Friday, June 30
One of 200 runners-up -- congratulations!
So remember that Hipster Haiku contest I posted about a couple weeks ago? (If you don't, the post is here.) Well I am a winner, of sorts, and my name is now going to be published in the book, aptly titled Hipster Haiku, which will be released in October 2006.
An excerpt from the good news email:
You’ve been selected as one of the 200 runners-up in the Hipster Haiku Contest! Over 800 haiku were submitted to the contest, and yours definitely stood out.
Finally, I have something to write home about.
I can see the conversation now:
-"I entered this contest. I'm a winner! (Of sorts.) Well, more like I'm a runners-up. One of two hundred. But I like to think about it this way: seventy-five percent of the people who entered, I'm better than. I'm in the top twenty-fifth percentile. Which is still good enough to get into many fine second-tier schools and universities across the nation. Like Clemson."
-"You need to work harder."
-"I am working hard."
-"I know this will make you angry, but have you thought again about law school?"
at 1:16 PM