Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fame and Fortune

The Canadian Blog Awards have begun again, and Half Soled Boots is nominated in two categories - Best Personal and Best Activities. You can vote here, once per category. By the looks of things I am up against some pretty stiff competition...including the Yarn Harlot for crap's sake. It's a bit of fun anyway - go vote if you're so inclined.

Last year I tried to go to all the nominated blogs so I could vote fairly. This year the list of nominees looked a bit long, so I just voted for myself in the one category, and someone else, whose blog I consider better than mine, in the other. It was only after I voted for them that I realised I was being a putz, and should have just given myself my own vote like everyone else does.

As for other nominees, my friend Belinda has been nominated under the category of Best Religious/Philosophy blog, and my Uncle Dave under Disability Blog. Best of luck to you both...

6 comments:

knititch said...

wow how interesting. and a bit boring if the harlot wins every year even for herself or maybe not. i read your's more than i read her blog. so i will go vote for you in both categories. also because i love your blog so much.

Kristine said...

Robb and I had an argument last night that I would like a Canadian to settle, and you have been nominated.

Do you call it soccer or football? And if it's football, do you call American Football, American Football?

He's being very determined, and will only accept proof if it comes from an actual Canadian.

Also, I voted for you. :)

Dave Hingsburger said...

hey, good luck on the voting, I've voted for you in both categories, I do love your writing and have since you were ... what ... twelve?

Shan said...

knititch, that means a lot to me - thank you.

Dave, thanks man.

Kristine, predominantly Canadians say "soccer". I personally use "soccer" and "American football" almost interchangeably - say 60/40 respectively. Or maybe 65/35. But if I'm talking to a Brit I say "American football" and if someone I don't know well says "football" I always clarify - "do you mean American football, or do you mean soccer?" If I read the phrase "football match" I think soccer, and if I read the phrase "football game" I think American football. I myself say to my daughters, "want to play some footie in the back yard?" and that means soccer.

kate said...

Just to add to your comment Shan - American football is also used to be clear that it is different to our Canadian football which is played on a larger field and with slightly different rules. As any American football player who comes to play in Canada will tell you - it requires an adjustment in game to play Canadian football! (As going south does for our few CFL players who make it into the American game.)

Shan said...

thanks Kate....and, hence the CFL ad of a couple of years ago reading, in huge block caps, "OUR BALLS ARE BIGGER."