This has happened before so I knew what to do. Download all my email again. In this case, I was lucky. It was only all the email for a year. The first time it happened it was for five years.
So Wednesday night, and most of Thursday I sat at my compute and pushed Send/Receive cause the email program only downloads 500 emails at a time.
There were 35,000 emails. It takes about 20 minutes to download 500. Then you have to clean out the Outbox, cause all the mail to QueryShark generates an auto response.
Needless to say I was a burned out husk of a figment of a wisp of a shark by Thursday night. I couldn't have come up with a blog post if you'd given me ten prompt words and a head start.
Thus the contest. And true to your usual form, you guyz really cracked me up and lifted my spirits. Thank you!
Herewith the results:
Kitty went there!
They're searching for the results from the last contest.errr...I'll get right on that.
AJ Blythe has eagle eyes
Alot: Cute Otter picture on wallThat's the centerpiece art for I Am Otter which I love so much I have it hanging in my office. It's the aftermath of the toast restaurant.
Another set of eagle eyes, Dena Pawling
queries current only through 3/20/2017yea well, I've been busy not judging contests.
KdJames did some sleuthing too
I can't think up a caption. I'm thoroughly diverted and dumbstruck by the condition of that laptop. What the hell did you do to it?Well, it's kinda old so it needed a truss.
Special recognition for a great line:
We're gonna need a bigger slush pile.
Shark: Janet out-Scotched us.Special recognition for an entry that breaks all the rules, with style and charm
Great entries but not quite captions:
The Noise In Space
I keep hoping that one day- ONE DAY - we will get a caption contest with a 30 word maximum, so I can do a "my nayme is" poem (I love that meme with an undying passion.) Well, I'm armed with both a splitting headache and a devil-may-care attitude today, so I'm doing it anyway.Ardenwolfe
Our nayme is plush,
an wen its nite,
an our grate shark
turns off the lite,
we crank some tunes
we know by heart-
We let a Wilde
*spray paints "Vive le Revolution" onto the wall and runs cackling into the distance*
"Take me, you beast!"
"Not so rough!"
"What the hell? I thought this was a literary agency, not The Lifestyles of the Sick and Stuffed."
Here are the finalists
"when the phone rang, they all froze; who was going to be query shark this time?!"Cheryl
Spiderina still hasn't quite got the hang of playing hopScotch.
Missed Connections: You were a leggy 18 year old with a killer smile and alot of charm. Pity I only heard your voice.Rio
Moments before finding out why you never play spin the bottle with a spider.
And this week's winner is Melanie Savransky. There's just nothing like clever word play to charm my fiendish heart!
Melanie, if you'll email me with a list of what you like to read, and your preferred mailing address, I'll get a prize in the mail to you.
Thank you all for taking the time to write captions and enter the contest. You really made the end of the week a WHOLE lot better than it had been.