Sorry I’ve been MIA a little bit, but I got myself into that whole Blogger-Idol thing and, along with real life adventures, it’s fairly time consuming *casts angry glare at Arden.
I appreciate all your help in getting me through round one! I must have gotten a good number of votes because I think I finished 4th out of the 13 contestants with a post that wasn’t my best stuff. Your votes really do matter.
Since I’m in the competition still and I’m a sore loser, I’m in it to win it. That means I’ll need your help, oh wonderful followers/readers/friends.
Here’s how it works. There are judges reading each assignment and giving scores that count for 2/3 of the total points per assignment. The remaining 1/3 of the points come from you guys and others out there with internet access who vote as well. It’s a little bit of a popularity contest, but what can ya do? If even most of you guys would put your Pop Tarts down for 20 seconds and vote for me, I’d like my chances. Of course, that assumes that the judges like what I wrote too.
Here is the week two challenge for those interested in playing at home. Basically, write a newspaper article using 750 words or less and two pictures describing a crime you committed. Those who’ve followed me for any period of time know that I use 750 words just to set up whatever story I’m about to tell, so having a word limit was a challenge for me. But, I got it in (giggity) at 749 words and it’s pretty ok, if I do say so myself. It may not be the judges’ cup of tea, I don’t know. You guys will like it though.
I’d like to send a special thank you out to Kristi at Finding Ninee for letting me use a picture of her fake sleeping. I didn’t want to use a picture of Wife since the sleeper had to be a victim of my heinous crimes, so I appreciate the picture, Kristi. How could she resist once I said that I’d have my balls on her head (you’ll get that tomorrow when the posts go live).
Aside from that, I’m doing well, even though none of you asked.
I jogged 12 miles (yes, in a row) this past Sunday at a 9:50 minute per mile pace and snuck 4.73 miles in during the 5 AM hour this morning at an 8:41 min/mi pace. That’s good for me, so yeah, I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now. That run this morning was after nine Bud Light Limes last night. I fall off the wagon a LOT with the beer, but the Cardinals beat the Pirates, so it was a special occasion.
So that’s where I am in life right now. The half marathon is in a couple of weeks, the Cardinals are still in the playoffs and the wife and kids are all alive and well. Life is good.
Oh, while I have your attention, please do me a solid and say a little prayer or send well wishes or whatever your predilection is in these situations to my blogger friend Julie for her little niece, Evelyn. She was in a nasty accident and needs her Aunt Julie to be her usual fun self to help get her well. I know a lot of you guys also follow Julie already, and if you don’t, you should. She’s pretty funny even though she’s a Kansas State fan/alum. Just talk slow and she can keep up pretty good.
I apologize now for having to harass you for votes starting tomorrow at noon and throughout my stay in this contest, but it is what it is! Thank you!