Okay, after MUCH deliberation and input from a few trusted friends, here are the winners of the caption contest (I could not possibly choose just one). These will all be coming soon!!
In THIRD PLACE, we have a tie between two submitters and four phrases—I’m thinking this will be a series of Great Quotations ($15 gift certificate to each submitter):
“Too fucking busy, too busy fucking.” [Dorothy Parker] from Diane
“An apple a day keeps anyone away if you throw it hard enough.” [Stephen Colbert] from April
“You have delighted us long enough.” [Jane Austen] from April
“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.” [Oscar Wilde] from April
In SECOND place, we have a tie between two submitters and two phrases I just have to see realized in cross stitch ($25 gift certificate to each submitter):
“I wish I were a unicorn so I could stab all the useless people with my head.” (from Nysa)
“When work feels overwhelming, remember that you’re going to die.” (from Sarah)
And in FIRST PLACE, the Grand Supreme Full Glitz Queen Champion winner of the $50 gift certificate!):
“THIS PLACE IS TOTALLY GAY.” (from Ingrid)
(you know I mean that in a super positive celebratory way, right?)
Also, a Special Award goes to Eileen, a middle school teacher in a rough part of Chicago who sent several gems from the mouths of her students including “Shut up talking to me!” We all liked this so much that we’re planning to work on a series with her if she’ll have us. Stay tuned!
“You can’t leave early if you don’t come in late.” (Julie)
“”If the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.” (Joan)
Thanks so much to ALL of you for taking the time to send in your ideas and for making me laugh all weekend! I’m definitely going to do this again. And let me know if you have any ideas for other contests or things you’d like to see happen around here. You are my fuel!
I will be in touch tomorrow with gift certificate info.