May 7th, 2018

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Green Room - Idol Minor - Week 1 - Day 6

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In light of the theme of the week, I was thinking of "things that cause me embarrassment", which morphed into "things that I can't do" somewhere along that thought process. Which makes sense, because people noticing things you "should be" able to do can be embarrassing.

Just a couple highlights on a long list:

- Drive. (I have my restricted, but only got it a year or so ago and haven't been able to practice to get my regular license. it's likely that I won't.)

- Swim. I imagine that I would be pretty decent at drowning though.

- Speak. Probably "unfair", but as a life-long stutterer, it's pretty embarrassing when I try to say something and I can't. Especially to people I don't know... hmmm... actually, it might be *more* embarrassing when it's something that I know really well, because of the whole idea that speech gets easier when you are comfortable with someone.

- Be near a certain item. It's "food related", and although I've gotten much, much MUCH better (to the point that if I sit at the same table as it I can try my best to avoid looking at it... instead of freaking out) it's still really embarrassing. Because it's a "common item" and I can't even type out the name. Just writing this is making my stomach queasy because now I'm trying NOT to think about it... anyway, there's an item out there and I don't like it and behave in embarrassing ways when it's around due to "past experiences".

- Lack of responses on Idol posts. ;) So don't cause me to be embarrassed people! ;)
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Vote - Week 1

A few words from clauderainsrm:

This is something special.

If you are poking your head in to see what is going on, or if you were given this link by a friend - Welcome to the first poll of the second season of Idol Minor.

The “main event”, open to all ages but mostly adults, is LJ Idol. It is a writing competition like no other, a literary street fight for the ages.

Idol Minor is just for kids under the age of 12. There are polls, and you should vote for your favorites - but no one is going to be eliminated.

This is a chance for you to support and encourage emerging talent. The way you were encouraged and supported, or, all too often, the way you *wish* that you were.

There are some wonderful stories in the first week. I have high hopes of what we are going to see from them in the weeks to come.

Thank you to our writers, and their adult sidekicks. I hope that everyone reads, comments and votes for their favorites. You can vote for as many entries as you like - and please spread the word to your friends and family to vote as well. You do not need a Livejournal to vote. LJ allows FB, Twitter, Dreamwidth and any number of Open Source IDs to take part in the site, including voting. Just please, one vote per physical body. :)

The poll will close Thursday, May 10th at 8pm EDT
Good luck to everyone!

Poll #2081157 Idol Minor - Week 1
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

Homer's entry