Monday, December 17, 2007

"Will it be Louise??"

Ok, so hopefully my sister, "Lucky Louise" will have escaped the December "Nor'Easter" and will catch her flight tomorrow to NYC for a two-day cruise where the Norwegian Cruise Lines will be announcing their chosen "Godmother" of their newest Cruise Liner...being chosen one of five finalists in a pool of over 400 contestants already makes her a winner in the eyes of her friends, colleagues, brothers and sisters, but we are all routing for her nonetheless!!
(A quick synopsis of the contest...NCL (Norwegian Cruise Lines) sponsored a contest to choose the next "Godmother" of a new cruiseliner "Gem"...contestants had to create a video of "why they should be chosen as Godmother..." NCL created a fictional "character" called the Gem "It" girl to help contestants create a picture of themselves as the Gem "it" girl godmother of the ship....for example, the Gem "it" girl's favorite color is "Leopard," the celebrity she would most like to meet is John Legend, etc... So each contestant created and submitted a video (90 seconds long) to NCL making the case as to why they should be chosen the NCL Gem "It" girl....for about a month, regular people could go online to the website of NCL and "vote" for their favorite video, which counts for about 15% of total winning votes...the NCL folks carry the most weight for final winner, but they sure made it fun for the regular folks...Also, it's a pretty big deal to be "Godmother" of a cruise liner...most "godmothers" happen to be major celebrities, so this was a very unique contest. Anyway, Louise's video was fun, clever, relevant, creative, and of course she is such a "hottie" that of course she was chosen as a finalist! And it sure doesn't hurt that this will be her 17th cruise with NCL. The five finalists won a 2-day cruise on NCL where they will announce the grand-prize winning "Godmother" of the NCL "Gem."
But here is the REAL kicker... IF she wins...
She wins a ten-day cruise and can take along 5 guests (please note, Louise has FIVE SISTERS) who will stay in the 5000 square-foot VIP Suite... (also note...Louise also has FIVE BROTHERS who just fleetingly wish they were a "sister," but because we sisters would just love to take our brothers along, we have all agreed to pool our $$ and buy tickets for the whole fam damily and have one freakin' family reunion for ten days in the 5000 square foot VIP Suite somewhere in the middle of the Carribean...or, um, Mediterranean....and I am positively 100% sure that none of our brothers would mind having to sleep on the couch for a few days...
Now, Louise being the progressive and generous soul that she is, decided to bring a gift, win OR lose, to present to the Captain and hosts of the Ship; and this is where I come in...
Louise commisioned an art piece, and decided on a Gem "It" Mermaid, representative of the sea, and complete with all of the Gem "It" girl's favorite things...right down to the Leopard print...She also has a Tower (not pictured) with hooks for guests to place their charms on, for good luck, of course, while they sail the deep blue seas...
And so, tomorrow (Tues. December 18, 2007) Louise will call us from the deck of the ship to let us know if she and we have won...keep your fins, er, fingers crossed!!

NCL "Godmother..."