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.