Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's My Blog and I'll Flog if I Want To...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I realize that some of you are about to get extremely upset with me, so allow me to apologize in advance for any sudden peaks in blood pressure or massive coronaries this post causes. You see, judging by some of the e-mails/comments I've received in the past, apparently every time I publish a post without a cake in it lovers quarrel, birds fall from the sky, and another angel dies. Or something like that - I couldn't really tell through all the trollish grunting.

But, I digress.

Yes, folks, much as I hate/love to admit it, Cake Wrecks has been nominated on another awards site. And yes, I will now ask you - with what I hope is an appropriate amount of humble self-loathing - to consider voting for it. If you can see past the blinding hatred this request has incurred, that is. I mean, sure, there's no cake in this post, BUT, what if I promise to flog myself most vigorously later this afternoon? Could we call it even then?

What's that? The award thing? Oh, right.

It's the famous Bloggies, and Cake Wrecks has been nominated in three categories: Best New Blog, Best Writing, and Best Food Blog. As I said in my sidebar notice which no one has noticed: if you don't agree with my being nominated for Best Food Blog, please, don't vote for me there! All of the other nominees are fantastic blogs, and well deserving of the win.

Voting is super easy: you can vote for all your favorite blogs on one ballot, and no registration is required. All you need is an e-mail address. Plus, I'm reasonably certain that this is the last awards session for the year, so after this I'll only be able to irritate you with the occasional new shirt design or funny video. (Drat.)

CLICK HERE TO VOTE.

Or don't. You know, if you want me to be sad. (I'm giving you "Bambi eyes" right now - is it working?)
Vince said...

I just discovered your blog and subscribed to the rss feed about a week ago, reading the start of this post I was in a panic that you were going to close what was one of my new favorite blogs, thank god thats not what the post was about, I'm off to vote keep up the nice work :)

zsirrom said...

Hahaha, i voted like two days ago....i was on there voting for another blog and saw yours up there and killed two birds with one stone. The birds then proceeded to fall out of the sky

Raspberry Swirl said...

I'm ahead of the game - I already voted for you!

JenChicken said...

Seriously? Best writing?

Will said...

I'm here due to this award nomination and love looking at your posts! I have a cake from my son's 3rd birthday that I would love to send you, it's a WRECK for sure. How does one do that, do you accept submissions. If not, that's fine I'll just love seeing everyone else. I watch My Big Redneck Wedding on CMT and saw a wedding cake with beer cans as the tier supports...now that's a wreck!

sendingtheclowns said...

I WANT to vote, but something isn't right on the site!
HELP!!!
All I'm getting is a half of the page!
??????????????

Zed-Aitch said...

Yup, it was the Bambi eyes that did it. I voted, I voted, I promise! We wreckerators need to bake you a "I flog, therefore no cake" cake so you can flog all you want AND post a cake. Shall we get right on that? We can order them from our local W-marts and see what we get. Phone orders only, please!

Mommy of M's said...

I just have say, when I started reading this post I thought you were going to say that you were closing up shop. I started to become frightened as I was reading. I could feel my heart beat faster; pressure began pushing in on my chest. I started to worry about who I would stalk, I mean read everyday? Who would make me laugh so hard I would cry? OH THE FEAR YOU JUST CREATED!! I stopped reading and started scanning quickly. Then I realized this wasn't a goodbye post, just a post w/o pictures! OH THE RELIEF!!

I don’t think there is a better blog in the world. Off to VOTE!

Suechan said...

I say ROCK ON! It IS your blog and I say post what you want, when you want. I think we're all spoiled as it is with all the variety of wrecks and the awesome writing.

thanks for maintaining the blog (and massive influx of emails) as you do and thanks to the Wreckporters for sending the awesome photos.

Lisa said...

I'm insulted that you think I didn't notice the notes in the sidebar about voting - I did notice and I went to the site and . . .well I didn't vote yet. I wasn't sure if I could since I nominated you for one of the awards you are up for (I'm sure I'm not the only one who did that). But I probably can vote, even though I did the nomination process, so I will go vote now! Thanks for the laughs, oh and thanks for the cakes too!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I didn't have time to go back and find the post WITHOUT the cake...I mean the nerve of you! I am Kelly from Dallas and I voted for you all ready. You did not EVEN have to ask--How cool am I right now?

