Wednesday, November 17, 2010

If You Feel Like It - Vote For Us!

Thanks to all of you, Rants from MommyLand won the Miscellaneous category in The Bump's annual Best Mommy Blog contest!!!  Woo Hoo! We are so grateful for your votes and your words of encouragement.


We thought it was just one contest but they've thrown another one at us - all the folks who won awards for categories are now competing for Best in Show - err... Best Overall Mommy Blog. Nope. We like "Best in Show".  It makes us feel like girl dogs.  Which we certainly are.

The winner of Best in Show gets the much clamored for iPad.  Apparently, we've already won a gift certificate to Pottery Barn Kids.  We think we need to give away whatever we win (and some extra stuff) to say thank you for voting for us and also because we feel ever so slightly whorish begging for votes. Not withstanding the fact that we really are a couple of smelly pirate hookers, the act of hooking for votes doesn't come naturally to us.  And we were both scarred by high school, so we're pretty sure we're not gonna win this popularity contest.

See, some people think we're cool, like this:

Oh no. No no no.  Not even a little.

When in fact, we're more like this:

Except we're in a van. 

We're uncool, profane, inappropriate, we don't know how to tweet, we don't really know what BlogHer is, and we don't do product reviews because the only things anyone ever offers us are not things we want shipped to our homes.  And to make it worse, we started reading all the other blogs we're competing against and they's REAL MOMMY BLOGS and a bunch of them are awesome.  I'm not sure what we are.  But we're NOT cool.  And we're OK with that.

So here's what we're giving away:
  • The iPad with keydock  - if we are lucky enough to win it ourselves!
  • The Pottery Barn gift certificate
  • Anything you want from the MommyLand store for five lucky voters!
  • A custom made Rants from Mommyland item - maybe a shirt that says: "Hi! My name is {insert your name} and Kate & Lydia think I'm awesome so I told them to square up on the snitch next door and they totally did."
So if you want to vote for us, click the link below (super easy and quick - no registering or anything) and then leave us a comment.  Your comments count as entries towards winning and every comment we've recived so far has been saved.  Voting ends on Monday, November 23rd at midnight.  You can vote a couple of times per day and leave comments for every time you vote.  If you vote for us four times, add your name four times!


Thank you so, so much.  We heart you guys.

xo, Kate & Lydia

*Given how weird we feel about hooking for votes, can you imagine our surprise when our bloggy buds started sending us tons of support?  Even some of our competition!  Here's a shout out to all those people who make a sort of painful popularity contest feel like a warm, supportive community. We feel like Molly in her home-made pink prom dress.  Thanks, Ducky.
(c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2010

508 comments:

  1. I voted for you!!! Good luck!!!

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  2. I just did it! You are currently second in that category. But I know all your peeps will give you a shout out!

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  3. Voted for you- You guys are the best!! Jessica Housley

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  4. jeniffer linsley smithNovember 14, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    I voted :))). good luck!!

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  5. Woo-hoo! You're second place. I'll get my hubby to vote, too. He reads your stuff almost as much as I do. Don't worry about entering us for the iPad. We think you should share it - write blog entries with a mystery picture and ask: where is the Mommyland iPad today? (like the traveling gnome) Just a thought.

    Good luck!!

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  6. voted!! I hope you ladies win. I love this blog it makes me so normal! And that is saying alot considering the fact that you both are kinda strange. ;)

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  7. I voted! Go Kate & Lydia!

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  8. I voted! Love you guys!
    Robin Axton

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  9. Voted! Hope you win!

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  10. Of course I'll vote for my FAVORITE bloggers! Done!

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  11. I'd vote for you even if there were no iPod (seriously). I'm a new fan, but wouldn't miss reading your posts for anything!!

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  12. I voted!! You guys make me laugh daily! Love ya'll!

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  13. Of course I voted! Jenn McConnell

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  14. BEEN voting!!! :-) Will continue to! :-)

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  15. Just voted...you guys are great!

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  16. voted! :-)

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  17. Don't you love it when you are telling someone a story about you and your children and they look at you like you need a straight jacket? Or a DSS call? Or a swift kick to the head? And here it just a "normal" day in your life??? Awwwww- I love judgement............
    wandabing

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  18. I voted!! Love you girls and you are in the lead right now!!!! :)
    Natalie

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  19. I voted for you and I didn't even have to lie!!

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  20. Voted! :-) You guys totally deserve to win!

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  21. I voted! I don't read many blogs, but this one is a MUST!

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  22. fourmonsters~momma monsterNovember 14, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    How could I NOT vote for my fav! Voted! And will vote again!
    (momma monster at mckayen2@yahoo.com)

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  23. i voted! i hope you WIN!

