One Word Contest

I got a ton of entries for my favorite word contest (23 to be exact). I had so much fun reading them, but (of course), picking my favorite was so hard!

So, without further ado, I present to you the winner of my One Word Contest!

Bernice is the "grand prize" winner (haha!), with her entry for the word "choose."

My favorite word? I have been sitting at my computer staring at the screen rolling over all the words in my head. Which is my favorite? A big word? A small word? And then, there it was. Choose.

It is kind of silly to think that two letters would have such a great impact on me, but if you think about it, it is a powerful word. In life we are faced with challenges, decisions and roadblocks. With each of these we have to choose exactly what we have to accomplish to come out on the other side, whether it be the way we planned or with just a lesson learned.

You can plan, you can form strategies and you can have ten gazillion great ideas, but when it comes down to it, you have to choose something. You have to choose your path and act on it. Sometimes this is a rather simple feat - chicken or beef? Sometimes it isn't so easy - tell them how I feel and lose them or stay silent and stay friends in agony. No matter the situation you have to do something, even if it is just stepping back and living in agony.

Every day of our lives we make decisions and we shape our destiny. It takes more courage to choose than we give people credit for.

This entry made a lot of sense to me, and means a lot to me as well. So, Bernice, you get to pick your prize! Something hand-made, an entry revolving around the word, a ride-along (if you're ever in my neck of the woods), a guest entry...you get to pick!

"First Prize" goes to J. A. Coppinger for "Integrity."

"Second Prize" goes to Loth for her entry of "boytritus."
It's the six inch deep layer of plastic, lego and crap left lying by my two boys.

And "third prize" goes to Chris for this entry:
I'm going to go for 'Thanks' and variants thereof (see, came up with one eventually!). Thanks is one word which is not used nearly enough, but it has such power - it can make someone's day, and regularly using it means people enjoy working with/for you that much more.

That one word can make the difference between people enjoying their life and hating it. What else can you say that about?

I'd be more than happy to let you guys pick a prize, too. I'm in a giving mood!

Now, for the honorable mentions!

First goes to Nikki for "kumquat".

J gets one for his entry of "douchecanoe". It's a word I made up, so uh...thanks for letting me know it's your favorite :P

Medicx311 gets one for "fucktard," simply because I literally laughed so hard it hurt.

This girl gets one for "lovie."

And finally, Tracy gets one for "kindness."

Aw, hell, you guys can have something too. I'm just so excited so many people participated! But Bernice, you get in touch with me and let me know what "grand" prize you'd like!

An annoying long entry celebrating a year of blogging coming tonight or tomorrow (my actual blogo-versary!). Thanks again, ladies and gents :)

Take care out there,


Chris said...

3rds not bad! Got to share it with Danny, however. He may have stolen my word, but I'm sure it wasn't deliberately

Happy blogoversary!

Chris said...

Oh, and what's yours?

Bernice said...

Holy crap! This couldn't have come on a better day!

Medic 66 said...

What was wrong with "osmote"? ;-)

tracy said...
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tracy said...

Happy Blog-o- versary, Sam!!!! i want to tell you how much you have touched my life, in soooo many ways, you "Smothering Dorky Tempteress" (couldn't resist! i loved it so!). i have cried, been shocked, laughed so hard, been mesmerized, literally left speecheless (very uncommon for me!), and felt your tender presence almost like you were here with me. How to say "thank you"? Wish i knew.

Congratilations Bernice!!!! :) And thank you so much for the mention, Sam!

Somehow, someday....i will get that ride along...haha! Kiddin'...sort of...

Many thanks and much love,


Teena in Toronto said...

Interesting contest.

Happy blogoversary!

Loth said...

Woo hoo! Second! I feel famous and stuff! I knew all that crap on my living room floor would be good for something someday.....

danny said...

Happy belated blogoversary, Sam!

cris: Sorry about that, but I didn't see yours until after I had written my comment.

Chris said...

No worries Danny, I don't really mind!

My dad's favourite word:


Gesticulating, whilst talking bollocks