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The Voting for the Inn-Bedded Resorter -- We Made History, Sort Of

I am 1 of 5 finalists for the Inn-Bedded Resorter contest organized by The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The winner gets to spend 2 months at the resort, serving as their social media manager. We get to enjoy all the amenities of the resort, as long as we're reporting back, via social media, to the rest of the world about the great time we have.

Dixville Notch and The Balsams are actually famous, because it's the location of the very first vote cast in each presidential primary election. It's the kickoff location of decades of presidential politics. In fact, the box that is pictured below is the very box they use for those votes. And they cast our votes in it. It was quite an honor to have my name placed in a presidential ballot box. (Oh God, I hope someone put my name in there!)

But, don't feel like you had to be there to vote. You can actually VOTE FOR ME right now. Just click the link back there (or click this one, I'm not picky), and cast your vote.

Or, to tell you the truth, vote for any of the other people there. Although one of our fellow contestants, Melissa McCart, couldn't make it, the four of us — me, Martin Earley, Nacie Carson, and Liz Oehlschlaeger — got along famously. We love each other! Those three are some awesome people, and I would be happy to see any one of them win it. Martin even sang a song he wrote for the contest (I've posted it below, because it's really cool). And during his "stump speech," Martin played it again, with a new verse thrown in about the time he had already spent with us. (He even came up with a rhyme for Nacie that wasn't spacey. I'm telling you, the guy's a genius!)

So, if you have a chance, do your patriotic duty, and send one of us new friends back to New Hampshire's North Woods. (I'd prefer it if it was me though. I'm just sayin'.)

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  1. Erik, you're right, Martin is a genius for finding something other than spacey (or lacey!) to go with my name!! I've had that song stuck in my head for like the past 4 days, it is just so darn catchy!

    And might I say that you are the most gracious competitor ever? We have to get them to just have all of us up there at the same time, otherwise whoever wins will be lonely! :)

  2. Thanks, Nacie. I had a good time. It's easy to be gracious when I like the people I'm with. I know they talked about maybe doing a finalist reunion, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Good luck to you.

  3. Sorry you didn't win the prize.. you are a winner in my book!


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