And the winner is...Deborah of Jane Poe - Nevermore! At 3:30 p.m. Paris time, my friend Gabrielle drew the winning name from the bowl - after tossing the names around like a salad. Initially we'd intended to throw the 72 names (alas, three of you entered too late) from the bowl into a hat. As Gabrielle was double-parked and in danger of being ticketed by a diligent police officer, we sped up the process.
Congratulations to Deborah, who was notified by email late this afternoon. I wish I had enough clocks to give away to all you wonderful readers! Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts through comments and email. This was such fun!