Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Donate to the SPCA!
Let's thank animals for being so cute!!!!

Thanks to excellent thinking on my friend Bob's behalf (Contestant #1), I have donated his winnings from the KARYN GERMAIN WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MS Paint Challenge (Christmas Edition) to the Edmonton SPCA.

I didn't know this, but you can donate money to the SPCA AND get a cute animal calendar in return! :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
The MS Paint Challenge Winner Is...

We have had a consession. The winner is... Entry # 1 - Christmas Robot!!!!!!!!!!

Entry # 1 Person, please send me your home mailing address and the hours you plan on being home so I can stalk you. hahahahahahhahaha. jk jk jk. But do send me your mailing address if you want me to mail you your crisp $5 bill winnings.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ruh-oh... we have a tie!!

Hey, Christmas friends!

So, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN KGWN HISTORY, we have a tie in the MS PAINT CHALLENGE!! Albeit, this is only the second competition we've ever held, but still! History in the making! Ground-breaking! Hey?

The tie is between Entry #1, "Robot Santa Dance" and Entry #4, "Dolphin - Holiday Sea-son."

So... I'm not sure what to do. Please tell me what I should do. Most of our readers have already cast their votes. Although, I can think of a few people who haven't, so maybe we should leave the contest open for a few more days.

Oh yeah - and I need to announce what the winner(s) will win!! A crisp*, new** $5 bill mailed right to their front door!***

We could just split the prize... both contestants would get their hands on some hot coins - $2.50, to be exact!

*maybe soft and worn
** probably old
*** if they give me their mailing address

Monday, December 22, 2008

MS PAINT CHALLENGE - Christmas Edition - VOTE!

Here are the submissions for our MS PAINT CHALLENGE - Christmas Edition! We only received 5 entries, but the voting will still be hard! These are all so good*!

* and/or dumb

Please vote for ONE MS Paint submission in the comments section below.

Entry #1

Entry #2

Entry # 3

Entry #4

Entry # 5

Special thanks to those who entered the contest!! Winner will be announced in a couple of days!

Voting ends on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11:59pm (or whenever I remember to come & count the votes.)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Just thought I'd pop 'round again to encourage you to enter our MS PAINT CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. I just did this one up (above.) I think it's pretty good (if I do say so myself!!! LOL LOL). If you think you can do any better, email your submission to

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

ugh. These reindeers are being soooo bad.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I hope they arrive in time!

This beautiful pendant is what I'm getting for all of my friends and some of my family (the ones I like) for Christmas!!!! I just think it's really regal. Also, who doesn't like a Christmas goose... AM I RIGHT, LADIES?!?

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Karyn Germain Weekly Newsletter
Christmas MS Paint Contest!

Oh! Hello. Look what my blog dragged in (you.)

It's that time of year again... time for tickling kittens, roasting your chestnuts on an open fire AND time for THE KARYN GERMAIN WEEKLY NEWSLETTER's Christmas MS Paint contest!

Please enter one MS Paint masterpiece* drawn by you, without any help from outside sources. The theme: Christmas. Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 22, 2008 at 12 noon. Voting ends on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11:59pm.

Once all submissions have been accepted, our fine readers will vote for their favorite. Every voter gets one vote. The winner will receive something wonderful!! Something exciting!!! Something that I will announce once I think of it.

Send your Christmas MS Paint submissions to with "MS PAINT CHRISSYMAS CHALLENGE" in the subject line (just off the top of my head.)

Here are two MS paintings that I created today. Hopefully these will help get your creative juices flowing!

"Away in a Manger" by Karyn Germain

"Santa! Look What I Made For You!" by Karyn Germain

* we also accept pieces of crap

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Candy Woes

I was sort of rude to the fix-it guy in our building at work recently. He is the general fix-it guy for the entire building (12 floors.) I wasn't rude because I’m a terrible person… but because he has been driving me crazy for four months now and he deserved it. He comes in every day to look into the candy dish on my counter. When it contains “good” candy, he FILLS HIS POCKETS. He seriously puts a bunch in his mouth and then stocks up for the day. Pretty much empties the bowl.

He doesn’t even work on our floor, or in our department! For the first month, I forced a smile but it really annoyed me. So the past month, our candy hasn’t been as delicious. Right now it’s just these “Mini Fruit” hard candies. No one likes them and so they’ve been sitting here for a month. The fix-it guy has been coming around and looking in the dish and sighing loudly and complaining to me about our selection. I just think it's so rude to come by, and first of all take all of the candy that people have bought for our employees. And then to complain on top of it? Nope, sorry.

Well, last week was the final straw. He came up and said, “Okay, WHO is responsible for this candy??? It's been so bad lately! This is terrible!” And I said “… you know what? There’s a store right downstairs.” (pause, while he stares at me with a straight face) I continued, “Yep. It’s amazing. They carry a bunch of stuff and you can go down there and choose whatever you want!” He stared at me with a surprised (and slightly angry) smile for about 10 seconds. Then he mumbled “there’s a store downstairs, she says….” And walked away. He hasn’t been back up yet! Well, once he came by but when he saw me and realized which floor he was on, he quickly walked away. Also, now he completely ignores me in the elevator. HAHAHAHHAA. It felt great, I’m not gonna lie.

Monday, December 8, 2008

hola los amigos ahora estoy en el mundo de caras frías!

Hi friend faces! (and internet strangers)!

I am back from Meh-he-co... !

Hey, click on this linky maginky to go to a new website .. it's chock-full of laughs.


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