Contest With Den!

Dear Optimists,

I have to admit I love writing posts for this blog. Not only does it keep me optimistic and give me the opportunity to make others smile, it also, sometimes, opens my world to new people and friendship.

After months of friendly emails with a certain optimist, I finally got the opportunity to have a Skype conversation with a new optimistic friend from Canada. And it was a blast! I just love Skype and how it makes everyone just a bit closer to me emotionally. We talked for a bit, laughed a lot, told stories…what fun!

So now I’m offering a different type of contest on DO. Nadia gets to offer you artwork, but I can’t exactly send you some random scribbling and expect you to get excited. So I’m trying something a bit off the wall – everyone who comments today will be entered into a random drawing to have a Skype chat with Den! Or maybe if your comment is especially enticing I will choose you! Got something you’d like to chat about? Know a funny joke? Just need a bit of a laugh?

Not really sure this is much of a prize, and yes I am nervous that nobody will enter for this prize, but heck, it’s the best I can offer…a few moments of entertaining chat with a disgustingly optimistic person. And trust me, worst comes to worst I WILL make you laugh. I guess the only steadfast rule is that you have to be comfortable speaking English.

Good luck, even though I’m not sure anyone wins in a chat with Den.


P.S. I did the artwork today since Nadia started a very difficult semester this week.


Author: den

More often than not, people wonder what I'm up to. I'm a people watcher, and love to tell a stranger's story, as I see it. If you see me reading or writing in a coffee shop, there's a good chance I'm making up a story about you at that moment. I'm a visual person who loves finding inspiration in my surroundings, and believe that sometimes the smallest detail can tell the majority of the story, if you have the sense to recognize it.

24 thoughts on “Contest With Den!”

    1. Haha love it! My Skype actually DOES have smell-o-vision, FYI. And would you really want to risk my next post being about how smelly you are? šŸ˜‰

  1. Awww this is such a sweet idea! šŸ™‚
    I’m kinda nervous at the idea of having a Skype chat with you, actually. You’re like a blogging celebrity in my mind right now =P
    But I had to comment because I don’t want you to feel nervous hehe šŸ™‚

    1. Oh geez, a pity comment? Haha not cool! You shouldn’t be nervous šŸ˜‰ I’m a pleasant chatting friend. We can both get tea ready and make like we’re in a coffee shop!

      1. Hahaha no, not a pity comment at all! A I-secretly-want-to-have-a-Skype-chat-with-blogging-celebrity-Den-but-can’t-come-out-and-say-it comment lol.
        I’m sure you’re a very pleasant chatting friend šŸ™‚

  2. I can always use more positive people in my life, so drop my name into the hat. Btw…what kind of hat would YOU pull from??? I’m gonna guess something vintage. That’s my final answer.
    Not sure what I have to contribute to the convo, although I’m sure I can regale you with cultural anecdotes from the “land of the morning calm” aka Seoul. šŸ˜›

    1. Oh man…that would be AWESOME! And now you’re thinking I need to write every name down and then pull them out of something vintage like the old suitcase I have from the 30s šŸ™‚

  3. I would be totally excited to get a “scribbling” from you. I love your blog for the silly jokes, blatent optimism and charming artwork. Fingers crossed I win….
    Optimistic in Oregon,

  4. I would love to Skype chat with you, Den! However, I do think I would be quite boring…. I could start brainstorming topics in case I win. That should give me something to do.. at work. šŸ˜›

  5. Sounds like fun. Fair warning, if I win there is a high probability of a preschooler excitedly bringing all his toys to the computer to show you them. I enjoy your posts here and your short stories, would be fun to chat šŸ˜€

  6. Wait a minute…I recognise that blonde cartoon… šŸ˜‰

    Would it be weird if I entered this contest? I feel like it might be weird. But Skype-ing with Den is so much fun!! šŸ˜€

    P.S. Nadia, I hope that your workload lightens up this week! xo

  7. It’s funny how only ladies entered the contest. I’m going to represent the male readership of DO by submitting this entry.

    *Please don’t pick me*

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