Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thank You!

A humble photo from a rest stop in Germany.

Well yesterday was a BIG day! It hurts my little hands to even type that first sentence. I've been recovering in my pj's all day with my cat on my lap, tucked away from this Severe Thunderstorm watch we are under. I stayed up until 1:30am the night before this all began because I thought the voting would start at midnight CST on Facebook, had my posts and emails all ready to go, but no direct link to provide, and it wasn't on Facebook until a little after 9:00am Est. Then didn't realize you must first Like HomeAways before a comment box would pop up. So for those of you who emailed me that you tried to vote, thanks I appreciate it.

I was so overcome with joy at all of my friends and family who came through for me. This was no cake walk. I tweeted for 15 hours solid until 1:00amEST! Food was not really optional, and broke down for a 5 minute shower at 9:00pm... I couldn't take myself anymore. Having to creatively construct Tweets for that long of time is mentally draining. Who knew sitting on your couch all day for a double shift would suck the life out of someone? But my competition ran a tough game and kept me on my toes. I have one person in particular who sacrificed her WHOLE day, was sick, and has two children but she kept at it with me until midnight! My cousin Olivia is the BEST ever! My Dad did a pretty excellent job too... and I had many friends and family who surprised me and warmed my heart for all the support they showed. I know this was time consuming and I appreciate all they time they took out from their own busy lives to help out. I know a handful of you spent a few hours with your creativity and voting, when you knew you had nothing to gain except just to help and make this girl's dreams come true. Sorry to be all Hallmarky on you, but it needs to be said.

& I also thank those who gave a some dedicated blasts of tons of votes with my name... which I don't even recogonize right now. Have you ever seen your name written so much you start to feel detached from it? Made me so insecure I felt like hiding under the sheets all day!
I began this post much earlier today as I know some of you were wanting an update, but filtering through 3,100 votes on Facebook was no quick task and I wanted to share some of my favorite entries with you.

Sorry for my name so many times on one blog post. Promise it won't happen again.

Witty Votes

Scott Rubey ~ Nicolette for president! Or at least a rockin' trip to London!
Shyrlee Walker Stagner ~ Simplycoletteisthebestchoice
Becky Rodriquez Leon  ~ Mary Poppins called, She told me to put a vote in for her NICOLETTE FISHER. ~ This vote is from SAGE, NICOLETTE FISHER IS the best blogger MEOW.
Rocky Colapietro ~ My wife is crazy, she has voted for Nicolette Fisher all day :)
Debbie Rodriguez ~ Get Off Your Seat and On your Feet Nicolette Fisher Cant Be Beat..... NICOLETTE FISHER. ~ This Wedding Won't Be Blessed, unless you send the VERY BEST..NICOLETTE FISHER  ~ STARS are Shooting all over the sky around the world with NICOLETTE FISHER's name on each one. ~  Royal Wedding is requesting the presence of.... Nicolette Fisher. 
Olivia colapietro ~ Nicolette Fisher, if I had a dollar for every time I typed your name I'd be as rich as a queen. ~ Send Nicolette Fisher to London, but please send her back home too.
Roslyn Edwards-Foreman Nicolette, she posts photos so everyone can enjoy plus she can see her 70 year old friend, Sheila. (An entry from someone I DON't know but read the entries and decided for herself.)
Makayla Colapietro ~ I would like a tall glass of Nicolette Fisher with my dinner please. ~ If you type Nicolette Fisher an angel gets its wings. ~ Nicolette Fisher your flight crew is waiting for you. ~
Michelle Kainz Smith ~ Vote for Nicolette Fisher :) She needs a vacation after today :)
Nicolette Fisher ~ Nicolette Fisher is going to forever remember the day her fingers almost snapped off like carrots from typing! ~ Nicolette Fisher never wants to refer to herself in third person again!

& My Two Personal Favorites

Richard Steinberg ~ Nikki Fisher because she quit working for me to chase her photo dreams.
Olivia Colapietro ~ My oldest daughters middle name is NICOLE after NICOLETTE FISHER yeah she is that awesome!

Special thanks on Facebook to:
Olivia, Roy, Vanessa, Debbie Rodriguez, Shrylee, Dale, Adam, Michelle, Lyndsey, Bethany, Sean, Tara, Richard, Jen, Julie, Vangie, Debbie Robles, Ricardo, Mimi Bleu, Leslie, Sierra, Tammy, & Jason.
If I missed you please let me know!

All Retweeters Thank you too!

Now it's time to go back to icing my hands.
HomeAway will be annoucing the winner tomorrow!
Here's hoping for a Bon Voyage party!

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  1. What an amazing day yesterday, I thought I would be exhausted but, actually cleaned, did laundry and just made dinner!! I did however squeeze in a mani/pedi, my fingers needed a good soaking! Thank you for the shout out, you know even if we are miles away I'd do just about anything for you!! Love you bunches xoxo

  2. Oh!! I forgot to post "I lost a day out of my life trying to send Nikki to London" ha ha..You are truly blessed to have such an amazing group of followers, family and friends. We all did it out of love for you!!! May your dreams come true!! Plus you were truly the best choice and have an awesome blog :))

  3. I tried to "LIKE" newhopefish's comment, I hot fb on the brain, what a day, but she is right, all out of love :)

  4. Gah I can't wait to hear back on the results! Ha ha you go girl with all of your tweets and such yesterday! :)

  5. Good luck to you Nikki! No matter how long it's been, I'll still give you support! :)

  6. i really, really, REALLY hope you win!

  7. I can't wait to find out if you won Colette honey!!!! You truly deserve it! Kori xoxo

  8. Get some rest today Dear Nikki. Keeping my fingers crossed for you !! Love you :)

  9. Your blog is really cute!!

    Follow me? I'd be very happy if you do it. There's also a giveaway on my blog util the 11 April. You can win 50 euros to spend on Asos.com.
    Let's go to see it. I'm waiting you:)

    Thank you so much!

  10. what a cute blog! it's my first time around here! ^.^
    i am hosting a rad giveaway, a BIKINI by an up'n coming desginer from Mexico! super easy & right on time for spring/summer! ^.^ xo

  11. Nikki....We are all so proud of you! You were Simply the BEST choice, and my heart and love goes out to you! Best Regards, Shyrlee

  12. My Dearest: Although I could not physically vote for you on twitter or facebook, my vote pushed straight from the heart with wrenching love! You had such a wonderful team of supporters/voters that I too, am truly greatly indebted to. (Thx to all of you for making it possible for my "bestest" daughter - she overwhelmingly deserves this wonderful excursion to take place in her life!)

    Much love,
    Mumzie :)



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