When Blunders Pay

So according to Merriam-Webster a blunder is a “gross error or mistake, resulting usually from stupidy, ignorance, or carelessness.”

I’d be a a very rich writer if I could earn money from my bucket o’ blunders. But maybe this time, I’ll get a blunder or two to pay off. Because Birds and Blooms is sponsoring a Backyard Blunder Contest. All I need to do is a. write 400 words or less about a funny birding or gardening blunder, b. send it in by March 15th and c. win the $500!

Easy-peasy. What may be a tad more difficult is really honing in on what a backyard blunder is. Because I’m not sure that picking up a hanging plant and throwing it three stories off our deck to make my point, could be classified, technically, as careless. Stupid, yes.  Hilarious, definitely. But there was no mistaking what I meant.

10 thoughts on “When Blunders Pay

  1. I saw this contest, too, and although I stink at gardening, I don’t know if that qualifies as a blunder! I don’t think they want an essay on how much I hate weeding, otherwise I’d win, hands down. 🙂

  2. Do chickens count as birds? Probably not. And technically, they rule the side yard. I have plenty of chicken and goat blunders, but nothing about cute backyard warblers. Maybe that tomato hornworm faux pas would qualify. Thanks for making me rethink this contest.

I'm Always Fishing for Compliments. Wait! Comments! I meant Comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s