So the 9 limericks came from 6 contestants, as I haven't voted yet, that leaves one other contestant who hasn't yet voted, and Kalleh maybe you could convince Shufitz to cast a vote. Otherwise I will just pick my favourite of the 4 that have received a vote.
PS: Kalleh, NBA Offcialdom must be really pissed off that a Canadian team had the audacity to win the Championship today. No doubt the Warriors will claim it was the injury to Klay Thompson who was shooting the lights out that cost them today's game, but no they threw it away with poor foul shooting both Iguodala and Draymond Green missed 2 of 2 from the stripe back to back late in the 3rd quarter, and in the last Iguodala again and also Cousins only made one of their 2 shots from the stripe. Make all those and they win, and take it to Game 7. I watched the 2nd half live. Maybe if they'd put Aussie Andrew Bogut back into the game late, instead of Cousins, things may have been different too, especially with what he could of done at the defensive end. Of course when Thompson went down they lost not only lost their best offensive player, but also their best defender.
I'll ask Shu to vote (however, I can't assure you that he will. )
I was rooting for the Raptors, and I do think many (in Chicago anyway) were. We had the 3-peat with the Bulls, and we sure didn't want the Warriors to get one too (even though Steve Kerr was with the Bulls then). I was a little worried about the Raptors, though, because they absolutely should have won it in game 5. They got the ball away from the Warriors at the last few seconds and then didn't make that last shot. I can tell you, Michael Jordan would have either made that, or would have passed to someone who was open. That play showed me that those old Bulls were a better team (though I may be biased. )
Well still no more votes, so I think it's time I broke the tie. Actually if I'd had a normal vote I would have voted for No. 7 (it certainly warmed my pie) and since that already has one vote that makes it the winner. The limericks and contributors were written by:
1. Kalleh 2. Bethree5 3. Sattva 4. Yours truly 5. Bethree5 6. Bob 7. Geoff 8. Bob 9. Bethree5
Actually there was an element of truth to my limerick. My (ex-)wife used to tell me about some advice she received from a respected mentor, who said, "it was just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man", but me and money have never had much of an affinity with each other I'm afraid, so she dipped out.
Special congtraulations to Bethree5 for the sheer volume and the fact that all three of her entries were befitting of the location.
So Geoff, it's up to you to choose the next location for us to visit.
The trouble with using pseudonyms in on-line forums, is that you don't know if the person is male or female, so my apologies to Bethree5 if the "her" pronoun used in my comments, is actually the wrong gender.
Wow sorry for missing this vote! (Pls see my excuses at the responses to communal post Kalleh recently sent). I-- again, like sattva-- roared at #8 (& voted for it too late). However I was all set to vote for #7 before I read it, so there you are. Good choice.
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Now, an explanation and an apology for my foul limerick. When Greg changed his limerick choice from Sassafras to Rye, I was working on one for Sassafras. Like the one Greg had showed, I had the word ass in my limerick.
I had no idea about what to write about Rye. I looked up Rye and found out that there was surfing there. I wanted to pay homage to the original Sassafras choice in my limerick on Rye and tried to incorporate it in line 3 or 4. I could get the word ass in there, but couldn't quite find a way to make the rhythm sound right with Sassafras in it. I looked for another word that rhymed and came up with mass. Then, I thought I would be cute when I was having such a difficult time (these are always difficult to me) writing the final line and include wave, which was a nod to what surfers usually ride.
I have such a hard time with how my limericks flow, and I felt I did better on that. Perhaps, you will all feel differently. When I saw it in print and reread it, I cringed. It seemed cruel and mean, and definitely not funny. Reading all the ones that were funny made me aware of how far from the mark I was. Yet, I still feel that except for it not being funny, and being cruel, it might be one of my better limericks.
As I am sure you all know by now, having won only one game and that being the only votes I have received on a limerick, that limericks are not my forte. Again, I want to apologize for my limerick, especially to all of the other women on this site. Please, forgive me. Now, can I go hide my head under a cover somewhere for awhile?
I voted for #8, seeing it as a clear winner, before reading the posts below the poll and discovering that the vote count was over. If you accepted second place votes, either #7 or #9 would have gotten mine.