Monday, October 20, 2008

Contest!

I, David Grover, am a fan of contests. I have an entire philosophy about contests. I enter every contest I can.

But now, faithful readers, it's your turn to enter a contest. Behold, the first ever Journey to the East contest:

The Reverse Pretend Crush Guest Post Contest


Here's the deal:
  1. Read "Reverse Pretend Crush," a post I posted last week.
  2. Write a guest post for this blog entitled "Why the Reverse Pretend Crush Is Not a Viable Life Strategy."
  3. Send it to me at groooover[at]gmail[dot]com by 11:59 pm this Sunday, Hawaii time.
I'll choose the best 3 posts and post them on this blog, and then you all will get to vote for your favorite one. The writer of the guest post that gets the most votes will get flowers and a box of chocolates and permanent pretend-crush status with me.*

So get reading and writing. For all you lurkers out there (those who read but don't comment), this is your big chance to quit being creepy. You have a whole work week to procrastinate, a Saturday to put it off, and a Sunday to get it done.


* Unless you're related to me. If so, you just get bragging rights against the rest of the family all this holiday season.

13 comments:

Liz said...

Oh it's on!!! This contest ain't for weak sauce!

JMinshew said...
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Liz said...

See!! Some strain of weak sauce already deleted their comment because they were so afraid!

JMinshew said...

Yes that was I, actually. I read the instructions wrong and posted my entry as a reply to this post. Maybe some day you'll see it, Liz.

Sarah said...

What are you talking about?! The reverse pretend crush theory is not flawed. It's brilliant. How can pretending everyone in the universe thinks you're great be bad? If anything, it would make you more confident in reaching out and meeting others because you've already convinced yourself that they like you. Isn't that what keeps us from reaching out - the fear of rejection?

Either I don't get it or you're smarter than you think you are.

Jennifer said...

It is NOT the fear of rejection that keeps us from reaching out. It is the fear that these people are stupid and then you are stuck talking to them forever.

The Hippo said...

Jen's got it right. what if you end up with crappy friends?

Drew said...

I'm gonna win this contest by utilizing 'reverse pretend intimidation'! I already know that everyone else thinks that I'm gonna destroy them with my literary finesse which empowers me and enhances my creativity; even when I don't match.

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh. Is that Drewbie? You're even smarter than David!

Jennifer said...

It's not Drew - It's Rachel. Love, Jen

Liz said...

Tru-dat Dawg!

Jennifer said...

What!? I totally thought that the top three would be posted today! Slacker! What were you doing: "revising," "grading papers"? Whatev. You're a goat.

David Grover said...

Just for that I revoke any and all post cards you have or may receive from me. Please deliver them to one of your sisters, who better know how to appreciate me.