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Subject: vote my bracket!
Date Posted: 3/18/2010 2:12 PM ET
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Hey friends, I decided it would be fun to sign up for the DA BWAHA this year.  You can help by voting for my picks! My picks: http://www.mysideline.com/u/18566/collegebbmens/playerpicks190.htm

Where to vote (round 1 ends tonight) : http://dabwaha.com/blog/

So far it looks like I did really good, except for missing one, dang it. :-(  (These aren't my personal picks, mind you, just what I guessed other people will vote for.)

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 3:24 PM ET
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Willa, you know know I'd do almost anything for you. Especially pumping up your numbers in some online contest... but I'm thoroughly confused. I think I voted with you...

Colleen

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 4:44 PM ET
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I understand completely, I'm thoroughly confused as well. ;-)

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 5:30 PM ET
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Good luck - my votes are in for your books!

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 5:58 PM ET
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Thanks Nancy!  This is just the second round... apparently I missed the first one, having the audicity to sleep last night. :-\  Not sure when the next one starts. The whole thing is very confused, if you ask me.

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 6:46 PM ET
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Willa, I also entered that contest and forgot about voting till I saw your post!  I

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 7:42 PM ET
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Okay, everyone has to split votes between me and Dawn. :-)

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 10:00 PM ET
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I'm currently at 88%.  I doubt that will hold, as I just guessed on some books that I was not familiar with (hadn't read and/or did not recognize the title).  I was surprised to see a number of authors also playing (assuming it is really them and not someone using their name). 

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 1:11 AM ET
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How do you find out what your percentage is?

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 1:16 AM ET
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Oh, I found it. I'm only at 63%. :-(

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 3:37 AM ET
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LOL!  or you can vote my bracket.  ;)  so far i'm at 88%, with 7/8 in both of the previous voting rounds.  looks like i'm only going to go 5/8 on this voting round those, since on some of them i mostly picked at random trying to get my bracket in on time yesterday.

and i cannot believe Dead and Gone, which was ok, won out over On the Edge, which was really excellent.  maybe just not enough people have read On the Edge and everyone has heard of Charlaine Harris so she probably got all of the people who were just guessing based on names they've heard.  like me picking the historical bracket, i had to try to remember which ones i'd heard good things about here.  ;)

in theory, the voting is supposed to be midnight to noon, and noon to midnight, but i know the one was gone by 6pm instead of 9pm here.

it does remind me i really need to read Angels Blood pretty soon though, hopefully shortly after the series challenge i'm playing in is over.



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Date Posted: 3/19/2010 8:11 AM ET
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Good luck to those who enterred :-)

I didnt because a PNR always seem to win these.

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 10:48 AM ET
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Another round, voting til 12 noon EST. Good thing I woke up early or I would have missed it completely. :-\ These voting times are utterly whack.

I'm annoyed with myself because I guess on some titles and if I'd actually looked at the complete listing with the author, I would have voted the winning one each time. Ah well.  I chose my bracket on the "which books I've heard of the most" and it has been largely quite succesful.

PNR = ?

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 10:49 AM ET
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Oh, paranormal.

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 2:12 PM ET
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And it's now at part 4 of the first round. I kicked butt on this one. :-)

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 5:19 PM ET
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I dropped to 83%.

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 6:14 PM ET
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I can't figure out, again, how to check. ;-) (Very difficult site to maneuver.) Hardly matters at this point, I don't think anyone wins unless they're perfect. Or absolutely wrong. I could probably have won something by going for absolutely wrong, come to think of it!

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 8:36 PM ET
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Willa, go to this link, and it has the current standing info and more links to other data:

 

2010DABWAHAtourney

Date Posted: 3/20/2010 2:55 AM ET
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i started out well on the first two rounds in stage 1, but was awful in the second two rounds.  some of the votes were really close too.

and i thought of going for worst bracket (did you *see* the prize??  tasty.), but figured i'd be just as bad at that as picking the winning bracket!  ;)

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 12:34 PM ET
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I dropped 159 points!  Am now at 73%.  Oh well. 

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 1:07 PM ET
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I went up to 75% -- but a miss is as good as a mile in this game! Oh well, it was just for fun. And no one who's won as many free books as I have has any right to complain. ;-)

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 9:14 PM ET
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i'm at 75% too, tied for 37th place.  though i'm amused that i have the same number of points as Nalini Singh.  :)

of the four polls currently being votes, only 3 are relevant but it looks like i picked correctly for those.