Archive for April 3rd, 2009

Our First Contest!!!

Okay Folks, time for the First Ever Annie’s Treasure Trove/Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store contest!!


One of our Best Sellers at the shop is our NPR map – a very urban general store item map of the USA, which identifies all the NPR stations around the country. We were fortunate enough to receive a special laminated copy of one of the maps in honor of the publisher printing their 50,000th map- and I thought I would have a contest and give it away to the winner. Our trusted friend Justin came up with the contest theme: WRITE A HAIKU ABOUT ANNIE’S BLUE RIBBON GENERAL STORE OR NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO. That’s it. Best Haiku wins (we will have a few regular customers as judges). You can enter as many times as you like and I like to read so send them my way. The contest will be open until April 17th which means you have 2 weeks to come up with some good Haikus!! Please send them to me at

As a reminder- a Haiku is a form of Japanese Poetry, that Americans have adopted in their own way. It is written in a short three line form. The first line contains five syllables, the second line seven syllables, and the third line five syllables.  There are variations of this, but this form is the most common and accepted.