Apply liberally!

The 2009 Bloggies are upon us!

Cute Overload is up for Best Topical Weblog (Yes, the kind of weblog you apply liberally to your, er, skin)

Vote, my Pretties!


Scrollin’ scrollin’ scrollin’ get ready for some sidescrollin’



  1. We votes again, peeps! We can do eet!!!!

  2. Who are MAtt, Liz, and Madeline to think they can compete with Meg, Teho, and NOMTOM? Crazy people?

  3. Can’t we enter as a Tropical blog? So when we win, there’s some sort of vacation package? Anyway, that’s my idea.

  4. Mary (the first) says:

    Good idea, Theo! Meanwhile, I voted voted voted like a .. well .. you know what. I’m at a loss to understand why CO is not in “best overall blog” category too, though!

  5. I think that stoat is eyeing those tater-pups! Look at him licking his chops! Save some for me stoat!

  6. I tried to vote for 2 or 3 days but I never do get the confirmation email you’re supposed to get – spam or otherwise 😦

    Someone vote for me (I do live in Illinois ya know)

  7. I’m not getting the confirmation email either, Carrie. I only voted in the last hour, so it hasn’t been that long, but the email is *supposed* to be instantaneous.

  8. ha! all I had to do was gripe on here and it worked this time…

    Someone, don’t vote for me – but I will sell my vote (I do live in Illinois ya know).

  9. Is this a vote one time only vote or come in and vote daily vote?

    waves at Theo

  10. Aha — it’s that diabolical “Captcha” verification thing the Bloggies use. It doesn’t tell you whether or not you’ve successfully typed the two garbled “words”. So if you get it wrong (and it’s largely luck; that algorithm is crap) you just never get the email. So you just have to go through the whole voting process again.

    Carrie — looks like there’s none of that “every 24 hours” business this time. That’s why there’s this whole cumbersome verification procedure.

  11. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    yes, that critter is definitely hungry. I think I’ll move on before getting out my lunch (West Coast, y’all).

  12. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Hm. No confirmation email. You’re right, that algorythm is crap… 😦 I’ll wait a TAD longer…

  13. Boomer — I’d just go ahead & re-vote. If they get more than one, they just throw out the earlier attempts. SO: even if you vote successfully more than once, only your most recent vote will count.

  14. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Oh, you want something weird, try the audio challenge to verify your entry if the “words” are illegible. Spooky computer voices all talking at once… creepy.

  15. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Still no confirming email… something’s fishy, here. I’ll keep trying.

  16. i tried voting but that site was awful.

    top on the hate list was the side scrolling but by no means the end.

    love you cuteoverload but winning something from that site is worthless.

  17. Just another thought here… if we’re having trouble voting, remember that means EVERYBODY ELSE is too. Stick with it, peeps. We’ll get through this. 😉

  18. cataddict says:

    Tried for the 2nd time now – no confirming email. I didn’t see anywhere to vote for the best/worst weblog voting site, but I was looking!

  19. catloveschanel says:

    I’m a long time techie, but that side-scrolling made me feel like a crab. Kinda crabby. Lil’ dizzy.

    The way you keep on top of all this prize cash money awardios is impressive

  20. oaklandcat says:

    Y’all probably know this already, but you can refresh the Captcha and get a different one. I refreshed six times before it was legible!

  21. catloveschanel says:

    Cat’s Rule!
    Dawgs Drool

  22. CatLovesChanel — there’s no money in this award, or the last one either.
    Good PR doesn’t suck, though.

    Oaklandcat — I hadn’t messed with all the extra clickables. Thanks!

  23. I hath voted. Hmmm, methinks the grand design is a bit umm, screwed up, yes? No confirmation here either. Well, I’ll try again later. “*Sheesh* But I do love you so much, that it will be my pleasuuuure.

    Oh, those nine baby doggetts from before are etched into my retinas! At first I thought they might be Corgulas, but alas, no, they aren’t. Besides, I’d never heard of Corgula mommas having nine bebehs at once. I’d still like to sit quietly and have them crawl all over my lap! Heaven! Yip, yip, yip, yip, etc…

  24. Wow. I don’t like how they have the categories divided. I love Consumerist; Matt, Liz and Madeline; and CO. It’s like comparing apples, oranges and…avocados! This sucks!

  25. cataddict says:

    Yea! It took me 6 times, but I finally got my vote confirmed. Whew. I can go home now – my work here is done….. (oh wait, that was plaaay!)

