Monday, January 4, 2010

We have a winner!

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:


and please let me know what you want from Amazon (up to CAD30 value), and where I should send it!

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.

Olympic year!

Team Canada for hockey gold! England for the FIFA World Cup!

Happy New Year to you all. Keep up the good work!

8 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you too, Cath!

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  2. Booo! I demand a re-count!

    *sniff*

    Ah well, I hope your 2010 is as good as my 2009 was (although perhaps without you getting married).

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  3. I wish to thank the VWXYNOT Academy for the honour bestowed upon me. What to say in a moment like this... the list of credit would be so long...

    Team Canada for hockey gold!

    YAY !

    England for the FIFA World Cup!

    NAY ! Azzurri ALL THE WAY ! (even with that horrible individual as coach)

    Happy New Year to you too !

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  4. Alyssa, thanks! You too!

    Bob, I've recounted. You still lost. Sorry, try again next year! Thanks for the New Year wishes!

    Massimo, happy 2010! I hope Italy make it to the final, where they fight a valiant battle but lose to a superior England side!

    oh, and WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM AMAZON, DAMNIT?!

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  5. Happy new year to you too Cath! I'll make sure I win the competition for best comment 2010!!!
    but the FIFA world cup belongs to the Orange wonderboys from the NL, sorry.

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  6. oh, and WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM AMAZON, DAMNIT?!

    How 'bout we apply it toward beer consumption next time I come to Vancouver ?

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  7. I agree with Bob, there was OBVIOUSLY an egregious counting error involved! *flips hair, stomps away*

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  8. Nina, so you lot qualified this time then, eh? (runs away).

    No, actually, when England go out I usually support either whoever is the biggest underdog (I'd love an African team to win this one, but I've been saying that for at least 16 years), or whichever team has played the cleanest football (i.e. hasn't been diving all over the place). The Netherlands are no underdog, but do tend to play relatively fairly, so I have supported them in the past. Also, I love watching their games with my Dutch friend, who gets so worked up that she can't stand to be in the house and stands in the garden for the last 15 minutes while we tell her what's happening through the window.

    We will HAVE to have a world cup pool.

    Massimo, sounds good! I might even stretch to some nachos. Any imminent travel plans?

    Hermitage, maybe having two of your comments in there split your votes!

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