Thursday, January 4, 2007

"Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” ~ General George S. Patton

I enjoy a good challenge. A good challenge keeps me on my toes and makes me think. Because of that, when I came across The Saturday Comeback Challenge, I just knew that I had to participate and see if I could "feel the exhilaration of victory".

In a nutshell, the challenge is to come up with a witty comeback to ten different headlines or snippets from dating profiles. Nothing profane or sexually explicit is allowed and something a little more creative than "I know I am but what are you?" is probably needed! Having read a dating profile or two myself in the past few years and always having some smart-aleck remark pop into my mind, this sounded like something that was right up my alley. But could I be funny enough to win?? Would I be up to the challenge??

In reading over some of the past Challenges, it looked like it was going to be pretty tough but if there's one thing that the people in my family like to think we are it's quick with a good comeback. My youngest brother has me beat hands down in the "wit" department but I can occasionally come back with a good retort or two so I thought I would put that to the test.

Lo and behold I actually managed to WIN the Challenge and now I am the proud owner of this cool "badge" to post on my website! Woo-hoo! And General Patton was right, it is quite exhilarating to be victorious - even if it's not what one might consider a "major" challenge.

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Of course my win could have been a case of Beginner's Luck or maybe the judge was just being nice (you can read his post here) so I'm looking forward to this week's Saturday Comeback Challenge to see how I do this time. Care to join me??


  1. Congrats again! I didn't know that we are both in Connecticut!
    You have a great blog as well!


  2. If you do not know, I had a problem with my Blog today. I have opened a new blog. I have made a new post on the new site, a link is provided on old site.

  3. Hey! I want to play! Do they do one every Saturday??

    Not that I stand a chance against you....

  4. Anonymous9:28 PM EST

    Your blog has been added; thank you for participating, and remember, you can become a contributor and let our readers know more of your blog.

    Thanks again!

  5. I am not to good at the challenge, I suggested Miss Bee stop by, any way Patton is my hero.

  6. A snappy comeback line is what we all would like to have.

  7. Congrats, Linda! I knew others would appreciate the wit from you which I've come to know so well.

    Y'know...think about it; you've been posting a relatively short time, and yet, you're already winning awards. THAT'S something to be proud of. Do I smell a Pulitzer in the future??

  8. Congratulations, Linda! I hope you will return tomorrow to give it another try. Spread the word. The more the merrier!
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