Kaption Kontest Kreates Krazy Konnections

I’ve been to this rodeo before. If you don’t mind the mixed metaphors.

It seems like only yesterday, yet it was a long, LONG (really very long) time ago that I was last a finalist in the caption contest over at The Good Greatsby’s blog.  Some would say I belong in the finals EVERY time, but that’s not important now.   I am on the short list.

Even more important than fun blogging contests are the friendships you make online.  That caption contest was where I met Darla from She’s a Maineiac.

When I saw that her awesome caption was probably going to smoke mine, I skedaddled over to her blog for the first time to snoop around.  I was like the Jets cruising the Sharks neighborhood, looking for trouble.  I was packing my switchblade and ready to rumble.  What happened then wasn’t pretty.  There was post hijacking and trash talking all up in the joint.  She and her gang (Mr. Skittles) came to my neighborhood and retaliated, and I got shot.  In a bloggy, metaphorical kind of way.  It was just like that scene in West Side Story with all those really delicate, gay guys doing their darndest to look like tough gang-bangers as they ballet danced all over the place.

It was a beautifully orchestrated verbal fight where the seeds of one of my bestest, bloggy friendships were sown.

Click here to read my pathetic plea for votes and the comment trail that started it all.

Once again, Darla and I are head-to-head in the caption contest, along with buddy Laura from Unlikely Explanations and a small bevy of talented bloggers.  But this time around I wouldn’t trade our monkey-owning, jacket-wearing, Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cup-loving friendships for any fancy awards, even if universal adoration and the ability to see through walls may be at stake.  These bloggers are just that special to me.

But if you have a moment, feel free to stop by GG’s blog and vote for my caption so I can grind Darliciousness and Laura into the dust.

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86 Responses to Kaption Kontest Kreates Krazy Konnections

  1. joehoover says:

    The return of the bridesmaid dress! Still looks great.
    Some tough captions to choose between there

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  2. bigsheepcommunications says:

    What’s with the K’s?? Cutesy misspellings drive me insane, so when you see me on the evening news in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit tonight, you should know that it’s your fault.

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  3. I voted for you! I voted for you!

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  4. Tar-Buns says:

    I love the subtle nature of your pleas 🙂
    Also, enjoyed re-reading the hijacking snort-your-milk-out-of-nose original pleas for votes.
    I’m FREE!!! Yippeeeee!!!!! First Day Off and I’m up too early waiting for tennis semis to start. Isn’t that weird? When I don’t have to get up, I get up early. When I have to get up, I drag my … feet.
    Good Luck in THE contest! On my way to vote today…

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    • pegoleg says:

      You’re free!!!! The whole summer stretches before you, full of freedom. What have you got planned this year? Will I see you on Saturday?

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      • Tar-Buns says:

        Yes! Didn’t know you were coming. Can you stay for the Blessing of the Fleet Sunday morning? Mom called yesterday asking for reservations and it was the first I heard of it. May stay overnight and do both gigs. It is supposed to be hot and humid this weekend. Safe travels!

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  5. Worrywart says:

    I liked yours a lot the first time I read it, and I voted for you (sorry Darla), but I think Elyse’s was definitely the best – I can’t believe it didn’t make GG’s list .

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    • pegoleg says:

      GG’s brilliant, but I don’t always get the choices. It would be too much pressure for me.

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    • Yes, I demand that Paul comes here and tells us how he goes about choosing these captions….I have a feeling he has Mr. Skittles put on a red sequined dress and pull lottery balls out of a spinning cage.

      P.S. If you’re reading this, I love you, Paul. You’re the best, man. Sincerely. I really mean that.

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      • pegoleg says:

        Paul won’t fall for that pathetic, placating post script. Besides he’s too busy having mad successes in real life to stop by much anymore. Not that I’m jealous. Ha ha! Nope..no way.

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  6. Tori Nelson says:

    I’m so torn! I love The Darla, too. This is what those weepy kids of divorced parents are crying about when they have to choose which Christmas they want. It’s all too hard!!!

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  7. What in tarnation is going on here?

