Monday, July 17, 2006

a major award!

i love presents! if you want me to know that you like me, love me, or think i'm great, gifts are definately the way to go!

so, i pull into KY tired and hot, and my mom covers my eyes and steers me toward my (our... no, no, i'm pretty sure it's MY) anniversary present... a beautiful, antique roll top secretary desk! oooo! ahhhh! it so lovely! it even caused me to think about turning around and driving home, so i could put it in the livingroom! i looked all over online to find a picture similar enough to give you an idea of what it looks like, but i didn't see one that did it justice, and there is no digital camera here, soooo...you will just have to wait and see! :)

and for the record, i do accept gifts smaller than antique roll top desks. infact, since i already have one of those, you should just cross it off your list entirely!

OH! BIG NEWS! earlier in my blog, i posted a poem i wrote, called 'the vine'. well, a while ago, i submitted it to a national poetry contest, and won "outstanding achievement in poetry" award! hooray me! unfortunately, it's not a cash prize - but there is a lovely crytal trophy i can get ... by either going to las vegas or sending a "nominal" fee of $169 (which includes a "free" subscription to some national poetry "news" magazine...but, oddly, not shipping and handling). i kid you not - this is the picture they sent me in the email i recieved....



sadly, i think i will have to forgo my lovely crystal prize. too bad - i could have put it on my new desk....

4 comments:

Sabrina said...

Man! Now I have no idea what to get you for Christmas! Heh. I'm glad you got your desk and congrats on the poetry win! That'll teach you to be more optimistic.

rachel said...

well, i suppose you could always go for the leopard print chaise lounge...

merrill5 said...

A major award? Well congrats. I must say i am dissappointed that it's a crystal trophy. Aren't "major awards" supposed to be a lamp in the shape of a leg?

rachel said...

and aren't they supposed to offer them to you free of charge? :)