>> Saturday, 29 May 2010
May 29th... Contest Day! Above, the Spanish hopeful for Eurovision Song Contest 2010, which will take place tonight in Oslo, Norway (last year's winning country). Anyone said kitsch, bubblegum pop, bizarre? Oh, yes, please! For those who are not familiar with this contest, I just thought that today it would be cool to talk about its 55 years history...
...OK, let's focus on our own contest :D. It's time to announce the winner of my $35 Thank You Gift Card giveaway! First, this is the official list of participants:
1. zeitheistAnd now, I'm happy to announce that we have a winner for the Weekly Quote giveaway. The lucky number was:
2. Anns Snap Edit and Scrap
3. Lenox Knits
4. Carmens Chronicles
5. Jeans Musings
6. Aphorism Of The Day
7. Poetic Shutterbug
8. Dont Know Much About Photography
9. earth to holly
10. Sicily Scene
Number 2! It's Ann, from Ann's Snap Edit and Scrap! Congratulations, Ann! And thanks to you all so much for having joined to celebrate my blog's first anniversary, it means a lot to me. You are the best!
JAMES from Zeitheist quoted Voltaire's thoughts about the beauty of a work; we must feel and be affected by it, he asserted. ANN collected descriptions of dandelions to illustrate one of her combinations of pictures. In LENOX KNITS we learnt about Jack London's notion of inspiration (You have to go after it with a club). As regards CARMEN, author of Life's Journey, her favourite quote is by St. Augustine: The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. JEAN shared some compelling words by Mother Teresa. MARTY from nothingprofound let me choose my preferred quote from his blogs. I picked up this one: You don't know how to live. You live. JOANNE delighted us with John Muir's words on nature (...Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees...). DAWN posted a quote by Joseph Joubert to accompany one of his series of pictures. HOLLY brought up John Gray's book title to introduce us to a remarkable experience starring a girl and a guy from Venus and Mars, respectively. PAT from Sicily Scene quoted Dorothy Parker's Faute de Mieux — and she gave me the Sweetblog award for my blogversary!
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. As per Eurovision Song Contest, it's 55 years old, as I said, and you can watch it online here (but if you find it too much "bubblegum" I'm not responsible for this!). Have fun!