Well it all comes down to this:
63. Dust-Slaying vs. Sara With No H
Shanshu (Dust-Slaying) lays down a one two punch of annoyances. First is the problem that alot of people have with pronouncing the word chipotle, specifically when it comes to the restaurant. People the word round (i.e. America) pronounce it chi-pot-el or chi-poll-tee, and not the correct chi-poht-leh. I used to mispronounce the word too, but I have seen the light (their take-out menu has the correct way to pronounce it). The second annoyance is with chain letters, and I really don't think we need to go into that one any further. Sara counter-punches with a description about her first bike ride of the year(?). And then follows it up with a post about favorite restaurants that are no more. My two favortie dead restaurants are El Charro in Garden (the bestest Mexican food), and Cox Bros. BBQ here in Manhattan. I do miss those places.... Ok enough longing for burritos long gone.
So there we have it, a little over a month and I have found my new favorite blog, Shanshu's Dust-Slaying. He diffidently deserves this title. His blog was the only one that did not lose a single pairing, and it always seemed that he had something funny or entertaining posted. There were many blogs that were great in the contest but only a few that always seemed to produce on such a high level all of the time, and Shanshu always seemed to post just that extra very funny bit to get him the win. Bravo I say, bravo.
This contest turned out to be more enjoyable that I thought it was going to be. I really started to look forward to reading the blogs, and sometimes it annoyed me that I would have to wait two or more days to catch up on what everyone had been posting.
I think that overall the contest was a success, and I think that I may do another contest sometime soonish, but first I was to give myself some time to get some blog time back, since it seems like most of my posts over the last month have been about the contest.
I would like to thank everyone for being a good sport all along and not getting mad with me when I had to make the (always) tough decision about what blog to move on to the next round. Also I would like to thank everybody for keeping up on my blog and I hope that you will stick around and keep on checking up on what I have to say.
Well I guess I should go over the final results, so here is how everyone did (I even made little buttons for the places).
My New Favorite Blog:
My New Favorite Blog Runner Up:
Sara With No H
My New Favorite Blog Semi-Finalists:
Writing as jo(e)
My New Favorite Blog Quarter-Finalists:
Adventures in Kicking People
What the Duck?
Just Keep Swimming
My New Favorite Blog Round of 16:
"Brevity is... wit."
The Other Side of the Ocean
My New Favorite Blog Participants:
The Lost Scribblings Of A Virtual Gypsy
Crabcake's Cowpie Field
A Gentleman's C
Whole Lotta Trouble
As told to (your name here)
I Think, Therefore I am Frustrated.
Jeremy Freese's Weblog
Thoughts of a Crazy Redhead
Stressful Times for Psyc Girl
Here is the final bracket:
I am going to get up some sort of drop-down menu thing on the sidebar so that I can continue to check up on all of the blogs, so keep on a look out for that. Alright, I am starting to get real tired now, so I am going to head off to bed. Thanks again everyone for playing; I had a great time and I hope everyone else did as well.
Rock, rock on.