Woohoo!  Party time!

So, it’s weird to think that this blog’s been around for a whole year.  I really only started blogging regularly once I was out of school and basically had nothing else to do all day.  But, the official start date of this blog is October 30, 2009.

Check out the very first Chronicles post.

Or don’t.  It’s not very pretty.  Kind of makes me cringe.  I was still trying to find a direction for this blog at that point.  And no one even knew it existed back then.  *wipes tear*

OK, moving on.  Time to celebrate!  (Conga line starts in the corner.  But look out for the macarena dancers.)

Which brings us to our first contest!  Remember, today’s prize is a set of pristine-condition Alexandre Dumas books.  (Check out all the prizes here.)  You’ll get a copy of The Man in the Iron Mask and an unabridged copy of The Count of Monte Cristo.

Here’s what you have to do.

Write me the best thing you can around the phrase “Golly gee dingoes.”

Got that?  Done laughing?  Keyboard dry?

Winner earns it on merit.  What are my criteria?

The winner will be the one I deem most worthy of the warning, “Swallow all liquids.”  In other words, whichever one makes me laugh so hard I’d spew whatever I was drinking if I didn’t swallow first.

Yeah, great image.  Now you’re all fleeing for cover.

Anyways.  I’ll announce the winner in tomorrow morning’s post.  And a reminder that all comments this week garner an entry in our random drawing for the two grand prizes on Friday.

*Update: Max 1-2K words on today’s entry.  You can post it here in the comments or e-mail it to me.  novicewriteranonymous@gmail.com