Here are the results for the third (out of four) pairings for the first round of My New Favorite Blog Contest.
9. SlydesBlog.com vs. Stranded In Reality
Slyde tells us of a magic story where him and Earl have a wonderful vacation down in Key West. While in Key West Slyde gets tanned which turns him from 'just plain hot' to 'I am so hot I will appear of the radar for all gay men'. Well, sure enough, while at the bar he gets hit on by a gay guy. Now instead of just turning the man down Slyde accidentally encourages him and is left with a gay lap dance for a reward. Bravo. On Stranded In Reality the first post is about the ill teaching of our kids when they get home schooled, to the place where the winner of the home schooled science fair project has won based on religious beliefs. The second post is a list of quotes one of which I really liked:
I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good ~ Oprah Winfrey
I which everyone would realize that they are responsible for themselves.
10. Present Simple vs. The Year It Didn't Happen
Badaunt on Present Simple digresses for a bit and tell a story of a lady who yawned so hard that she dislocated her jaw, and if that wasn't bad enough it was during her honeymoon. Also there is a code red out for a missing glove, so if you happen to be in Japan(?) and see one lonely glove on a train you might want to leave a comment on Present Simple. The Year It Didn't Happen reviews a book called ' Oryx and Crake' which had dystopia and apocalyptic elements. (A dystopian society is a state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad, characterized by human misery, poverty, oppression, dictatorship, anarchy, violence, disease, and/or pollution. Thanks Wikipedia!) It sounds like a good book, and I might pick it up if I see it, or at least thumb though it to see what it is like.
Winner: Present Simple
11. Bug-Eyed Blog vs. The RaeJanes
Earl on the Bug-Eyed Blog posts that he has hit an all time low because he went out to a Chinese restaurant to pick up his carry out order in PJ's. Now he does not say if these PJs have feet on them (like I used to have when I was a kid), and he does not mention if he was wearing a cowboy hat. But I imagine that he did, and it makes me laugh. ReaJanes thinks that if a man has hairy legs, an unshaved face, gross toe nails, and is wearing a dress, he should not be shopping in the same section of the store as her. I don't see why not.
Winner: Bug-Eyed Blog
12. Under the Bridge vs. Will o' the Wisp...
Under the Bridge ponders what we should do about kids that commit violent crimes when they do not have the ability to completely reason out their decisions. He also points out that we have made arbitrary age guides for things that do not take into consideration the development of the children. I was actually thinking about this topic just yesterday. Julie has been amassing a knitted teddy bear army which she calls "The Teddacotta Army" which has just received four now recruits to it's ranks. It is no wonder that she has such a large standing army because in her past she has had problems diplomacy, even her own family. One example is when she broke an Etch-A-Sketch which she borrowed from her cousin when she was young. The Etch-A-Sketch was not properly made and so Julie broke it for the sake of everyone, however the cousin didn't appreciate her kindness and lines were drawn in the sand. The army of teddy bears is the least that she could do to protect herself.
Winner: Will o' the Wisp...
Last part of the first round to come soonish