Friday, April 27, 2007

I dork, therefore I am.

This is me as a little baby 'tween dork, ain't I cute?

I don't know if you guys have heard about the Blogger's Choice Awards, but they have all sorts of categories... EXCEPT Best Dork Blog/Blogger.

There is something seriously wrong in the world when they don't recognize dorks but have a category for Best Geek Blog. ;)

Anywhoo, I emailed the nice folks at the BCA:

I am one of many who are dorks, and a blogger, and belong to a blog called Dork Bloggers.

Will you include a Dorkiest blog/blogger in the future? I have a few friends who would nominate me for sure. :D

Thanks, Mary mert
Almost Somewhat Positive
I was very pleased and surprised that I received a response the very same day!
Hello, Mary! Thanks for getting in touch with us here at Blogger's Choice Awards. We certainly appreciate the input!

Hmmm, "Best Dork Blog." That's an interesting one! I think we're pretty much locked-and-loaded for this year, but I'll definitely keep this one in mind for next year, if we get demand for it! (If we keep adding new blogs everyday we'll have a 5-hour awards show at PostieCon! Ha ha!)

Again, thanks for the feedback! Have a great weekend!


Ashley K. Edwards
Blogger's Choice Awards
So, if you are interested in the BCA's having a Dork category for next year, please email them at
info(at)bloggerschoiceawards dot com.

Come on, who's with me? I know someone who just won a little contest that could have a lot of people emailing. *coughZIGcough* ;) No pressure, though. :D

Thursday, April 26, 2007

So let me ask Y'all...

Tragically Hip Fashion Forward Manpris


Big Ole Dork?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Ah, my dorklings, our first contest draws to a close...

ZigZagMan, I think a speech is in order.

And the winner is....

Zigzagman! Im leaving the poll up so you can add the results yourselves but it was pretty much a landslide. Congratulations ZZM and the rest of you? You are all dorkblogging royalty in my eyes!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


The Results from the last 24 hours are below the poll....

Two more days....who will be the dorkblogging prince/princess

Did You Ever Get The Feeling... 0% (0 votes)

A Shot in the Dark 0% (0 votes)

Mail Call 13% (2 votes)

Car Park 0% (0 votes)

Ash In Wonderland 0% (0 votes)

Kellyology 6% (1 votes)

Mish Mash 0% (0 votes)

Ramblings of Maggie 0% (0 votes)

Sports Princess 0% (0 votes)

Zig's Rants 63% (10 votes)

Zamphir Panflutemaster 13% (2 votes)

Deep In The Forrest 0% (0 votes)

A Sideways Look at Womanhood 0% (0 votes)

Me Myself and Eye 0% (0 votes)

Tales of a Rockdog In Training 0% (0 votes)

Not So Anonymous Confessions 0% (0 votes)

The Knut Hut 0% (0 votes)

Coo Coo 0% (0 votes)

Middle Aged Princess 0% (0 votes)

The Sirmarco Letters 0% (0 votes)

Mannerly Mutts 6% (1 votes)

A Little Night Music 0% (0 votes)

A Crazy Quilt Life/Sorting the Pieces 0% (0 votes)

Total voters for this poll: 16

dork counts

Hey folks, Im sorry for the alarm about your counts being back to zero. I thought I explained it in the one post, but looking back, I realized I wrote that in an aborted draft. Here is the deal. For you to be able to vote every day, we have to shut the poll down and create a new poll. Otherwise, you only get to vote one time all week. Mert experimented with this at length to find a better way, but this is all we could come up with. What I will try to do tonight when I make the new poll is to post everyone's total vote count for the past two days next to their blognames. I completely apologize for the confusion. But before you string me up? Remember where you are. What would dorkbloggers be if the folks that ran the site were not dorks?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

technical difficulties.

we are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Voting will resume presently. Please check back soon for the update.

And we are back

Okay, seriously?

The poll has apparently failed or been hopelessly corrupted.
We'll start over with a new poll every day. You will get one vote per IP address per day. We will provide stats at the end of each day for updates.
Since today is essentially over for our English friends, the new dates and rules are as follows:

1. Vote for yourself or your best friend or your kid or your dogwalker on the poll provided.

2. Voting will be extended until April 23rd, so we get a nice full week in.

3. If you are bitter and unhappy about the votes lost, well, so are we, kind of. Suck it up.

4. We DO want to reward faithfulness, so you may vote once a day every day.
5. There will be no dangling chads, no sniveling about the winner, or I will send you to your room--got it?

POLL MOVED TO TOP OF BLOG DUE TO FACTORS OF CHRONIC DORKINESS-------GO VOTE HERE. Poll will not change locations but subject line will indicate new poll with dates after the updates.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007

The time has come to GET YOUR DORK ON! ***New poll above this post***

***Mert edit*** Due to some sort freaky dork-eaky poll mishaps, we have to start the poll over... We are sorry for the inconvenience. You will find a new poll and the edited rules above, click here. We thank you for your patience, not to worry- some lucky dork will win this thing... now go vote again! Scoot! :D ***

I realize I'm a week early, but there is Dorkxiety and stress about getting the posts up and the whole cursed day of doom thing.

