Thursday, March 1, 2007

Our First Contest




Okay, friends, put on your Smarty Pants, and get your creative juices flowing! Robin and I have a $25.00 Booksense.com gift certificate for to the individual that comes up with the best answer to the following Jeff Foxworthy-ism.


"You know you're a true introvert when (or if)..."
Here's a couple from us.

You know you're a true introvert when the Publisher's Clearinghouse van pulls up in front of your house, and you hope like hell they didn't see you duck behind the drapes. (Mary)

You know you're a true introvert if you're thrilled to have caught a big, honkin' head cold that means you have to stay home from the Annual Office Christmas Party. (Robin)

Get ready, set, and look out! Contest ends on St. Patrick's Day. Good luck!

:-]
Mary Hershey

19 comments:

C.K. said...

"You know you're a true introvert when (or if)..."

You're afraid to post an entry for this contest.

;-)

Robin L said...

Ha! Very true, C.K.!

Joan said...

You know you're a true introvert when you avoid submitting to contests -- not because you think you WON'T win, but because you're afraid that you MIGHT!

Anonymous said...

Well, sheesh, I thought I was an introvert--but you know you're a true extravert when you can't think of anything *at all* to enter in this contest!

--Erin

Neriza said...

You know you're a true introvert when you need to hire someone to help you at work very badly, but the thought of sharing your office and your day with a human being you don't know makes your tummy and your head feel really funny, so you just get some goldfish instead.

Mary Hershey said...

Love 'em, love 'em and keep 'em coming. There's only about a week left in this contest!

:-]
Mary Hershey

Anonymous said...

You know you're an introvert when you deny it's your birthday, not to avoid reavealing your true age, but to avoid singing waiters bearing lit cupcakes.
From Rebecca Langston-George
P.S. Nice website!

Barbara Bietz said...

Robin and Mary,
This blog is too wonderful!

You know you are an introvert when you run into an old friend who asks what's new, and even though your inner voice is screaming I WROTE A BOOK! your real voice says "not much what's new with you?"

Terry Pierce said...

You know you're an introvert when the Caldecott Committee calls to tell you that your picture book was chosen as this year's winner, and you say, "I'm sorry, you must have the wrong number."

Gar said...

You know you're a true introvert when you cover the mirrors when you're home alone.

Mussel Bound said...

You know you're an introvert when you carry a handful of religious tracts on plane rides and long bus rides, so people will avoid you.

PS - great site, thanks to Ellen Jackson for posting it on the SCBWI site!

Kris said...

You see the bathroom not only as a place for necessary personal hygiene, but as a place to gather your thoughts and find a moment of solitude. Accordingly, you are disdainful of people who use cell phones in public restrooms, because the diatribe two stalls down about Aunt Bessie's recent run in with the law is definitely NOT helping you to recharge.

Anonymous said...

You know you are a true introvert when you are voted employee of the year and you insist the ballots were tampered with. (Only because you know your boss will make you give a speech at the end of the year luncheon.)

(This one is true. Giggle.)

Kimberly Lynn

Dan Hanna said...

You know you're a true introvert if you can mate and reproduce with other introverts.

Charlotte said...
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Charlotte said...

You know you're a true introvert when you get home from work and coast into the driveway because using gas makes more noise and you creep around to the back of the house and sneak into the kitchen to maybe get a cold drink out of the fridge and then creep back to the back steps so you can have a bit of Quiet Time before your children realize you're home.

You know you're an introvert when you go to a party and inevitably find yourself thinking "Now where's a good place to hide?"

To quote Edward Gorey:
There was a young lady named Jane,
Who found parties a terrible strain.
With movements uncertain,
She hid neath a curtain,
And made sounds like a rabbit in pain.

Neriza said...

You know you're a true introvert when you go to a party, and the guests think you've been hired to play with the kids while they have a good time. (True story.)

Anonymous said...

Neriza, now that's a good one!

Kimberly Lynn

Anonymous said...

You know you are a true introvert when you love Halloween for its masks, never mind the candy.

Kimberly Lynn