Wreckporter - Jenn S. said...

I voted and was happy to do it, no bambi eyes required.

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Since reading this post, I've knocked over my coffee, jammed the copier and been stuck in the elevator with a claustrophobic man who is apparently on the bean and cabbage diet.

Thanks a lot, Jen!

No votes for you!

;-P

Heather said...

I voted for you!!

Faith said...

Uhp! Ok...had you not given me the Bambi eyes, I might've just ignored your request. But dammit! When you look at me like that, I can't resist!

::runs to vote::

Abbi said...

I voted! :D

MsDarkstar said...

I'll vote as soon as I stop arguing with my sweetie about why birds seem to be plummeting to the Earth at an alarming rate for no apparent reason.

Congrats on the nominations!

j.cro said...

Hell! I'll gladly vote for you... Your site makes me cry with laughter.
Thank you so much for all that you do.

Katie said...

I did piece on you in my local paper! (I'm on placement there)

So now the people of depressing craphole Morecambe will have somthing to laugh about - namely the Hey Bebeh cakes. They're my favourite.

I hope you win more awards so you can take over the world...:)

Calantha said...

Stupid Bambi eyes........I was gonna vote anyway, but now you're just making me feel guilty for waiting.

Becky said...

I can't believe you would have the nerve to post what YOU wanted on YOUR blog! Harumph! LOL...those trolls are too much.
I've officially voted :)
Love ya and your blog
Beck

Anonymous said...

I've tried twice now, but never receive the email I'm supposed to get to verify my ballot. I wonder if others are having a problem also. I'll keep trying.

Jen said...

Hah, sorry about the false alarm, guys: I guess my opening WAS a bit dramatic! Glad to hear the prospect of life without CW is such a dismal one, though. And don't worry: you're stuck with me for quite a while yet.

@sendingintheclowns: the Bloggies should have a scroll bar on the bottom of the screen, so you scroll *sideways* to see the whole ballot.

Christina said...

I love your blog! And of course I voted awhile ago!!! No birds falling from the sky here....but what's with that odd colour in the sky.... could it be moldy icing? nah, just the local factories spewing more "clean air" :D :D :D

Kacenka said...

Thanks to your blog my mornings are always happy these days. Of course with the flogging remark my mind got foggy and I have read you were nominated for the Best Flog Blog. Hmmm... Interesting category. Off to vote now

tantra flower said...

I voted for you for best new blog. :)

drgns4vr said...

I must admit that this post without a picture of a cake was somewhat alarming. It meant I had to go and quickly bake a cake for my own consumption (no frosting) so I would have something to munch on while I vote for your blog.
So, along with birds falling, blood pressure rising, etc., there is also the increased poundage problem.

Danish said...

It seems you have one other nomination. A Golden Nanners award? Haha. Hope you win that one, too!
http://yourdailynanners.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/the-golden-nanners-nominations/

Kev said...

Whenever you don't post a cake, Jesus kills a kitten.

Think of the kittens!

gpuester said...

OK, I did it. Now can I see the cakes?

(And could they have had any more categories than they did? Cripes.)

Nicole said...

I found your blog through the voting process. So glad I did - got to change my vote. :) Love your blog, with picturesof cake or without. Keep going!

Zoltar Panaflex said...

I voted already! And I voted for CAAAAAAAKES...

Please don't let the flakes get you - I'm surprised they can figure out how to click on anything, personally...

Best regards!

Bittersweet said...

I was tempted not to vote for about 0.012 for scaring me

"I realize that some of you are about to get extremely upset with me"

worse way to start a post to ask for votes EVER. But the fact is this is the best blog ever so how could I not vote. And I forgive you.

j.cro said...

I've voted twice and I'm not getting that stupid confirmation email... No matter what - you have my vote.

glass splinters said...

