Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Limerick Contest Winner

This was a bit of a puzzler.  There were two real contenders, Rita E in Az and neverdyingpoet.  But I said I'd announce the winner at the end of March and it is long since time to do just that.  Since I can't narrow it down any further, there will be two winners of a $10 gc to 123stitch:: Rita and the stitcherman named Shirley.  Why that reminds me of the old Johnny Cash song, A Boy named Sue, I can't say, but it does!  I am still puzzling over what a swirly is ... some exotic boxing move? a sweet little stitched what-not? an imaginary object inserted for the sake of rhyme?  I'll be e-mailing the two winners later on today but right now I have to get ready for work.  Thanks to all who participated in my little contest.  I'll do it again next winter.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What! My lame attempt didn't win? I am obviously destined to be a starving poet unappreciated until after my death LOL.

I imagine a swirlie to be like a wedgie but with a little flourish?!

Great competition and congrats to the more populist poets, appealing to the masses etc.

I'm off to my garret now...

to ponder changing my name to something more rhymy for next year LOL.

Stitchinowl said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks Riona for the fun contest. I enjoyed reading all the entries.

neverdyingpoet said...

Hmm...Perhaps I should stay up too late more often.

Still surprised that I tied for the win.


For anyone who's wondering, the technical definition of a swirly/swirlie is "the process of sticking someone's head in the toilet and flushing."

(I chose it not in endorsement of the act but in desperation to find a rhyme for "Shirley"...and I refused to use "squirrely"!