[about the author]
i actually like speaking in front of large crowds. freakish,
i work crossword puzzles in ink.
i am the american nigella lawson. or maybe the american eddie
izzard. can't decide, really.
i would be a really good mom, but i'm cool with being a really
i am sometimes more perceptive than i would like to be.
i am fiercely loyal. sometimes, stupidly so.
i never play dumb. never.
i am way too hard on myself.
i am a change agent.
i sometimes cross that fine line between assertive and aggressive.
i am not afraid to tell people that i love them.
i am militantly pro-choice.
i am pro-adoption.
i know a little bit about alot of things.
i typically enjoy the company of men more than women.
i am capable of being really mean and nasty, but i fight it.
i am a lifelong cubs fan. do not laugh.
i have been known to hold a grudge.
i have hips.
i am not my sister.
i am lousy at forgiving myself.
i am an indoor kind of gal.
i am a bargain shopper. to the point of obsession.
i am 32 flavors. and then some.
i'm hoping there's a gift basket. please let there be a gift basket. please oh please oh please.
so, remember the other day when i was like, "hey, go nominate your favorite blogs for the bloggie awards because there needs to be some new blood on the ballot, and it makes people feel good and stuff"?
well, i know that probably seemed like a very veiled sort of plea for me to get nominated.
but, it wasn't.
but, despite the lack of a thinly veiled plea, i've learned that i have, in fact, been nominated. that's right, i received a nomination in the "best kept secret blog" category. which is also sometimes called the "blog you've never heard of" category. or "here are some blogs no one ever reads...pick one at random."
so, i put up a new logo in honor of my honor. it's a bit cheeky. tongue-y in cheek-y. although i have no idea why the bird is wearing a beret. he's so unpredictable that way. has a mind of his own. a bit pretentious. and the smoking? no idea what's up with the smoking.
there is a downside to being nominated [other than trying to figure out where i'm going to store all of the designer gowns that will surely be arriving at my door any day now. annyny day now. any. day. now.]. i'm feeling a little bittersweet because none of the fabulous blogs i nominated made it onto the ballot.
well, with one exception: broken type
and here's the real kicker: he's nominated in the same category i am.
so, uh...is it wrong for me to say that i'm now rethinking having nominated him?
i'm thinking about submitting a proposal asking that i be moved to another category since i really don't want to compete with broken type. 'cause he's way better than i am. and will crush me. deservedly, yes, but crush me nonetheless.
maybe best asian blog. or best non-weblog content of a weblog [note: is it just me? is that category totally mystifying to anyone else? i mean, what the heck is "non-weblog content"?! once you put "non-weblog content" on your weblog, doesn't it become, by definition, weblog content? 'cause now it's on a weblog. very confusing to me. very.]. or maybe just come up with a totally new category. maybe "best weblog that was plagiarized by bryan lamb." no, wait...greg would win that one.
okay, how about "best weblog with a title that is a pun on a piece of classic american literature"? or "weblog that doesn't keep up with its links very well"? "best weblog that doesn't link to wil wheaton"? "a weblog that isn't as good as dooce"? uh...okay, how about "weblog that has been around long enough to have its own domain but still mooches off of blogger's free service"?
okay, best-kept secret it is, then.
unfortunately, there is no write-in feature, or i'd launch a grass roots campaign the likes of which would make howard dean even more angry than he already is and would give the bloggies more of an independent spirit award vibe.
maybe next year.
in the meantime, i'll just say: thank you very much to those of you who nominated me. i'm really flattered. and honored. and honestly surprised. and, at the risk of sounding cliche, it really is an honor just to be nominated.
and, at the risk of not sounding cliche, it's an even bigger honor to win.
what? it is. come on. you know it is.
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