The Accidental Hedonist is hosting the (now) annual Food Blogging Awards, and the final five nominees in each of the fifteen categories are up and waiting for votes. All of the nominated blogs from the open nomination period are, in a word, awesome. So, it's pretty incredible that the judges were able to narrow down the open nominations, some of which were hundreds of blogs long, to just five finalists. And all this over the Holidays, too! Like ligers, you judges have skills.
The categories are pretty much what you would expect for blogs, with everything from Best Writing to Best Photography; and some categories that are very specific to food blogs like Best Recipes and Best Blog by a Chef. I'd just like to point out one specific category - Best Restaurant Reviews - because *blush* The Delicious Life is listed as one of the finalists! *awshucks* Thanks to the lovely friends who nominated little moi. It's such an honor to be listed there with other nominees who are bigger, have been doing this much longer, have infinitely more reviews, and are just plain awesomer. (And apparently, have much better grammar skills).
Alright, so that's enough of the surprise and modesty and graciousness and lovey-lurrv. I have to say that what I really feel is...is the word "weird" right here? I love that the Food Blogging Awards are bringing attention to the food blogosphere and well-deserved recognition to amazing food blogs out there, but being nominated makes me feel, well, a little weird. The Delicious Life doesn't really belong on the list (and that's the truth), but now it's there and...I can't control this competitive little imp inside me that wants to rear its teeny pink head wielding a whisk of vengeance!
I must have been scarred somehow in high school when I got beat out for Student Council President by that *ahem* bubble-headed blonde. She stuffed the ballot box. I swear she used her Daddy's money to pay off the faculty. I know she did, that conniving, spoiled little...*oops* Did I just spin this post into an out-of-control therapy session? Sorry. Down, you little imp! Down, I say!
Anyway, the polls for the Food Blogging Awards are open and will be until January 18, 2006. I'm encouraging visits over to the Accidental Hedonist, and I'm not going to try to sway any votes, but I will ask you - what would Napoleon do? (WWND?) and leave you with this:
Delicious Pedro: "Would you vote for me?"
Napoleon Dynamite: "Heck, yes, I'd vote for you!"
Thanks, Napoleon. And if I win, I promise not to break out with any of D-Kwon's Dance Grooves, even though I've been practicing every day. ;)