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  24. Whee!! Voted!! Will try to remember tomorrow, too, so we can bump you into first!

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  25. I voted for y'all earlier today. Hope you win!

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  26. I voted! I only read 2 blogs, yours is a MUST.
    You sooo deserve to win.
    Thank you for adding to my vocabulary!

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  27. I voted for you - LOVE your blog (and so does my hubby! lol) ~ Teresa McCloskey

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  28. Voted! Y'all are currently in the lead!!! You two totally deserve it! Fingers Crossed!

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  29. I voted yesterday and the day before and am doing so today!

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  30. Voted and 'shared' on fb so you can get lots more votes
    DebD

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  31. I voted for you and then had some ass cream!

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  32. I voted, you girls rock the Kasbah!

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  33. Not only did I vote, but I voted for Mommyland!

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  34. I voted for all 3 categories - you are both fabulous together and amzing and special in your own ways.....I have twins - I have lots of practice in spreading the love. Don't share the iPad - send a T-Box

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  35. Of COURSE I voted for you! I have to read your blog for a little bit of sanity each day!

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  36. Done. Right now, you're winning!

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  37. Voted!!AND tweeted the bribe.. er, I mean the news to vote for you guys as well!

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  38. Just voted! Your in first!!! Good luck'n

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  39. I voted! Good luck, you deserve to win!

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  40. love you two so of course I voted.

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  41. I voted for you! Hope you win!!!

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  42. Totally voted! I <3 RfML. I don't know what I did before I discovered you guys. I certainly laughed a lot less.

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  43. voted numerous times, love you guys, hope you win!

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  44. I voted! You rock and deserve to win!!

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  45. your blog makes me laugh!! And happy to be in the "motherhood" group!

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  46. I love your blog, so of course I voted for you!!!! You guys are the best!

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  47. Of COURSE I voted for you! You are the awesomest!

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  48. Love your blog! I can relate!! Voted for you!

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  49. Amy (amyoaks05@yahoo.com)November 14, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    I voted and you guys are in the lead!

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  50. I voted. I've been reading a long time, and would love for you to win.

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  51. Of course I voted for you two!! That's what friends do...they back each other! Although we have never met, you two DO feel like friends, and that is what makes your blog so *special*

    You totally deserve the win!
    =)

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  52. I voted! Good luck and thanks for the laughs!

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  53. I voted! You guys are currently in the lead!

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  54. Totally voted! I hope you win, maybe they would give you 2 iPads! Then you could keep them!

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  55. You guys blow them away! Voted, and will again!

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  56. Congratulations! I voted! Janell

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  57. Voted! Good luck :)

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  58. Of course I voted for you! PS you already have a comfortable lead! Good Luck! ;o)

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  59. Your blog is THE BEST MOMMY BLOG! Of course I voted for you guys!

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  60. Of course I voted for you! You've already got a nice lead - good luck!

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  61. I voted, and you're totally in the lead! You make me laugh every day, so you deserve it!

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  62. I voted, and oh so wonderful to see you guys in the #1 spot!! I told all my friends on FB about you two, and they told their friends, and so on, and so on, and so on....COngrats

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  63. Your wish was my command (and my pleasure). I voted for you!

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  64. I voted! You guys are going to win by a landslide!

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  65. Voted! And you all will win. I know it!

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  66. I voted the other day in working and SAHM. Today I voted in ALL THREE! Why not?!?

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  67. VOTED! And ya'll are in 1st! YAY!!!!

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  68. I voted! Though I still think you belong in a Whuck?! category.

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  69. I voted and will again tomorrow! Good Luck Ladies!

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  70. My vote has been submitted. Best of luck to you!

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  71. I voted and it looks like you are winning! Yey!

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  72. I voted! As of current you are on the top. You go mommy girls!

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  73. I voted! Good luck!

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  74. I voted! And you're in the lead with 33% of votes! Plus, I agree there needs to ba a "Whuck" category.

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  75. I vote every. damn. day. for you two. You deserve it so much. This is, hands down, the most hilarious, real, and wonderful blog I've ever read. Love you both!

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  76. totally voted for you gals but will do it again tomorrow!!!

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  77. I totally voted for you! Ya'll rock!

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  78. Super! I voted... Love your work ladies!

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  79. I voted!!!!! As of right now, you guys are in 1st at 34%.....and 2nd place is only at 23%!!!!

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  80. I voted! You guys are still in the lead!

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  81. I voted and you all are Number 1! In the contest AND as far as blogs go!!

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  82. Hey! I voted for you! And my daughters are going online to vote for you too! LOVE you guys!

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  83. Couldn't vote for anyone else!! You two are my long lost sisters! Best of luck!

