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Irulan84
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04 Oct 2018, 8:01 am

Did you ever win something? Entering online contests is now my special interest. My best winnings are bedclothes, an expensive watch and a chest full of whisky bottles :D



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04 Oct 2018, 8:34 am

That's cool. I don't enter many contests to be honest, when I was a teenager I won a writing contest at school but that's it :) .



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04 Oct 2018, 9:10 am

I won first place in the Adult Spelling Bee sponsored by the Literacy Council in my city in 2013 and 2016.

I won second place in the Area Evaluation Toastmasters speech contest last year, my best performance in a speech contest setting.

I have achieved the rank of Advanced Communicator Silver in Toastmasters.



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04 Oct 2018, 9:12 am

You're achieving a lot, Istomin :)

A Toast to you (I have a cherry grenadine; you can have whatever you'd like).



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04 Oct 2018, 9:24 am

Thank you, kraftie!

While I have done well in academic and public-speaking related areas, my progress in achieving adult milestones has slowed. I am not sure I will ever catch up enough to live a fully independent life. When I see other people's daily routines, I know that I probably won't accomplish that level of functioning. On the other hand, I am doing more now than I believed possible six years ago. That was a dark time I don't want to revisit.



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04 Oct 2018, 9:28 am

You're really doing quite well. And I believe you just might be selling yourself short in the "independence" department.

I bet, should you be forced to take the Nestea Plunge, that you will do well after the initial jolt.

I do understand you've carved a niche for yourself, and that you cherish being in that niche, and don't want to "make waves" for yourself.

It is quite possible that "making waves" is really not necessary. You're living a good life now.



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04 Oct 2018, 9:29 am

I would have won a Science Fair prize if my EMP device hadn't blown out every circuit-breaker in the gym.

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04 Oct 2018, 9:35 am

Fnord wrote:
I would have won a Science Fair prize if my EMP device hadn't blown out every circuit-breaker in the gym.

:oops:


Bad luck. That must have been really unfortunate lol ! :P

I've never won any contest I entered whether it was online, in a magazine or on the side of a cereal box. I have no luck with contests.



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04 Oct 2018, 10:00 am

VictoriaGoose wrote:
Fnord wrote:
I would have won a Science Fair prize if my EMP device hadn't blown out every circuit-breaker in the gym. :oops:
Bad luck. That must have been really unfortunate.
Yes ... it was also spectacular!

(But it didn't make the news :( )


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04 Oct 2018, 10:34 am

I won various little things when we had Christmas & Halloween parties at skewl. I never really won other contests thou except on an online forum where the money could only be spent on the forum & you couldn't get tangible things with it, just things like icons, profile backgrounds, custom sigs ect. I get LOTS of webpages telling me I won & wanting me to sign up but I'm sure they're scams.


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04 Oct 2018, 6:27 pm

I've won a TMNT game watch, a cup, a rucksack with a few items, a CD, and a signed book


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07 Oct 2018, 9:34 am

I also won a gift basket in a raffle for the Literacy Council. That organization has been very positive for me.



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08 Oct 2018, 11:31 am

I got today my Cheetos contest winning - an orange sweatshirt :D
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06 Sep 2019, 2:12 pm

Two days ago I won an Xbox one console - the best winning of mine EVER :D



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06 Sep 2019, 3:05 pm

Burger King had a drawing that my twin and I entered to win every Pokemon toy that were included in BK kids' meals. We won!! ! I'm still ultra mega happy about it and this was like... 20 years ago. :lol:


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09 Sep 2019, 7:49 pm

I won 2nd price at a bingo once when I was a kid.

Despite the numerous times I have entered contests, I have never won anything.


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