In June 2011 I moved into my current apartment. By August 2011 the bad lighting in my living room had made me want to gnaw off my arms and legs. Because I was working too many hours at the law firm to figure out how to do that, I decided to try an alternative: I launched a lamp-finding contest. While I negotiated contracts, my devoted reader(s) would have a chance to find a stylish lamp to brighten my
soul living room.
The entries were quick to arrive but it wasn’t until January that work had slowed down enough for me to focus long enough to make a decision and order the winner twice. (Twice because the first company I ordered it from went out of business immediately thereafter…)
But the wait isn’t quite over. The lamp is here and installed, but my camera is traveling by llama and/or drug mule from Guatemala — and the contest rules clearly stated that a photo of the winner would be posted on the blog. So in the meantime, and in the finest tradition of American television contests, I am going string out the announcement for as long as possible, starting with tonight’s announcement of (drumroll…) THE RUNNERS UP!
(in no particular order)
From Lady (at least, this is what I think she had in mind based on the description)
this is awful!)