9.12.2008

Excuse me for this shameless plug

When I was a high school senior, I won a state public speaking championship in the extemporaneous speech category. It was quite an accomplishment and also the last time I won anything --except for a few scratch-off discounts and free fries at McDonalds.

I try to tell myself it doesn’t matter. Winning isn’t everything, right?

Still, twenty-three years without being victorious is quite a losing streak. Even the Red Sox have garnered a championship in all the years since I’ve been a loser. And, I’d like to change my luck.

This is where you come in. You can make me a winner again.

This site has been nominated for a “Love This Site!” award by Divine Caroline, a women’s social media site. Even though I haven’t the foggiest idea why or how I was nominated, even though I don’t necessarily think I should have been nominated, I am honored and grateful just the same.

At the same time, being a contender puts a little pressure on me, especially given my history. I don’t want to be the Susan Lucci of the blog word, I want to WIN, dammit. ;-)

So won’t you head over there an cast your vote by clicking the badge to the right? I will warn you, Divine Caroline asks voters to register an e-mail and offers its monthly newsletter (which you can decline), but isn’t this a small price to pay to keep my both ego and self-esteem nice and healthy?

On second thought, don’t answer that. Just go vote.

18 comments:

Just a trumpet player said...

I did it !!

I voted !!!

Dianne said...

I voted! It only takes a second to register and it's actually an interesting place :)

you win my heart all the time!! :)

Connie said...

I voted :-)

Once I gave my new-to-the-US maid a lecture about playing Lotto. Think of it only as a mean of charity, I said. Nobody hardly ever wins much, I said. Hey, she said, those are some of your numbers. $100, the ticket said. There went my lesson.

Good luck!

kenju said...

I did already. Can we vote more than once?

Diane Mandy said...

kenju - only with a different e-mail address. Thank you for your vote!

A Touch of Dutch said...

I'm on my way to vote! You deserve it. I've had many good chuckles over my morning coffee while reading your blogs, so you do deserve it :)

running42k said...

Voted for because I love this site too.

Andrea said...

I'm psched we'll be staying at the same place in Bremen :)

Heading over to vote too! I LOVE your site.

American in Norway said...

Voted.. your in second place... bet you will end up in first today... crossing my fingers & toes for ya!

AmyD said...

Done and done!! Good luck, lady!

meno said...

I have 4 different e-mail addresses! Ha!

karey m. said...

voted!

Xavierism said...

Better than hair plugs!!!!

*CHEERS*

Claire said...

I shall toddle off and do my part.

You are a winner!

Cxx

Cheryl said...

Woo hoo! Good luck :)

Ron said...

Hi Diane!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

And you bet...I'll go by now and cast my vote!

"Susan Lucci"...that cracked me up!!!

GOOD LUCK, DIANE...

I have a feeling you're going to WIN!!!

Shelly said...

I love your blog, of course I'll vote ;) sometimes a girl just wants to win...
Good luck!

Dixie said...

I'm proud to have voted for you!