ultimately, it wasn’t that hard to choose, because anyone who would even consider riding their bike pantsless in winter (at any time for that matter) NEEDS to win.
Kate, you ARE the