Limerick Chick Contest 2009 is now open

March 12, 2009

in Limerick Chick

I almost missed it, but I remembered just in time.

I hereby open the 3rd Annual Limerick Chick Contest.

Mid-March is time for all things green and Irish. And what could be more Irish than wordplay that is also eponymous with a county in Ireland?

Niobe of Dead Baby Jokes won in 2008.

A blogger whose name is Niobe
Said, “Look, my name sounds like Nairobi
It isn’t ni-OBE
Doesn’t rhyme with microbe
And if you don’t like it, then blow me.”


Kristen at Sticky Bean (now at Sticky but Sweet) won in 2007.

There once was a group of ladies
Who set out to go and make babies
They became Stirrup Queens
Or so it would seem
Until they all wound up with scabies!

Who will be the winning limericist for 2009?

What you need to know:

  1. Use the limerick form, as in Hickory Dickory Dock.
  2. Mention at least one other blog or blogger, with a link to his/her blog.
  3. Up to 3 entries per person.
  4. Enter by 8 pm MDT on March 14. There may be a primary vote on March 15 (depending on the number of entries), with a final vote on March 16. The winner will be announced on St Patrick’s Day.
  5. You don’t need to be a blogger to enter. If you have a blog, please use Mr Linky (below) to link to the limerick on your blog. If you do NOT have a blog, leave your limerick as a comment.
  6. You need not be part of the ALI community (Adoption/neonatal Loss/Infertility) to enter. ALL readers of this blog are welcome to enter, and the subject matter is wide open.
  7. Post the Vote Button on your sidebar as well as in your limerick post to encourage others to enter/vote.

There is a prize. The winner will get a hot-off-the-press Navigating the Land of IF: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options by Melissa Ford (available June 1). Or an equivalent amount to spend on Amazon.com.

Go n’eiri an t-adh leat (luck o’ the Irish to you).

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristin April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I gotta think about this. I’m not sure I can match Niobe wit.

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I just wrote a quick ditty to someone we all love!Here is a limerick I wrote when I was 8 y/o, now I need to find a blogger named Sally!!There once was an old King of BaliWho had a young wife known as SallyThey once had a ballAnd one prince had the gallTo dilly and dally with Sally

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Cara April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Fun…yeah – ok, you got me thinking now!

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Wordgirl April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Wow.Is it that time again?Time FLIES.Perhaps I’ll enter this year…I always miss it…XOOXOXPam

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edenland April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I. Am. So. Excited.Lozzer. You legend. This means I first discovered your blog two years ago! Woot!XOXOXOX

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I gotta think about this. I’m not sure I can match Niobe wit.

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I just wrote a quick ditty to someone we all love!Here is a limerick I wrote when I was 8 y/o, now I need to find a blogger named Sally!!There once was an old King of BaliWho had a young wife known as SallyThey once had a ballAnd one prince had the gallTo dilly and dally with Sally

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Cara April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Fun…yeah – ok, you got me thinking now!

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Wordgirl April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Wow.Is it that time again?Time FLIES.Perhaps I’ll enter this year…I always miss it…XOOXOXPam

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edenland April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I. Am. So. Excited.Lozzer. You legend. This means I first discovered your blog two years ago! Woot!XOXOXOX

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Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I was hoping you’d do this again! I loved reading everyone’s entries last year!Here are my two entries for this year: Entry 1:Here is a limerick for all of us-together we laugh, cry, and fuss.With a double-fisted zingerwe give infertility the finger,you sonofabitch, you make us all cuss.Entry 2:As UTERUS’ first beneficiary,she was blessed with a healthy, safe pregnancy.Lover of plaid and blue Grover,rocks at header makeovers,Calliope has Snork in her occupancy.

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Dramalish April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Wanted to do this contest for three years now.. and even though it’s a quick last minute-er, I still got in. Yay!-D.

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luna April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

my entry is now edited for your pleasure, er, I mean for accuracy.

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luna April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

me me me me meyou you you you youand those jerks who never sent me my $100!

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I did my second one today. Just came to me.

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Kalei April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Martha, you crack me up with the dilly and dally with sally! hahahaLori, you are the best, this was fun.

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Kalei April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I did one! I hope you likey my poetry!

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I just read the rule about 2 entries per person.Now my gloating makes me look like the idiot I am.

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Those are tough to beat. My wheels are turning. I’ll put in my best effort.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

3 of them! 3 of them! I am going to kick everyone’s ass because I wrote 3 of them tonight!Um, I’ll post in the roundup tomorrow.I just wanted to come and gloat.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I am so glad that I have the whole evening to think up my entry. Oh, it’s ON!

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Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I was hoping you’d do this again! I loved reading everyone’s entries last year!Here are my two entries for this year: Entry 1:Here is a limerick for all of us-together we laugh, cry, and fuss.With a double-fisted zingerwe give infertility the finger,you sonofabitch, you make us all cuss.Entry 2:As UTERUS’ first beneficiary,she was blessed with a healthy, safe pregnancy.Lover of plaid and blue Grover,rocks at header makeovers,Calliope has Snork in her occupancy.

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Dramalish April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Wanted to do this contest for three years now.. and even though it’s a quick last minute-er, I still got in. Yay!-D.

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luna April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

my entry is now edited for your pleasure, er, I mean for accuracy.

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luna April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

me me me me meyou you you you youand those jerks who never sent me my $100!

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I did my second one today. Just came to me.

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Kalei April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Martha, you crack me up with the dilly and dally with sally! hahahaLori, you are the best, this was fun.

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Kalei April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I did one! I hope you likey my poetry!

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I just read the rule about 2 entries per person.Now my gloating makes me look like the idiot I am.

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

Those are tough to beat. My wheels are turning. I’ll put in my best effort.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

3 of them! 3 of them! I am going to kick everyone’s ass because I wrote 3 of them tonight!Um, I’ll post in the roundup tomorrow.I just wanted to come and gloat.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

I am so glad that I have the whole evening to think up my entry. Oh, it’s ON!

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