As is custom (as of last year), Harmony wrote us a literary masterpiece summing up much of the years' competition. I can't have it hidden away in the comments, so here it is:
If Charlotte Gives You a Showtune
adapted by Harmony P.
If Charlotte gives you a showtune, you might know it, and you might not.
If you know it, and if you happen to guess the song and the musical before any one else does, you’ll score seven big points!
If you don’t know it, you might start racking your brain, trying to think of any musical you’ve ever seen or heard of that fits the lyrics.
Or you might give up and google (or goggle) the lyrics because it’s driving you crazy. If you google the lyrics, you might kick yourself because you should have known the song and the musical they came from. Or you might kick yourself later because you lacked the patience to wait for the extra clues that showed up in the comments.
Or you might have no clue and resort to groveling for whim points. You might scour your memory for any connection or experience that relates to the lyrics, the musical, or the content of Charlotte’s post. You might (temporarily) neglect work, family, or chores to compose a witty response. You might compulsively check Charlotte’s blog to see if a new post is up, or to read everyone else’s comments in hopes of turning their words to your own purposes.
If you are Melissa, you probably know the musical and have the song memorized, because you exercise to Broadway music. So you might whim your way to points by expounding on the characters.
Hearing about the characters will probably remind Carol of the actors who played the characters in the movies.
When she mentions one, Nathan might recognize the actor and educate us on all the other movies and TV shows he’s been in.
When Nathan forgets a movie or an actor, Jeff will probably remember it and connect it to German, German literature, or a celebrity rehab center in Utah Valley.
Bored with all of Jeff’s Nazi references, Jacob will turn the conversation to sports.
Talking about sports will probably make Robert competitive, so he will tell a story about Jake almost getting hit by a car–twice.
When Mom C hears Robert’s story, it might remind her of other Corry family stories.
Always a great story-teller, Jeri will add one of her own.
Jeri’s story will probably make Charlotte laugh.
And when Charlotte laughs, chances are, she will give you another showtune!
And, now, for our winners:
In fifth place, we have Jeri.
In fourth place, we have Melissa.
(muffled excited screams)
In a tie for second place, we have my mom, and Harmony.
(less-muffled, excited screams)
And, in first place, setting a record for being our first male winner, and proving to all of us that when it all comes down to it, Midwinter Musical Madness is MUCH more about whims and laughter (specifically my laughter) than it is about Broadway Musicals, we have the intrepid, the creative, and the never-afraid-to-grovel-for-whim-points . . .
So, you wanna know about prizes?
Well, basically, since Jeff has never won before, he gets the whole ball of wax. So, he gets:
- Bragging Rights, Sidebar Picture and Personal Poetry Prize (if I ever get around to writing it--I didn't last year--sorry, mom)
- $50 gift certificate to salutationscrochet.etsy.com
- An evening of games with yours truly, Mr. yours truly, and her little truly highness.
Thanks again to all of you for another fabulous few weeks of silliness and laughter. How I love you all.