A great first day of competition!
Lauren got 17 fans to tune in yesterday on behalf of Holiday Armadillos, while Kate's Danko Defenders came close with 16 fans. Danko Defenders had the winning slogan, with five judges agreeing "Hail MaRay" was the most clever name (Anonymous, you've got to come forward and send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want your Starbucks gift card!). That means the score after one round is Holiday Armadillos 2 and Danko Defenders 1.
It's a new day.
Lest you think all we do at Highlowaha is gorge ourselves on Lauren and Kate's savory Super Bowl Snack recipes, let me assure you... there is more to us than that.
Once a month we get our fill of sweet treats by participating in our Fancy Flours Cookie Cutter Challenge. The Cookie Cutter Challenge hasn't been around as long as Ray Wattson, who you met yesterday, but this monthly activity is quickly becoming a Highlowaha favorite.
Holiday Armadillos and Danko Defenders, pay attention since this month you get to participate!
Rules of play are easy. I announce this month's occasion worth celebrating and you choose the cookie cutter you think is least related. Stump me. Select the cookie cutter you think I will have the most difficult time incorporating into my celebration. So far I have had to use a porcupine to celebrate Earth Day; a big mouth bass fish to celebrate National Backyard Games Day; a mermaid to celebrate my husband's birthday; a 3-D airplane to celebrate National Ice Cream Month; an ear of corn to celebrate Bucknell University's Freshmen Orientation; and an owl to celebrate Halloween.
My challenge is to find the connection between your winning cookie cutter and my holiday of choice. I will bake, decorate, and package the cookies accordingly.
This month's cause for celebration is personal to me... and to my good friend Susan. This month we will be celebrating the conclusion of National Novel Writing Month. Fifty thousand words written in 30 days - that's what Susan and I have committed to doing. Every day a minimum of 1,667 words. No breaks. No excuses.
I don't know about Susan, but I'm pretty sure I'll be ready for cookie by then.
So what'll it be? Click here and hit me with your best shot. Choose from the 600+ cookie cutters that Fancy Flours offers. Place your vote in the comment section. Once a cookie cutter has been nominated it cannot be nominated again (veteran readers: a change in rules for this one month). I will put all entries in a hat and randomly select one.
Holiday Armadillos and Danko Defenders, here's what's in it for you. Earn 2 points just by having more people vote than the other team. Earn 1 point if the winning cookie cutter was suggested by someone on your team.
As an added bonus... make Lauren or Kate's day. The team responsible for selecting the winning cookie cutter earns their captain the right to select the cookie cutter of her choice!
Signing off until tomorrow...