Best of?

I’ve always wanted to enter something like this, but I’m not sure any of my 2009 posts are good enough to send in. I haven’t been so much with the storytelling this year–more the quickie anecdote. Which is my favorite kind of blogging, but not so good for an anthology.

Here are a few I’m considering:

Unfair — in which the boot guy laments a kiss.

In Which I Suck At My Job — in which I suck at my job.

Cloth Diaper Redux — this one may not qualify as it is not really a narrative.

I meant to write about DST kicking my ass. — parenting is challenging; Sam is amazing.

— in which I found my journal from 1996 and shared some bad poetry.

Splainy — learning how to negotiate with a three-year-old terrorist.

Memo to the President — a letter to Obama offering him the tactical use of my screaming banshee in order to end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and anywhere else that the enemy has eardrums.

A Drawer of One’s Own — a post about going from being a girlfriend without a drawer to being a family where everyone has a drawer. I am terribly proud of this post title, in particular.

Any thoughts? I’m really not sure any of these are good enough to submit, so I definitely want input. And feel free to suggest posts not listed here, if you like. Just keep in mind that I am fairly certain any photographs or links would not be included in the anthology so a post that relies on imagery or clicks won’t work. This post, for instance, is one of my favorites, but I’m not sure it works as a stand-alone. Help!

You can also nominate posts yourself (not just mine–yours or someone else’s) here.

5 thoughts on “Best of?

  1. theletterkae

    August 11, 2009 at 12:56pm

    My pick goes towards “A Drawer of One’s Own.” :)

  2. B

    August 11, 2009 at 1:36pm

    in which i suck at my job

  3. uccellina

    August 11, 2009 at 2:36pm

    Unfair. It’s short, it’s sweet, and it’s you.

  4. oslowe

    August 12, 2009 at 9:11am

    Unfair is really good, but I also love the not-DST entry a lot.

  5. courtney

    August 13, 2009 at 11:40am

    WELL. I narrowed it down to three so this is going to be unhelpful:

    and OH HELLS YES.

    But then if I had to narrow it down to two, it would be DST and Oh Hells Yes.

    And if I had to narrow it down to one…

    You can’t make me.


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