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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Wednesday
Dec162009

The Great Experiment: Open Topic

Largest voter turnout so far. Congratulations Katy from Confused Dildo, you are the clear winner of $165!

VOTING IS CLOSED

So! There are actually seventeen entrants this month because two people signed up at the same time right at the deadline. $165 up for grabs and another round of awesome writing. I'm so excited all you guys entered and even more excited to give someone lots of extra Christmas cash! In an attempt to even things out I'm extending voting until Saturday at 10pm Mountain Time because I added some links after about twenty folks had voted. Good luck everyone!

1. Katy - Confused Dildo

2. Angie - Ask Angie - She'll Have An Answer

3. Norma - November Juliet

4. Xinekite - Xine Was Barcoded @ Birth

5. Rachel - Roger and Rachel

6. Sasha - Notes From BreakUp Land

7. Jeri - Life In Flux

8. Wyndi Cage - Wycked Texan

9. Sadie - Sadie, Sadie, (Un)Married Lady

10. Spawny666 - Spawny's Space

11. Deborah - Sub-urbane...Just Shy Of Cool

12. Crummy Mummy - Crummy Mummy (who drinks)

13. Daycare Lady - Daycare Lady Disclosed

14. Jenn - You can take the girl out the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl!

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

16. Megan - Posts From The Edge

17. S'Dizzle - Untitled... Or How One Can Distract One's Self From One's Job

Reader Comments (261)

Posts from the Edge gets my vote!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDerek

Posts from the Edge is a rare opportunity to witness breaking gender barriers in a spirited fashion. Megan gets my vote.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

I vote for Sadie.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLibby

I vote for Sadie...and I want more!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKellie

Posts From the Edge gets my vote

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I vote for Megan's "posts from the edge" Makes me wish I had been a boy scout....well not really....but it made me smile!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Megans is a great read! Another vote for her!!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Posts from the Edge! What a great read!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClint

Megan's Posts From The Edge gets my vote....and it's all true!!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Xinekite's Barcoded @ Birth gets my vote!! :)

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

megan - posts from the edge gets my vote for a great, funny read by a kicka$$ chick.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter@ibexgirl - jess

Casting my vote for Megan - Postcards from the Edge. Thanks for the laugh....thinking about how to make 8 minutes last longer:)

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I vote for Sadie Sadie (UN) Married Lady.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

my vote goes to daycare lady

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Casting my vote for Megan - Postcards from teh Edge! Very good read!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebi from Marion

I vote for Sadie!!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I vote for #3 Rachel!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Posts from the Edge funny stuff. 8 minutes?? lol I know exactly teh feeling too. I missed out on the camp life when I was young. You get the ex-camper friends together and my god that's all you hear about.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShawn

I vote for Xinetine's Barcoded @ Birth!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDEKC

I vote for Xinetine's Barcoded @ Birth!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM

I vote for Megan's Posts From the Edge -- Sounds like a blast and LOVE the lifelong friendships that were formed. Good read - funny and heartfelt at the same time!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmie

Rachel gets my vote! Great recipe and blog post!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I vote for Rachel!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNate

My vote goes to Megan's Posts From The Edge. Great story. Heck, it took me 8 minutes to make this post.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris L.

My vote is for Daycare Lady! Happy holidays everyone!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNJ

Megan's Post from the Edge is so real - Great story. She gets my vote!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Here's a vote for Postcards From the Edge, life in eight-minute increments, and Max.

Beautifully done!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Trout Underground

I vote for Deb and Sub-urbane!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterzwp

Loved Megan's (www.postsfromtheedge.com) heartfelt and funny story about Boy Scout Camp - 8 Minutes

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPoppy

Katy, the Confused Dildo.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

The Confused Dildo, Katy

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

I vote for Jeri's post, it was fantastic!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersara

Posts from the Edge is the greatest thing I have read ever, na the greatest thing ever writen! Megan gets my vote.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatt p

Angie at Ask Angie gets my vote...

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

MEGAN rocks!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSCA

I vote for Rachel at Roger and Rachel.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

I vote for Sadie.... wonderful piece!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTy

I vote for Rachel.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

1. Katy - Confused Dildo

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdank

Katy!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan

My vote: Katy, The Confused Dildo

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBen

I vote for Xine! Funny!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

My vote is for Katy - The Confused Dildo. Hilarious!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonny

Sadie all the way!!!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I vote for Sadie Sadie! Well-written.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I reluctantly vote for the confused dildo: Katy.

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMuckThatGuy

I would like to vote for Sadie. I went though something similar and good for you for doin' it in his truck!!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

i votes for the confused dildo

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGM Haint

Jeri gets my vote this month. Nice story, well told!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I vote for Megan's Posts From The Edge - U Rock!

December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoey N.

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