Scott Hardie | February 25, 2005
Yesterday was "Goo Day," the seventh anniversary of Celebrity Goo Game. It was Denise Sawicki's turn to be inducted into the Goo Hall of Fame (link) with Aaron and Matthew. She earned it. She has been a great player.

What I don't have, and won't have until sometime next week, is the few hours it takes to put her there. I have a whole year to write these things; you'd think I could handle a few paragraphs about a dear friend of mine. But I literally do not have the time.

Anyway, I'm saying this publicly because I didn't want the occasion itself to pass without her due recognition. She's a very accomplished player (still the longest streak of correct guesses even in this era of daily goos) and has earned her place in goo game history. Y'all congratulate her for that, and also for that other thing she's got going on this weekend, something about getting married.

Lori Lancaster | February 25, 2005
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Denise Sawicki | February 25, 2005
Thanks so much Scott, you don't suck, you know you've done more than enough for me! As I mentioned earlier, I think my goo dominance will soon be a thing of distant memory, but I am honored to be chosen.

Dave Stoppenhagen | February 25, 2005
Congrats Denise. Have fun

Scott Hardie | March 2, 2005
Finally Denise gets her due: (link)

I'd still like your comment for it, Denise, if you'd like to write one. But with the new round starting in a matter of minutes and a new announcement going out, I need to get it online right away.

Amy Austin | March 2, 2005
WOO HOO! Way to go, Denise -- I *knew* you'd be the next inductee -- congratulations!
Nice write-up, too, Scott!

Scott Hardie | March 2, 2005
Thanks, Amy. The next few spots are pretty much taken, but keep playing as well and as enthusiastically as you have been so far, and you're all but guaranteed your own induction someday.

Erik Bates | March 2, 2005
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Jackie Mason | March 3, 2005
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Denise Sawicki | March 3, 2005
Thanks guys, it kind of looks like I missed my deadline to write an acceptance speech! Oops!

Erik, if you're not utterly driven away by Nick Drake's voice and music you should give Belle and Sebastian a chance if you haven't already. (Not their latest one though!)

Along those lines, Darrell also highly recommends Neil Halstead / Mojave 3 and he has more popular musical tastes than I do, in general!

Amy Austin | March 3, 2005
Actually, I would have gotten Richard Feynman. I've read "Surely, You're Joking..." and I chose to use him as the subject of a report for my high school physics class. Quite an interesting guy, really... with a tremendous sense of humor -- the book is a good read even if you *aren't* into sub-nuclear/sub-atomic particles and physics.

I must admit that Alan Alda was the only other one I knew. Although I have heard of Belle & Sebastian, I am unfamiliar with their sound or their frontman. Totally unfamiliar with Nick Drake also.

Scott Hardie | March 4, 2005
Denise's comments have been added. (link) Their lateness is entirely my fault, not hers.

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