tonight i finally won a portland slam. i shouldn't downplay myself too greatly, but it wasn't an excellent night for the slam, and even though i have confidence in my writing, i usually don't fare well when judged by crowds, so i was, despite the status of the competition, a little surprised. i think Grade school arithmetic was a big help. that was my highest scoring piece. i always thought it would be a better piece for slam than most of my work, but hadn't had a chance to try it yet.
anyhow, in the end, i won $25 so i really should stop complaining. : )