30 Day Challenge 14

15 May, 2011
Rat Fink

Day 14
Have you ever won anything?

Yeah — with BoomR! It was a vocal contest at some auditorium in Lima, Ohio. We won, yay. :-) The studio experience that followed was incredible. The following year (1986), I won another competition. More studio time, more fun. Oh, to have that 27-year-old voice back…

I’ve won a few royal flushes in my day — always fun. Oh, and years ago I won a plastic box full of colorful scarves in a raffle at an elementary music geek workshop I was forced to attend. I’ve used those things a hundred different ways! They’re still in the costume shop at school.

All right, big winners. Fess up.

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15 May, 2011 8:22 am

I won a camera from a radio station. They called me to tell me and used a recording of that in their promotions. I used to have a tape of it somewhere but it’s long gone I think. I won a bike race in college. Moved the trophy with me all over Michigan and then out to California. I didn’t bring it with me here and wish I had. I won an Olympus camera here by entering a photo I took in a competition and the camera was the first place prize. Garsh that makes 2 cameras I’ve won!! I… Read more »

15 May, 2011 9:51 am

YAY for us!! And a fun side-benefit of getting to work on that project at what used to be Pinebrook was reconnecting with Mark Aspinal. We’ve since reconnected on FB as well :-)

I also played a clarinet solo in front of the Iowa Bandmaster’s Association (think OMEA but just for band directors state-wide) my senior year in high school & won a scholarship :-)

I’ve also won concert tickets on radio call-ins a couple times, too… fun stuff!!


Country Mouse
Country Mouse
15 May, 2011 3:23 pm

I’ve run for public office 3 times – and won! Does that count????


15 May, 2011 7:17 pm

I won twice (ok, just once):

At a family reunion we played bingo. Actually I didn’t win–I yelled out “BINGO!” because everyone else was winning and there were white elephant prizes, most of which looked pretty neat. I ran up to collect my ill-gotten prize, unwrapped it and it turned out to be a box of Jello
Another time I won a church raffle and got $2000–that was a REAL win and it was sweet!!


15 May, 2011 10:04 pm

I correctly guessed the number of candy corn in a jar and won the jar. Guessed it on the nose. Another time I was at Santa Anita race track in CA with a girlfriend who was using a ‘system’ to win money on the races. I was just along for the ride, and bet the first race and lost, then bet the second and lost. I had $3 left and could either bet the third race or eat lunch. I chose the former. To this day I don’t know why. ‘Magic Star’ went off at 22:1 and for my little… Read more »

16 May, 2011 5:00 pm

I once won a 9 inch portable TV as a door prize at a Chamber of Commerce event. On another occasion, I won a Cleveland Browns cap, also as a door prize. In high school, my junior and senior year, my basketball team won one game in those two years.