Friday, March 20, 2009

oh, and the voting ended, didja know? I didn't

And the voting is closed...

I am incredulous. Thankful, grateful, agradecida, humbled, thrilled, gracious (I hope).

Thanks to the many, many of you who have visited the blog, pimped the blog to your friends, spraypainted the URL on buildings along the Pacific Coast Highway (kidding, I think, I haven't been on the west coast of the United States in at least seven years).

For what it's worth, we still have to wait for the judges' vote. Hi judges! Look at my tiny, untechfancy blog! Look at how cute, how humble, how "anyone (with logophilia and a spinny brain) can do it" it is. No fancy logo, no pretty layout. Just content, pure content.

Yeah, so when it's all over, I'm going to get on that. You know, the pretty. For now you'll just have to live with it the way it is. I'm also going to buy a tiara. You know, to better rule my kingdom.

I'll be accepting congratulations in the form of feta cheese, which is almost completely unavailable in Chile (I have seen it twice), and which, if you get caught bringing it in, will cost you $200 and a lecture. I don't want to count my chickens (because we're still waiting for the judges' vote, hi judges!), but maybe the Lonely Planet prize is a sheep. They have lots of sheep in Australia. What would it cost to ship one here? I understand they can swim. Oh, and please make it a ewe, you know, for the milk.

Thanks again. /fans self and faints.

6 comments:

Bystander said...

Wow! Well done and the hell with the judges. You are a winner!

gspitzer said...

Hola Eileen, gracias por el mensaje!. Felicitaciones a vos también!!! Ojalá que se de y nos conozcamos en SF jeje..

saludos desde patagonia (argentina)

churu y marian.

veyk said...

Hi Eileen! Me llamo Vivek, y soy uno de los jueces del Planeta Solitario. Congratulations on the voting results, and thank you for giving us a shout-out. You've definitely earned brownie points. :)

(I have to point out, in fairness and sadness, that we cannot be swayed by brownie points.)

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!!! They still haven't addressed the percentages problem... ah well!

Good luck with the judges!

Layfan said...

Look at how cute, how humble, how "anyone (with logophilia and a spinny brain) can do it" it is. No fancy logo, no pretty layout. Just content, pure content. Nice description!!
I'm also going to buy a tiara. You know, to better rule my kingdom. Hahaha!! Funny!! But you should steal it from the last year winner.

Congratulations!! You are the Queen!

Still Life in South America said...

Congratulations!!!

You crack me up: "Please send feta!"

I had some awesome dried spices confiscated upon my return. So long spicy picanta salsa. I wasn't really excited anyway...