Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fair Warning

Once again the Lilac Bloomsday Association is asking for designs for the Bloomsday finisher T-shirt. You have until September 25 to submit your design. Well, don't bother. The design I came up with is pure golden. And besides, it's a guaranteed lock if I'm the only one who submits a design. So really, don't bother.

Artist of the design selected for the 2010 finisher’s shirt will be notified in mid-October. Please note that because of Bloomsday’s tradition of not revealing the T-shirt color or design ahead of time, the winner will not be able to reveal that his/her design has been selected until the first person crosses the finish line on May 2, 2010. Failure to observe this provision will result in forfeiture of all money paid to the artist by the Bloomsday Association.

I plan to quietly enjoy my prize until the day of the race. And if you notice I'm riding a new bicycle next month, don't ask. Regardless, next spring be sure to sign up and finish the run so you can receive your own personal copy of my design. And at five bucks a pop, having it personally autographed is a bargain. Oh, and for ten bucks I'll use a permanent marker.

'Cause that's the kinda guy I am.


Shan said...

What a giver!

I was completely unaware of this event and its accompanying contest, but I am a true lover of lilacs (I'm pretty sure Grandma required lilac indoctrination, but the memories are hazy). However, I'm not artistic in the drawing way (or the painting, sculpting, performance-art sorts of ways either, but I digress). Thus, I will heed your warning and decline to enter. Heehee.

Pat S said...

Brave of you to whistle past the cyber-graveyard, but you and us both know that the real threat is under you own roof.

That said, if you somehow manage to thwart your daughter, I'm in for the ten bucks.

Unless I have to actually run to get the shirt.

John Greer said...

Do family members get a discount on the autograph?