Monday, August 10, 2009

Awards and contests

Hubby and I went to a local festival this weekend dedicated to tomatoes. To honor all things red, they had a redhead contest. Of course, I had to enter. I thought I might need to give myself an edge, so I put my hair up in braids a la Pippi Longstocking. I think it turned out pretty well.

See the original:

Here is my version:

Turns out my Pippi impression was not enough to win the contest. Who knew there were so many redheads in my city? There were about 15 of us in the women age 16 and over category.

They had other categories in the contest, both male and female and kids of various ages. Hubby has dark hair, as does most of his family. So I never thought our chances of having an adorable little redhead was very high (let alone two, as my sister and I always made quite an impression in public). But my wistful feelings watching the little kids in the contest were more about wanting any children without worrying about any particular hair color.

(Oh, yeah, they also had a "not a real redhead" category. The guy with the literally red head on the very left edge of my picture was robbed in that category. He even died his goatee green to represent the tomato stem. That category was won by a pretty-but-not-as-creative woman with nice fake red hair).

I did however get some awards! Thanks to Clare and Katie for giving me the One Lovely Blog award.

The rules of the award are:

Accept the award; post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

Well, I don't quite have 15 newly discovered blogs that haven't already received the award (and Katie is one I newly discovered). But here are a few blogs that I've just found recently and have enjoyed. I look forward to following their journey.

Awful, Beautiful Life
The Privileged Infertile
Keeping my head out the stove while waiting for a bun in the oven
Learning through the IF journey


  1. Sorry you didnt win the contest but I like your version of Pippi! I went as Pippi in grade 8, she was always one of my favorite characters growing up!

  2. Love the hair -- you look so adorable and fun! :)

  3. I love the Pippi! That brings back so many memories!

  4. I always wanted to be Pippi... you look so cute!

  5. I love your version of Pippi! I can't believe that one guy didn't win though!


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