Appropos of nothing, I am delighted to announce that I am the official winner of the Angelina Jolie limerick contest. What? You never heard of such a thing? Well, if you followed the links I've recommended in the sidebar and found Relevant Blog, you would see that Mary DeMuth is running contests to give away copies of her two novels (here and here) which she had autographed to various celebrities and which are being returned to her by some of the celebrities and their peeps. Angelina Jolie's books came back, and Mary announced a contest to get her copies. The task: write a limerick about Ms. Jolie. And the winning entry, written by moi:
The famous girl named Angelina
Looks too much like a string bean-a
Instead of L.A.,
Brad, take her to Pompeii
And make her fill up on tortellini-a
Perhaps not Pulitzer material, but I have been wanting to read Mary's two novels, about which I have heard many good things, so I am very excited. Definitely the boost my Saturday needed.
Later in July, I'll be posting an interview with Mary and some information about her newest nonfiction release, Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture. Stay tuned!