And the winner is…

It’s true, folks. has done its fine work again and come up with a winner for my TSJSC holiday blog contest.

Before I announce who this lucky person is, let me take this opportunity to thank you all so very much much for particiapating. There were 19 entries in total and regardless of whether or not you won, I am grateful for each and every one of you.

So without further ado…

The winner of the 2011 TSJSC contest is *dramatic drum roll*….



The list as spewed out by is as follows:

  1. Judy
  2. Alfonso
  3. breezyk
  4. lovelylici1986
  5. prenin
  6. Margaret
  7. Mr. Suares
  8. Santiago Rodriguez
  9. AnaMaria
  10. Myanca Rodrigues
  11. afoxinabox
  12. Sam C.
  13. Ambika
  14. Bernice D’Souza
  15. tinkerbelle86
  17. The Author
  18. andrea
  19. hotmess10

Now for the best part…the prize.

The first 5 people on this list will get a personalised thank you letter from yours truly. So, Judy, Alfonso, Breezyk, lovelylici1986 and Prenin, you guys will have to send me an email at with your mailing addresses so I can begin to send these out right away!

As for the winner: Judy, this is your prize that will be on its way to you as soon as you send me an email with your address:

An awesome snazztastic TSJSC mug!!!!

¬†I hope you like it and thank you for being such a faithful reader of my blog! ūüôā

In the spirit of gratitude, the following 3 people will also get personalised thank you letters for their outstanding work in promoting this blog (either consciously or unknowingly):

1) Reader with the most comments: hotmess10. This fellow Toronto blogger has always been so supportive and encouraging. Check out her fitness blog at:! Thank you, Diane! You’re awesome like butter on toast.

2) Reader who reeled in the most number of followers to this blog: tinkerbelle86. Tinkerbelle has a humorous and witty blog called “Laughter is Catching”. She lives just across the pond (England) but we all know that if she lived here in Toronto,¬†we would be real life friends! Check her out at:

3) Reader(s) who reeled in the second most number of followers to this blog: BROOKEandMCKENZIE. Brooke and McKenzie are my Toronto homegirl bloggers who have a hilarious, relatable and witty dating blog. Their crazy dating stories have made me laugh out loud more than once (or twice). Check out their blog at

And just because I want to, special mention also goes out to Breezyk who not only reeled in tons of followers in the after-glow of her Freshly Pressed status, but also does not have a single blog post that hasn’t made me laugh really hard. I’m¬†determined to make her my real life friend, seeing as how we live in the same city. Check her out at

And that’s about it folks. Thank you all for reading my blog! Whether you participated in this blog¬† contest or not, I am grateful for you guys. Until the next blog post, keep laughing and don’t do anything stupid. Oh and the winners and honorable mentions, please email me your mailing addresses at ¬†


Very Important Announcement: Why you should enter my Blog contest…

The title is pretty self-explanatory. Without any more fuss, here’s the case why you should be entering this contest:

1) Because you like my blog.

Now, if the above statement is not true, then please disregard this post and go back to living your TSJSC- deprived life. If the above statement is true however, you may proceed.

2) All this contest requires you to¬†do¬†is to name a post that you enjoyed reading. Here, let me help you on that one. According to my stats, some of my most popular posts are¬† “Karen’s Guide to maximizing Gym Workouts” which got Freshly Pressed last year, “The New and Improved¬†Boyfriend Screening Process”¬†which was a hot favorite this year, and for some reason that’s beyond me, “Do I look fat in that shirt?”¬†which was my one and only post on fashion, and it was terrible.

See¬†what I just did? I actually just GAVE you the answer to this. You could just pick one of the above post and lie by saying its your favorite. I’m lowering my contest standards for you!! Jeez louise…

3) After some feedback, there seems to be a little confusion about one of the rules that states that you have to refer my blog to two other people. You don’t HAVE to. It’s not a requirement, just a favor. If you don’t want to tell anyone about this blog, it’s all good in the hood.¬† But this means I just completely removed a rule, thus leaving the only possible excuse now to be¬†laziness.¬†And that’s just shameful. ¬†

Why am I making this so easy for you? Is it because I’m shamelessly soliciting for¬†compliments?

Yes I am.

But the bigger reason here is because I honestly love you all for all the support this blog has gotten. It’s what keeps me going. So many of you have paid me some of the highest compliments, which while is flattering, really encourages me to keep writing. This is my way for thanking you for that.

Yes, I only have one prize (its small but cool) but that doesn’t mean there’s just one winner. The first five on the list will get personalised thank you letters. Plus I’ll have some other fun excuses categories for people to get personalised thank you letters. Because that’s what this contest is about, a big end-of-the year thank you.

