Thursday, June 18, 2009

Chandler Finalist

Holy crap, I'm a goddamned finalist!
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
Seriously- was anyone going to tell me at some point? Or were they all going to wait until I searched my name on Google randomly?
Holy gods! This is actually awesome- even if I don't win- it is awesome!


RT said...

My dearst child,it sure is awesome! Congrats!
I'm so very happy for you! Your written word is powerful indeed! But most mportantly,your amazing writing makes people think and search for truth and that,my dear,is a true gift!
All my love,

Uri said...

Chana,mazel tov and may you win!

Ari said...

Well deserved!
I'll echo Uri-may you win!

~ Sarah ~ said...

well done!

all the best :)

Anonymous said...

Not to take anything away from you, because youre a very good writer, but this isnt all that impressive or surprising. There were only 22 entries, of which over half were selected as finalists.

Chana said...

Anon 11:44,

Believe me, I'm well aware of that. I know there were only 22 entries and I know that I haven't won and also that it's not so impressive in the general scheme of things, but if you hadn't noticed, I happen to not be so happy recently and every little bit of cheering news is helpful. More importantly, it's not nice to diminish people's accomplishments, small as they may be. Also, statements like "not to take anything away from you" or "no offense, but" are stupid, because the disclaimer demonstrates that the statement DOES take something away from the person and DOES offend them.

Anonymous said...


There is a time for speaking, and there is a time for silence. I suggest you train yourself in the art of the latter; the effect of words are sometimes lost on us.


Aaron said...

Chana,mazel tov!
Very impressive!

Anon 11:44 am,did anyone ever tell you that “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.”?

Louis Nizer

Anonymous said...

wow! you deserve it. When you win can you describe the purpose of the award in greater detail please ;)

Neil Harris said...


Anonymous said...

Why is this “HOLY CRAP!” “HOLY GOD!”? All they did so far was knock off the bottom half of the entries. Did you really think you would be in the bottom half?

-different anon

Aaron said...

-Different anon,you are so negative.Don't you have anything better to do with your time?

Charlie Hall said...

May you win and force them to re-do their schedule -- the awards bankquet starts at 7:30pm on the Shabat before Rosh Hashanah, right around sunset in Minneapolis!