|The Self-Portrait Competition - Still Awaiting Our First Entrant!|
"This expression purportedly comes from the practice of corrupt jockeys holding their horses back and shooing a preselected winner across the finish line to guarantee that it will win. A “shoo-in” is now an easy winner, with no connotation of dishonesty. “Shoe-in” is a common misspelling."
Alas, I await an entrant for the self-portrait competition like a federal politician awaits the latest polls. On the one hand I would like to see that you endorse my enthusiastic ideas, on the other, I am afraid of the results. But I wait, and wait, hoping that someone our there believes that this is not only fun but the opportunity to create something very unique that hopefully will transcend more than just the closing date of the competition on September 30th 2013.
Please, I almost beg of you, come join in! At this stage, you're a shoo in.