Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving week continues

I hope everyone enjoyed yesterday's blog exchange and the various unusual Thanksgiving stories throughout the humorblogger universe.

So today, we have a lot to catch up on this Holiday week. Tomorrow, I'll have the weekly "Caption This" but it's going to be slightly different. Due to family obligations (yours not mine--I have no life) I'm going to leave it up for a couple days to make it more fair. I realize between travel and cooking, and eating, and avoiding/encontering relatives, many of the regulars will have a, pardon the expression, full plate. So, I'm going to leave the contest open longer to give everyone an opportunity to get those entrecard credits and have some fun.

I've been getting lots of compliments about the new blog look. Angie, from Cup of Snarky designed the header and improved the layout. She is truly talented. You'll notice my blogroll, which was getting so out of control is now conveniently tucked away under the links tab. Sweet! Now, I can add some more of the great blogs I read every day.

Lastly, the vote for Humorblogger of the Year Primary ends this week, so I'm running out of time to ask for your support. I didn't want to do this, but I felt it important to tell you a little story from my childhood, when I was just a Little Crotchety.

My Grandma Gipp (on my mother's side, obviously) was on her deathbed. She brought me close, and the last thing she said to me in a hoarse voive to me was

"Lil' Crotchety, sometime, when you are up against it -- and the breaks are beating you -- tell them to go out there with all they got and vote just one for the Gipper." Granny Gipp used to talk in the 3rd person, which was weird, but she was my Granny, so I accepted her.
I'm going to need a minute here.........
Thanks.......(ed note: Crotchety's eyes are misty and his typing is unsteady)

"I don't know where I'll be then, Lil' Crotchety," she whispered, "but
I'll know about it - and I'll be happy." Photobucket

Please make Granny Gipp happy in heaven and vote for my blog


2 Brits, 2 Yanks, 2 Dogs said...

Woo hoo I'm first!

Granny Gipp - you are just too funny!

So I am a Brit, living in the USA with a husband who is working away for 10 days so can I have multiple entries into the caption this contest. As apparently I will have nothing to do except watch my comments on your blog appear.

Oh and of course I voted for you.

Da Old Man said...

@ Heather: Thank you for the vote. Granny Gipp would be smiling.

Adullamite said...

I voted again.
I can assure you that this blog is much better than the one in the lead at the moment. Possibly some of your fans are being duplicitous?

This Brazen Teacher said...

I love this new layout. Perhaps I'm incredibly behind schedule in sending my accolades... sorry :-)

Unknown said...

Gosh, I turn my back one minute, and Crotchety Towers and House of Worship or whatever has totally changed! Nice easy-to-read layout, by the way-- way to go Angie.

ReformingGeek said...

Playing the granny card already? You must be desperate. I guess I'd better get over there and check it out.


Kelly Ann said...

Since I've already voted for you, and complimented on the design around here, there's nothing left for me to do except sit here until tonight when you post the caption thingymabob. hehe :)

Jormengrund said...

You just can't deny a Granny's request!

Have a good one Crotchety!

A New Yorker said...

Well since I'm not into Acorning I cannot vote for you AGAIN! Good luck.

Kirsten said...

I guess I'll have to go and vote one for the gipper! You really touched my heart! I hope that wasn't a made up story. I would feel used. :)

Donnie said...

Joe, I really like the new look that Angie came up with...enjoyed the blog swap yesterday too.

Da Old Man said...

@ Adullamite: Thank you. Could be.

@ Brazen: It just changed. Thanks.

@ Jenn: Thank you. Angie really does such great work.

@ Reforming: I hated to use it, but Granny would have wanted it that way.

@ Chica: I'll find something extra captionablicious (is that a word?)

@ Jormen: Thanks. Granny just smiled.

@ Lauren: Thanks

@ Kirsten: Would I do that?

@ Don: Thanks. Angie is so awesome. She decided a blog should be freshened up every few years. She was right, too.

Anonymous said...

Nope, I liked the old format better. I guess I just don't like change...

Da Old Man said...

@ Anonymous: I like that the blog roll, which threatened to take over the sidebar is neatly tucked away. I have so many I want to add to it, too.
I'm usually not a big fan of change, but sometimes it is good. And the header just cracks me up. It's like she took a snapshot. :)

eve cleveland said...

Cryin Granny's on deathbeds....hmmmm...you sure you didn't work for Walt Disney at one time?

Sandee said...

I do like your new look. Very nicely done.

I went over and voted for you. I want Granny to be happy. At 78 votes you appear to be in the lead. Good for you.

Have a terrific day. :)

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Yes, I forgot to tell you that I like the new layout...and off I go to vote.

Da Old Man said...

@ Eve: Is that something Disney would do? Yeah, probably. :)

@ Sandee: Thank you. I have tough competition, though.

@ Petra: Thank you so much.

Chat Blanc said...

Angie done ya good with the layout! And I hope Granny Gipp is so very proud. Especially of your caption contests! :)

Da Old Man said...

@ Chat: If Granny were alive, the caption contests would have killed her. Thanks for the comments about the face lift. :)