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17 January 2009 @ 09:27 am
Haiku Contest Winners  
Let me just say, this was a hard decision! I identified with so many, laughed and giggled over a bunch, and thought some were just really beautiful. However, it all comes down to my whimsical nature, right? So here we go.

First Prize: It's a tie, folks. Both of these girls will receive a $50 GC to Target (or the store of your choice).

slitherhither 's offering:

red wine you seduce
leave behind morning headache
c-o-f-f-e-e aspirin

maureen 's entry:

morning aroma
savory black liquid calls
sanity reborn

Second prize wins a $15 gift certificate to Target (or store of your choice) goes to the tie between two women who never fail to make me laugh:
mugglechump , for the reference to my nightmare of a honeymoon:

The friendly dolphin
Sweet or just a horny fish?
Newlyweds beware

And mynuet ? Dear heavens. She knows me too well. I also liked her dolphin offering, and the one about Diet Coke, AND the one about about nutjobs and psychos in fandom, but this is the one that won it:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan
can eat crackers in my bed
any time he wants.

Third Prize  goes to idreamofdraco, for:

Go on a diet
Give up butter, fried food, sweets
Stomach growls, "Screw this"

And honorable mention?  I liked these:
heyurs for the one about writers, jessicakmalfoy for 'Valentine's Day,' dragonsangel68 for the wedding entry, wolfstar07 for all the lovely verse, peacefulwmn9 for the lake ice offering, and finally, numbaby 's, whose poem is the perfect closing to this post:

Grasp profundity
Wrap it in lyrics and rhyme
Posterity mine.

If you want to claim your prizes (even honorable mention gets something!), make sure that you send your mailing address to my email address: persephone3333@gmail.com!
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Jessica K Malfoyjessicakmalfoy on January 17th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Very good picks. I liked the ones you chose too.

The dolphin reference is very funny. Have you ever seen the King of the Hill episode where Hank gets almost violated by a dolphin. I'm laughing just thinking about it.

So what exactly happened on your honeymoon?
Carrie Leigh: Vengeful Dolphinscarrie_leigh on January 17th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
*laughs* You've not read the story?

Have a good time, then.

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: James - Cornyjandjsalmon on January 17th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
*giggles madly* Hilarious. Excellent choices all round! :D
O Demanding One: Express: YAY!  ^-^heyurs on January 17th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)

*loud clapping for everyone*

This was very sweet of you, Carrie. :)

maureen: wine two glassesmaureen on January 17th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
I checked out all the entries on the last day and I agree... you got some incredible submissions. I honestly didn't even expect to place! (*is humbly honored*)

I think I'll skip the Target gift card (that's lots of money for you to be shelling out)... however, if you are so moved, I'd love one of those incredible bags you make. I'm partial to cool colors... blues, greens, purples, so on.

Edit/PS = My favorite of them all was the other winner... red wine is SO good and those blasted headaches! Ugh. Poetry that gives you a flashback headache is good poetry.

Edited at 2009-01-17 04:54 pm (UTC)
seegrim: beautifulseegrim on January 17th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
*claps loudly*

Kate: Kitty:  Naked Barbiemugglechump on January 17th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Carrie, you're awesome. That was really a lot of fun, both to write and to read. Thank you!
dragonsangel68: Happy - Wootdragonsangel68 on January 17th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
This was so much fun! And I got an honorable mention *bounces*
WolfStarwolfstar07 on January 18th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Awesome. I got honourable mention! :)
Cydneyalittleredhood on January 19th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
I have not been on LJ in many moons and thus missed your whole contest, which is fine because my favorite haiku was not written by me:

Haikus can be great
But sometimes they don't make sense

Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on January 19th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)

Aw. I miss you!

(and I like your Haiku. :D)

Aaaaand I've watched almost all but the current season of Dr. Who. I'm addicted. FINALLY.
slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on January 19th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
OMG, I'm stunned and honored to have tickled your fancy so! (and, uh, sorry about all those 11th hour divorce-recovery haiku submissions... *blushes* but they sure were fun to write! :D [now go to sleep already, haiku muse!]). Your fabulous example (FRANK/ His stupid stone owl / sits in the garden mocking / one day... sledgehammer ) started the whole thing off on a fine foot, so thank you.

I'm with maureen, may I please have a fabulous sewing product in lieu of anything else? I'd rather divert any potential gift card to the $129-bottles-of-red-wine-for-Carrie-and-whatever-Anti-Hangover Potion-she-favors fund. *g* Perhaps an apron, with whatever fabulous fabric leftovers you have lying / laying around? (anything that inspires you... but if you want additional inspiration I do like "happy colors" to help stave off clinical depression as a dreaded kitchen chore looms.)

Kisses for having the fun haiku idea in the first place!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on February 2nd, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Alrighty, girl. I have a super sassy apron that's waiting to be shipped to you, I only need your address. You can leave it at Persephone3333@gmail.com!

slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on February 4th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Yay! Super sassy, huh? I can't wait to see what that means! I'm off to email you my mailing address right now, and thank you in advance!