Sanity or Patience: choose one.

Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Tuesday, June 16

I've been screaming for two days now.

You know that big deal local writing contest I was whining about two weeks ago because I didn't hear anything? Well, the actual winners still haven't been announced and won't be printed publicly in the paper for another month, but.... They did print the finalists' names and story titles in this weeks Sunday newspaper. Guess what? I'm a finalist!!! Out of more than 600 entries, I'm a finalist!!! (if you follow me on twitter you already know this and are probably sick of hearing about it). Now, in all seriousness, I'm guessing the "winners will be notified on June 1st" deal was probably for the actual winning stories, which have probably already been decided, but just making the short list is more than fine with me. Many of the past winners of this annual contest are published authors, so the competition is tough. Although you'd think they would have at least popped an e-mail over to let us know we were finalists - I would never have even known if my grandma didn't read the paper cover-to-cover.

Speaking of awards (kind of), I've also been given two lovelies recently and waited entirely too long to post them. Thank you ever so much to my humorous friend Carma of Carma Sez for the Extraordinary and Awesome blogger award. On the subject of winning, stop by and congratulate her - her son recently won a local silly-photo contest.

Much thanks to the current Bucket Filler, my friend Carissa from Sugar Boogers & Tantrums for the Kreativ Blogger award. On the congratulatory note, her family just finalized papers for their new home. You can stop by her blog and take a look.

18 comments:

Jenny-Jenny said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve it and are a great writer!

Grand Pooba said...

Wow that's fantastic!! Congrats! So are you going to share with us what you wrote for the contest?

H F W said...

Woooo!!! Yay! I want to read the story you submitted. Like, soon. :)

carma said...

You are so welcome! Thanks for the shout-out. And congratulations on this wonderful news!!!!! To be a finalist in the company of authors has got to make you feel proud :-)

BTW, your trombone story was a hoot! I imagine it would take a lot of stomping to flatten one of those!

the ungourmet said...

Congrats! How exciting! ;0)

Snarky A. said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you!

Debbi said...

Yay for being a finalist-- you never know, maybe they meant JULY 1st????

Either way, yay for you.

And you deserve both awards!

Kerri said...

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Ann's Rants said...

Congrats!! What awesome validation. xo

Yaya said...

Wow! Good job RAS!

Alissa said...

Found your blog through HFW -- thought I'd say 'hello' and thanks for posting such amusing anecdotes!

Julia said...

Yee Haw lady! Go get em! :)

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

COngrats on being a finalist. I can hear your excitement and I'm excited for you too.

Glad you liked the award. You are so sweet.

Happy Tuesday!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Congrats on being a finalist in the local writing contest. And congrats on your blog awards!

Debbie said...

Incredible! I am so happy for you. That is a very big deal.

Michelle said...

Oh very cool! Great job... and who knows what will turn up next. I'm impressed that you're up against professional writers!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Congrats on being a finalist! I was wondering if anything every came of the contest...

Sassy Britches said...

What the heck, g? I have been on pins and needles and have read through all recent posts, and I MISSED THIS?! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy for you!!!!!!