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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It was an honour just to be nominated

Well folks. The votes are in over at the Hottest Blogger Calendar Contest. I was beaten out by some pretty Hot Bloggers, including my fellow dad-in-blog, Busy Dad. I'm disappointed that I lost to Wil Wheaton, but hardly surprised: dude was on tv.

Oh well. A trip to New York with the flimsy excuse that I was going to a photoshoot to be in a calendar would have been fun.



What the hell? There are twelve months in the year?

Aw yeah!

I'm totally in the calendar.

I squeaked in thanks to a steady trickle of votes and Jamie Oliver's reluctance to acknowledge that he was nominated or to solicit votes from everyone who ought to have voted for him instead of me.

Thank you, folks. You've been cracking my wife up for days now as the votes came in. Plus, she's been greeting me with "Hey Hottest Blogger Calendar Husband" all weekend.


Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

ha! I knew you'd make it. congrats! I'm sure it's going to be lots of fun!

for a different kind of girl said...

Might you be sporting a stack of pancakes and a spatula in your photo?


(Not a double entendre, btw. I totally rock that kinda business over on my own blog, thanks very much!)

Congratulations, btw. As if there was any doubt!

Martin said...

I hope you'll be stuck with wearing nothing but your backpack.

Side by side with Will....

Aunt Becky said...

I like the idea of a nekkid Backpacking Dad in a backpack. With some pancakes in the background.

Anonymous said...

I just wanna know what month you'll be... not that it matters as long as you rock a strategically placed dvd of Death Race and a "Go Green" sign.

Will said...

Naked, wearing a backpack, while pouring maple syrup over pancakes made without eggs or milk. Now there's a weiner.

Yolanda said...

dude, it was MY accidental vote that won the thing. you're welcome.

Mandy said...

While I can't truthfully say that I voted for anyone, congratulations. Have a good time in NYC when it happens! Don't forget the little people when Hollywood snatches you up. ;)

TentCamper said...

congrats! though....F! that calendar....( I guess you now know that I did NOT make the cut.) Must be my abs....damn beer.

SciFi Dad said...


(it was the tight pants that won it, wasn't it?)

Swirl Girl said...

A little bear skin rug in front of a roaring fire Mr. January??


Wendy said...

Congratz! How could you ever doubt you would get in when you have such perfect man eyebrows?

Jenny Grace said...

I can't believe you thought maybe you wouldn't win...

Jennifer said...

woohoo! I knew you'd get in. How could you not??

Anonymous said...

I totally voted for you! Or, I would have if I had voted!

Do you know yet what month you'll be? And can I buy just that month?

BusyDad said...

I guess cute kids in the 2000's is what chest hair was in the 70's? At any rate, I'm glad dad bloggers were able to get good representation in this calendar thing. Congrats man! And see you in NY!

Loralee Choate said...

Total, big, fat congratulations.

I totally voted for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Just promise me you wont wear those white pants you were talking about on Twitter.

Cause dude, I am still a little freaked out by the thought.

I suggest you wear something emblazoned with anti spam words, cause those things do my freaking head in! Umbibyk? What the hell?

Unknown said...

Seriously? There is a Hot Blogger calendar? There was a big thing in England a few years ago about a group of Women's Institute hotties who stripped off for a raunchy calendar. Is it along those lines . . .

Anonymous said...

This is the perfect opportunity for you to break out your spandex and cape and become one with the Blog Avenger.


Totally hot. I'm envisioning purple and gold but that's just me.

Unknown said...

Congrats! Knew you would make it!

Carol said...

Bwaha. I had to delurk to say Congratulations! I am proud that 2 out of the 3 dad blogs I read made it into the calendar. Perhaps I'll see you around the city...
And seriously, I did not realize what you meant by "Backpacking Dad" until I read your thing with Wil. Makes so.much. more sense now.

Eternal Sunshine said...


Have fun with it!

Ali said...

yeah. that's why i didn't win either. becauase Jamie Oliver and i refused to acknowledge our nominations ;) heh.


Zephra said...

I didn't get a chance to vote for you as I just found your blog today but I would have. Your hot!

Nature Girl said...

Congrats on the nomination. That's so cool!

Don Mills Diva said...

YAY - I knew you'd make it in there!

Now you're gonna be famous and forget all about me.

Oh well, I'll always have Macy's.

Anissa Mayhew said...

congrats, your royal hotness! Will there be any strategically placed staples in this calendar?

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Congratulations! So, are you gonna wax your chest or what?

Anonymous said...

Grats on your nomination! I too am a first-time reader, but I would have totally voted for you as I was sans nomination myself :D.

Burgh Baby said...


Anonymous said...

Oh thank God! This is such great news!
After your last post we started to get cynical and forget for a moment that the blog world is a big beauty and popularity contest.
For a brief post in time it felt like there was some thinking, some thought provoking writing happening in a world where the most votes or comments wins, and most often based on shallow superficial reason.
But thank God you brought us back to reality with this great news!
We compare it to a brief moment in politics where Obama made us think politics was about ideas and action, belief and hope.
Then along came a gun tottin, moose burger eating, creationist believing, abortion hating beauty queen. Then all at once we remembered that ideas don’t matter, it’s all about looks!
Thanks for the jolt back to reality, and we can’t wait for the calendar!


Mandy said...

Congrats!!! Keep us posted as to where we can see/purchase this calendar!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

I'm not surprised. You are the sexiest backpacker I know.

