Second Prize in A Beauty Contest

Do you know Michelle of The Green StudyI discovered her during the holidays when we were both hanging out at C4C, Company For Christmas — the open blog for folks who were alone on the holidays.  Neither of us were alone, actually.  In fact, I don’t think that I “chatted” with anybody who was alone.  But I made some friends, including Michelle.  We followed each other, and I entered her Christmas Story contest.

And I won 2nd Prize!

Second Prize

 Recently, I entered another one of Michelle’s contests, this time for “The Worst Job I Ever Had.”  And I did it again.  I won second prize.  But next time, I’m going to take this bit of advice:

Second Prize -- more judges

Check out the first prize winner, The Wisdom of Life.  That job was way worse than mine.

And check out mine over at The Green StudyThe Gray Zone.


Filed under Awards, Bloggin' Buddies, Humor, Writing

60 responses to “Second Prize in A Beauty Contest

  1. Freshly Pegged! Your starting a whole new rush for the award. It should have its own ‘How-to’ page! Congrats and well-done!


  2. That was such an assholisitc story! Made me shudder remembering a few of my worst jobs. Once I walked out of my job on the first day. During lunchbreak.


  3. I spent 2 1/2 years working for the temp department of a very large corporation. My last 3 assignments were exactly like your Gray job. Even though I tried to report them to the Head of Personnel they wouldn’t take my calls & I ended up losing my job over it last August. I was crushed because even though I felt lower than the lowest rung on the ladder I stuck with each one & did my best to give a good representation of the temp. dept.


  4. Congratulations!! Man, I’ve experienced a few Geralds myself, also when I was temping as a secretary back in the day. I could feel my colon clenching just reading your description of the cubicles, the boxes, and him talking about answering the phone before the third ring.


  5. Congratulations x 2. The Company for Christmas blog was a great way to meet quality people.


  6. Well, 2nd prize is still a prize. Congrats! But if you are planning on sleeping with more judges, just be sure to bring protection…


  7. Congratulations! I love the placards for the prize, too!


  8. LOL Damn you are funny, girl. Congrats on your wins but I agree with TwinDaddy – you would always get First from me xo


  9. Congrats Elyse! Gerald has no idea how lucky he was not to cross the path of a more seasoned Elyse….so, so, lucky.


    • Thanks, Tops.

      Sometimes silence is golden. Especially when it is sooooo clear that the asshole will be hoisted on his own petard shortly!

      Hugs to you.


  10. I like Michelle’s response. And, well done.


  11. I would’ve given you first place.


  12. I think the only reason you didn’t win first is that someone needs to stop your take over he internets…


  13. Second place is nothing to sneeze at. I mean, think of some other great Americans who finished second: Mitt Romney, John McCain, Nancy Kerrigan


    • Oh Cutter — the unfairness of linking Nancy in with the losers — she was assaulted. Mitt & McCain assaulted their own chances by being total putzes. And having bad policies. And bad running mates.

      Poor Nancy only had a bad teammate. And that was not her fault!


  14. But.but.but.but.but, don’t they know you write like Margaret Mitchell?


  15. I am thinking, sleeping with the judges after a certain point doesn’t win you anything. Just a thought.

    Congrats on winning 2nd prize. I think it is your writing that won. I will read later.


  16. aFrankAngle

    Stay with the effort … and the glories of first will come your way … well, that is if the sponsors realize the fear at hand.


  17. I have to warn you, Elyse. I snore. Congrats on your winning entry!


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