Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And the winner is...

So after all the unseemly begging about the Nunies, how did they turn out?

Well, funny thing...

First, I did win the Best Blog Post category, which is quite nice. Darcy never relented and I thought for sure he was going to pull out a victory, but I managed to hold on for a three vote victory. So thank you to everyone who voted for me. I now get some nifty swag as well. Given the receding nature of my hairline, the knit hat will especially come in handy.

As for Best Blog, well, that's amusing. And surreal. As I said yesterday, I was down by 20 votes, in third place and all seemed lost. But a funny thing happened. Between the blog post, a small plea on Facebook and, this is the weird bit, Cathy calling her mom around 8 pm (who in turned called the secret fighting force known only as "the Aunties") I managed a desperate, late rally and tied Kate about a half hour before the poll closed.

So what now? Well, Kate and I were quite happy with the idea of the tie. We had a photo shoot planned and were going to wear crowns (Mr. and Ms. Nunavut Blogger. Just like prom. We would even make fun of other people's dresses). Alas, Clare believes there should be a run-off vote.

For the record, I disagree with the idea. I consider him a friend, respect him tremendously and think it's great he takes this award on each year.

However, I also think a tie is fine. There have been ties with the Oscars. And it's not like we're electing an MLA here (although I think there were more votes cast that in some ridings in the last Nunavut election). But it's Clare's show and if he wants a winner for Best Blog, then that's his call.

If people want to vote again, you can go here. I certainly won't be calling in the reserves to bail me out this time. Actually, I kind of hope it ends in a tie. I really want to wear crowns with Kate.

Last Five
1. Goodbye Earl - Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
2. My music at work - The Tragically Hip
3. A million dollars - Joel Plaskett Emergency*
4. You were the last high - The Dandy Warhols
5. Born to run (live) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

8 comments:

SRD said...

Wouldn't local culture call for a more consensual result?

Kate Nova said...

LOL, fighting force known as the aunties... I think every family has a variation of it.
Well, I hope for a tie too. That would be much more fun.
How do you feel about ninja battles?

Way Way Up said...

Can we see a picture? :)

towniebastard said...

Sara, yes local culture probably would call for something like that.

I actually like ninjas and my Gmail wallpaper consists of them. I think you would have the advantage in speed and flexability (although my Wii yoga training is coming along nicely), but I have cunning and guile on my side.

Alas, my black pjs are in the laundry, though.

And, you know, I still really like that photo idea. We might do it anyway.

Kate Nova said...

ABSOLUTELY. We need to pick a location and drag inflatable elvis out with his camera.

Kiggavik said...

Actually, the local culture that I'm familiar with is ultra-competitive when it comes to games and contests and dive into the most trivial game with gusto and to win. Joyful and gracious in defeat or victory yes, but the thought of a tie never enters into it. At least up here, anyway

Kate Nova said...

LOL, my cousin just sent me an email saying she wants to vote for you because you apparently are really into Princess Bride!

towniebastard said...

Well, as it seems you're well on your way to victory, I encourage your cousin to throw me a mercy vote.

And the Princess Bride is my all-time favourite movie. More than Star Wars, Indiana Jones or any of the many super hero movies I like. The Princess Bride, to me, is the perfect movie.