Anonymous said...

congrats!! you are getting way too popular! you are gonna forget the little guys soon, aren't you?? :)

Reverend Ghost said...

Congrats on making the calendar. I'm glad someone is going to be traveling further than I am. Actually two of you are, so I don't feel like I have an excuse to miss the shoot.

Anonymous said...

How the fuck did I miss this whole shebang about calendars?

And I'm just so... hurt... I mean, I wasn't even nominated.

I'd be happy for you, but I'm not 'cause it doesn't directly benefit me. ;)

Manager Mom said...

Congrats. I had suggested that Chag do "sexy schoolgirl". Would you consider rocking the "naughty nurse?"

Kristen said...

Dude! See, every vote counts, man!

I still say you're hotter than Wil Wheaton.

BOSSY said...

Calendar? What calendar? Bossy supposes she has a better chance making it into the Lukewarmest Blogger Calendar.

Natalie said...

i'm with bossy. i am pretty sure the hottest blogger calendar people don't even know my name. sigh. that's ok. i can't make a trip to nyc anyway. maybe that's why i wasn't nominated. people didn't want me to feel bad that i would have to turn down a trip to nyc since i live in turkey and all. that must be it. i feel better.

Sharkbait's Mom said...

Congrats! Good to know that the voting didn't suffer while I was evacuated without internet.

Maura said...

Congrats, that's great. Good to know that at least one person I'm voting for this year is going to win.

Tinygami said...

Congratulations! Glad my vote counted for something. Hope you have fun in NYC. My dog (and I) got to go last year to be on tv but we were there for less then a day so other then a walk to Central Park and a few minutes of air time on the TODAY show I have yet to see the rest of the city. Hope you have a blast!

Danielle said...

I've neglected blogging for weeks, come back and you've gone and become a Calendar Pin Up Boy!


I would have voted for you, had I been here sooner.

So, maple syrup? Tight pants? Should be fabulous!!!


Chic Shopper Chick said...

Congrats on making it into the calendar! Are you planning on going to the shoot? If so, we'll get to meet!

Robin said...

Hey! I was glad to see that you won! At least someone I know who was nomiated won! Congrats!!!!!!

Make sure you do your best Zoolander face during the photo shoot.

ps. damn you for getting on the calendar. I only got 19 votes..

Backpacking Dad said...

elisa: I hope so. I hope they don't insist on seeing the goods.

FADKOG: I don't know what "spatula" would even mean as a double entendre.

xbox4nappyrash: gah!

aunt becky: I'm sensing a pancake theme here...

browerfamilyof5: I'd hope for July, I think, but someone has dibs already.

will: a classic portrait of SAHD angst.

ms. changes pants while driving: yes, it was. Thank You, thank you for intending to vote for someone else :}

mandy: Hollywood wants no part of this. I'm too controversial.

tentcamper: my beer abs didn't keep me out. Must be something else :}

scifi dad: totally. TPS to NYC.

swirl girl: not THAT'S an image no one needs to see.

wendy: perfect man eyebrows? I've never heard that one before. Is that what "manscaping" is?

miss grace: did you see the list? but your confidence is awesome.

jennifer: I have some pretty awesome friends :}

bejewell: You didn't vote?? Dammit

busydad: baby carriers and bottle warmers are hot like spandex pants on a hair rockers.

loralee: thanks cuz!

kelley: that's awesome.

tara@from dawn till rusk: I think I hope not :}

redneck mommy: no capes!

headless mom: thank you :}

carol: Yeah, I don't do mountains :}

eternal sunshine: thank you.

ali: yeah, wtf? Shameless self-promotion is the way I roll.

zephra: my wife thanks you!

stacie: thanks!

don mills diva: you never forget your first arm candy ;}

anissa mayhew: there'd better be.

tootsie farklepants: au naturale, baby.

goodfather: well, I'm a little glad that I didn't have to compete :}

burgh baby: thanks!

anonymous (Lisa from FLA): Wow. I'm very sorry that I'm not serious enough for you. But where were you on that "brief post in time"? Only come out when you are irrationally disappointed in someone?

usmcfamily04: I will.

jenny, the bloggess: I hope you know thousands of backpackers and not, uh, one. ;}

danielle-lee: I'm going to try. And then I want to self-destruct in a booze-filled weekend in Miami.

ghost of keywork: damn straight you don't! Get your act together!

undomestic diva: that's awesome. It is fantastic that you aren't happy for me :}

manager mom: I'll think about it :}

bossy: No self-deprecation allowed here. I've met you. Hottest and most Rockin' Denim-est Calendar.

natalie: I'll let you in on a secret. Many people (not me!) self-nominated. It's not really a secret.

nibblet's mom: Jamie Oliver would have you believe the voting did suffer while you were evacuated.

maura: Every vote counts!

the flirty girl: if I go I imagine I'll see pretty much this one studio and not much else. Maybe that building in Times Square.

danielle: I like "Pin Up Boy" :}

Chic Shopper Chick: Yay!

Robin: Sorry :}

Tina@ SendChocolateNow said...

and I can say I knew you "when." heh. I even have a picture with you and didn't have to pay for it.

Very fun, and tell your wife to enjoy your celwebrity. (that sounds silly, like Elmer Fudd)

It's nice when the good guys win.


RhoRho said...

you've got the female following to sell that there calendar! i only know of like 3 blog dads. there are 12? that's hot.