Tuesday, February 19, 2008

F-F-Finalists? WTF?! er...Thank you!

Sweet merciful crap, my blogs have been included in the list of finalists for the "Canadian F-word Blog Awards:" H&O for the 'Individual' category, and Foul Deeds Will Rise for 'Humour.'*
I'm both grateful and sheepish about these nominations. On the one hand, I'm so thankful that there are peeps out there in the tubez who come visit me. OTOH, I'm totally unworthy of the honour. Look at the others in these two categories: the Birth Pangs crew, Alison and JJ Hippie blog much more frequently and with much greater insight, humour, and frequency than your clumsy kitty. Please go visit ACR and vote for them, and all of your other favourites during the second round of voting, Feb 22-23! I was so pleased to see so many of my favourites (regular reads) make it to the finals--and a lot of new blogs, besides!

And while you're visiting ACR...please consider contributing to WISE, "Wellbeing thru Inclusion Socially and Economically." As prole said in January (emphasis added):
From community development inspired by the grassroots to media campaigning and lobbying, WISE - a group and national movement of low-income women - advances awareness of the links among policy, poverty and health; action to address them; and implementation of creative, inexpensive solutions at the local level. The goals of WISE are (via their website):
  • Raising the collective voice of women who are living in poverty due to policies of exclusion;
  • Changing public understanding of poverty: from that of socioeconomic inevitability, to a condition of social and economic exclusion;
  • Encouraging community members to work with us to reduce poverty in our neighbourhoods to the benefit of all;
  • Ensuring that policymakers understand the worsening economic situation of an increasing number of Canadians to have a systemic cause, one that they can be instrumental in changing.
WISE is one of many organizations who have been mightily screwed by Canada's Eww Government's cruel and unnecessary cuts to the SWC, because of the need to toss some raw meat to their socially conservative, classist, anti-woman base. WISE needs your generous help more than ever to continue providing leadership, training, awareness, and advocacy for low income women across Canada.

We know that you would help women in need out of the goodness of your heart - there is no doubt about that. However, to sweeten the deal, we have added a super-fantastic raffle which will entice you to give more!
For each $10 donation to WISE - via paypal or cheque only - you will be entered into a drawing, i.e. if you donate $100, you will get 10 chances in the drawing. *Cheques must be mailed and received at WISE's BC address no later than February 20 so that we can verify your donation.

Doubtless you're asking yourself,"Prole, what might I win?" Well I hope you're sitting down...

It's a pair of fabulous, bodacious, hand-knit (by moi) Teutonic Titpillows!

Teutonic Titpillows Pic

Thanks so much to pale & prole @ACR for organIZizing this process, and for knitting those pillows ;) Va-va-va-VOOOOM!

*Foul Deeds' entry into the 'Humour' finals is kinda...um...funny. It's actually a dry archive of my notes from various Canadian and American hearings (Mulroney/Schreiber, Michael 'Torquemada' Mukasey, and Blackwater warcrimes). I use feeble humour and goofy pictures to lure readers into reading some pretty depressing stuff. e.g. LOL Lavoie

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