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And The Winner of BC&RL 2013: Part 2 Is…

THIS IS IT! The final results of Biggest Cocky & Rude Loser 2013: Part 2 are in! Your wait is over … the winner of BC&RL 2013: Part 2 is Michelle M.! Congratulations Michelle M., you are the Biggest C&R Loser!

It was a close race for the top three competitors, but in the end, Michelle M. grabbed the winning tiara with -2.56%!  In close second place was Adam, with -2.4%.  Third place goes to Polt, who rallied at the end of the game with an impressive -2.36%.  Mikey ended the contest in forth place with a .43% gain.  Take a big jump north to Tam in fifth place with a 4% gain.  And in last place, is former winner Ryan with a 4.3% gain.

Congratulations to all of the competitors!  You’ve made it to the end of BC&RL 2013: Part 2!  Now let’s all go eat a whole lot of ice cream!

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BC&RL 2013: Part 2

With just one more week in the competition … who will win?! IT’S SO EXCITING!!! This week is the 13th week of BC&RL 2013: Part 2! In far last place is Tam, with her 4th week of 3% gain. In fifth place is Ryan with his second week of 2.16% gain. Now take a big jump over the zero-line and we find the vacationing Mikey who did not report his numbers this week. To keep the chart flowing, his previous -.88% was repeated this week. Next week we’ll find out just how many cheese balls he ate on vacation. In third place is Adam, with -2%. Adam is actually trying to lose weight right now … so he’s optimistic for next week’s results. In second place is the always fabulous Michelle M. with -2.56% for the second week. And in a shocking turn of events, Polt rockets to first place with an impressive -2.76%. Will Polt manage to maintain his lead and win the contest?? We’ll find out next week!

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The Crafty Gift Exchange!

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A year is way too long to wait to receive gifts (or to give them, which they say is better). So why not have a gift exchange in July? They also say that handmade gifts are the most thoughtful. So take a look at what we created (or bought that was created by someone else) and let us know in comments if “they” are correct, or just out of their minds.


To: Adam, From: Vuboq

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VUBOQ’s gifts came in two different shipments – YAY! More fun stuff to open!! In the first, I received this beautiful, green, handmade mug. Lately I’ve been enjoying iced tea in my mug! Love it! Then about a week later, I received “Xmas in July II: Electric Boogaloo” – two containers of homemade Peanut Butter and Snickerdoodle cookies! YUM! … And perfect for my diet. Needless to say, they disappeared very quickly 🙂 THANKS VUBOQ!


To: Craig, From: Heather

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Heather made me these amazing knit crochet slippers! How awesome are they?! I will assume you said SO AWESOME, cause they are! I can’t even imagine how she was able to make them, but I’m sure math or wizardry was involved. Not only are they stylish, but there the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn ever! Come on, winter! I’m ready for you! Thanks Heather!!!


To: Heather, From: Polt

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The cookies were handmade by Polt, and they were fantastic – there were actually two kinds, but it was tough enough saving a single cookie for the photo. And to make an awesome gift even awesomer, there was apple butter by Mama Polt. P.S. Mark was taking photos, and our ten-year old son photobombed it. So did the cat.


To: John, From: Mel

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Mel made me this awesome hat!mi LOVE it! First it is shades of orange, which is my favorite color. Second, he made it with his own two hands that may or may not have new elbow deep in some animal before he knit it. And third, it fits my giant cranium! (Srsly, he might have had to take a loan out to get all the yarn…). It will go well with my brown jacket and I can of wait to wear it proudly in the winter. Thanks Mel!!


To: Kristen “The Kid”, From: Craig

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So despite the wait, my gift was worth it. However, I will admit when first opening the box I thought it was Han and Chewie, but thanks to Craig’s little explanation I realized it was not them but my mother and I. I hated that I had to unwrap it since I’ll just be packing it up for school again but thank-you Craig it was wonderful : ).


To: Mel, From: Michelle M.