So without further ado: Click HERE to enter my blog contest! (please comment under that post, not this one)¬†ūüėÄ Remember, the last day is Friday, December 9th, 2011

Thank you all so much ūüôā

Also, here’s a fun poll you can also do while you’re at it:

Karen’s TSJSC Holiday Contest

I think its about time that I show you folks some appreciation for all the support this blog has gotten in the past year. I have much to be thankful for. And what better time to do this other than Christmas time!

So without further ado, here it is:

The 2011 TSJSC Holiday Contest/ Giveaway.

Last year, I gave away two movie tickets. But the nature of that giveaway meant I could only give it to a winner in Canada. This year, I understand that I have readers all over the world who deserve a fair shot. With that in mind, this contest is open to EVERYONE, whichever hole or corner of the world you may be at. I will find a way to send you a little something-something to say thank you.

So here are the rules:

1) You need to be a somewhat regular reader of this blog.

2) Comment on this post by telling me what post in the past year you enjoyed the most and what kind of topics you want to see covered more.

3) Refer at least two friends to this blog. A great way of doing this would be to share this blog on Facebook or Twitter. Of course, this particular rule works on the honor system.

Once again, I will use the very reliable¬†to decide the winner. I want to include as many “winners” as I possibly can. The first name that shows up on the random list will receive a small¬†gift (TBD) and a personalized thank you letter. The next four¬†names on the list will all receive personalised thank you letters.

Please note that the winners will be required to email me their mailing addresses. Don’t worry, I promise not to sell them.

This contest begins as soon as I hit the Publish button and will end on Friday December 9th, 2011.

You guys all are winners in my books, just so you know. This little blog wouldn’t be what is it without your support. I am grateful for every single one of you. Thank you all so very much once again. It’s been a great year and I hope to bring on more laughs in the year to come.¬†¬†

Alright then…comment away! And goodluck to everyone!

Winners of the SJSC Giveaway

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who said all these nice things about my blog. Let’s be honest, this contest was mostly about the shameless self-advertising and the fishing of compliments. Regardless, you guys are wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading, for gassing my head with encouragement and for participating in this giveaway. I wish I had movie passes for everyone but sadly, only picked one person for the top only¬†prize.

The List is as follows. This is strictly what spewed out. I HAVE NOT ALTERED THIS LIST IN ANY WAY! I swear.

  • Lisa Livera
  • Cyrus
  • Andrea
  • Margaret
  • Ellen
  • Jose
  • Ruvette
  • Fervent Foodie
  • Bernice
  • Sid
  • Clare
  • Alex Beckwith
  • Sam
  • Mr. Suares
  • Congratulations Lisa Livera!! You are the winner of the first ever giveaway! ūüėĬ†¬† Use those tickets¬†wisely.

    Honorable mentions to the runners-up:¬†Cyrus Baetz and Andrea Dias.¬†You¬†know I would give you guys movie passes too if I had them. Unfortunately, all I can say is thank you and ¬†I hope you stick around reading ūüôā

    And for everyone else: You are all superstars in my books! There will be more giveaways in the future! I promise! In the meantime, thank you for your support and I hope you continue to find laughter¬†in reading about the¬†random nonsense¬†of my life¬†ūüėČ

    The First TSJSC Giveaway

    Hello people who read my blog!!

    I realised the other day that I have so many amazing people who read and support this blog. Believe it or not, its your comments and encouragement that motivate me to continue writing. I love¬†working on this blog¬†and I love the fact that you actually read what I write even more.¬†To show you my appreciation, I’m going to start a regular giveaway tradition that is basically just a small thank you for supporting me.

    So in keeping with this, I’m giving away two movie passes to a lucky TSJSC blog reader! The winner will be selected at random…courtesy of¬†(Thank you Lisa Canning for this link)

    The Bad News:

    There can only be one winner of the tickets.¬†Of course,¬†everyone who reads this blog is a winner in my books. ūüôā

    Due to the unfortunate circumstance of geography, readers from outside of Canada will probably not be able to use Cineplex movie tickets if you win. I feel really bad about this. If you do win, you will get an honorable mention and a free movie on me if we are ever in the same city.

     The Rules:

    All you have to do is comment on this blog post with your name and what you like about this blog. Comments can also be made on the facebook posting. “Likes” however, do NOT count.

    You have exactly one week to make the comment. The giveaway deadline is Monday February 7th, 2011 at 11:59pm.

    After this, a winner will be selected and after having me provided all the necessary info, the tickets will be mailed to you.

    So goodluck everyone! You have one week!

    And thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support!