Also just voted for you as well. I just discovered your blog last night at work and started laughing so hard I was crying at my desk.

You rock.
Keep it up please.
xo

Anna Banana

Charity said...

I was surprised at the poster who expressed skepticism that this blog deserves to be nominated for best writing.

Seriously, it's a blog. Do you expect prose a la Jane Austen?

Half the reason I read this blog is for the clever and amusing commentary - otherwise it would just be some pics of a pile of sadly abused sugar.

Keep it coming Jen! I voted too :)

Terri said...

I shared Vince's sentiment - I thought you were closing up shop! I'm off to vote too!

Cat Skyfire said...

Oh, here's a better analogy. Every time you post without including a Wreck, another Wreck gets made!

Anonymous said...

Well, perhaps if you promise to flog yourself WITH a cake (some of the things we've seen here certainly seem up to the job to me) or perhaps just spend an hour or two looking at cccs, as penance, we'll be able to forgive you. Someday. ;P

And I already voted. because I am a good henchperson.

Julie said...

I have already voted: in fact I vote as often as I can. I also voted for Project Rungay and Yarn Harlot, both with attitude similar to yours. I, too, had that sinking sensation in the pit of my stomach, that rise in blood pressure, when I started the post. I thought you were leaving me, alone, all alone with only the bitterness of burnt batter to keep me company. I believe in voting like a Chicago democrat, vote early and often.

Jim and Garret said...

Shrek's Puss N Boots eyes are much more effective.

Garret of http://jimandgarret.blogspot.com/

Mella said...

It's done

Leslie said...

I'm way ahead of you...I voted the day the sidebar went up!

If you'll excuse me I'm going to keep a look out for those birds falling from the sky now...that communion wafer bird has me a bit paranoid already.

Melanie McMinn said...

G'day Jen,

After finding your site, ruining a whole day of productivity laughing until tears streamed down my face, how could I not vote?

I'll keep my eye out for a few New Zealand style Cake Wrecks.

Cheers from Down Under!

Witchylana said...

I voted for you, like, DAYS ago.
(and as best food blog too ;p)

Rosalind said...

Can not begin the day until I see the latest wreck, so I voted after calming down from reading the beginning of today's blog. Thank goodness you aren't leaving us in the lurch!

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

Nope, the bambi face is not working.

I still voted though.

Catherine said...

I voted for you happily, but I need to add that the design on the Bloggies website makes me literally nauseated. Awful, awful design. Design for the sake of design, with no consideration for the people who have to actually, you know, USE it.

joan said...

As a mother of five, I'm pretty well immune to the Bambi eyes, but that won't keep me from voting for my favorite blog. Gotta have my Cake Wrecks!

Balgram said...

Bambi gets me every time...even if this is my first comment.

Ki said...

Thats how I found you! I was voting for cuteoverload, but I was looking at most of the categories and...I found this! I am enjoying it! :D (I voted for you too!)

helen said...

Well hi! I laughed so hard at that santa-caterpillar cake! I think I will go look at it every day for a week or so and laugh as much every time.

Anyway, I'm Swedish, and I don't really get these American cakes. Some don't even look edible! Do they taste good? What is in them, normally? Are they mostly for show, or do people actually like eating them too?

Here, cakes usally have different layers and fillings and stuff, but are usually just decorated with marzipan or whipped cream, fruit, sprinkles and maybe the name of the recipient.

It really is like a whole new world to me, these cakes. :)

And those CCC-things! WTF?

Please enlighten me on this matter.

Jessie said...

Thanks for writing this post! I saw that you had mentioned it in the sidebar, but I didn't notice the clickable link (oops!) A post made it a lot easier!!

I voted for you, and a couple of my other favorites. (icanhazcheezburger anyone?)

GOOD LUCK!!! If you win you should take the discount for SXSW I hear it's an amazing time!

Keep up the good work, and thanks for drawing attention to this :)

Word verification: Frounc. As in I'm going to frounc on anyone who gives you a hard time for your self-promotion!! (I'm scary, right?)