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My gift came from none other than Michelle M.! It’s a painting of all three of our frenchies – our dearly departed Tuck as well as our current boys, Chauce & Theo – plus a few toys & treats for the boys. I absolutely love it!


To: Michelle M., From: Kristen “The Kid”

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I received this adorably cute little up-cycled apron from The Kid. Now I can whip up delicious treats and scrumptious meals and keep my clothes spatter free while doing so. Now all I need are some high heels and pearls. Look out Martha Stewart!
Thanks The Kid!


To: Mikey, From: Tam

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Tam (and The Kid) sent me this amazing blanket with unicorns on one side and orange on the other. Roscoe is thoroughly jealous and I expect he will steal it soon.


To: Polt, From: Mikey

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I got my Crafty Christmas In July gift(s) from Mikey! He sent me four jars of personally canned goodies. Strawberries, peaches, spiced pears and pickled beets. Now honestly, the pickled beets, to me, are not goodies, cause I don’t like beets, pickled or otherwise. However, since mom helped me on my crafty gift, and since mom LOVES beets, I’ve just given her the jar beets for her to enjoy! Now, enough of the blurb, I’ve got food to eat!


To: VUBOQ, From: Talita

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This is me enjoying the sweet, sweet smell of my candle from Talita. My candle … in an actual Tanqueray bottle! How totally cool (and appropriate) is that? Gin is so wonderful. Thanks, Talita! The awesomeness of this gift knows no bounds (and I hope a certain Tanqueray lover *cough* Craig *cough* is totes jealous)!


To: Talita, From: John

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My secret gift exchange sender was John! He made me a beautiful name banner for my daughter’s room that I absolutely love! Thank you so much John, you’re awesome! 😊


To: Tam, From: Adam

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Here I am opening my gift and … um, it’s a… yeah. Wow. Uh. Gee, words escape me. A life-sized papier-mâché sculpture of Adam’s junk. I’d never have guessed, but I’m… honoured? Maybe. Or not. I’m not sure. I can’t wait for December Adam. Let’s just say my gift for you starts with a v and ends with an a. Be ready.


BC&RL 2013: Part 2

It’s the 12th week of BC&RL 2013: Part 2!  With just 2 more weeks, the contest is almost over!  This week we find Tam in last place with 3%.  Next up is Ryan, losing a little from last week with 2.16%.  Now take a big jump to Polt with -79%, Mikey with -.88% and Adam with -1.2%.  And finally, we find Michelle leading the pack of losers with an impressive -2.56%.

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BC&RL 2013: Part 2

It’s the 11th week of BC&RL 2013: Part 2! All but two contestants dipped below the center line this week.  In last place are Ryan and Tam, with 3.03% and 3% respectively.  Just under the zero line are Polt with -.39 and Adam with -.4.  A little further down is Mikey in second place, with -.88%.  And leading the pack with -1.71% is Michelle M!  With just three weeks to go in BC&RL 2013: Part 2 and less than five percentage points between first and last place, it’s virtually impossible to call a winner … it’s still anyone’s game!

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BC&RL 2013: Part 2

It’s the 10th week of BC&RL 2013: Part 2! Results were mostly disappointing in this week of the competition. In last place are Ryan with 3.03%  and Tam with 3%.  Ryan and Tam have reached the highest gain percentages of the contest (so far). Tied in 3rd place are Adam and Mikey, both with an even 0%.  In second place is Polt with -.39%. In first place is the always wonderful Michelle M. with -1.71%.

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BC&RL 2013: Part 2

It’s the 9th week of BC&RL 2013: Part 2! This week we find Tam flat-lining in last place, with +1.5% for the 5th week in a row.  Next is Mikey with 1%, who dropped .3% of his body weight since last week. Tied in third place are Polt and Adam, both with 0%.  Dipping below the mid-line is Ryan in 2nd place with -.87%. And in first place this week is the Miraculous Michelle, with a total loss of -2.56%!

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