  26. OK, we have one confirmed vote. It did work instantaneously. Ahhhhh, my conscience is clear. Thanks for the ‘refresh’ hint.

    Did you know that we are all helping to digitize the world’s books when we do the typing? How cool is that???!!

  27. I’ve voted twice. No email. Boo. I shall prevail.

  28. Floyd's Mom says:

    I voted and got the email confirmation right away 🙂

  29. I voted AND got the email. Maybe I should play the lottery??

  30. catloveschanel says:


    Dang, I thought you guys were rich!

    No, it is impressive how you keep up with all the awards and prizes.


  31. berthaservant says:

    Well, whatevs, just stoat it up, peeps, sideways style….

  32. I’m with eme; I don’t like the categories. Or the side-scrolling. I voted, though, if only to appease that cute but scary little stoat.

  33. I voted, like the proverbial baby stoat. I got the word verification on the first try (dusts fingernails on coat). I got the confirmation email thingy. I clicked on the link. My vote was recorded.

    It does work. Crosses fingers, and sits down to wait. Tentatively tries patting the top of the stoat’s head… … …

  34. essensual says:

    Aye aye, sir. I cast my vote.

  35. kibblenibble says:

    Eyes wierded out from side-scrolling…yes.

    Voted like a stoat…yes…

  36. I stoated! I’d never heard of most of those sites. I’m so uncool *sniff*

    Have completed Week 2 of this semester in Vet Tech training. Anatomical terminology is kicking my keister. Diversion much needed.

  37. Am I the only one who liked the side scrolling? It was certainly unique. And since I read things better in columns than in wide paragraphs, it was easier on my eyes. In conclusion, vote cast.

  38. I love that warm, fresh, ‘just voted’ feeling. ahhhhhhhhhhhh…

  39. I sideways scrolled, stoated and got confirmed. Life is good.

  40. I’ve stoated, got reply email virtually instantly.

  41. Yay Noelegy! How cool you’re training to be a Vet Tech. Horray for taking care of critters.

  42. @Noelegy: Seems like Anatomy is tough for everyone! Hang in there!!

  43. my stoat was confirmed!

  44. momof2kitties says:

    I voted & stoated no prob. Am I one of the few who didn’t mind the sideways scrolling? And-I got to vote for CakeWrecks at the same time. Bonus!!!

    Noelegy: Anatomy was one of my favorite courses back in the day. All that random memorizing-perfect for a geek like me. Stay with it, you’ll get it.

  45. Swat those books, Noelogy, you can do eet!
    I’d never heard of any of the other websites- “just don’t get around much anymore.”
    Theo, is it possible to tell how we are doing in the rankings?

  46. This is difficult. CO or Matt, Liz and Madeleine? ON the one hand, CO is super cute and makes me happy, but on the other hand, MLM makes me cry every time I read it and then I feel thankful for those around me. Hm.

  47. Katrina, you made me geegle. “Swat those books”–you made me think of my cats when they get on tears and zip around the bedroom, popping around corners of the bed and surprising each other, and then promptly swatting.

    And it’s the darned UNGULATE anatomy that’s kicking my posterior (caudal) region. Cats and dogs? No problem. Horses, goats, and SHEEP? *boggle* Yeah, I know, I have to know it all.

  48. Liz — yeah, talk about comparing apples to organ grinders. Extremely weird categorizing in this one. Sure, we’re both “Topical” blogs; any blog that’s actually *about* something is a topical blog. Why not call it Miscellaneous Thingerwhatsit with Tubes #2?

    …you know, maybe I’ll start my own blog awards.

  49. Katrina — doesn’t look like the Bloggies are set up that way.

  50. The Calendar Rabbit on 1/27 says:

    I am in such a “pickle”. I guess I will just *harmlessly* toss my vote in the air and *hope* that it lands properly…

  51. I would totally vote if it would accept my selections. And I would find it easier to find out what it meant by “correct errors in red” if I could see said error message. Ugh. Sorry Meg!

  52. I’ve voted and stoated 🙂

  53. Sorry…I’ve been a firm fan up till now, but the closing of comments on the post of the guy throwing the dachshund really bothered me. I understand that Meg, or NTMTOM, Theo, or even Sister might post something just for the nuff potential, but to close the comments when people objected too strenuously really irks me. I guess the lesson to be learned from this is that people that own and love dachshunds are CA-RAZY (and I are one myself, so I know what I’m talking about!)