Anonymous said...

Ok, I voted...now more cakes!

MnM

leannwoo said...

Let us know how the flogging goes k? And I would never raise my voice to you, you are my hero after all. :)

I did vote for you for the best food blog, I thought you were the best out of the ones listed so there!

john (the hubby of JEN) said...

Dear Chicago Al,

Cake Wrecks is not required reading.

Humbly yours,

john

Heather said...

I already voted too! Like a week ago or something :o)
Please dont flog yourself. You make up for cakeless posts with the the ones that have cakes :o)
{{{hugs}}}
btw
YOU ROCK!!!
:o)

Toni said...

aww phooey to anyone who thinks you can't post whatever you want on your own blog.
I have to admit I'm always a little sad when there is no cake, but your funny writing more than makes up for it. (and less calories too)
A tad disappointing that you will only win this 3 times before being shuffled off to the Hall of Fame -- (how's that for optimism!)

wolfmom said...

OK Jen (big sigh) I voted again, not that you don't deserve it, but you you are just shameless (another big sigh).

WV: pauce...having to vote again gave me pauce

Anonymous said...

Will you flog yourself with licorice whips and bleed buttercream?

....off to vote... I am your humble servant.

Veronica said...

Already voted!

From one bloggies nominee to another. (I generally lurk here, but I'm nominated in Best Australian category and figured I had best vote for you in all your categories!)

Pip said...

I was all over that a couple weeks back when it all started. You don't need to ask.

DaJenn said...

We need someone to make a hideous lopsided plaid cake commemorating the Bloggie voting!

kathy said...

You got my vote which I did a few days ago. Good luck!

Rachel said...

Couldn't you have thrown in a picture of a cake, just for fun? No commentary necessary? Just a cake? Or, even better, a CCC?

Margaret said...

"What, no cake?!" (She grunted as she scared the goat off of the bridge..)

Just kidding. Off to go vote..

Anonymous said...

OW! I got hit on the head by a falling bird, but I voted!

Deanna

RudeGirl said...

Okay, I just voted. I really hope you win. If you do, I expect a cut of the winnings.

Chris said...

Hey, how come I don't see a cake pic in this posting.... All I see is a bunch of words and dead birds in my yard. very odd.

mizanchan said...

Done, done, and done.

It's the least I could do for such an awesome blog. :D

~Andrea

Anonymous said...

As I am a glass half full kind of girl, when you share a post that does not include cake, instead of whining and complaining about it, I just eat cake while I read it. Take note complainers.

Anonymous said...

Can't resist the bambi eyes!

Voted! :)

woolywoman said...

Hey Honey- it's awful nice of you to right this blog every dang day. You can post what you like!

Anonymous said...

I voted for you darling. Piece of CAKE!

Christopher F. - Dallas, TX

Wolvie Girl said...

I love this blog, and even when there are no wrecks to giggle over, you are still funny. Don't flog yourself, hunt down the trolls and flog them instead. Needless to say, I voted.

Word Verification: ingues - what ingrates become after you've flogged them until they turn into goo.

very married said...

i think your blog is fabulous! the only award that it isn't suited for is the food one - seriously? i mean, just because there's food discussed doesn't mean it's a "food blog"!

Jo said...

I've fallen in love with your blog. I think anyone would be crazy NOT to vote for it! BTW, my ballot has been processed!

Katherine said...

I am a newbie to yor blog too! I love it! I voted for you from every e-mail addy I could! ;) Keep it rolling!
Katie

Anonymous said...

Um. No cake. For a week. You can't eat any. None. After all, if we don't get cake, you don't either!

Marcel said...

i did vote for you a few days ago... pioneer woman posted about the bloggies and there were a few catagories i HAD to vote for you.

but you could just threw one cake in the post...lol....

hope you win!

lauren

rainbowmummy said...

Next time you have something to say and you don't want the angry mob to attack out, why not get it iced on a cake :0), you, my dear, have got some scary readers!

Diana said...

