Have you guys ever seen me speechless?
It’s a hilarious sight.
Thank you so, so much. All of you who voted for me – you guys are awesome. I’m beyond flattered and delighted. I won’t lie – there were tears. They didn’t fall, but there was some definite emotion-based moisture in the eyeball region.
Miranda texted me this morning to tell me, and it’s a damn good thing I wasn’t driving because I was shocked and awed. You know when people say things like “I didn’t expect this at all!” and you’re all “okay whatever you totally expected it because you just pulled a pre-written speech out of your pocket so clearly on some level you were prepared in case you won”? Well, I honestly did not expect this in any way shape or form. I’m not very well known in the local blogging scene because I’m pathologically afraid of people and don’t attend many events, so I assumed I would place approximately 40th out of the 36 nominees. Words cannot begin to describe how shocked I was when Miranda texted me the news; not even really big words like circumlocution or grandiloquent.
Truthfully, I gave up on campaigning for myself pretty early on. I figured I didn’t have a choice, given the size of the category, the talent of my fellow nominees, and my relative obscurity. As well, the Cans for Comments drive started the day after voting began, and I focused most of my whoring on getting the word out because I wanted to really make a difference that would benefit others instead of my ego. I think I won the karmic lottery in this round, because not only did I attract a lot of comments for the food bank, I came in 3rd which is basically 2nd, given the controversey surrounding the 1st place winner.
And congratulations to my fellow nominees and winners – Miranda and Reilly (Blue Olive Photography) came in 3rd in the Best Photo Blog category, Monica (Your Dose of Lunacy) came in 3rd for Best Humour Blog, and Corinna (Gus Greeper) came in 2nd (aka 1st) for Best Personal Blog. These people are so great at what they do, and to be able to say that some people consider me worthy to walk along side them is just .. so very, very cool.