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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Taking Chances & Give Away Winners

I received these pictures the other day.

I could get philosophical on you.

I could say something about needing to take chances with your writing.

Or I could tell you how sometimes facing our fears brings great rewards.

But no.

All I'm gonna say




I'll leave that adventure to others.

I prefer to have my feet planted 


on the ground, thank you very much!

NOW...let's take care of some business, shall we?

Thanks to everyone who sent in a mom memory.  I received some really nice entries. I recruited my daughterlings to pick the winner because I wanted to absolve myself of ALL responsibility. 
Yes, it was cowardly of me, but hey, do you see those pictures up there?  I already outed myself as a big fat coward, so this shouldn't be a surprise.

So, the winners, according to my children are...


Stacey Smith


Congratulations!  I'll be in touch later to get your address and snack preferences.

I'm sorry I couldn't give something to everyone!  Stay tuned, though.  I have a few other contests/giveaways in mind in the coming weeks.  I've just got to check that what I have in mind is legal.  (Nope, I'm not going to elaborate on that one just yet).


Maribeth said...

And exactly what nut was taking the pictures?
Do you think they have insurance? lol
Giggles and Guns

Culture Served Raw said...

no words necessary haha

fantastic pictures, thanks for sharing


Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. So there are many more in the "League of Crazy and Weird Gentleman"... LOL
Great pics. And congrats to the winners!:)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh, wow! Those photos leave me breathless. Literally. I'm scared of heights. ;)

Dawn said...

I'm not a fan of heights either - but those pictures rocked. I like to admire from the safety and comfort of my office :-)

Creepy Query Girl said...

holy crap. I got vertigo just looking at those! Congrats to the winners!

Carolyn V. said...

Whoa!!! Those are super scary. I can't believe those people are so brave! Yikes.

Shannon said...


Just looking at those pics made my stomach drop. NO FREAKIN WAY. NU UH. NOPE.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Im not going to say anything but NO WAY. I'm not scared of heights but I am scared of falling and breaking all my bones. heehee.


Fantastic photos. Dazzling, actually! A high wire act. Congrats to those who've won the contest! Hooray for mothers.

MissV said...

Maribeth, insurance, parachutes, and maybe a pre-negotiated deal with God...those would all come in handy!

Val, thanks for the add (I've returned favor).

Mr S, not sure we need any more crazy heart can't take more!

Dawn, agreed! Though I felt like I was spilling over the edge.

Creepy, they remind me of those pictures of that road in South America...what would be a one-lane road anywhere else has TRUCKS passing each other with a you're-so-dead drop off cliff on the side.

Carolyn, Are they brave or certifiable? I'm voting for insane personally. hahaha

Stina, I was feeling a bit woozie when I saw them (blame my boss, he sent them to me)

Shannon, do you think they PAY for the privilege of climbing there?

Lindsay, well said! It's not the falling that hurts, it's the landing.

Samuel, I just can't imagine how anyone would take the pictures. I need both hands on the camera and there's no way in heck I'd be letting go of anything up there!

Lydia Kang said...

Getting dizzy just looking at those.
Congrats to the winners!

Lola Sharp said...

Terra firma!

Congrats to the winners!

notesfromnadir said...

Thanks for posting those pictures. It's amazing what other people do for entertainment. :)