Vote, Boat, It All Sounds the Same to Me

BoatonBuranoR, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

This was taken on the island of Burano, home to multi-colored houses, wine bars, and lots of reflections everywhere. (and, um, not to mention, boats galore.)

And, speaking of Burano, Italy and the like, I have gotten word today that I have placed first in the monthly competition from the Venice School of Photography. This first place showing comes complete with a gift certificate from I’m very grateful and surprised (I didn’t even vote for myself, frankly, I thought Helen should have taken the prize.) Since the nice folks at the school have given me this unexpected honor, I thought that I would share it with you, in my own little way, of course.

So, I’ve narrowed the selection down to a few choices and I’m asking you, my loyal (yeah, right, you click through like everybody else. Who am I kidding?) readers to vote for your favorite from the list. In keeping with the spirit of this blog (now there’s a scary thought) I’ve narrowed your selections down to a few I thought fitting:

or maybe

  • A Nicolas Cage DVD(I’ll just have to hope my TiVo/DVD player doesn’t eat it before I have time to watch.)

So, there you have them. In true Chicago style voting, once again, I’m requesting that you all “vote early and vote often.”

You can vote by posting comments here (yes, you can do it anonymously if you so choose) or emailing me by clicking here.

Until next vote…



  1. Anonymous
    December 19, 2005 / 9:13 pm


    You must see this movie. twice. 🙂

  2. Carol
    December 19, 2005 / 10:50 pm

    Check that. One vote for the Cage man.

  3. Carol
    December 21, 2005 / 4:36 am

    Jonathan IM’s me to say:
    [22:14] Jonahan: We’re voting for what book you should get?
    [22:14] wlmaven: Which item from the list I should get
    [22:14] Jonahan: Definitely the photo book.

    So, he votes photo book.

  4. Carol
    December 21, 2005 / 7:59 pm

    Well, it looked like the Cage man was off with an early lead but now the photogs have all started voting him off the proverbial island, as it were.

    So far, in email, I’ve chalked up one more vote for the DVD and two votes for the CF.

    Roly, a past prize recipient himself, says, ” I’d go for the flash, you can’t really go wrong there.” Most excellent advice there, my friend.

    Current tally is:
    DVD 2 votes
    Photo Book: 1 vote
    CF: 2 votes

    I guess nobody wants me to listen to music anymore, eh?

  5. Anonymous
    December 22, 2005 / 8:40 am

    Now look here Carol, the DVD is a waste of time because unless Cage is playing a mass murderer of some sort your Tivo will over-ride everything and not allow you to watch it!!!! better go for the book.

  6. Carol
    December 22, 2005 / 7:11 pm

    Riccardo, I’m just happy that TiVo hasn’t learned to redecorate my house. Yet. I hear you about the book though. Kathy says it’s easy on the eyes (well, anything would be easier, really, than Jeffrey Dahmner’s life story brought to you sans commercial interruption.)

    Current tally is…
    DVD: 2 votes
    Venice Photo Book: 2 votes
    CF: 2 votes
    Music CD: 0 votes

    Redecorating my home in appropriate dungeon decor: priceless

    Thanks and please keep those votes coming.

  7. Anonymous
    December 22, 2005 / 10:54 pm

    Get the book.

  8. Carol
    February 22, 2006 / 4:33 pm

    The book has won. It’s now on it’s way. Thanks to all who voted.


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