I have an invitation to open a Gmail account that I will give to the person who posts the most intriguing/entertaining/stunning self-portrait. Link to yours in the comments.

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I'm no good at self portraits, but i want that gmail account so bad its worth a shot..


Posted by: Mark Himself at May 21, 2004 02:25 PM

Hmmm. Did I take this, or did my daughter?


If I win, I'll give it to the more desiring Mark Himself. Especially since I'm not sure that my daughter didn't take it.

Posted by: Frank at May 21, 2004 04:06 PM

I'm sorry that your links aren't links. I'll try to fix.
Forgot to mention that the competition will close at midnight Sunday, Paris time.

Posted by: David at May 21, 2004 05:00 PM

Not really intriguing or stunning per se, but I find it entertaining:


I also want to say thanks for a fantastic site; I visit often and have started my own photolog as a direct result:


Posted by: colter at May 21, 2004 05:16 PM

Taken a while back, but I still like it. Yeah, hanging around in a bathroom...who knows when inspiration will strike.


Posted by: witsen at May 22, 2004 01:04 PM


Posted by: Eliot at May 22, 2004 05:43 PM

I like the first one. (Mark's) :)

Here's mine just for the sake of participating :D


Posted by: Peter at May 23, 2004 08:34 AM

hello david,

these were done eons ago, but i wanted to show you anyway... i've enjoyed your pix for a long time now, thanks so much for sharing, you're amazing...

i can't link to a specific shot, but the 2nd, 4th and 5th are all me...


Posted by: judy at May 24, 2004 12:09 AM

It was hard not to let my emotions get in the way while judging this contest. Was I impressed by Mr. Mustard's bold use of color, or just awed that the Mayor of LiveJournal had deigned to post here? So I wimped out. After disqualifying Eliot (previous contest winners and their families are not eligible) I chose a winner at random. The lucky recipient of a Gmail account is Colter, who should really read up on the risks of using electrical equipment near water.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks for the kind feedback.

Posted by: David at May 24, 2004 10:55 PM

Thanks David! Eliot, yours was my favorite as well, so if you still want an account, I'll invite you whenever Gmail gives me a chance.

Posted by: colter at May 24, 2004 11:30 PM

Oh, I'm so sorry I sent the poison pen letter before I came here to read your nice comments. I take back all of the bad things I said. By my count I've lost 10,000 web award contests so far, and yours is my favorite!

In other words: The Winner of the 2004 Nicest Web Award Prize goes to:


How much do you think it will cost to send a can of Tab to Paris?

I guess I should make a little icon of the award but I know you won't post it on your new beautiful Moveable Type home page so what's the point?

Posted by: MrMustard at May 25, 2004 03:56 AM
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