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I HAVE A NEW SET OF SPECTACLES TO REPLACE AN OLD SET OF SPECTACLES FOR MY COLLECTION

Blackbird submitted a picture of her eyeglasses for my Collection of Spectacles way back in May when I first began collecting. She recently submitted another picture to replace the first, and since I did not do posts lauding the early additions to my collection, I thought it only right that I take a moment to say nice things about her now.

Blackbird's site, Say La Vee, has been been in continuous operation since October 2004, much to the delight of her devoted following (and don't let her fool you, because she does have a devoted following). Who is this Blackbird, you wonder? Well, she is a lover of lists (for examples, see here, here, here, here, and here), she has a great aesthetic sense (see here, here, here, and here), she and her family know good food (see here, here, and here), and she writes beautifully about her three sons (see here, here, here, here, and here).

If you think my opinion is worth its salt, I also love it when she writes about the russian, her father (see here, here, and here), shopping of yore, airports, dolls, and wine.

She had a brush with fame.

One of the things I also love about Blackbird is her unique subtlety (see here, here, and here).

Blackbird from Say La Vee


So, go take a look at Blackbird's website, because she is worth the visit, and then come back here to submit your own eyewear to the Collection of Spectacles.

AND THEN, YOU WILL GO VOTE FOR THIS WEBSITE AS THE 2006 WEBLOG AWARDS BEST CANADIAN BLOG, BECAUSE YOU LIKE ME A LOT AND CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I AM HAVING TO FIGHT SO HARD FOR SECOND PLACE.



Between now and December 15th (approximately), if you would like to support this website and urge the voting public in my direction, feel free to post the following link in your blog entries or sidebar, and then e-mail me to let me know of your awesomeness:
<*a href="http://2006.weblogawards.org/2006/12/best_canadian_blog.php">Vote for Schmutzie's <*i>Milkmoney Or Not, Here I Come<*/i> as the 2006 Weblog Awards Best Canadian Blog<*/a>

Of course, remove the asterisks (*) so that the code will work, and if you're feeling thoroughly inspired, you can pair that link with one of these eye-catching badges.

The Syndicate of Schmutzie Stalwarts, despite being somewhat bitter about the terrible name chosen for their awesome collective endeavor, support the Schmutzie vote, and their sites are, in alphabetical order:

  • Awkwardly Social
  • Bathtub Adventurer
  • Fannfare
  • Fracas
  • Greeneggsandtam
  • Gypsyhick
  • Hey This Is Me...
  • In Palinode's Palace
  • Karen Shanley
  • Lala Land
  • Melle
  • Miserable Bliss
  • SaskBlogs Aggregator
  • Saviabella
  • Whaling Season

  • Post that link code and get on the list!