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  84. I totally voted for you guys!! And my husband blames you for my new work (whuck) which is way better than what I normally say...

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  85. I voted! And it looks like you gals are winning!

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  86. As a teacher, I can relate. The kids do the same things in the classroom too. I voted for you. (kateh681 @ yahoo.com)

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  87. Voted! Had to! You are my fave blog! And, my kid calls them "Ho-N-Tells" too!

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  88. can't sleep must vote!

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  89. That was an EASY vote :D You two make me smile and laugh on many days when I need it the most. Keep it up :D :D

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  90. You bitches just TOOK. ME. OUT.

    At least maybe I'm on your radar now? :)

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  91. I voted for you, and it has nothing to do with the iPad! I am Cheri P. and I approve this message. ;-)

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  92. I voted. I think it's going to be a rout. Love you guys!!

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  93. I voted too! I really hope you win,I highly recommend a daily dose of your blog, it always starts my day with a giggle:) GOOD LUCK!!!

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  94. voted-- and I love a Whuck?! category idea : )

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  95. Voted, you had 36% when I voted today.

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  96. Voted and woo-hoo, Congratulations! It looked like you were riding high in the first spot!
    Will vote again, for sure!
    Liz

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  97. I voted - and so far you're winning!!!

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  98. I voted! Does it record IP's? I might stalk people's at their computers at Star Bucks after I drop my kids off to school today to get them to vote as well.

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  99. I voted! You girls brighten my crazy mommy days!!

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  100. I voted! I read your blog before I even check e-mail. That's major!

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  101. I voted! Good luck! And keep up the hilarious work! :o)

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  102. I voted last night and this morning. Between when I voted last night and this morning, you went up 12 percentage points!

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  103. I voted, you're at 37% now

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  104. Voted!!! Good luck! You've totally got the lead!!

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  105. Voted again this morning - you are way ahead!

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  106. Is it legal to vote multiple times;). I voted!

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  107. Voted again! You're up to 38%! Go go Team Mommyland! Or maybe Team Rants? Team Rants-a-lot? Whatever :)

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  108. voted again:) (3 times actually- why not if it lets me).

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  109. Voted...5 times! Haha! Just over there votin' for everyone! Love Preg Chicken and Stark raving mad mommy!! Thanks for linking them!

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  110. I totally just voted for you again today, because you rock! That! Much!

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  111. Voted twice, but would happily do it more...'cuz any blog that wonders out loud if someone should call social services is the kind of blog you just gotta love...

    (of course, it goes without saying that social services does NOT need to be called!!)

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  112. Yeppers, I voted again.

    BTW, I really loved the part in your post today about how we are entrusted with our children for 18 years, but then we have to send them out in the world so other people can love them too. So sweet, so sad, so wonderful, and so true.

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  113. Did it again, because I just heart you guys SO MUCH. And evidently a LOT of other people do, too, because you are kicking blogger tail!

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  114. totally best idea ever. and thanks for making it a little dusty in here today, kids growing too fast and all

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  115. I voted for you! You have to make it a rule that whoever wins the Ipad can't give it to their hubby for Christmas- they have to keep it for themselves!!!

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  116. Congrats!! I voted for y'all and your winning right now!!! :D

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  117. You know I voted, got my daily dose and enjoyed the sentimental library blog as much as the hilarious ones. BIG library fan here, My mom always took me to our small town library as a kid and I take mine now. Never thought of having kids that way, but as always, you're so right!
    Thanks for sharing and keep it coming! :o)

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  118. totally voted for you (yes, i would love an ipad, but i love your blog even more!!)

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  119. I voted for you! You are winning by a landslide! But we all knew that would happen.

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  120. I voted. Thanks for helping me keep it together!

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  121. CONGRATS! I voted for you all today!

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  122. Voted for you! And I didn't even need the bribe. :)

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  123. Truly whucktastic! A day is not complete without a dose of Kate and Lydia.

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  124. Voted for you again - still in the lead!

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  125. Of course I voted for you! You are way out in the lead! I hope you are preparing your acceptance speech!
    McB

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  126. I voted last night. Your blog is the best in any category!

    Helen Anderson

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  127. I just voted again and you're in the lead! Keep voting people!

    Helen Anderson

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  128. And I voted again today. What a great way to start a Monday!

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  129. Happy to help, for the sheer Whuck-itude of it all.

    Y'all don't forget to vote for stark.raving.mad.mommy in the Special Needs category! :-)

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  130. I'm from Chicago. I vote early and often. And while dead. You're in the lead with 40%! Woot!

    I think a t-shirt with "Whucktastic" is in order if you win. Go Team T-Box!\

    --kate in Michigan

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