I’m No Mariah Carey, But…

I take that back. I could be Mariah Carey. I look great in red and can look equally surprised given the right circumstances, like, say, being asked to judge an awesome competition.

For those of you still drowning your sorrows because you have to wait another few months until next season’s American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, or Dancing With the Stars begins eliminating losers and the NBC coverage of the Summer Olympics isn’t doing it for you because you don’t get to vote for who the winner of the Men’s 400 meter freestyle lap dance swimming competition will be, have I got news for you!

Dark Globe is hosting another totally awesome PHOTOGRAPHY competition that you can enter and I can vote on.  Hey, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.  Trust me, I’ve tried.  All you get are crumbs, frustration, scolding from your Weight Watcher’s Captain, and high-fives from your Weight Watcher’s cake-loving fleshy cronies.

This woman looks like she’s got the system beat. She has the cake in one hand and she’s eating it from the other. Is she a genius or is she just getting started on one heck of a cake-fest?  On this one, I’ll let YOU be the judge.

CLICK HERE for Dark Globe’s “Tell Us A Story” Photography Contest announcement and all the rules.

For reasons known only to Dark Jade and me (well, known only to Dark Jade), I am one of the judges of this contest.  Everyone knows that the totally awesome and side-splittingly funny pictures I include in my blog posts are pinched from Google Images.  I can’t even be bothered to Photoshop my own lousy pictures.  My talents lie elsewhere, like in finding zany pictures to steal, writing quirky memoirs (almost done, folks), and deluding myself into thinking I can judge a good set of photos when I see them.  I know enough to play to my strengths.

Exhibit A. Totally ripped from Google Images and hilarious. So what if it has nothing to do with a post announcing a photography contest? It’s a photograph, right? Sheesh. Let me have a little fun. It’s been a really long time since I’ve done a post like this.

If you are any good at the old shutterbuggery, play to your strengths and enter this contest.  You never know when a judge who knows nothing about taking pictures, but knows what she likes when she sees it will pick you as the next Photographer Extraordinaire!  As for the other judges, well, you have to know it’s a crap shoot.  I’m just being honest, which is another thing I’m really good at.

The contest starts today and ends August 15, so you photographically-inclined procrastinators don’t put off for tomorrow what you should think about doing today.

Yeah. Try not to do that, okay?

~ by Lorna's Voice on August 1, 2012.

13 Responses to “I’m No Mariah Carey, But…”

  1. […] Claire, writing in response to my post about me being a judge in Dark Globe’s Tell Us A Story Photography Contest: “try to improve your website and as well as you should improve your writing”  Well, […]

  2. Oh sure, but he kept getting distracted by squirrels. Just like a terrier… 😉

  3. You have had the “birds and bees” talk with him haven’t you.

  4. Did I mention how dog-eared his copies of “Poodle Fancy” are? (Couldn’t resist!) 🙂

  5. Go for it! But when I put on my judging hat, I’m strictly business, which means I can be bribed! Just kidding… 🙂

  6. Hey, no problem! I was fun. 🙂

  7. Lol, Hilarious

    Thanks Lorna


  8. Aha – maybe I can sift through my bazillion pictures and come up with something. Sounds fun, but I won’t be expecting any judgey favors – wink wink.

  9. LOL.

  10. Send it to Scrappy so that it can’t be traced to me. Remember, I have this “I’m honest” reputation I have to at least try to uphold. His address is:

    Scrappy, Cutest Dog in the Northeast
    The Northeast

    He’s very well known, so I’m sure the postal service will have no trouble correctly delivering your check. His order of “Poodle Fancy” comes to that address like clockwork! 😉

  11. You betcha! By the time this contest has to be judged, I’ll be done with my editing and my book will be in the hands of the few people who have agreed to read it for me as a test-run. So I should be back to a normal blogging schedule–Yeah! 🙂

  12. Love your approach … !!!!
    You will be one busy lady with all of the judgung you’re doing.
    You make a great judge … mmmm .. am I allowed to speak to the judge???
    LOLOL …

  13. OK. I’m in. Good luck with the judging.

    (where do I send that check again?)

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