As you probably already know by now, 2x3x7 has been nominated for a couple of Indibloggies. Not that I have a ghost's chance of winning. I'm like one of those films with subtitles (the pretentious French kind, NOT the Babel kind) that the Academy includes in its list of Best Pictures only because the alternative is nominating Mel Gibson. Still it's nice to be nominated. I'd ask you to vote for me, except I figure you either will or you won't and if the last 625 posts haven't made up your mind either way, this one is unlikely to.
I have to say I'm a little conflicted about the whole Best Humanities Indiblog thing. It's not just that it turns out I'm competing against myself (since Momus got nominated too) making me feel like a motivational lecture run amok; or the fact that being called the Best Humanities anything brings back memories of the days when 'Humanities' was a euphemism for 'can't do math to save his life'. It's more that the category seems to have two very different kinds of blogs mixed up in it - creative writing blogs (hi, Shoefiend, good to see you in there) and review blogs (including Prufrock, Chandrahas and Amardeep, all of whom I read avidly) and I'm not sure how to compare the two. I feel like I'm trying to choose between writing with cheese on a blackboard or sprinkling chalk on my sandwich.
All is not lost though. The folks at Flog the Blog assure me that they're commited to including me in their awards, and with 2x3x7, Momus and Poi-tre to my...err...credit (sorry, BM) I figure I have a pretty good shot at beating Amit Varma for the Dilip Kumar award. All I need is a couple of posts about cows...
P.S. It goes without saying (at least it did so far) that if you're one of the people who nominated me - Thanks. You probably won't be rewarded for it in the next life, but at least the coffee will be hot where you're going.