I hate pushing a long, somewhat well though-out entry down the page, but I have a few time sensitive announcements to make. FOR YEW! I LUV YEW?
The folks at the Well Fed Network thought my blog was humorous enough to nominate it for a Best Food Blog (Humor) award. And I didn't even pay anyone off! While I am very flattered to have been nominated for an award, I'm not sure I deserve it. I've read my writing, you know, a number of times (okay, I read it every night before I go to bed, and when I wake up, and maybe 10 times in between), and lately it's only been fractionally amusing (like 1/8th or 1/6th). Check out the other nominees and vote for whoever strikes your fancy. I won't be offended if you choose someone other than me—I'll just ban your IP or something.
KIDDING, KIDDING, kind of.
To help you out with your gift giving this holiday season, I wrote an Food Apparel Gift Guide for Serious Eats (also check out the full list of SE gift guides). Get your loved one some comfortable shoes! Or a t-shirt featuring a drawing of a sweaty steak! There's something for everyone!!! Did you hear the part where I said "sweaty steak?" Just checkin'.
Chocolate also makes a lovely gift, as long as it's not being given to someone in the 0.34% of the population who don't like chocolate. Charles Chocolate gave me a 15% off promotional doo-dad for my readers; just enter the code GIRLATEEVERYTHING during check-out, usable until next Monday, the 17th. I don't usually (or ever) post promotional offers, but I think their chocolates are nice. Also, they were one of the more generous vendors at the Chocolate Show this past November (which I have yet to post about, unsurprisingly). I don't get anything out of this, by the way; I just thought it was a timely suggestion in case anyone needed to buy a last minute gift.
Hooray for consumerism!
Finally, check out A Menu 4 Hope, a charity raffle organized by food bloggers where you buy tickets for the chance to win awesome prizes with all proceeds going to the U.N. World Food Program. There are books, chocolate, baked goods, ALL KINDS OF TASTY SHIZZ. A bit of ass (or a lot of ass) was busted at Serious Eats to get this stuff together, so you should take a look.
My next entry will be a real one, I promise. It might even be funny. I haven't decided yet.