So sorry about my absence last week – I got really sick and then I pretty much had to pull 48 hour work days to catch up at my job. All is well now – so regularly posting is resuming.
Tonight though, it’s spotlight Zoya HAIKU. It was so much fun to read all your entries and I really had a lot of favorites. I hope you all had as much fun reading and writing as I did judging! There were some late entries, but I considered everyone because I realized that midnight in Florida is not midnight in California, and so forth. Haha. Second, I wasn’t very strict with syllables, mostly because… well… I have trouble with syllables. : P (You can file both of these issues under #thingsyoudontlearninlawschool.)
First up – the honorable mentions. Sigh, I really wish I had awards for everyone!
The first one is by Michelle, a fellow nail blogger. You can check out her blog here: Pardalote. This one is both beautiful and descriptive. And it used alliteration!! Bravo!
Slowly the drop falls
The brush spreading the color.
Tao glides, glistens grey.
The second honorable mention goes to Fitzy, also a fellow nail blogger. You can check out his blog here: Lacquered Lad. I really loved this one, I thought the concept of abandoning a former self was really haunting.
Toni was her name
Transgender was the journey
He left her behind
Third up – definitely one of the funniest posted – is a haiku by Dani, the blogger at Tea and Polish.
I suck at haikus
But I love Zoya so much
Fourth, another one chosen for hilarity’s sake, is by Amy S (who apparently does not have a nail blog – go get a nail blog Amy! lol.) And it’s a very astute observation – Zoya has every ”off beat” name ever, but is missing some major typical names! Get it together Zoya!
So many weird names
is it too much to ask for
polish named Amy?
Which finally leads me to our winner – drumroll please!!!
My name is Rachel.
It’s NOT Richelle or Racquel.
Where’s my damn polish?!
I seriously lol’d when I read this haiku. It was submitted by Rach, the blogger at Stuff I (S)watched. Hopefully, the peeps at Zoya will see this post and give you your wish!! For now though, I know you will give Natty and Toni a good home! I will be emailing you with further deets. Congratulations!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated! : ) I have a similar idea for the next contest, hopefully we can do it soon.
And again, thanks so much to The Verve 360 hair salons in Pittsburgh for providing us with Natty and Toni for the contest!