And it doesn't help that, in finest soccer mom fashion, I want everybody to win something. Except, of course, if I am part of the competition, then I'm brutal. Believe me, you don't want to play a board game with me, because I can get mighty obnoxious.
However, we do have a winner for the Labia Award this week:
for his March 14th post entitled
"Reader's Diary #241- Nancy Tafuri: You Are Special Little One"
for which the winning label was:
Walt Disney Killed My Mom
John, being a highly literary sort, has been quite involved in the annual Canada Reads competitions, ensuring that he critically reads each book prior to the competition and then follows the week-long contest very closely, discussing events as they unfold on his own blog, as well as becoming involved in discussions on the Canada Reads site.
Why am I telling you this?
Because the minds behind Canada Reads are asking for our input about what books and what panelists we would like to see on Canada Reads next year. Some of us believe that it is time to get a civilian on the panel, albeit a well-spoken and well-read civilian with a killer sense of humour. Some of us think that John would make a good panelist.
If you would like to recommend John Mutford to be a 2008 panelist for Canada Reads, please drop a note here.
Need a movie recommendation (besides Fido, that is)?
Half Nelson is really very good. It's not the type of film I normally gravitate toward, but this one stands out. Ryan Gosling, of course, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and he was really fine, no question, but I thought that it was Shareeka Epps, who plays his 13-year-old student who knows about his (increasingly less) secret crack addiction, who really shines.
Check it out if you are looking for something that is not exactly uplifting, but does have an element of hopefulness.
Have a stellar week, you fabulous folks.