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Loser Talk

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No, this post is not about me losing weight, more’s the pity.  Image from here.

My friend Anne’s shoulders are sprinkled with Golden Pixie Dust.

Well, OK, they’re not, really. But she wins contests wherever she goes! Nearly every time I call her she is telling me about the latest giveaway she won. (And it has NOTHING to do with the fact that she spends an inordinate amount of time on Twitter. Nothing.)

But I rejoice with her in all her winning. And I do it sincerely, too, because I really AM happy for her.

But I enter every giveaway known to blogkind and never win ANYTHING.

Anne says saying that out loud is Loser Talk.

And she’s right, you know: because that was me, saying it out loud. The Big Loser was doing the talking. 😀

In the immortal words of Vince Lombardi:

“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.”


So, I’ve been thinking about doing a post on this for weeks. I’ve been thinking about calling it:

 “Cain’t Win Nuthin’.”

Except now I can’t write it, because my losing streak has been broken, making me a Loser at Losing.

Because yesterday, I won a contest!!! Tickets to a festival, filled with wonderful events, and tons of fun!!!

Only we can’t take advantage of them, because shortly after I entered said giveaway, we decided to make plans to go out of town that weekend on a family trip.

Which makes me a Loser at Winning.

And then dear sweet Hilary over at The Smitten Image mentioned my post on Inappropriate Giggling as one of her Posts of the Week, for “A Good Laugh”.

(In this post, you get to laugh at me behaving like a Big Loser at a wedding, so if you haven’t enjoyed a laugh at my expense lately, you really don’t want to miss out on doing that.)

So, to wrap up this abominably depressing post, I’d like to remind you of something Papa Hemingway once said:

“You know what makes a good loser?


When thought of in those terms, I’m The Mary Poppins of Losing: Practically perfect in every way.

That Mary Poppins: what a loser.

So, what about you? How’s YOUR luck?

Or, and maybe a better question, what’s the best thing you’ve ever won?