about contests and the promise of snow

Lake effect snow bands are circling our house, taunting me. I have a stack of library books, plenty of pencils and wood for the fireplace. And hot chocolate. And emergency stores of oatmeal and raisins. Snow, ye wretched clouds, snow!!

I am still on the phone trying to straighten out Mom’s insurance. Literally. I am on hold as I type this.

A winner has been chosen for the Baker & Taylor PROM fanfiction contest. As soon as I am allowed, I’ll be posting the winner’s information and story online. We are also working on the LJ contest that you’ll read about here. Prize will be a DVD of the movie version of SPEAK.

I have a lot of fan mail that has backed up – will try to get to it later this week. The touring season is almost upon me again. At the end of February I’m flying to Bellingham, WA to visit a school and a conference, and the following week I head to Spartanburg, SC.

Loved the Superbowl last night, but I would have loved it more if it hadn’t been for some really crappy calls that went against Seattle. It made it hard to feel like Pittsburgh had earned an honest victory. And I must admit – I was disappointed in the Rolling Stones. Mick should have spent less time prancing and more time actually trying to sing. Yeah, you’re still in shape and you can still move, Mr. Jagger. We got that. Now, the song, please? At least he spared us the view of his chest.

Fact du jour: George Washington liked corn cakes with melted butter and honey. …. so do I.

10 Replies to “about contests and the promise of snow”

  1. glad I’m not the only who feels like that victory isn’t quite an honest one…I was rooting for Pittsburgh, but some of those calls were just awful. Then again, I suppose it doesn’t really matter because Pittsburgh would still have won even without the bad calls. Also quite happy to know that others thought Jaggers prancing was a bit stupid; I felt like shouting at the tv to “just sing the song, dang it!”

    That whole insurance thing *sucks*. I’d really like to get my hands on whatever idiot set it up in the first place and just slap them. It doesn’t need to be nearly this complicated.

  2. glad I’m not the only who feels like that victory isn’t quite an honest one…I was rooting for Pittsburgh, but some of those calls were just awful. Then again, I suppose it doesn’t really matter because Pittsburgh would still have won even without the bad calls. Also quite happy to know that others thought Jaggers prancing was a bit stupid; I felt like shouting at the tv to “just sing the song, dang it!”

    That whole insurance thing *sucks*. I’d really like to get my hands on whatever idiot set it up in the first place and just slap them. It doesn’t need to be nearly this complicated.

  3. I got the Speak DVD the other day… I watched it while procrastinating doing my civics essay today.

    Speak has been one of my favorite books since I first read it a while ago; it still is. I’m really happy that the movie portrays the story the way it does. Whenever I’m especially depressed or in a self-destructive mode, I would read either Speak or Cut (Patricia McCormick). They both have the effect of making me feel less lonely, and the movie seems to work as well.

    Looks like snow this week here in Connecticut, I’ll do a snow dance for you as well! 🙂

  4. I got the Speak DVD the other day… I watched it while procrastinating doing my civics essay today.

    Speak has been one of my favorite books since I first read it a while ago; it still is. I’m really happy that the movie portrays the story the way it does. Whenever I’m especially depressed or in a self-destructive mode, I would read either Speak or Cut (Patricia McCormick). They both have the effect of making me feel less lonely, and the movie seems to work as well.

    Looks like snow this week here in Connecticut, I’ll do a snow dance for you as well! 🙂

  5. Corn cakes? I totally forgot about those things. I used to play house and pretend I ‘cooked’ corn cakes on my plastic stove.
    I should have invited George, or atleast sent him an invitation to eat some plastic food with me. *sighs* Oh well.

  6. Corn cakes? I totally forgot about those things. I used to play house and pretend I ‘cooked’ corn cakes on my plastic stove.
    I should have invited George, or atleast sent him an invitation to eat some plastic food with me. *sighs* Oh well.

  7. Superbowl and stuff

    No snow here. It snowed like once in December or something, but it didn’t stick.
    I was at a Superbowl party with my youth group, and at halftime everyone started yelling to turn the TV up and be quiet. This one guy goes, “Why? They’re the Rolling Stones – you’ll get to see them for the next twenty years. THEY DON’T DIE!” lol The people in the tongue thing was kinda cool. And didn’t the drummer look like a woman?
    A friend told me that George married Martha after twelve hours of knowing her. Is this true?
    Okay, forgive me, I have so been not paying attention – are these contests for like teens? Ah, that’d be great. It’s so hard for me to try to find contests that aren’t scams. Poetry contests are even harder because almost all of them have a 21 line limit. Ugh. I can’t do that! Do you have any tips on finding good contests?

  8. Superbowl and stuff

    No snow here. It snowed like once in December or something, but it didn’t stick.
    I was at a Superbowl party with my youth group, and at halftime everyone started yelling to turn the TV up and be quiet. This one guy goes, “Why? They’re the Rolling Stones – you’ll get to see them for the next twenty years. THEY DON’T DIE!” lol The people in the tongue thing was kinda cool. And didn’t the drummer look like a woman?
    A friend told me that George married Martha after twelve hours of knowing her. Is this true?
    Okay, forgive me, I have so been not paying attention – are these contests for like teens? Ah, that’d be great. It’s so hard for me to try to find contests that aren’t scams. Poetry contests are even harder because almost all of them have a 21 line limit. Ugh. I can’t do that! Do you have any tips on finding good contests?

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