Somebody won a PRIZE! Click to find out if it was you! Also, I hate my computer to death.

27 November 2012 by 7 Comments

I wish I knew who made this but I do not. This is how I have felt about technology for a week now.

So, my laptop took a dump last week–specifically, my hard drive took a dump last week. My laptop was inoperable for days; I ended up opening it up (because I’m techy like that) and swapping out the hard drive from my brand-spanky-new external hard drive that was, thankfully, still empty. The old hard drive that has all of my stuff on it? FUBAR. All recovery attempts have failed.

It turns out that our desktop computer isn’t exactly the most up-to-date, either. I have been itching to bash it in with the nearest heavy object. Husband is in the process of convincing himself to build a new one, so, that might be cool. In the meanwhile, I’ve lost all of my files, including the redesign I’ve been working on for IB. I know. It’s the most sad. Luckily, my lovely friend Dawna had a copy of my front page layout for this blog and the food blog I was working on (I don’t even want to think about how much research I lost in my bookmarks–I just, I can’t even. So many links. So many articles) so I don’t have to start¬†totally from scratch. Still, this will likely delay the redesign just a tad.


But, you probably didn’t click over to hear my tales of computer woes. You probably clicked over to see if you won the giveaway for Action, Figure by Frank Hinton. And one of you probably did! After plugging the total number of chances that people had to win into, I clicked and counted down until I reached the magical comment. The winner of this lovely, tiny, hardcore book is . . . . .

Tyler Crumrine! Who won with this tableau entry (see? The extra chances DO HELP!):

“Of Mice and Men,” as represented by Transformers. Click through to see the context of this dramatic reenactment.

Congratulations! E-mail me at with your address and I’ll send it along to you.


Thanks to everyone who entered! Please keep your eyes peeled for future giveaways!


Susie is the Bitch-in-Chief at IB and is also a contributor at Book Riot. She's an ice cream connoisseur, an art fanatic, a cat-mommy of three, and a wife. She runs the @thebooksluts Twitter account and may be slightly addicted.

7 thoughts on “Somebody won a PRIZE! Click to find out if it was you! Also, I hate my computer to death.

    • Yesterday was seriously like, one thing after another after another. It was like the universe was probing to find my breaking point. *twitch* You can definitely see some humorous-if-slightly-fatalistic tweets in my feed from around 1 or 2 in the morning ;)

      Today, FSM is testing my patience with neighbor brats. Must maintain…..

  1. Girl, Do I know computer pains! I was lucky that mine was only virus related. But hey, I had a hard drive crash a few years back and my IT buddy was able to pull all of my saved document folders from it even though I couldn’t access it… so there might still be hope?!

    Hang in there. Sometimes, these things happen for a reason. Maybe everything you remake/redesign will make you 10X’s happier now? (trying to find the silver lining for you!)

  2. Oh, gosh! I’m so sorry about your computer problems! My husband’s is probably going to die before we pull all of our photos off of it. *sigh*

    I know you said you were pinning the tableaus. Could you post a link to where you have pinned them? I’d love to see them all!

    Congrats, Tyler!

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