CONGRATULATIONS Nisha Patel on this New Year’s Day!
After making the decision to have a New Years drawing for a free photo session for our Facebook Page “LIKEers,” I thought it would be simple. However, with over 80 “LIKEs” it didn’t quite pan out the way I envisioned it in my head. Write the names on little snippets of paper, fold ‘em up, throw ‘em in a basket, close your eyes, do the honors, and VOILA! Although when things sound that easy, they are likely NOT! I even tried asking SIRI to pick my random winner, but she respectfully said I was a nut job and implied I needed therapy. So in thinking it over a few times, contemplating the most efficient way, and spending the least amount of man-hours carrying this out, it hit me!! Ummm duh! EXCEL!! Excel has always been the answer to everything complicated, so why not now? RIGHT! So I export my dandy list of “LIKES” from the page, dump it in Excel, and BAM! Well, I won’t lie; it wasn’t that swift LoL! Unlike SIRI, Excel actually requires the entry of formulas! Accordingly, after a few nifty ones; (=INDEX), (=ROUND), (=COUNT), and (=RAND)… (aka: random)… I was in my element! A couple of test runs later I invited Manish over to hit the honorary “ENTER” key on my laptop and there we had it… our very first session winner, Miss Nisha Patel!! Congratulations again Nisha and I look forward to meeting you! Hoping to bring out YOUR highlights!!
Let’s kick off the New 2012 Year with a little humor shall we?… Happy New Year Everyone!!