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Pepero Day Winners!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

And they are, completely chosen at random, listed below:

* Liz Brooks
* Tomas Santiago-Lopez
* kathleen
* earringfan

If I do not have your email addy, please contact me forthwith at mcbride_rowan@yahoo.com (mcbride_rowan (at) yahoo (dot) com) and please include your snail mail address because, alas, it is not yet technologically possible to email Pepero. What’s up with that? And no hover-boards, either. >.>

Congrats and thank you to everyone who entered! It was hella fun. 🙂

— Rowan

Pepero Day!

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

It is November 11th, which means today is Pepero Day, and it is time to give heartfelt gifts of chocolate-dipped cookie-stick goodness to your loved ones.

For those of you who don’t know, Pepero Day is a *totally* manufactured holiday in Korea that caught on and is now awesome. It is always November 11th because that makes the date 11-11, which looks like the Pepero sticks. How wonderful is that?

The day is also celebrated to a lesser extent in Japan as Pocky Day. In both countries, November is fabulous because all sorts of special editions of the snacks are released. Brightly colored boxes of joy all over the place.

Can you tell I’m excited?

I, personally, am celebrating the same way I did last year. By giving away some Pepero goodness. Check the giant box:

Giant Box of Nude Pepero


I’m also giving away one small box of Almond Crush Pepero (Today is like Valentine’s Day and it’s a whole box of crush.)

Almond Crush Pepero


And AND I have two boxes of Fran. One person will get the chocolate, and one person will get the white. What is Fran, you say? Why it is much like Pepero and Pocky but hella decadent. And it’s in stick form so it qualifies in today’s celebration.

fran


Can you tell how much I love you?

That’s a total of four Pepero Day gifts. All you have to do to win one of these is to comment on this (http://rowanmcbride.blogspot.com/) blog post. You have until 11:59pm tonight (11-11-12), Central Standard Time to play.

Winners will be announced on this blog (http://rowanmcbride.blogspot.com/) 11-13-12 (Nov. 13, 2012).

So play! Love me back by making a comment! XD

Happy Pepero Day!




It’s also Veteran’s Day. As I understand it, Sandy knocked out the Manhattan VA Hospital as well as the regional Veterans’ Assistance office. If you are one of the vets affected, the Maddow Blog has a list of resources you might be able to use, including how to get emergency refills of your meds.

Stay strong. Stay safe. And thank you for your service to our country.


Pepero Winners

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The winners from the Pepero drawing of yesterday are Victoria (chocolate) and Teddy (strawberry). Please drop me a line at mcbride_rowan@yahoo.com with your snail mail addresses. 🙂

Congrats! And thank you to everyone who participated!

A Just Perfect Pepero Day

Friday, November 11th, 2011

I’m backsliding into terrible title territory. And rampant alliteration, apparently. Still, I don’t think it’s as bad as Recharging with My Einstein Hair or Down with OTP (yeah you know me).

Ahem. Anyway.

I have news! And salutations! And prizes!

News: Just Perfect is tentatively slated for release in January 2012 from Torquere Press. W00t!

Salutations: Happy Pepero Day! This is a Valentine-like holiday celebrated in South Korea where candy is given to friends and loved ones. Pepero is usually the gift of choice, because Pepero comes in the form of delicious sticks of goodness and the sticks resemble elevens. Hence the November 11th date. And this year is particularly cool because it’s 11-11-11. In Japan it’s Pocky Day for the same reasons, although I hear the holiday itself is not as popular there.

Prizes: See these cylinders of heaven pictured below?

Yeah, giving them away. All you have to do is comment on this blog post any time today (11.11.11, Central Standard Time) and tell me which one you’d prefer. I’ll pick two names at random. One lucky person will win the strawberry Pepero, and one lucky person will win the dark chocolate Pepero.

Winners will be announced 11.12.11, so be sure to check back here to see if you’ve got yourself a cylinder.

Happy Pepero Day!



It’s also Veterans Day but I’m always unsure how to go about observing that one. My dad and brother are both vets and sometimes it seems wildly out of place to say “Happy Veterans Day.” So I’ll just say thank you to all those who’ve served their country. You’ve made tremendous sacrifices on our behalf, and I am humbled by your courage.