Last week we
totally begged asked you all to join our quest to make Arie the next star of ABC’s The Bachelor. (If you don’t know about our quest you’ve got to click the link. We know you’ll be on board once you read it.)
Well, the Dose Peeps stepped up!!
As our Twitter feed filled up with hashtags and tweets to Arie, we knew that our readers rocked the free world! Well, we already knew that, but it’s fun to see it in action…especially action that could potentially (fingers crossed) include the chance to see 2 hours of Arie every week.
Needless to say, the only thing left to do was finish selecting the prizes for:
It was a team effort.
As all things like this go, it started with a
phone call very important blog meeting.
Ashley: Abby and I will hit Party City after school and pick up some kissing prize related items.
Lisa: Great! I just finished making the “Flat Arie” at Kinkos. It’s beyond fabulous. I’m going to have a really hard time mailing it off to someone else. I’m sending you some pictures right now.
Ashley: O…M…G!!! You have to go back and make another one RIGHT.THIS. MINUTE. We can haul it around with us all summer taking pictures. Hang up right now and do it. Call me back when you’re finished.
20 minutes later…
Lisa: I’m leaving Kinkos now and “Flat Arie” #2 is riding shotgun.
Lisa: This might also be a good time to tell you I won the autographed Arie photo card on ebay this morning.
Lisa: At the last minute someone else jumped in with a bid. I would not be denied, though. It was a very nerve-wracking 2 minutes.
Ashley: That’s what she said.
Lisa: Ugh! I thought we had an agreement about “that’s what she said” jokes.
Ashley: Sorry, sorry. I couldn’t resist with that set up. Back to business. This really is going to be the most ULTIMATE Kissing Prize Pack the world has ever seen!
Lisa: Exactly! I’m headed to Ulta later and can grab some other stuff there, too. What kinds of things do you want to include?
Ashley: Definitely look for the Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers or whatever kind of fun lip balm they have. And what about a travel toothbrush and toothpaste? You know, for those make-out sessions in the back of the car.
Lisa: On it! Maybe I can grab a hair scrunchie or something like that, too.
Ashley: A scrunchie?? NO. That’s the opposite of kissing and sexiness. That is for washing your face. He has to be able to run his hands through your hair. Even Abby knows a scrunchie is not hot.
Lisa: Oh, fine. It was just a suggestion! Abby is a great shopping partner. Good luck.
Cut to a couple hours later when Lisa received yet another phone call, this time from the bowels of Party City.
Ashley: Bad news. Turns out that there is not a wide selection here of lip/kissing related paraphernalia. Tons of feather boas and crowns, but lacking in Ultimate Kissing Prize Pack items.
Lisa: Awww, man, really? That’s a bummer. What do you have so far?
Ashley: Some heart shaped mints, a heart shaped bottle opener, a compact for applying lipstick, and a little vase with a red rose. Oh, and Abby just spied a sweet silver Bachelorette sash with lips on it…want me to get that?
Lisa: Score!! Of COURSE we need the sash!! I knew Abby would be a great helper! I hope our winner will wear it proudly and tweet us a picture! What about looking around for a little race car to represent Arie’s other skill set?
Ashley: Great idea! Totally just found a red one that will match his fire burning passion–for both racing AND kissing!
Ashley: Wait.A.Minute. Do you think I should get a candy bracelet, too?
Lisa: A candy bracelet?? What does that have to do with kissing?? And this from the person who gave *me* a hard time about the scrunchie??
Ashley: Obviously, this is why we work so well together. To save each other from ourselves.
In the end, we managed to assemble a winning package of goodies.
To top it all off, we made a CD with songs that all have “Kiss” in the title. We even printed a custom CD label for it. That took about 3 hours but was totally worth it, because it was a labor of love.
THE ULTIMATE KISSING PRIZE PACK in all of its glory!!! (Disregard the messy kitchen in the background. It was either clean or take photos. PRIORITIES!)
You know there is only one thing left to do!
Drumroll please, as we reveal the big winner….
It’s ALEXA….aka KAT BIGGIE!!!!!
No…wait! We can do better than that…
Luck was a lady alright…a lady named Kat Biggie!
Like so many of you, Kat answered our challenge call in a major way. She tweeted Arie like the dedicated Dose Peep she is and in the end, when fed into random.org, it was her name that popped up!
We know she is still probably in shock over her good fortune. Imagine how she will feel when it arrives at her doorstep!
For those of you who do not see your name above, don’t despair. Let’s just say that you could have *another* chance later this summer. We know, we know, the Dose Girls are givers.
Here is what we learned from our quest so far…
- If you tweet Arie enough, he will eventually respond because in addition to being a great kisser, he also has a fantastic sense of humor.
Yes. That is a real tweet. From Arie…to us! We’re in North Carolina, but we’re absolutely sure that anyone in the continental United States could hear the loud SQUEE we both let out when this happened.
- There is nothing sexy about scrunchies or candy bracelets.
- BFFs will save you from yourself and will cheer you on when you spend $24.52 on an autographed photo card.
- BFF’s don’t, however, always appreciate “That’s what she said” jokes.
- Although it’s easier than you think to come up with songs with “Kiss” in the title, printing out photo CD labels is frustrating and is best done when children with impressionable ears are not in the vicinity.
Finally, if you are Mike Fleiss and you are reading this, just know that we are serious about Arie being the next Bachelor. We know you favor picking The Bachelor from the current crop of people vying for The Bachelorette. But trust us, we’ve watched Daphne’s season premiere. #ThereAreNoFutureBachelorsThere.
We already have pledges from several of our readers who don’t even watch The Bachelor (or tv in general) that they will become LOYAL VIEWERS if Arie is selected. That’s the power he has, Fleiss. SURELY you want to tap into that. [That’s what she said. –Ashley] [Omg…you have got to stop that. –Lisa]
Listen, we’re not trying to be selfish. (Although you *do* owe us if you’re keeping score. We watched every. single. episode of Deanna’s horrifying season. You’re welcome.) But this is not just about us. We care about America and their TV enjoyment. DON’T YOU LOVE AMERICA, MIKE FLEISS????!!!