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Friendly Reminder: Voting on the Hugos.

Last night I was up late reading (I’ll talk about that in a minute) so today I woke up at the crack of noon.

Blearily, I washed my face and trudged upstairs to check my e-mail. Because I was really behind on my e-mail and the weekend is a good chance for me to catch up.

When I got to the top of the stairs, Sarah was there, staring at me, her hands on her hips, her expression exhasperated and vaugely accusitory. “Well,’ she said, “he’s a boy!”

I’d only been awake for about three minutes, so I just stare at her in confusion. I was pretty sure we’d sorted that out fairly early on.

Then I hear Oot shouting from the bedroom, “I pee in the CORNER!”

Yup. He’s just like his dad. By which I mean he’s got good comedic timing.

Rest assured that later on, after I had showered and was fully awake, I did my fatherly duty and had a talk with Oot. I explained that we pee in the toilet. We also pee in our diapers. That’s good too. We sometimes can pee outside, which is cool, so long as nobody’s watching. And the bathtub is fair game too. But that’s pretty much it in terms of kosher places to pee. Although, come to think of it, the sink is also acceptable in certain rare situations. The corner is almost never a good place to pee, except in rare situations when you might be making some sort abstract political statement or attempting to connect with your roots as a true cynic.

At this point Sarah said that my talk probably wasn’t helping much.

Parenting is kinda hard if you’re an ethical relativist.

Anyway, the real point of this point is to mention that I spent most of the day reading all the short stories, novelettes, and novellas that were nominated for the Hugo awards this year.

For those of you who don’t know: the Hugo awards are kind of a Big Deal in the sci-fi and fantasy community. If you win one, you are offically awesome. Plus they give you a statue that looks like a rocket ship. Which you have to admit is pretty cool.

The Hugos are awarded every year at Worldcon. If you attend the convention, you get to vote on who’s stuff you think is best.

In the past, I’ve been bad about voting on the Hugos. But this year I’m making an effort to change that. I’ve decided I want to be a responsible member of the community, so I’ve been reading all the books and graphic novels and stories so I can cast a smart vote.

Just like any election, more informed votes = better results. So I thought I’d post up a friendly reminder for those of you who are like me. Specifically, for those of you who tend to put things off to the last minute, then occationally forget about them until it’s too late.

So yeah. If you’re heading out to Worldcon this year, and you haven’t voted yet, you might want to get on the stick.

Voting on the Hugos closes tomorrow (Sunday the 31st) at 11:59 PST.


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