Monday, July 7, 2008

I WON, I WON!!

I just learned that my 4th of July story , ( "One 4th of July-1944"), entry into the "Canada Day/4th of July blog post contest, was selected as the winner. I don't think I have ever won a contest based on my writing before----wow, who says old dogs can't learn new tricks---what a rush----I am totally pumped right now. Like Hello, look at the competition I was up against, here's Wayne John's post (click the link and read it) I thought his entry would most likely win, Wayne has a flair for word usage. its why his blog is listed on my page under spunky thinkers. (Just goes to show ya that the Tri-city area of Southern California is making a comeback, what with the likes of Wayne John moving in)
I just hope that in the times ahead I get to prove that this win was not just a fluke, that maybe just maybe I have a modicum of talent, and I can put together a body of work to allow myself to honestly say I am at least a so-so writer---so again Thanks Rose DesRochers and all the great folk at  Blogger Talk,   for this honor---one small step for the OLD dude-----

11 comments:

  1. Gee I'm glad they have some writers left down there in hollywood. Maybe you could write for TV. If I see one more ad for a reality show I think I'll scream and cut the cable.

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  2. Hi Gary,
    Congratulations ! I definitively love your posts. They are so spontaneous, so living. Thanks to share with us.
    Have a good day. Here it's already the evening (9:pm)and the weather is absolutely disgusting (cold and rainy).
    :))

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  3. Gary, I felt you had the better post too quite honestly. Your post brought out more emotion of the moment and was well written as well. It wasn't until after I had written mine that I found your post (it dissappeared or switched timeframes I think).

    Congratulations Gary, you deserve that award in my opinion.

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  4. Congrats to you Gary!!! WOW..I know a famous writer..if only by photo and the occasional back and forth commenting..but hey..I still feel special for knowing you. You deserve it my friend.

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  5. THANK YOU, THANK YOU ONE AND ALL. Its the thought that counts and I am basking in the moment and the congrats pouring in---(six "grats" in only 7 hours---unbelievable) you guys are to much---as Ralph Kramden told his wife Jane again and again on the "Honeymooners"----"your the greatest"----but seriously??----how many besides Rose,Wayne and Sue----actually read the post submitted for the contest?? It didn't generate much in the way of comments at the time---and its why I figured Wayne had the contest in all probability----. Aw Hell, I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth should I?----damn, I'm a writer huh?----oh man the pressure builds----whats a boy to do for an oncore?

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  6. congrats GJG, I think what you write is very interesting, so you keep up the good work, I may not always comment but I do enjoy reading what you have to say.
    see ya

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  7. Congradulations Old Dude! Your writing is so interesting no matter what you write about, F&F or these Great United States, you keep everyone's attention!
    Great Job!

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