Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I Won The Valentine's Poem Contest at Fuel My Blog!

Thanks to all who voted. I won $200 cash! I wasn't sure what to do with the money because I hadn't made any mental plans for it yet. The pressure is on now, though... Here's an excerpt from the winning email sent to me by Kevin, the site owner of Fuel My Blog :

"If you could do me one favour and send me a picture of what you spent it on, we'll put it on the blog! A kind of finale to the story, we're big in the press in two weeks, you'll get plenty more readers and money making opportunities I can assure you!"

Thanks Kevin! We'll send a picture as soon as we figure out exactly what we're going to do - and do it.

This is kind of limiting. There's no way to go buy $200 worth of toilet paper and paper towls and make it look romantic.

Here are some ideas I've entertained so far: cookware, glasses, (our set of 6 rosenthal highballs was most recently reduced to a single highball) a purse, a coat, towels, textbooks, dinner out, a microwave stand, a lamp, etc. (The list could go on for ages) It's likely the money will half go to a party I'm giving this weekend for the local teens at the Town Hall and the other half will go to baby clothes or formula. We'll have to see - I'm still quite undecided.

If you have any swell ideas of your own, leave a comment.


  1. Hello. My name is Leigh Haarer and I'm a TV producer working on a story about the popularity blog contests. I'd love to speak with you about this contest... and how you won! Please contact me at Thanks!

  2. So Much Hate

    Whites against Blacks
    Daughters against mothers
    Sons against fathers
    Brothers against sisters.

    Why so much hate?

    Where is the love for one another
    Where the morals and the guidance?
    Where is the unity and peace?
    Where is the security and brotherhood?

    Where is this nation headed?

    When will be united as one family
    When will prejudice and racism be erased?
    When will neighbor truly love his neighbor?
    When will Martin L. King Jr.’s dream come true?

    It starts with the golden rule,

    “Loving others as you love yourself.”

    © Eve Hall 9-11-01