Posts Tagged With: gold medal

IPPY Awards results announced! I …

… did not win. Sad face.

Despite my hopes for an imminent victory, I did see this coming. Literary contests are generally intended for literary fiction, and Imminent Danger is a bit too fun and light-hearted to be considered “serious literature”. And by a “bit”, I mean it is mind-bogglingly at the opposite end of the literary fiction spectrum. I might have had a better chance if I’d entered it into the Sci-fi or Humour category or something, but … ah well.

The winning books in the Young Adult category were extremely literary (see how I’m desperately trying to rationalize my loss?). Gold winner: Girl whose family dies and has to struggle to survive without them. Silver/Bronze: Gay teens struggling with their sexuality. A lot of struggling going on there. I like to think the judges secretly wanted to pick my book, but were worried it would reflect badly on their literary taste and they wouldn’t be asked back next year. Keep dreaming, right?

So … no shiny gold medal for Imminent Danger. Alas! If anyone feels like sharing their literary failures in the comments below to make me feel better, please do!

 

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Six degrees of TRAMPOLINES!!!

So for those of you who haven’t heard, Canada has officially won its first gold medal. This victory is the hard work of Rosie MacLennan, who bounced her way to gold on the trampoline. Who would have thought our first gold medal would be from Trampolining?

First of all, GO CANADA! Second, GO ROSIE!

Now for the six degrees of separation part. I actually went to school with Rosie in grades 7 and 8. I remember when we were doing the gymnastics unit in gym class, and while all we athletically-challenged kids were doing forward rolls across the mats, Rosie was off at the other end of the gym back-flipping and cartwheeling to her heart’s content. I believe that was the day I bent my glasses due to my inability to do a forward roll. My mother had to take me out of school early so we could go get my glasses fixed. That probably explains why she’s an Olympic gold-medallist, and I’m sitting in my apartment writing a blog about her accomplishments.

Anyway, I’m super excited for her and her win–although probably not a sixteenth as thrilled as she is right now.

Congrats Rosie, and congrats Canada!

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