I have this thing for cometitions. I’m always finding them in the newspaper, and I have this idea in my head that I will win big if I enter the bake-off or writing contest or whatever it is. I clip the rules, check out the website, and come up with all sorts of great ideas so that $1,000,000.00 prize will be mine. The thing is I have never actually submitted anything into these contests. Currently clipped is the 43rd Pillsbury bake-off and the Family Circle 2007 Fiction Writing contest. The deadline comes…I haven’t perfected the recipe yet…the deadline goes… and no prize money for me. The next week I spot a new competition and clip, clip, clip get excited about that one. The worst was when I actually went and bought cans of Veg-All mixed vegetables to create some delicious masterpiece. I quickly learned that the Veg-All marketing team probably needed some new great recipes because there is simply no way to make those mixed vegetables edible.
Anyway, ever since I read the book The Prize Winner from Defiance Ohio, I’m enamored with winning these contests. Its about this incredible lady who keeps her family a float by winning all these limmerick contests that magazines had back in the old days. A neat (also true) story. (side note: book way-better than movie) Sooo any ideas for the Pillsbury bake-off? I will give you 10% of my winnings. If I choose to use your idea, and if I actually submit the thing and If I win.
Ok I need to be fair, and honest with you. THE ODDS REALLY AREN’T THAT GOOD.