PLEASE VOTE! KARMA WILL BE GOOD TO YOU!
Here are the very, very, very boiled-down facts:
H and I met in the comments of Jazz...in Strange Places, FIVE YEARS AGO. Before, as someone recently put it: "blogging became SO 2007."
None of us knew each other but after he and I got to doing so, we dated longdistance for 2.5 years. Then he moved to Chicago.
A whole lot of economy-related crap went down in terms of 4 layoffs in 5 years, underemployment and not being able to sell my house. H and I are thankful to have paychecks, but still working on getting healthcare for him. We realize we are not the only ones struggling with these problems.
We'd love to get married soon. But can't afford it until probably 2013.
So we entered this contest. We don't have to get the most votes, just the 50th-most votes.
And we actually have a shot! Last night we were closer than we've ever been, and don't need too many more to get in.
It's one vote per email address; you don't have to fill out any personal information beyond that.
No one has received spam.
Yes, we really did walk around downtown Chicago yesterday trying to get votes. (The idea of seeing someone throw your picture on the sidewalk is HUMBLING. I feel for those going-out-of-business-solicitors who get walked past every day).
If it's not obvious, we would be thrilled to make it into the top 50. In fact, I think it'd feel like victory, especially because the competition has become so fierce. AND WE LEGITIMATELY HAVE A CHANCE!
Contest ends Wednesday, March 31. Every single vote makes a difference (currently we're tied with another couple) and is GREATLY APPRECIATED!
PLEASE TAKE TWO MINUTES TO VOTE WITH ALL YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES!