One of the last things I discovered before shutting down my laptop and bolting for the airport this morning was that I had won the Nunie award for Best Blog. I've got to say, if you're going to go and spend several hours on a plane, especially one where your ticket has one of those little green tags saying they might not be able to land in Iqaluit (again) and that you're on your own, knowing you've won a Nunie does make things much easier to deal with.
Oh, and I did make it home today. And the meat was fine, for those of you worried about such things.
So without going on too long and rambling all over the place, thank you to everyone who voted for me. For that matter, congrats to the other two winners - The Arctic Post and Newbie in the North. I might have expressed some envy at how tight the NWT blogging community is, but the one we have here in Nunavut is pretty snazzy as well, and it's come a long way over the past few years. Clare and I often joke about being the godfathers of Nunavut blogging, but I'm just happy to see that each year there are new and excellent blogs challenging in each of these categories.
Speaking of Clare, this win comes with an asterisk. Not because I'm taking steroids (although they don't do drug testing in curling. Hmmmmm) but because it's certainly easier to win Best Blog when the Best Blog disqualifies himself. Once again, a tip of the hat to Clare for coming up with this idea, for running the awards and for being just an all around awesome guy. We're lucky to have him around up here.
1. This is your land (live) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2. Let's not play - The Pursuit of Happiness
3. Bank job - Barenaked Ladies*
4. No jokes - fact - Hot Hot Heat
5. A message - Coldplay