Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of That 45?” Contest. As I’ve beat the subject of being middle-aged to death on this blog, I decided to drag some other old fogies into the mix. People really put on their reading glasses, hiked up their polyester pants and put what they could remember down in words. Impressive, really. And when I can find their essays, I’ll be posting them one by one on this blog over the next few weeks.
Since I have the flu and can barely function, making decisions about the winners was tough. In addition to the top three winners, I’ve added 3 honorable mentions and thrown in some prizes for fun.
1st Prize goes to Dave at 1pointperspective for “The Shoe Polish Chronicles”, which will be published next week as a guest post on this blog. He will be sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a cheesy Minneapolis postcard and I will make a $100 donation to the American Red Cross on his behalf to his local Red Cross Chapter.
2nd Prize goes to Kirizar at The Dust Season for “Personals vs. Real Estate: Needs Work, Financing Available”, which will be published next week as a guest post on this blog. She will be sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a pathetic Minneapolis postcard and I will make a $75 donation to the American Red Cross on her behalf to her local Red Cross Chapter.
3rd Prize goes to Fransi at 365 and Counting for “Aging Gets Better with Age”, which will be published next week as a guest post on this blog. She will be sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a lame Minneapolis postcard and I will make a $50 donation to the Red Cross on her behalf to her local Red Cross Chapter or their International Disaster Response fund.
Honorable Mentions: These three entries, listed in no particular order, included a poem, conflicted internal dialogue and inspirational thoughts. Unique and expressive, I couldn’t leave them out. I will publish each of these as guest posts to my blog, send them a Green Study Coffee Mug, Minneapolis postcard and donate $25 each to the American Red Cross on their behalf of their local Red Cross Chapter or their International Disaster Response fund.
Ruth at Travelling True North with “Life in the Midlife Teens”.
Meryl at Six Decades and Counting…Life Reinvented with “My Time is Now”.
Don with a “mid-life crisis” poem.
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Congratulations to everybody!
(Sorry I didn’t enter this time, Michelle. Work has been nuts.)
It’s always a tough time of year to run a contest, but there were enough entries to make it fun!
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I totally forgot this. Darn it! Maybe next year.
It seems to be an annual event (3 years running), so I’m sure you’ll get another chance!
Apparently the flu has had an impact on your judgement, but I’m not complaining! I’m gonna go clear space in the cabinet for my new mug. Once I get it, I’ll be filling it with a Roth IRA, which is a cocktail containing vodka, peach schnapps and Metamucil, among other ingredients.
I just blew Alka-Selzer Plus out my nose when I read this comment. Citrus flavored.
Congrats, Dave! Flu or not, your piece was great and I look forward to sharing it with others next week.
Thanks Michelle! I am more honourable for the mention. Or honorable, depending on your homeland. Look forward to reading the words of other celebrated fogies and a new mug to adorn the cupboard. Brilliant.
You’re welcome, Ruth. I just got a couple bounceback replies from your email – did you receive any emails from me today?
Thanks so much for participating!
One email came through fine. Worth another go if you need?
I was just confirming that I’d received yours with the needed info, so no worries.
Christmas elves still working their magic. Hope you’re feeling better soon!
Congratulations to all winners and honorable mentions! Looking forward to reading all these entries!
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