We’re talking Chi-town, circa 1930. [Ooops! I stand/sit corrected! By my know-it-all brother-in-law! Ooo, it stings! Make that circa 1950s-60s.]
The Weblog Awards are the world’s largest blog competition, with over a million votes cast in the last three years for nearly a thousand blogs. And yes, gentle reader, you guessed it: a long shot drama the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Seabiscuit churned up the track is about to unfold before your very eyes, because this humble weblog has been selected as a finalist for the BEST NEW BLOG category. I quiver, I flutter, I fade in and out with the vapors to write those words, but yea verily I say unto you it is TRUE!
So! What to do?
Well, I’m glad you asked. Wait. You didn’t ask. I just did. Well it can’t be helped; I’m all in a dither.
If you’re a regular reader (and I know there are a coupla you out there, Dad), then when the voting begins this Thursday, December 7th, follow the E-Z link on the Weblog Awards badge and VOTE VOTE VOTE for LesbianDad for Best New Blog. Then turn around and VOTE VOTE VOTE for LizaWasHere for best Best of the Rest Blog. That is, vote vote vote for LesbianDad if you derive some value from your time spent here. If it warms the cockles of your heart once in a while; if it illuminates a dingy, cobwebbed corner of your brain now and again; if once — just once! — it brings a smile to your lip, then I enteat you to VOTE VOTE VOTE. (If, on the other hand, you’re a regular reader because you Googled some disquieting combination of vocabulary words and hoped to turn up some salacious imagery, and you only keep coming back because you’re sure something hot! hot! hot! will turn up sooner or later, well then begone with you! Nothing to see here! We got nothin’ but salubrious images up in here, people, so move on! Scoot!)
But I’m distracting us both from the issue at hand (not a pun! not a pun!), which is to help guide you through the process of netting this humble weblog some action at the polls. You can (and of course should!) vote once a day, every day, ’til the voting period closes, which is on the order of ten days. This multiple vote thing is rigged up to enable wee humble outfits like this one to have a shot. A determined, loyal readership can help boost the vote count of blogs with modest traffic, is the idea. I think I understand it all, and if you want to learn more, you could read this forum post explaining about the Weblog voting.
Whither this goes, I want to say now that it has been an honor to be nominated in the first place, and a shock to have made the cut of ten finalists, from a field of 357. I take this as a fortuitous sign that there just may be a lick of hope out there in this wacky, crazy, mixed-up world for touchey-feelie, left-leaning, hairy-legged, sentimental, mannish-looking lesbo parents and/or the people who love them. Or even just like them. Or even just are interested in reading about their lives and the lives of their offspring.
That, or my kid really is that cute. I wish I could take credit for that. But I simply can’t. No, honestly, I can’t. See? Up in the header? I can’t.
Oh, and I almost forgot. Here are all the other finalists, in all the other (45?) categories.