Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I Won the Sense of Place Contest!

I am so excited! I won the Sense of Place Contest for the Maggie's Southern Reading Challenge. My entry is included with my review of Charles Martin's When Crickets Cry. It truly was a book that evoked a sense of place. Someday perhaps I will be able to visit Lake Burton. I'm certainly ready right now, if only my boss could spare me.

My prize, you ask? An autographed copy of Plain Heathen Mishief by Martin Clark. It sounds like it will be quite a fun adventure! I look forward to reading it.

I think most of all though I enjoyed visiting the other participants' blogs. There were so many great entries. If you get the chance visit Maggie's blog and click on the links of the various participants.

On a side note, today I received a pin for being with my agency for 10 years (my actual anniversary was back in June). One of my coworkers was in stitches, laughing so hard despite trying to keep a straight face and show her admiration for the pin. She thinks I deserve a big bonus. I think I deserve an all expense paid trip to Lake Burton. At least in 20 years, I will get to choose a gift from a catalog. Maybe a pen or a mug?


  1. Congratulations on the win and the pin! (Ha, I couldn't resist the rhyme)

  2. Congratulations on winning the challenge!

    And uh, yeah, they should give you more than a pin for 10 years. ;) Better than nothing, I guess? *grin*

  3. Congratulations on your win, that's very cool. I love jobs that give you really useless crap when you have worked for them for years. Ours gives plaques...

  4. Congratulations on your win! I would love to visit Lake Burton too!

  5. Congratulations! I enjoyed visiting the blogs that participated in Maggie's contest, too. Some really great images were posted and such fun making connections to the books.

  6. Congratulations! It's so much fun to win something.

    Re: the pin. Be glad it wasn't a picture frame with the company logo. That they then expected you to use ...

  7. LOL, congrats on the book...and the pin. My mom got to choose goodies up until she left the company after 25 years. She had a pretty nice collection of pendants and organizers.

  8. Congratulations on your win! Looking forward to your review of the book. Isn't that a cool cover?

  9. Way to Go! It could have been a mug, so count your blessing! :D

  10. Congratulations on your win! It was well deserved.

    Unlike the mug or pin. That's it? No luncheon?

  11. YAY wendy! You go girl.. you are so modest you never mentioned this in our book group. Congrats! Jody

  12. Nikki - Thanks! I like your rhyme. LOL

    Heather - Thank you. I'm really excited about winning the Sense of Place contest.

    The 10 year pin is bigger than the 5 year pin. I dug that one out to compare the two. :-)

    Rhinoa - Thank you! I think I may get a plaque for 15 years, but I'm not sure.

    Amy - It looks like such a lovely place, doesn't it? Thanks for the congratulations!

    Jenclair - Thank you! he Sense of Place contest was a very nice touch, wasn't it?

    Bridget - Thanks! Yes, books make the best prizes, I think. Next to money, but that would be a different kind of contest. LOL

    You are right--I think I'd rather have the pin than a picture frame with the company logo. Haha

    Andi - Thank you!

    It is nice to get recognition at work period because that in and of itself is a rarity (unless you do something really really bad).

    Iliana - Thank you! I do like the cover on that book.

    Tanabata & Alisia - Thanks so much!

    Maggie - Thanks!

    A mug at least might have been useful. LOL Seriously, I'm okay with the pin. It's nice that they recognize employees at all.

    Carrie - Thanks! I think I get the luncheon when I retire. :-)

  13. Hi, Jody! Thank you. :-) I thought perhaps I'd done enough self-back-patting in the group to last for a little while. LOL

  14. Congratulations on your win, Wendy! :D

  15. BTW - I need your address to send the book. :)

    My e-mail is mmoranATnorthwestmsDOTedu

  16. Maggie - I sent my address to you. :-) Thanks so much!

  17. I didn't get it! Could u please send again?


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