In an effort to come to grips with my inadequacy, and to curb my current Olympic withdrawal, I thought, "I shall have a contest of my own."
To enter my contest you must simply leave a comment on my blog. The contest starts today and will end Tuesday August 21st at 11:59 p.m. I will assign each comment left on my blog between now and then a number, and at the end of the week I will use an online random number generator to declare a winner. Comment on any post you want, and as many times as you want. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning. Remember to leave your name in the comment; if it says "anonymous" I won't know who to award the prize to. Also, in appreciation for those who have already been commenting on my blog, I will include your past comments in the contest.
Obviously, this contest needs a prize, and I can't afford a gold medallion. While brainstorming ideas, I asked myself, "what is the best gift I have ever received?"
For my 11th birthday, my friend Olivia handmade me a stuffed animal from felt, sponges, shoulder pads, and buttons. It was a "square head wren," based on a drawing I used in lieu of a signature when I passed her notes in class. She attached the jester's hat from her childhood halloween costume, probably so I would stop digging it out of her closet and asking her to wear it when I went over to her house. Here is a picture:
|Now that's one good lookin' bird.|
I will announce the winner next Wednesday, and I will post a picture of the prize once I finish making it.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
P.S. Olympic medalists are also invited to play.