Saturday, 28 March 2009

Fairies, Pirates and Wolves... Oh my!

I love contests. Though you've probably already guessed that. I first caught the contest bug when I won a holiday to Las Vegas plus spending money a distant 10 years ago. Since then I've won videos, t-shirts and books. Anyway, why am I telling you all this? Because I'm excited to have just bought a wad of fairy and pirate items for a future contest which I will be running in honour of my first pro sale. The story was accepted last November and I'm hoping it will appear in the next couple of months. I like to be prepared. I'm also trying to stiff the taxman.

Of course my ebay hunt also led to my spending an hour procrastinating. Consider my wrists duly slapped.

Wolf Dude won't be hosting this competition. He's currently in prison (ie locked in my bookcase) for scaring my four year old niece last week. I have to admit I played my own part in the evil act (I left him guarding my make-up case where her sticky fingers usually wind up) and my brother added to the distress by persuading Wolf Dude to go for a walk across my dressing table while singing his trademark song. I don't think I should be allowed to write for children.

13 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Wolf Dude can come and protect stuff from small children anytime he wants to in my house.

Natalie L. Sin said...

LMFAO @ Wolfdude

Ian said...

Wolfdude welcome here! I grew up on Hans C. Andersen and the Grimm Bros, and it only warped me a little bit.

K.C. Shaw said...

Wolf Dude scares me a little too. He doesn't look like he could swim, though, so I'm probably safe from him.

The contest sounds intriguing!

Andrea said...

I love contests too though I rarely ever win. I try anyways.

Wolfdude can visit here anytime he wants. Maybe he can scare my brother in to...I don't know...cleaning something. That would scare me.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Jamie - he's not as effectual as he thinks. She did carry him all the way down the stairs to complain that he scares her.

Natalie - stop laughing, he has been very naughty.

Ian - totally warped this end.

KC - He knows how to sail yachts though and how to catch a bus when he reaches another continent.

Andrea - he's yet to scare me into cleaning my office. :)

Brenda said...

A multi-tasking Wolf Dude...band member, protector of make-up...you got yourself a gem when he came into your world...grin...

Catherine J Gardner said...

A wolf of many skills.

Kim Kasch said...

Just thought I'd tell you that I'm celebrating Poetry Month over on my blog with a: ”Poetry Contest”

Aaron Polson said...

Oh...I have two children in my house that would love a song from Wolf Dude. But they're a little warped themselves, chips off the old block and all that.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Kim, I noticed. I saw the word poetry and I ran away. :D

My poor niece seems to have developed a fear of anything to do with wolves.

Carrie Harris said...

I think Wolf Dude is made of awesome. I'd like a mural sized one to keep my kids from drawing on the walls.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'm now wishing I'd bought his twin brother last Halloween.