So awhile back, when I was bloviating on how Sarah Palin’s looks were one of the few things I did not hold against her, I mentioned I could be magnanimous because when I was a senior in high school, my friends nominated me for “basketball homecoming queen.” I was not the type of girl who won such things. I wasn’t a beauty pageant girl, I wasn’t dating any athletes (or anyone else, really), I wasn’t Popular, and in fact I was kind of an anti-candidate. My friends and I tended to be ironic and sarcastic about such things. But I had a bunch of loyal friends, and I think I came in second as a result.
Well, I’ve been nominated for another popularity contest – for the first time in nearly 30 years! – and this time, the nomination is quite sincere. And so I’m sincerely touched and grateful that Kochanie nominated me for “Hottest Mommy Blogger” in the Blogger’s Choice Awards. Thanks, Kochanie! (She also put me up for “Best Political Blog,” but I think the mommy category is probably more apt. There’s not a feminism category, which is where this blog would be most at home.)
I don’t have a snowball’s chance of winning (the leading blog already has 100 votes) but I’m hoping my friends and readers will go cast a vote for me anyway, lest I be embarrassed that the only two votes have come from my kind benefactor, Kochanie, and (shudder) myself. Worse yet, since voting isn’t by secret ballot, anyone who visits my page will see exactly who cast those two votes!
Of course, if you honestly think I am a hot mama, I’ll gratefully take that, too. Either way, if you’re so inclined, just click the little box below or follow this link. The site requires a brief registration. Also, you may see a notice that “2008 voting has closed.” This is totally deceptive. It refers to last year’s awards. Ignore it.
While you’re there, you might also cast a vote for Kochanie’s blogging partner, figleaf, who writes some of the smartest analysis of feminism, sex, and relationships that you’ll find on the intertubes. He’s up for Hottest Daddy Blogger (and he really is a devoted work-at-home dad, though his readers see more of his hot side). He would truly deserve it; he’s a brilliant blogger and a good-hearted human being. Go here to visit his blog. Click here to vote for him.
Boy, I’m still in GOTV mode, aren’t I? Someone needs to deprogram me.
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