    Need I remind you and all of the Peglomaniacs that YOU won that last showdown. And this was after I shamelessly begged for votes and threw Mr. Skittles under the bus. Besides, I may be in the finals sometimes, but I rarely win. Might have something to do with the fact that everyone else’s captions are infinitely better than mine…but STILL! I can feel my seething jealousy rising….[narrowing eyes]

    Y’know what? [slamming hand down on table] That is it! I might have to pull out the big sad monkey guns now. I may even have to set out a bowl of Circus peanuts in the hopes Mr. Skittles sniffs his way back to my open arms.

    I will not go down in flames like this, Ms. Pegnacious! I will not sit idly by while you trample my caption contest dreams once again with your snazzy red heels!

    P.S. I love you. We can still be friends once the dust settles, right….?

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  8. robincoyle says:

    I voted for you! Funny. We just took my mom’s keys away from her. Boy, did she fight it!

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  9. I have to tell you: You and Darla have two of the sharpest wits. I don’t even attempt to enter anymore. I don’t know how you do it. You both amaze me. Heading over to Paul’s right now. Dagnabit.

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    • I love you, Renee! But the question is: do I amaze you slightly more than Peg? Just a tiny bit more? hmm? No? I give up. But before I go:

      My, you are looking good today! Have you been working out?

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      • Am I allowed to say this: There have been times where you have amazed me more than Peg and other times where Peg has out amazed you? If you were horses, you’d be neck and neck. But I would never be so stupid as to call my friends horses. Neigh. I would never do that. 😉

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        • pegoleg says:

          Renee, I’ve been meaning to tell you for some time how much I admire the remarkable abdominal strength you must have to be able to maintain the arched backwards pose you do in your avatar. I would fall over for sure, and I’m not just saying that!

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  10. Under great duress, and with no monetary incentive, I reluctantly voted for you. Darla better step up her game. From now on, I follow the money.

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  11. Ah, yes…
    the good ol’ bloggy equivalent of swinging around a sock full-o-batteries…
    🙂

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  12. Girls–the entertainment level is high right here on this page. But I’m looking in as an outsider, through tears or rainy glass, wanting in on the action. Next contest, I’m going to spank you both!

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    • She started it! No fair!

      And oh, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. I am taking over this whole post and will bother all Peg’s commenters relentlessly (mission already accomplished, huh?) AND I am planning the comeback of the century with my upcoming post tomorrow. mwahahaaaaaa!!!

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  13. Go Jules Go says:

    Ha! OH, was ever a heart so torn as mine? Does this mean you’ve also ruled out bribery?

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  14. winsomebella says:

    Worthy contenders, all. Have at it 🙂

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  15. Angie Z. says:

    Thank goodness for that last paragraph! Until I read that, I was worried you were losing your edge.

    I love GG’s caption contests. I don’t know why I haven’t entered one in ages. That’s where I met Darla, in fact. But I have no idea where I met you, Peg. Were you that scrappy hitchhiker we picked up in Tallahassee?

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    • pegoleg says:

      No, I was the plucky truck stop waitress sliding into middle age apathy, but still with a dream in her heart. When I saw your free spirit; how you gave up everything to drive across country in a cool, old convertible, I quit, tossed my apron in Mel’s (the owner) face and we headed off into the sunset.

      Then we drove off a cliff.

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  16. Dana says:

    I met you, Laura, AND The Darla through GG’s comment section, which I was stalking for cool online friends. Score on all three counts! Now I’m too busy to stalk GG or his comment section. Thanks, GG, but my cool online friends quota has been more than filled. 😉

    Good luck in the caption contest! Can you believe I’ve never even ventured into that section of GG’s blog before? For shame!

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  17. Laura says:

    Wow, I’m getting creamed over there. I’m pretty sure it’s because I didn’t put any commas in the long numbers in my caption. If I had commas, I’d probably win by a landslide.

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  18. I will be straight over there to vote! Good on you for turning vicious hatred into everlasting love 🙂 my hero!

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  19. k8edid says:

    I am torn – your caption is good…Hmmm. I better get over there and read them again.

    AND – you are both finalists in the Envy round of The Seven Deadly Sins contest!

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  21. Barb says:

    A bridesmaid dress always conjurs some snarky thoughts, doesn’t it?

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