Saturday, August 25, 2007


Well, the tumult and the shouting dies; the captains and the kings depart; still echo all the scribal sighs; but Olga's Queen of our Town's heart....

Alas, dear reader, the judges in Pasadena appear to have grievously misjudged, but the results are in, and our Olga did not win. What shall we say to these tidings? "Better luck next time" doesn't cut it; "for she's a jolly good fellow" seems a bit off; "atta girl" is a little better; "you go, girl!" is better yet.

Maybe we should all be glad, deep down, that Princess Olga will be allowed to spend her senior year at Greenwich High School unencumbered by all the glitz and glitter of pageant-winner publicity and stray paparazzi dogging her every step. She'll probably accomplish far more without the necessity of making public appearances hither and yon, and concentrating on the things that matter to her. And frankly (though your scribe hates to admit it), her chances of getting into an Ivy League school are probably enhanced by not having won. I mean, who wants to explain to their freshman colleagues at Harvard or Brown what that rhinestone tiara is all about?

So let us all be quick to welcome Olga home, and breathe an inward sigh of relief that she (and we) will be spared the news cameras and popping flashbulbs. As far as your scribe is concerned, she was a winner before she headed off to Pasadena, and she still is.


Addendum: August 28th

Your scribe thought these links might be of interest:

Miss Teen USA contestant re-answers question

Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question

This was Olga's competition?! (Sounds of scribal sighs...)


Blogger Vicki said...

Welcome home, Olga. We were rooting for you...fingers and toes crossed, even. :)

August 25, 2007 12:33 PM  
Blogger Erica Ridley said...

Aww, poor Olga!

August 28, 2007 12:05 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Well, as said up above, I suspect it's probably a lucky thing for her that she didn't win...her life this year will certainly be more her own to manage, with more time for things that will ultimately prove to have been more important, than if she'd had to parade around like a toy poodle.

Is your scribe rationalizing? Perhaps...but that doesn't mean that what he says isn't true, all the same.

August 28, 2007 1:33 PM  
Blogger Sarah Darer Littman said...

Pretty sad commentary about our society when we value beauty over intelligence.

And Olga has both.

*echoing the Scribal Sigh*

August 29, 2007 9:20 AM  

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