To sleep, perchance to dream

I couldn’t sleep last night. It was a combination of things which prevented my slumbers.

The heat was the obvious one. Considering we’re supposed to be well into autumn now, with the leaves taking on a rusty hue and the evenings closing in, it was a bloody hot, still night last night. I blame Al Gore.
Those sort of evenings bring out the mozzies, whose delicate whine and constant movement keeps the mind fully occupied like a blindfolded Luke Skywalker with a light sabre, trying to eliminate them in the dark.
And then when you finally do get to sleep, it’s a fitful sleep, punctuated with dreams about Svetlana Boguinskaya’s floor exercise routine at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and getting the number 3 pencil coil replaced on your car the next morning. Until… all is finally peaceful both in and outside your mind.

And then the mosquitoes come back for dessert.

Anyway, while I was suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous insomnia, the results of the SA Blog Awards 2008 were being announced at the UCT Tennis Club, which – I presume, anyway – has air conditioning. And I didn’t win. Some have already suggested that the results were rigged like a Spanish galleon, but I couldn’t possibly agree with that sentiment*.

6000 miles… came:
5th in South African Weblog of the Year
4th in Best South African Personal Blog
2nd in Best Original Writing on a South African Blog and
2nd in Best Post on a South African Blog for The Big South African Crime Post.
(If you haven’t read this yet, why not?)

It’s a more than reasonable result when you consider that with 3 days of nominations still to go, there had been 4000+ nominations for 900+ blogs. And then in the voting, thanks to your support, 6000 miles… punched well above its weight against some really big guns in each of the categories it was nominated in.
I really appreciate your efforts.

Next year is my year. Possibly, anyway.

* …in public.

6 thoughts on “To sleep, perchance to dream

  1. SA Blog awards are a looooad ooooof bolloooooocks.
    I can’t believe you didn’t win at least ONE. But as usual, the boring ass blogs win.

  2. Maybe they don’t understand your sense of humour. Like why you support the Blades…? 😉

    Anyway, you got my vote so my conscience is clear.

  3. Congratulations, despite the obvious rigging still a good preformance. (Does Mrs 6000 know about the Svetlana dream?)

  4. Koosh – you’re my biggest fan. Thanks

    Delboy – Next year then: Best Witty Foreign SA blog?

    Stan – I haven’t asked. Safety first.

    Shebee – Thanks. Who did you voted FOR though? 😉

    Natalie – Thank you. Quite chuffed as well.

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