Congratulations to Massimo for winning the First Annual VWXYNot? Readers' Choice Comment of the Year Award!
Here's your virtual trophy that you may display on your blog if you choose:
The final scores were as follows:
1 Massimo: Moose: 17 votes
2 Ruchi: Obama and God: 13 votes
3 Microbiologist XX: Sailboat: 10 votes
4 Prof-like Substance: British-Canadian relations: 7 votes
5 Hermitage: Professional Help Desk: 4 votes
6= Eva: Public Religion: 3 votes
6= Ricardipus: Homeopathy: 3 votes
8= Bob O'H: Hockey pool: 2 votes
8= EcoGeoFemme: Miracles: 2 votes
8= Hermitage: Boob grab: 2 votes
11= Mermaid: Christmas whales: 1 vote
11= Nina: Quebecois French: 1 vote
Thank you so much to everyone who voted, and to all my awesome commenters, whether they made the final list or not! This was really fun, and I hope that 2010 will be another great year for comments, blogging, and life in general.
I felt like I was in a holding pattern for much of 2009. We started the year with a very enthusiastic New Year's Eve midnight countdown, with a friend poised to pop a bottle of champagne on the exact stroke of midnight. Instead, the cork broke in half with the thin end still in the neck of the bottle, and we had to go and get a corkscrew. This really seemed to sum up the whole year. As early as January 6th, bad things had happened to lots of friends and family, and I declared that I'd like to skip straight to 2010, please.
Deaths. Broken bones. Floods. Divorces. Lay-offs. Friends leaving town. Swine flu that made me miss an awesome Hallowe'en party. Broken pipes, leaky sinks, collapsed gutters, and other household mishaps. Flat tires when we tried to go skiing. It really wasn't a stellar year.
There were some very bright spots in the year - our trip to Cuba, for example, and the baby boom that brought Morgan, Lilah, Jack, Sydney, Zoe, and Simon into the world. Oh, and my first freelance writing income, my first byline (not for the same project), and my contract at work being renewed in a rather anticlimactic fashion. But overall, I can't say I was too sorry to say goodbye to 2009 and welcome 2010.
Team Canada for hockey gold! England for the FIFA World Cup!
Happy New Year to you all. Keep up the good work!