Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Saturday
Nov282009

The Great Experiment: First Time

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Here they are! Two people who entered didn't end up writing essays and I never heard from a third person who entered. So, twelve it is. Vote via comments. I'll close voting Monday morning at 9AM Mountain Time. Thanks for playing everyone! And might I add, I've read through them all and I daresay this is the best writing THE GREAT EXPERIMENT has seen yet. Really well done, y'all!

1. Daycare Lady - Daycare Lady Disclosed

2. Andrea - Discombulation Station

3. Haley - Onee

4. Crummy Mummy - Crummy Mummy Who Drinks

5. Sadie - Sadie, Sadie, (UN) Married Lady

6. Wyndi Cage - Wycked Texan

7. Digital Bath - Slobber Trauma

8. Keenie Beanie - Keenie Beanie

9. Megan - Minor Catastrophes

10. Katy - The Confused Dildo

11. Deborah - Sub-Urbane...So Close To Cool

12. Wesley's Mom (Sue) - It's Not As Easy As It Looks

Reader Comments (145)

I vote #3 Haley-onee. She is the most inspirational person I know. So humble and loving with a pinch of comedy. :]

November 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaire Marquez

I also vote for #3-onee.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Jean

7. Digital Bath

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen W.

I vote for #7, Digital Bath.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacey P.

Digital Bath - Slobber Trauma made me cry. Hard. It gets my vote.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen R

7. Digital Bath - Slobber Trauma

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBronwen Warford

#1 Daycare Lady

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I vote Haley-Onee #3!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCookiePocket

I vote for Sadie, Sadie UN-married lady--she told it the best, most poingantly and was the most eloquent. The Daycare Lady's story was terrific too, truly moving and heart-wrenching and wonderful! But, still, I have to vote to Sadie Sadie--absolutely brilliant writing about at an all too common situation (divorce). Thank you to everyone who entered, you're all a joy to read!

Many Blessings,
-Sarah Liz :)

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Liz

I vote for #3, Onee. As her husband, I didn't realize how much I was loved until she was forced to write. She will always have my vote.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMonroe

I vote for Crummy Mummy. Great idea, love this experiment!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStarlight34

i vote for sadie sadie UN married lady.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererin

Katy: Confuseddildo

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersam

The Confused Dildo brings out the man in meh!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheri Pi

Katy: The Confused Dildo! Love you!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Juniper

Ka-ka-ka-katy!

I remember Rodeo Clown!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDana

The Confused Dildo: Katy.

You're welcome.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

#9 - Megan - Minor Castastrophes. So funny!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeniseM

Sadie has my vote. Excellent, honest writing about a difficult subject. Definitely excited to find her blog. Excited to find all these blogs, actually. Lot of great writing here! Good job everyone. It was so nice to kick back with a cup of tea and read each story. Can't wait for December's topic.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

I vote for Crummy Mummy :)

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

B"H

I vote for Haley. She's a very humble person and a clever and articulate writer who allows her inner self to surface through her written words. I loved reading her story as it reveals so much about Monroe that is hidden from plain view.

Shlomo

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShlomo

Loved them all.... wish I could share the vote - but I go for crummymummy.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBabs

Reluctantly, I vote for Katy, the confused dildo. This was a tough decision. :)

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMuckThatGuy

I have always enjoyed Sadie's blog, but I really enjoyed this post. Had to be hard to write about such a sensitive subject, but it was beautifully written. I'm left hoping to hear the rest of the story.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

I vote for crummy mummy!!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbarry

Not voting, just leaving a comment so I can subscribe to comments... :)

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie

My vote is for Digital Bath - Slobber Trauma. Very well written.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelly B.

crummy mummy has my vote. that blog was so 'not' crummy - there is many an english teacher would be proud to see this work!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjo from belfast

I vote for daycarelady

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue

#7. Digital Bath, Slobber Trauma

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I vote for crummy mummy

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

And my vote goes to....Crummy Mummy!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLis

Drumroll please........ and the winner is.......Keenie Beanie!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTG

#5 - Sadie gets my vote. Her writing style is eloquent; her voice is poignant and haunting. She speaks with a raw emotion that is both unsettling and uplifting.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesert Songbird

Keanie Beenie. She faced her fears and lived to tell about it. The ability to smile after such a nerve racking experience is amazing.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Crummy Mummy gets my vote folks

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Big vote for Crummy Mummy!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I vote crummymummy!!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJaynie

I vote for Sadie.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

My vote is for Sadie.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBennie

Post 1 vote for Sadie.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCin

I like Sadie's blog.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLu

I vote for Keenie Beanie

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBL

I vote for 7. Digital Bath - Slobber Trauma

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I vote for Megan

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

#7: Digital Bath-Slobber Trauma

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

i choose you, number three.
onee.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjacqui

I vote for Sadie.

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLibby

I vote for Daycare lady xxxxx

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterzoe

My vote goes to Keenie Beanie

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWalton

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