Plus perhaps reading other people's tales of Dorkdom will inspire our reluctant Blogging friends.

Four simple rules, really.

1. Write a post on your blog, or provide a link to your dorkiest moment, if it has been previously blogged.

2. Top it with the fabulous Banners designed by Mert, or include a link to this post.

3. Enter your name and link in the linky box provided.

4. Go read other people's Dorkfessions, and vote anytime during the week of April 14-21.

The winner of the popular vote will get a $20 giftcard, and the custom winner button designed by Mert (the winner will get a button without the MERT watermark, of course.). And possibly some cheesy Dorkbloggers swag. Begging friends and family memebers to vote for you is encouraged.

Here are the entries:
1. Jen Factor 10
2. gretty
3. Kathi
4. Carrie Parker
5. Ash
6. Kellyology, a.k.a. Queen of Dork
7. Amy
8. amy
9. Maggie
10. Sports Princess
11. ZigZagMan
12. Crse
13. Jackie Wood (AuntJackie)
14. Miss Understood
15. rn_buffoon
16. RockDog
17. Michelle
18. Pippajo
19. Jill
20. winterskiprincess
21. middleagedprincess
22. Frank Sirmarco
23. mannerlymutts
24. Andrea
25. Cynthia
26. Jill of all Trades

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Virtual Prom , baby!

Hey y'all... I don't know if you saw my post over at ASP, but my blogging bud Karianne is having a Birthday prom to raise money for the adoption agency she got her son Becken from. I encourage Karianne to make a donate button through Paypal, and I got a Virtual Prom ticket by donating!

Anywhoo, Our Grand Dork Mistress Factor 10 came up the awesome idea:

Seriously. I love that notion, Maybe we can put up our favorite faux prom dress pics? This is what I would wear as the dork at the prom kind of thing?

OR, I was thinking, we could also post our own prom faux pas! :D Anyone game?

Ok, here is my dorky prom picture, and the story (dorksaster) behind it's dorkiness:
click to enlarge :/
This is prom date from hell numero dos, from my senior year.

This dress is the dress I wore the year before , to another person's prom. It was used, my mother bought it at a used dress shop. The first time I wore it, the guy didn't even really know me and I was a junior. He didn't have a date, so he started talking to me one day. A few days later he asked me to Prom, a week and a half before the dance. I didn't want to hurt his feelings, so I went and it was horrible. At dinner, the sever basically threw my prime rib dinner on the table, getting red, meaty juice all over the front of my used white dress.

All night he kept trying to vice grip me while dancing, and kept trying to press himself against me. I was a lot stronger than he thought... I got irritated and danced with a friend. He and his friends were mad at me for dancing with someone else, so they took my purse and held it over a candle. Nice. The whole way home, I argued with a guy I barely knew. Later, his mother called my mother and said I owed for my half of the dance tickets since I bailed on her son. My mother tried to make me pay, but I refused and told her what happened, that basically this guy thought I was a piece of meat because he "allowed me to go to prom with him" (I was nice enough to go with him at the last minute).

The next year I was a senior. I had broken up with my best friend/ boy friend because I was confused about my feelings for him, since we were friends for a long time before we dated. Anyway, I didn't have or want a date, and decided I wasn't going. My mother called a friend and boohoo'd that I didn't have a date, and my mother and this lady set me up with her son, who was 6 yrs older than me... that I kind of knew because he was a friend of the family, but not really.

I was humiliated and "wasn't allowed to refuse his offer to take me since he was going through all the trouble to take me". I showed up in his beat up Nova or Duster, in the same dress, complete with just barely hidden meat juice stains on the front because my mother was too cheap to buy a new dress for a prom I didn't want to go to.... and the night was pretty much like the first time I wore the dress. He was grabby, I was angry. He tried to get me to sit closer to him on the way home, and when I didn't he reached across me and grabbed a bottle of booze out of the glove compartment. That dress was cursed I tell you! I wish I knew the story behind who wore it the first time, I'm sure it's not pretty. BTW, who in their right mind wears a borderline wedding dress-ish dress to their prom?

Ahhh... good times! Had I gone with someone I wanted to go with, and with a new dress, I imagine my dress would have looked like this one (keep in mind it was 1987, PLEASE!), except with bigger , puffier sleeves:
Click it to enlarge


So who else has the guts to post a faux prom dress pic? :D OR A REAL ONE? Heehee!

Please donate to Karianne's fund raiser if you can, and buy yourself some virtual prom tickets. Again, you can read about her journey to find love here and here and her idea for a Birthday Prom to raise money.