Mixed messages!

By Mir
October 11, 2011

Two items of mixed note for you this dreary, rainy Tuesday:

1) I got an email from the nice people at SHAPE magazine, letting me know that Woulda Coulda Shoulda was nominated in their first ever blog awards as one of the blogs that keep them happy and sane, and I should spread the word! And ask for votes! I’m losing in their poll (oh noes!) and I’m trying to care but failing. I mean, sure, um, yay? But this is some sort of healthy living thing, so I feel certain the nomination was a mistake in the first place. Also, I don’t do the beg for votes thing. I’m just letting you know. Now let’s all giggle and move on.

2) Today is National Coming Out Today, so I’m over at Off Our Chests admitting that I wasn’t always exactly the picture of sensitivity when it comes to this issue, possibly because I spent most of my teens as a real jerk.


  1. Mandy

    I voted again (no idea what the rules are and didn’t bother looking for the fine print.

    Two notes of interest: they finally got the blog name right, and you are beating the pants off Gardening Nude. So there’s that.

  2. Tara

    Thank you for the post at Off Our Chests. My youngest sister is 14 and came out last year and I worry about her natural affection with people being interpreted in just such a way.

  3. Liza

    As usual, a great post, on which I commented at OCC. And now I’m going to go fix my mascara.

  4. Rita

    I voted!

    You deserve to win!

  5. Megan

    Snrk. Mandy said beat the PANTS off Gardening Nude.

    Aaaand that would be my 9-yr-old-boy moment for the day!

  6. Caitlin

    Shape is how I discovered this blog – and lovin it so far!

  7. Heather Cook

    CONGRATS!! I think you’re awesome.

  8. LH

    Great post! I commented over at OOC about my first exposure to “gayness”. I certainly have come a long way.

  9. Mya Maternity

    Congrats. You deserve to win!

  10. Kristi

    You are one of a handful of blogs that I read (I used to read way more than a handful at one time, but gave that up) and the only one I make sure to read every bit of. You have a gift and you absolutely deserve to win!

  11. Anna

    I love SHAPE, and I love your blog. Perfect.

  12. Trish

    Mir, I read exactly 2 blogs, one of which is yours. Your post on OOC is part of the reason why. Thank you. And in honor of National Coming Out Day, I’m a married lesbian (with a tiny crush on you!). ;)

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