The final results for round two of voting are in for “Performance of the Year” at The Public Blogger. We aren’t told anything until the announcement shows up on each of our Facebook pages. Usually within 10 minutes after the close of voting. I was at work, drinking coffee at my desk when this showed up on my screen. Unfortunately, I was also using my coffee to wash down a rather large piece of apple fritter when it appeared.
I won’t get into the details, but take my word when I say it IS physically possible for a fritter to move through your entire nasal passage in less than seven seconds.
It’s also why I’ll be asking, “Is it just me or does everything smell like apples?” for a few days.
Once again, I am incredibly humbled and appreciative of all your support in helping me stay at the top for a second week. As most of you know, I don’t normally do awards, and I’m not really interested in competing with anyone other than myself.
And yes, armwrestling gets a little tricky.
But this was an opportunity that swept in and caught my attention because of being the only humorist in a gallery of diverse and talented artists. I truly believe in the importance and value of humor in our lives, and representing that notion is something I couldn’t pass up. I’m an “All-In” or “All-Out” kind of person (something that scares my teens when I’m wearing swim trunks). It is an amazing feeling to discover that, when you need them, the folks who are part of your blogging and Facebook communty are also “All-In.”
I was going to make a quip about getting a little teary, but why quip when it happens for real?
Thank you for that.
Whether it all ends next week, or on Dec. 30 after the last round of voting, I hope you know how much this has meant to me — and that if I’m ever fortunate enough to meet up with all of you, and there are swim trunks involved, you can count on me being all-in…
40 thoughts on “Every politician wishes they had this kind of support. And probably Dolly Parton, too.”
Swim trunks? I did it for the kabobs. Congratulations Ned!
Kabobs are what I call my…
oh, never mind
Thanks, my friend 😉
All right! How many more rounds do we vote?
Seven more, with a break during the holidays from what I understand. It’s along haul but a worthwhile one 😉 But please don’t feel obligated at any time — I don’t want anyone to feel that way!
I don’t feel obligated at all. It’s a pleasure.
Thank you for that 😉
It couldn’t have happened to a better guy!!! Congrats!!!! You are indeed a very funny man….
Sooz, so great to see you here — and thank you for the kind words 😉
You deserved it Ned….I LOVE your writings…
Congrats! I can’t wait for the next entry. There are some good writers out there. So far, I have liked yours the best, and I’m not just saying that to make you keep your promise about the swimsuit.
Hahah! And by that I know you mean keeping it “All-In.”
Thanks, grannyK 😉
Congratulations, Ned! But it’s not at all surprising – you’re the best.
I’ve spent most of my life being surprised — but thanks so much 😉
Thanks, my friend! On to round three 😉
Swim party in Oregon in December?……be still my beating heart….my kabobs will be frozen for sure.
It helps if you think of them like sushi…
Seven more rounds… bring it on!
Wait, are we still talking about voting?
I am 😉
*puts jigger down* Yeah, me too! 😉
Wait – are you suggesting that the free liquor will stop coming if we stop voting?
Not as long as the company credit card holds out…
Keep proudly carrying the humor badge, Ned. Congratulations, my friend. Clicks ahoy!
I will, Mark! And not just because it’s the only badge anyone will give me…
Congratulations Ned!!!! I am happy for you… and you certainly deserve the votes!! 😀
I know I’ve said it before, but truly — the experience of having folks step up and support me in this leaves me appreciatively humbled 😉
You deserve it. Oh and maybe the apple fritter up your nose is why you have the nasal whistle issue. There problem solved.
Of course! Why didn’t I think of that? I guess I was too close to the problem.
And thanks, Gibber 😉
I’m here all night!
Well done Ned. Maybe you can work on that nasal fetish now hahaha!
Lol! Maybe I need to pick another fetish… wait, that doesn’t sound good…
Congratulations, though when seen through the eyes of your apple fritter it’s a tale of pure horror. Then again, apple fritters don’t have eyes. They just have a lot of apple, as you know so well.
I think you’re refering to potato fritters…
The thought of you being “all-in” terrifies me, Ned – as I’m sure it does your wife…
I’d think the thought of me being “all-out” would be more terrifying…
Now I’m truly terrified…