As many of you already know, Martha Stewart unveiled her new iPad Cookie App on her television show on Monday. And, she invited people like me to sit in the audience and tweet about it! One full hour of intense cookie tweeting!!!!! Martha. Cookies. Twitter. It just doesn’t get any better than that for me.
So, we assembled early in the morning. We got our special name tags.
Now, I’m no stranger to the Martha set. I was there just a couple of weeks ago for this show. And, I was in the audience last November for the 1st pie contest. So,when we were shepherded around the set on a special tour, I found myself mouthing the words “I knew that” when a particular point of Martha-set-ology interest was passed on to us. I heart Martha and everything she stands for.
So, back to the tweeting show. The App was unveiled. Guests were on the set. Cookies were mixed, baked & distributed to the audience. I can’t speak for the others, but I was burning up the internets with my lightning tweets. Keeping my eyes glued to my computer screen, stealing glances of the action in front of me only occasionally so I could accurately report the action in front of me, I was a woman on a mission. And, it was glorious!
That is, until one of the items of swag was announced. A sifter. We were getting A SIFTER!!!!!!!!! Oh, for crying out loud!!!! I nearly stopped mid-keystroke. Did I really hear this correctly?
You KNOW how I feel about sifters. Please, let me remind you how I feel about sifters.
What was particularly perplexing about this choice of a gift was that Martha and her guests weren’t using sifters to aerate and incorporated their dry ingredients. They used a whisk or a fork!!!! But, WE were getting the bright and shiny one trick pony of a kitchen gizmo. Yes, we got other lovely gifts, but this one, this particular gesture of generosity, struck me as, well, odd.
But, I shlepped it and the other gifts home. And I pondered. To whom would I regift this sifter? Our friend, Joey, who really started me off on this tangent? Impossible. We just closed his beach house and I went to great lengths to smuggle his sifter out of that house without being surveyed on one of his eight surveillance cameras. Sheesh, what would I do with this thing?
And, then it hit me. This is the perfect way to learn the ins and outs of blog contests. It’s like turning lemons into lemonade. The regifting of this contraption to you, one of my wonderful readers. It does have a beautiful Martha Stewart tag on it. Her photo is beautiful. You can play with it and draw your own conclusions as to the worth of this thing. Here, take a look!
The rules of engagement:
Leave me a comment here telling me how you’d put this sifter to work in a way other than it was intended. Make a flour pot, make a doorstop. Make it interesting, if you covet this wonderment of modern marketing.
You must retweet the tweet that I will tweet about the blog post.
You need to go to The One Tough Cookie Facebook fan page and click ‘like’ if you haven’t already declared your like for it.
And, one week from tonight a winner will be chosen. I will send the sifter to you as quickly as possible, so that I can regain that valuable piece of closet real estate that’s currently housing this gizmo.
Hurry. The clock is ticking. The race for the regifted swag is officially ON!