Oct 06 2008
So, I am back, kind of. I finally have a tiny bit of time to share with my blog, and I really want to address this contest.
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who participated! And, thank you for your patience for waiting until now for my answer. It has been a rough last 3 weeks – I have a cold again – but I am back to my blog until Thursday when I go on vacation to Ireland! I am very excited!
So…before I tell you who the winner is, I’d like to tell you what I thought about all 39 suggestions that came in:
-the Swimming Pool: reminds me too much of the smell of chlorine
-Deep Blue: too dark
-Bleu: too French (although it does look like the water off the French Riviera)
-hazy iceberg: this is a drink to enjoy – not to get plastered on
-Blue crush: cute
-Blue Hangover: I don’t want you to think about a hangover when you think of my drink
-Pacific Ice: reminds me too much of the color dark blue
-Sock knocker!: this is a relaxing drink and not meant to knock anyone’S socks off
-armageddon: again, this drink is meant to relax people, not make them think of eminent doom
-Tropical Sky: nice, but not quite what I’m looking for
-Blue Drink: too vague
-No Name Drink: way too vague
-Fuzzy Duck: no ducks here please
-Caribbean Crush: nice, but not it
-Tropical Iceberg: getting closer..
-Hawaiian Pool: I don’t like thinking about chlorine while sipping my drink
-Blue Moon: I’m sticking to the day-time
-Blue Bliss: nice, but not tropical enough
-Chase-the-Blues: if you are sad, you should not be drinking anything but the mocktail version of this drink
-BLUE LAGOON-TINI: not fond of anything ending in the word “tini”
-Ocean Paradise: nice, but not it
-Tasty Teal: very nice, but still not what I’m looking for
-Pool Boy: again…I don’t like thinking of chlorine while sipping my drink..
-Blue Ribbon: definitely doesn’t fit this drink
-Blue Voodoo: no evilness here please
-The Deep End: makes me think too much about pools…and chlorine
-The Mermaid’s Memory: reminds me too much of this Disney movie I once saw…
-Island Blue: not quite it..
-Cerulean: I had to look it up on wikipedia…so a bit too complicated for the drink’s relaxing purpose – and the color cerulean is too dark…
-artic iceburg: too cold
-Blue Oasis: reminds me of an annoying company my husband used to work for
-Sea Monster: no monsters here please
-Ocean Mist: too cold
-myxini: not fond of anything ending in the word “tini” or “ini” for that matter
-Turquoise crush: very nice, but not quite it
-King Neptune: no…
-Blue Lagoon: very nice, but no
And the winner is: Efthimia from “The Saffron Gatherer “ with
“Seems so simple and wet intriguing. Seems so peaceful and yet so appealing, so ready to blow your top. Like a Samoan Beach.”
When I read this comment I knew right away that this would be the name for my drink. I could really feel like I was on a Samoan Beach with the breeze rushing through my hair while I sip my Samoan Beach.
And, the winner for the Mocktail (alcohol-free) version of my drink goes to “rick best” with:
“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?”
cute fun, child-friendly. Just what I didn’t even know I was looking for!
So, Efthimia and Rick Best, please get me in your info so I can feature you on my blog!