Waaaaay back in time, back in an age when things were simpler, My Lovely Wife and I won a contest. It was 2002, the last palindromic year we'd have for another century. Sure, we were all still trying to understand why things weren't getting that much better with Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, but there was still a sense that everything would come together in the end with the last Star Wars movie that was already being made.
Yes, a simpler time.
My Lovely Wife entered a contest after buying a toothbrush, and low and behold, we won a week in Whistler, BC! It was an awesome vacation.
Fast forward a few more years, and this time I entered a contest after buying some VH Honey Garlic Sauce. Boom, won a week in Los Angeles, CA. That was also an awesome vacation.
What do these things have in common? That's right, I quit my job just before taking them. But that's not what I was going for here. No, I'm referring to the fact that we entered contests.
My Lovely Wife and I are contest enterers (holy cow, that's a word! I thought I was making it up to be cute, but no. The world is an amazing place...). We go through phases where we'll enter every contest we see, and then we slack off, then we repeat. It's just a thing we do.
Why am I bringing all this up now?
Because it looks like Dara isn't the only creative person in that relationship.
The Talented Mr. Fox has created a website to bring people who enter contests together into a community. If you like contests, I highly recommend it. You can submit contests that you've found to the site so others can enter, and sort through contests that other people have submitted to find ones that you're eligible for. And when you do win something (because OF COURSE you're going to win, it's inevitable!) you can share the story of your win with others. He's even set up awards, so even if you go through a dry spell and don't win anything for a while you can still keep that feeling that you're getting somewhere.
Oh, and he's also got some actual prizes for members - so just by being a member you're already in a contest!
Check it out at www.winnersunited.com, and give Mr. Fox some love. The site is just starting, so this is your chance to get in and create a community! You know like what it must have been like when Mr. Main built his house on a road in what would eventually become your home town and said "I'm going to name this street after me"? Well, that's what it'll be like for you. And maybe you can win some stuff too. I like winning, you like winning, who doesn't like winning?
Why are you still reading this? Go on now. Skidaddle.