May 29, 2007


“Black Dog” for a delightful, excellent picture!

“On the Bookshelf” for clever visual.

*Special mention to Laume in London for serendipity, though wrong book = no cookie.

PHOTOSHOPPED WINNERS: Johnny Depp for carefully putting his chin braids in front of the photoshopped-in cover – what attention to chin-related detail!

Between, Georgia O’Keefe for thoughtful interpretation of the title.

*Special mention to Clive Owen for excellence in photoshopping skills, but no cookie, because to choose two film stars over all that fine art would be too close a representation of my actual visual preferences, and I’m not comfortable enough with my weak intellectual virtue to publicly display it.

The winners are, in order
Black Dog: Andrea J.
On the Bookshelf: Heather T.
Between Georgia O’Keefe: Patti
Johnny’s Chin braids: Deb R.

PLEASE email me a mailing address and I will ship your prizes. THANKS ALLA YA’LL who played—This was so fun and you guys had me giggling all week long.

Tomorrow I leave for NEW YORK CITY! Karen Abbot and I are going up for Book Expo America! I plan to have big fun AND I have learned how to mail blurry pictures to myself from my cell phone, so I will try to get you some terrible photos of truly for real glitter-liter-ati and then I will say who they are because from the quality of picture I get off my cell phone, I could also say “And here are some pink apes picking nits off each other in a field of water lilies,” and it would be just as credible.

I also purchased for myself a pair of Charles David sandals with four inch heels. THEY ARE SO PRETTY! If only I could WALK in them. As it stands, Thursday, when I wear them to the official WARNER IS CHANGING ITS NAME TO GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING PARTY, I fully expect to take an ignominious tumble and die from a crack on the head with my dress flipped up so everyone can see my SPANX. *sigh* Even so, the shoes are so pretty that I ask those with me to bury me in them.

OH! WAIT! want to test out the cell phone thing? Here, I will run shoot them. This should give you the idea of the QUALITY of photo you can expect.


OKAY now it won’t send. I have NO signal in my house or even down the street! But I can see the stupid picture on my phone, and let me tell you, I could either caption it “Here is my dog’s foot AND the sandals in which I plan trip and pitch forward into traffic to my death” Or, “Here’s me making out with Stephen King.” Either way.

Okay maybe it’s not THAT blurry, but still. I’m just saying I’m not going to be Ansel Adamsing any mountains this weekend.

Talk to you when I land!

Posted by joshilyn at May 29, 2007 1:39 PM

Yippee! I won, I won! Even though I had to use Paint because I don't have photoshop and it came out all blurry.

Can't wait to receive my prizes and brag to the world!

Thank you very much!

P.S. I can't wait to see the pic of the fab sandals.

Posted by: Patti D at May 29, 2007 2:05 PM

Ooooh, thank you for choosing one of mine, oh fair Lydia of the Most Excellent Taste and Discriminating Eye! Especially since the honorable mention Clive pic was ALSO mine, as were the George Clooney and Jane Austen entries. :-) (re: Jane Austen - Laume, you know me TOO well!)

Snail mail addy on its way, Joss, and thank you for coming up with such a great contest idea. This was SO fun - both coming up with entries myself and seeing what everyone else came up with.

Posted by: DebR at May 29, 2007 3:41 PM

WOOHOO!! I'm so excited to win and I was just so thrilled to play along! There were SO many great entries. What a creative bunch of readers you have. Really an FABULOUS contest, Joss!

I'll be sure to give my dog, Zoe, an extra treat for being my cute lil' model! :)

Thank you!

Posted by: Andrea at May 29, 2007 3:55 PM

Oh, and please be careful in your pretty new shoes! None of us what you to take an ignominious tumble! Yikes!

Have fun and we'll all live vicariously through your NYC adventures!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Posted by: Andrea at May 29, 2007 4:20 PM



I have a dream of owning Charles David shoes. My baby boy is NAMED Charles David.

Posted by: Heather at May 29, 2007 4:21 PM

Ahem. Who helped you find those shoes at a fabulous discount? Hmph.

Posted by: Mir at May 29, 2007 5:17 PM

Have loads of fun, Tulip! And remember those of us living vicariously through you.

Posted by: Amy-Go at May 29, 2007 5:42 PM

Have fun in NYC! :)

I haven't read Between, Georgia yet, but I LOVED gods in Alabama! My book club read it and we all agreed it was a fantastic book.

Posted by: Kristina at May 29, 2007 8:10 PM

What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Sara at May 29, 2007 9:13 PM

P.S. I'm here and having appletinis in the lobby and CAN'T WAIT until you goils get here...

Posted by: Sara at May 29, 2007 9:14 PM

Have a good trip!

Posted by: aka nik at May 30, 2007 3:57 AM

Hey, I got an honorable mention. How fun. "I want to thank the academy.... I'm thrilled just to be included in this talented group....."

If I could figure out how to do photo shop, I woulda sent in a bunch more entries. I had a lot of fun imagining what they'd look like if I HAD done them.

Thanks Joshilyn, that was great silly fun. Have fun in the Big Apple.

Posted by: Laume at May 30, 2007 5:04 AM

And could I have used the word "fun" MORE in that last comment!?

Posted by: Laume at May 30, 2007 5:05 AM