Monday, February 12, 2007

Up, up and award

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.

9 comments:

tangled said...

Eeeeeeee
So exciting!

You has my vote.

Vaijayanthi Ben said...

Falstaffjee,

So magnanimous of you to mention us humble flogger souls on your blog... We will happily consider you for the Dilip Kumar honour.. althought be forewarned that competition is cutthroat in this cruel world where the blogging fever has reached rabid proportions. Good luck!

Jai raam jee ki

Princess Stefania said...

Hot coffee, eh? Don't drink that stuff. How about some pink lemonade?
;)
No, I didn't nominate you - but I'm voting. I love your blog.

Anonymous said...

mmm....did you say the coffee is on you?

confused said...

''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.''

Sigh! Why does one bother?

Nitin said...

Look, if you really want to win the prize, please make sure you don't lose your touch.

The main reason you are on the list is the fact that you are the only blogger who puts numbers within square brackets in the middle of a post. Others use hyperlinks or the <abbr> HTML tag. You've got a footnote on this post, so it's not so bad...but don't count on too many votes if you forget square brackets in your posts.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

Congratoolations

Anonymous said...

I did not nominate you, but voted for you. Now where is the damn coffee? Mo cream, no sugar please.
-Naveen.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh its Pimp my Blog time again! Don't I just love it when you bow before the God of Advertising, Exalted One! Even if once a year, it makes my entire life seem worthwhile.

n!

btw: saw Pan's Labyrinth. Brilliant. Am still recovering.