April 27, 2008

Funnel Cakes and Fahrenheit 451

I won an essay contest!

It's really not a huge deal, but I was pretty excited nonetheless. (Haha. Only 17 people entered the thing.) The county libraries here sponsored an essay contest about Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As one of two winners of this contest, I won a new copy of the book as well as a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. And I'll also be published in the local paper! This makes me very happy since I can add another clip to my portfolio.

Anyway, Justin and I headed down to the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival on Friday night to retrieve my gift certificate (and ironically we did not see any dogwood flowers). Along the way we chatted with a Vietnam vet, gawked at the sheer size of the Budweiser Clydesdales, and ate a funnel cake. Oh, and I saw a middle-aged woman with no teeth. No dentures. No fake chompers. Just gums and a lot of pride. I was a little afraid she would berate us for being a "mixed-breed" couple.

Gotta love the South.


  1. Mixbred is better than inbred, eh?!

  2. Great job, Caroline! You are totally building up your portfolio and will have some great stuff - I'm not surprised. You're a fantastic writer.

  3. Hey Carolina
    It's Amelda. Do you remember me. I was reading Charlee's blog and I came across yours. There are some big changes that has happened in your life. Congratulations on the marriage. I moved to Chicago last year. At first I loved it, but I have come to hate it lately because we only have winter here.


  4. woowoo! Congratulations, Caroline.

    Also, funnel cakes?! I love them! thanks for reminding me. Next time we're in town together, let's do a funnel cake eating contest. I will rock you.

  5. Lisa -- funnel cake eating contest! Wahoo! But I already know that you'd have me beat. I don't really like them too much! I know, I know...I'm weird. I think they taste too much like pancakes or waffles, which I kind of hate. But maybe we should have another Ferroro Roche rematch?!

    Amelda -- So good to hear from you! Are you still working in accounting? How long will you be staying in Chicago? I hear it's a really fun town. What else is new in your life?

    Aly -- I totally just watched a 20/20 special about cousins who marry. G-R-O-S-S!

    Lindsey -- Hehe. Thanks for the nice comment! I loved your recent pic of your adorable belly on your blog! Can't wait to see what your baby boy will look like. And I can't wait to hear what you guys name him! Maybe something completely British like Basil or Alistair? Haha.

  6. Congrats on the essay contest! What was your essay about?

  7. Congratulations on the essay contest! And I did have to say, you make that funnel cake look darn sexy. Any chance you guys could get stationed in Hawaii? Miss you.

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  9. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/amazing_feats/unusual_skills/most_ferrero_rocher_chocolates_eaten_in_1minute.aspx

    Don't you think we could demolish this one?