3.31.2006

The Perfect Post, Second only to the Perfect Schtup

A Perfect Post

Blog contests, schmog contests. I'm not a huge fan. Unless I'm winning one in which case Hoorah for blog contests! Love em! I want to shirk all responsibilities, strip down to my underwear and roll around on my bed in blog contests all day long!

But this one is different. It's called A Perfect Post and it was started by two people who seem to get it.

Essentially any blogger can give the award to any other blogger's post from the past month. In this case, I'm that any blogger, and that other blogger is the lovely Ms. Blog Antagonist. I fell in love with her amazing essay (calling it post seems to diminish it), North and South which I easily read four times when she posted it on March 25. It's a beautifully crafted and hilarious reflection on the "yawning chasm of cultural divergence" between she and her Southern, cowboy hat-wearing, stree-ked meat eating husband back in their early days together.

Go. Read. Enjoy. Comment.


18 Comments:

Blogger The Imperfect Christian said...

Oh, I like THIS contest! I like any that has more than one winner!!

3/31/06, 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

Good one. Worthy winner.

3/31/06, 10:56 AM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

that really is a good one. i am a big blog antagonist fan too. her "about me" section cracks me up each time.

3/31/06, 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

That was a great post. Thanks for pointing us her way!

3/31/06, 11:19 AM  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

That was indeed a terrific post. Thanks for participating. I love al the new reads I find doing this. :)

3/31/06, 11:24 AM  
Blogger T. said...

You have just turned me onto another great blog. Thanks for the heads up!

3/31/06, 12:19 PM  
Blogger Jess Riley said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. That was wonderful!!!

3/31/06, 12:19 PM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

I'm with pajama mama. I'm gonna spread the love, too! Excellent contest.

3/31/06, 12:54 PM  
Blogger Mega Mom said...

I love this contest too.

I was too late to get on the list with my nomination of "How Tight Is It?" by Lisa at Niihaus http://www.niihaus.com/ (you have to scroll down to March 22)

It had me and my husband in tears!

3/31/06, 1:17 PM  
Blogger J's Mommy said...

Hey thanks for the info. Never heard of the Perfect Post but I checked it out and it sounds cool. Can't wait for next month!!

3/31/06, 3:51 PM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Good contest and you nominated a brillant post. Thanks for sharing.

3/31/06, 6:19 PM  
Blogger MommaK said...

oooooo I like getting it right - Thank you!!!

And thanks for being a part of it all. I'm off to read your choice now...

3/31/06, 7:57 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

What a great thing! Am going off to read this post right now...

3/31/06, 9:54 PM  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Thanks for the link! I've been, seen and commented and it's a truly perfect post, right enough. Any competition that points me toward posts like that, I mightn't otherwise have found, is a great idea.

4/1/06, 1:31 AM  
Blogger GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

great post. thanks for pointing me there. :) blog antagonist rocks!

4/1/06, 1:34 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I think the best thing is how much you enjoyed the post, how it spoke to you,and how you wanted to share it with US. We're all different. It's well written and funny but doesn't reflect my life at all, past or present...I guess that's why there is an entire blogosphere! I will keep going back though, as the writing is right up my alley. THANKS.

4/1/06, 8:32 AM  
Blogger SuperFiancee said...

Thanks for sharing this!! Both the Perfect Post award and your winner! I'm definitely "in" next month. I can't wait to...um...pick a winner.

4/1/06, 8:36 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Ms Kvetch: Interestingly, it doesn't reflect my life at all either. I know nothing about this world of collard greens and saying grace. Or even Wisonsin for that matter. But I do understand how it feels to be a fish out of water, thrust into a world that's not your own.

I think the sign of a good writer is one who can express universal truths, even while describing alien experiences for the reader. It explains the popularity of memoirists like Augusten Burrroughs. (Certainly few of us were raised by our unstable mother's sexually inappropriate psychiatrist and his hippie kids in Northhampton where we documented our fecal movements and had sex with the pedophile living in the shed behind the house.)

This is what I love about the best bloggers--writers--that I read. They invite us into their worlds and keep us nodding along the whole way, whether it's our world or not.

Glad that you enjoy her writing. I think she's aces as well.

4/1/06, 11:11 AM  

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