CONTEST HAS ENDED
As a way to mask my own laziness, I am putting together a contest. I’m asking you, yes, all three of you that follow me, to suggest a topic for me to write about. My next post will be a direct result of one of your topic suggestions and the winning suggestion wins an awesome prize.
So, why should we help you decide what to write about?
Because I’m asking nicely.
Okay, so what kind of topic should we suggest?
Any kind of topic. Surprise me.
What about gladiators?
If that’s what you think I should write about, sure.
Ya know, I can’t hear the word ‘gladiator’ and not think of an alligator in armor. Is that weird?
Um, no. It’s…it’s very imaginative of you.
I just feel really bloated. Do I look bloated to you?
I can’t actually see you, sorry.
The thing is, I ate Thai food for lunch and it just made me really gassy.
So, anyway… yeah, there’s a prize. For the best topic suggestion, the winner will receive a vintage, first edition book from 1957.
See if you can guess which book it is. It’s a story about adolescence, about change, about burgeoning into adulthood during the Cold War where learning about self love is just as important to one’s survival as learning to duck and cover.
If you guessed On The Road, you were wrong. Like, way off. So wrong, in fact, that it makes me question whether you’ve even read On The Road. I mean, show me one page where Sal Paradise goes through a duck and cover drill. You can’t, can you? Of course not! You know what, maybe you should just leave. Things are just awkward between us, now.
For the rest of you, the book that one of you will be winning is Growing Up and Liking It, a young woman’s guide to “growing up” and “changing”. Tina Fey writes about it in her book Bossy Pants and it personally helped me through some difficult and confusing times. Need a taste? Here ya go:
I’ll pick a winner on Friday. Come Friday evening, one of you will be able to hold your head high in public, confident that not only have you grown up, but you liked it.
Of course, I would be thrilled if the winner actually blogs a book review of Growing Up and Liking It,
but it is not required so it will be required… Whatever, it’s optional.
At the sound of crickets and dead air, write your suggestion in the comments.