Saturday, February 17, 2007
I remain non-award-winning
The Catholic Blog Awards have come and gone without me.
I was nominated in several categories, which was flattering; I was certainly curious to see what would come of that. (Imagine drumroll beginning in the background...)
Many blogmeisters whose work was nominated encouraged their readers to vote; I was tempted to do likewise, but decided not to. While it would be nice to win an award, I decided it didn't matter to me, and I didn't want to tempt myself into wanting it or caring about it. None of that changes whether this blog is worthwhile...or not.
Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yes, those awards... (Drumroll changes pitch...)
For Best Apologetic Blog, the winner is: Jimmy Akin with 218 votes (I got eight);
For Best Blog by a Clergyman/Religious/Seminarian, What does the Prayer Really Say? with 91 votes (I got 37 votes);
For Best Individual Catholic Blog, Amy Welborn's Open Book with 89 votes (I got 2);
For Best Insider News Catholic Blog, Rocco Palmo's Whispers in the Loggia with 135 votes (I got 5);
For Best Written Blog, Amy Welborn snarfed up another with 53 votes (I wonder how many books she "discounted" to get that? Huh? Huh?); I got four votes;
For Smartest Catholic Blog, Jimmy Akin bought--I mean, "won" another, with 77 votes (I got five votes).
To all my loyal fans, I just want you to notice what happens when you SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER--THE MAN JUST HAS TO SMACK YOU DOWN, BECAUSE THEY JUST CAN'T ALLOW IT TO GO ON...
(Okay, I'm all right, it's fine, let me type...)
Anyway, um, as I was saying, these things don't even matter, you know? Who cares anyway? I mean, if JIMMY AKIN AND AMY WELBORN AND THAT FATHER Z -- DOES ANYBODY EVEN KNOW IF HE'S REALLY A PRIEST?! EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON! I MEAN, THE LIES, THE PAYOFFS, IT'S A DISGRACE! WAIT! I'M NOT FINISHED! I'VE GOT A LOT MORE TO SAY! IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE TOLD THE REAL TRUTH HERE...
(Scuffling noises; keyboard clatters to the floor)
Um...hello? Father Martin should be back after awhile; the medics are gonna give him some kind of shot. Bye for now.
Hey...this is kinda neat! Can, uh, maintenance guys have blogs too? ("GET OFF MY BLOG!") Um, gotta go...