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A Few Words from the Inter-thingy

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:50 pm
by linda_lakeside
Hello All!

This is the first opportunity I've had to get online since Joe posted the poems from the competition last night and I'd like to say a few words, as well as offer some thanks.

When I came home last night, I idly checked my inbox and there was an email from Joe saying that we were ready to announce the winning poems, now. Joe was online, we exchanged emails and then I watched as each poem came up. I instantly recognized it, I knew its content and the author. I re-read each poem with a fresh perspective and it was a truly incredible experience. I had lived with these poems and knew them almost as well as the authors themselves. When Joe announced the winners, even though I had already been informed of which poems they were, it was like watching the winning lottery numbers come up on the screen. When I tried to utter a few words of thanks to Laurie, I am quite certain that what came from my keyboard was not sensible English.

If there have been any mix-ups, mistakes or confusion, Blame it on Midnight, Blame it on the Moon, Blame it on the Bossa Nova or blame it on linda_lakeside, the intermediary, but please, don't blame Joe. He has done a wonderful job. A more honourable judge you could not hope to find. He is a man to be admired.

To all the board members, thank you for showing me, each day, how powerful and beautiful language is. To those that entered the competition, I am honoured to have been the temporary custodian of your fine poetry. Thank you all for the experience.


Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:12 pm
by LaurieAK
Hey-what's not to understand aboot beer?!? 8)

Thanks again for your efforts and caring.


Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:28 am
by Critic2
lovely post, Linda. thanks for the help. if anyone wants to buy her a present can it be one of those watches that allows more than one time-zone?

love and kisses

The Disqualified Critic2 (not that I'm bitter or anything!)

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:23 am
by Joe Way
Dear Linda,

Thanks for the kind words, but as you know I'm capable of the occasionally f*** u*.

It's really been nice working with you, too.


Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:48 am
by Midnight
Blame it on Midnight. Please don't.

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:30 am
by lizzytysh
What a beautiful acceptance/stepping-down-now-that-it's-over speech, Linda! I knew you'd love it! It's an amazing perspective and connection you get with the poems, isn't it!?! I wish I'd said all that ~ I felt it ~ and meant it. Sorry, Laurie. I shoulda, really shoulda, said all that.

~ Lizzy

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:34 am
by LaurieAK
Boy, what some folks won't do to get me to buy them a beer! 8)