So, every year at work for Easter, we have a giant Easter egg hunt as well as an Easter hat contest. The winner of the challenge receives a $50 gift card to Target, but more importantly, a whole lotta self-esteem – or so I’ve fantasized. I usually shy away from contests like this, because I never win, and I do not need yet another reaffirmation that I’m a loser. A loser in every aspect of life, it seems. Plus, I know that if I go out on a limb and enter the contest, if I lose, because I have low self-esteem, I’ll never enter this or anything else ever again. I thought about entering the Valentine’s Day contest of decorating a valentine box, but shied away from it for these very reasons.
Also, I do not have any creativity cells in my nearly six foot tall frame. Not one. Scrap booking for me entails getting a piece of computer paper, (colored, if I’m feeling adventurous) taping a photo on, then writing a caption underneath it with a black ball-point pen. Sometimes I’ll perhaps doodle a heart even, but those often come out looking like a three year old did it, and I do not want someone commenting on the cute heart my son drew, when it was me.
That would sting.
So I’m in a bind. Do I be social and fun and enter some contest I’ll lose? The girls in the QI Department always win this crap…the Halloween costume contest, (By the way, dressing up in ‘80’s aerobic garb is so blasé.) the Christmas soup contest, the Valentine box contest…and now the Easter hat thing. Oh how I want to take down those over-achieving QI girls! (Maybe I’m being so vicious because I’m jealous much? Gah. I hope not.)
I need help. If I buy the supplies, anyone wanna help me (or rather, make on your own) a bomb diggity Easter hat? Please? It’s for a good cause – my self-esteem is on the line!