I used random.org to choose a winning number out of the 12 entries, and the happy number is 3! Lasselanta, can you please send me your new address? And I'll send your Starbucks card on it's way.
Thanks, everyone, for your comments! I had fun writing this rant, and enjoyed seeing who came out of the woodwork to chime in.
Oh, and Lasselanta, this is for you: "that is so random!" :)