rss feed | youtube | links | the burning log
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Everytime I try to get out...
...well, you know the rest.
I promised myself I would never enter another coloring contest. That I would never again use my remarkable ability to color within the lines for the forces of evil and material gain.
But then this came along:
That's right, the Portland Mercury is hosting its own holiday coloring contest (click the link for a closer look). The winner scores 200 bucks. Try as I might, I just can't say "no" to something like this.
Unlike all the other no-doubt greedy contestants, I'm willing to donate 42% of the cash prize to charity. I'd go as high as 58% but, hey, I've got a car insurance bill due next month. And have you seen the sewer bills in this town? Thanks for nothing, Big Pipe Project.
Entries are due by next Thursday, April 6th and I intend to win. Or at least come somewhat close to winning, which means I need ideas. A box of Crayolas, staying in the lines and lying about my age won't guarantee victory like last time. In addition to coloring, I'll have to spend some time with Photoshop. I may have to Worth 1000 this thing.
I can just see dropping hours on this project and later watching the prize go to a three year-old that spent 30 seconds scribbling all over the cover with a Magic Marker. Or maybe that's what I should do.
Anyway, if you have any suggestions or advice, I'm all ears. Just toss it all in the comments area below.