Saturday, July 11, 2009


Just 'cause I'm outta good luck
doesn't mean you have to be.
I'm hosting a new POPrs Giveaway,
so everyone has to enter, oui? *

I never win anything! My sister-in-law once won a beautiful 1 carat diamond. And a week later, she won a color TV. Nice!

I was never on a team of any kind, so I've never won a soccer, basketball , football, volleyball, whiffleball or any other kind of trophy. No musical talent, either.

You've never seen me with Ed McMahon, because I've never won the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. No answering the door in my robe to accept the roses and big check. Never.

You've heard of the Miracle Mile in Fond du Lac, WI? Claim to have to most winning Powerball tickets ever sold in that 1 mile stretch of Main Street. I've bought tickets there, too. Never won.

The latest contest that I haven't won? The Ugly Patio Contest. We just started to redo our ugly patio when I heard about the contest. My friend Denise urged me to enter.

"You'd be a shoe-in," she proclaimed. The thought of a free patio, landscaping, and a shiny new grill sounded good.

So I took these photos and sent them off. Every morning for a week, I was up early, watching for my pictures to be among the five finalists. By Friday morning, I was convinced I'd be the last finalist. But NO. It was some guy with a back step and grass. He didn't even HAVE a patio, much less one as UGLY as mine!

Judge for yourself. And I was so convinced that we'd win, that I stopped the bidding process. Now, schedules are full and we have to wait til next year. So I've put up my tomato swingsets where the bushes were pulled out. But the patio is still UGLY!

Good thing the DECK is beautiful! That's where I'll be. Just sitting in an Adirondack chair, trying to figure out what to do about the mess on the other side of the house.

*My 24 words are brought to you by Six-Word Saturday, hosted by Cate at Show My Face. And my New POPrs Giveaway starts tomorrow, so please stop by!


Susana said...

Just dropping by from SITS! Cute blog!!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Your blog is fun, definitely with a lot of character. I think your patio has a lot of potential. Nice meeting you fellow SITSta!

Lindy said...

I hope you win. I, too, have not had very good luck at winning, but my day is coming! Have a great SWS!

Princess Andy said...

yeah, i totally think you should have won!

if the contest was for the ugliest patio, that guy who didn't have one should not have won.

you were ripped off!


Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

It has a lot of potential...

Becca said...

Aww...I'm sorry you've never won anything. To someone, your patio wasn't ugly enough lol. You could always try you lucky in my contest at my blog...but not guarantees!

Melissa B. said...

Gosh, were there bushes all the way around that patio? What are your plans for the space, since you didn't win the contest?

Call Me Cate said...

Yes, it could use some sprucing up I suppose... But it probably wouldn't take much to make it look nice!

Thanks for playing!

Rhonda said...

I can't BELIEVE you didn't win!! lol How's that for an uplifting comment? lol Some day I will post a picture of my deck for you. It's pretty bad too. lol

Michelle said...

Bummer... I thought you had a good shot - and I mean that in the best possible way!

Tracy P. said...

Yeah, but you won a lifetime with the pop'rs king himself, which probably makes you famous in your own right! At least you have a hot tub for drowning your sorrows. :-)

Susie said...

I've seen worse patios in my day but I still hope you win. Wouldn't it be nice?

Marrdy said...

You totally have my vote for ugly patio. (and I do love you, so I don't want you to think I am being mean!!) You should have won. What you should win for is your quilts!

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