I think boofier hair is more flattering when it comes to drawing attention away from my overly large...eyes.

Have you ever, even once, changed your mind? Well, okay. So you’ll understand what I’m about to tell you and ultimately ask you.

I’ve been nominated by Pete at Simple Observations for the Dark Globes, drum roll please,ย Outstanding Artist Awards Blogger of the Year Award.

Just being nominated is a thrill. Click on the picture to see them shake their collective booties.

In the end, there will only be 5 Final Nominees in each of 3 Categories (Photography, Writer, Blogger), which will be determined on December 20thโ€ฆ If I make the Final 5 Best Blogger of the Year cut, voting for the actual Awards begins December 21st through December 31s. The Award Winners will be Announced on January 1st. Besides a sash I can wear around the house, a tiara and getting to ride in a convertible in every parade for the next year, I will get a graphic to display on my blog’s “Awards Wall.”

I could never walk in those shoes, but people need to see me in them, right?

Click here to leave a nomination for me.

Voting for me lets the folks at Dark Globe know that you admire me and think me sash/tiara/parade/and blog-reading-worthy.

The competition looks stiff and you have only a few hours to vote. I only learned of my nomination about half an hour ago, otherwise I would have engaged in this kind of shameless self-promotion a long time ago, when you weren’t all busy with holiday preparations.

Here’s what I’m asking you to do:

  1. Forget what I said about me not accepting any more awards. What the heck was I thinking?
  2. Click here and nominate me before 4:00 Eastern Standard Timeย so I can be one of the five finalists.
  3. When the voting begins for the finalists, 12/20-12/31, if I make it, vote like it’s an election in Egypt (rigged)–but only if you want me to win.

    No need for violence, people. Remember, I'm Buddhist, so let's overtake that blog by peaceful means. Flooding it with comments is perfect. Water comes from nature and is gentle yet powerful. Namaste.

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As your reward for voting early and often, I will take a break from posting from now until the beginning of 2012. Your email in-box will be less jammed, and that’s always a welcomed relief after being away for a rest.

You won't find Lorna's Voice in that Black Hole of messages...at least not for a while.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement in the 7 months that I’ve blogged in 2011. It’s been a trip and a half! See you in 2012!

Until we meet again...