This took longer to wind up than I thought it would, but THANKS to everyone who entered either by leaving a comment or submitting a worst-day story. These seriously cracked me up!
I identified the writer of each entry. If you're curious, here's a quick and easy link.
The winner of the Worst Day Ever contest is
She gets to pick which prize she wants, the $40 cash or the book Brains by Robin Becker, and accompanying ghoulish snackage.
The runner up - who gets the other package, is.....
Send me your addresses and I'll get these out in the mail ASAP!
Thanks to everyone for playing! I'm thinking about doing another Blackjack game (that was sooo much fun!), but I'm going to have to schedule it for a Saturday or an evening because it takes too much work to try to do while I'm working. Maybe that'll make for a good 250 - 300 follower celebration?