Hey, when I first began looking at your blog, of course I noticed all the cakes. THEN, I began to notice a trend - you are a GREAT writer! Your humor, pun, whatever it is - is right on target! I love reading what you write, whether it is about the cake, a story, silly banter between inanimate objects, whatever!

great job! Who cares if people don't get their "cake pic fix."

ksuicide said...

Voted! :)

Antarctica likes cakewrecks!

~cheers

Harley Quinn said...

NO!! Not the Bambi eyes!!
I'll vote for whatever you want me to! I'll even clean your kitchen (I won't even clean mine, so that's saying something)

Just please, no more Bambi eyes!!!

:D

WD: cychor-- A female cyclops that "gets around"

Amanda said...

I voted yesterday before the post! I love this blog and read it religiously before I head out to work, so I might make it through my day with a semi-smile on my face!

Debbi said...

You scared me! This is my very favorite blog! I can not apply my mascara until I see the wreck o' the day, because I laugh so hard my make-up runs off.

You got my votes!

Desirae said...

For those having trouble with the Bloggies voting page, it scrolls sideways. I know its weird, but it was the same for nominations. You shouldn't have any problems after that. You do have to check your e-mail after voting to confirm your ballot (and that you aren't some kind of bot). Hope this helps!

WV: Toepig: You are a TOEPIG if you don't go and vote!

Leslie said...

I actually did notice the side panel (I'm just as surprised as you are) and voted a few days ago. Woohoo!!!! Fingers crossed!

Now I'm wondering....can I stuff the ballot box? What if I'm a cheater and use a different email address (I have at least two more!). If I'm being an honest wreck-lover, I'll just get all my friends and family to vote.

Still deciding if the angel or devil will win this debate....

Chey said...

I voted for you a few days ago! (saw the sidebar notice. ^^)

Also, I think you should post whatever you want. Even your "vote for me!" posts are amusing and make me want to run off and vote - even though I already have! So don't apologize, it's your blog and you can write whatever you want. ;)

Missy said...

what if you found some cakes that had to do with flogging for this post ;)

joyce said...

I voted, but Cakewrecks should have been on most humorous catagory, too!

Anonymous said...

What you lack in cake pictures for this day's blog you more than make up for with shameless groveling. You got my vote!!

Anonymous said...

Be careful with those Bambi eyes. You may find yourself being half a cake-topper on some redneck wedding cake.....but only from the neck up.....

Anonymous said...

You got my vote!

Anonymous said...

I voted last week.
Now where is my cake? :)

-Iris

Starchasm said...

Well how dare you post whatever you want on your own blog! You'd think this was a free unregulated medium or something!

Needless to say, already voted! ;)

Andrea said...

OMG ROTFL

That was hilarious...

I had no idea so many get their panties in a twist when there is no cake!

otherone said...

wow. this voting site is terrible. horizontal scrolling? REALLY?? and no links to check out other sites?

I've got cakewrecks all voted up but i wouldn't vote for that blog awards site in a million years. what a friggin headache.

mulerider said...

I tried to vote. I really did. But it rejected me twice because it said I didn't correctly type the verification code and the third time, I couldn't even *read* the verification code, let alone have a shot at typing it correctly.

Sorry.

Jenny said...

"BUT, what if I promise to flog myself most vigorously later this afternoon? Could we call it even then?"

You must record and post the video when you do - THEN we'll call it even.

Going to vote for you. :)

Word Verification: RePeri - the retun of an American companion to "Doctor Who."

Amanda said...

I (clearly along with several others) almost had a heart attack when I thought you were done with cakewrecks! Surely there are still a mountain of wrecks out there still to be found! So of course I'm voting and am happy that I'll still be able to enjoy my morning wrecks!

NE-Things said...

When I discovered your blog recently I subscribed but I had not gotten to reading it, yet. I finally sat down now to see this post and love love love it. HAHAHA I just voted so good luck!!

Lauren said...

I voted for you. But it's entirely possible--likely, even--that my evil twin voted against you. So it's probably a wash. Oh well, I tried.

Cupcakes Lady said...

Hope you won xx