Do you like contests? So do I. So we’re doing one. But I need you to indulge me before we get to that. Allow me to spin some narrative action for you…
I’ve had a pretty good prize run of late. I won a prize at our company Christmas party, I won tickets to the 98th Grey Cup, I’ve won several books as door prizes over the last weeks… It seems a golden horseshoe is lodged firmly between my butt cheeks. You’d think I’d have noticed it by now.
And my streak continued this week unabated.
On Friday, I entered this little contest being run by the brand-spankin’ new Oodle Noodle that opened downtown on Jasper Ave between 108 and 109 St. It was a Twitter-based contest to win dinner for four at the new location. Since the amount of effort required to enter was so minimal, and since I’m on Twitter all day long anyhow, I entered.
I entered… and I won.
At this point, my winning ways have me terrified. The notion of Karmic balance clearly states that because of all this good shit that’s been happening, there’s a high probability (I can hear all the math and stats geeks squirming that I would deign to use such a word) I’ll be hit by a bus this week.
In order to avoid that personal calamity, we’re doing a good, old-fashioned contest to auction off Dinner with The Unknown Studio at Oodle Noodle Downtown. I wanted to make sure this was OK with Sam, the manager of Oodle Noodle Downtown. When I told him my story, he was excited.
“Auctioning a dinner off for charity is a hilarious idea,” he told me. “I will match any of the money you raise, and donate it to the Youth Emergency Shelter Society.”
See, kids? This is why we all need to BUY LOCAL.
So here’s the deal…
Starting right now until 11:59pm on Friday, December 10, I want to see your bids in the comments. You’re bidding on dinner with Scott and I — date and time to be specified per the winner’s schedule. The highest bid wins. So be sure to check back often to make sure you aren’t being outbid. And if you are, throw down some more cash.
The dinner includes four entrees, an order of spring or salad rolls, and four drinks. A damn fine deal.
The money we raise will go to the Edmonton Food Bank, and the matched portion that Sam and Oodle Noodle kick in will go to YESS.
It’s Christmas, lots of people are hungry or need a roof over their heads. Here’s a way you can help AND experience an outstanding meal with two upstanding dudes.
Let the games… BEGIN.