Down in the 4th

I just got the best Facebook message ever, and it really made me feel better after those people who started a war on some message board, trash talking Lindsay and Christopher and then eventually trash talking Addison and me. And yes, I am highly discouraged that apparently every time we get within 1000 votes, someone overseas stays up all night to vote over and over again (or so I’ve been told). But hey, all’s fair in love and war.

But just so we’re all clear on this… THIS COMPETITION IS NOT WAR! Love, people. C’mon. You know  better.

But back to the email. Bryan from the eHarmony couple and our main competitor for 3 of the 4 original weeks sent me the sweetest message telling me not to give up. The part that really spoke to me though?

“Its like football. If the Mountaineers were down by just a field goal in the 4th quarter, would you leave the game?”

For those of you who don’t know about Appalachian State’s one huge claim to fame…then shame on you. I’m pretty sure it’s still in the ESPN’s 10 top sport moments of the decade reel. But basically, App State, my lovely tiny-as-heck school, somehow beat Michigan in the Big House. And yes, it was in the 4th quarter by a field goal.

I’m sure Armanti would tackle me now for getting so discouraged at times. So thanks, Bryan, for that fabulous reminder. And you know what? What ever happens…happens. And while it would be a dream come true to win, life will go on.

But in the meantime, I won’t give up. Thank you for everyone who has been supporting us. I say after all of this, let’s have a huge party. Heck, I need a vacation.

Go forth and vote! And thanks in advance!

The voting rut

So we were pretty neck-in-neck with Lindsay and Christopher...until I left earlier this week to go to Baltimore for that conference. Now we’re over 1000 votes behind! Major bummer, but I’m not too disheartened. I have a few tricks up my sleeve. Right now I’m printing off a bazillion pieces of paper, being covered in tape, and standing knee high in dum dum lollipops.

Don’t judge. These sorts of things work. That and lots and lots of prayer.

It’s not the end-all, be-all of competitions. This won’t make or break Addi and my future marriage. But it would certainly help out. And more than that, I like a good race.

So make way other couples. Nikki’s back in town, and she’s passing out lollipops and taking names.