As many people know, I was honored earlier this year to win "Columbia's Best Blogger" award from Inside Columbia. It was, of course, the reason for this rather interesting situation. The magazine didn't include 'Best Blogger' category this year, dashing my hopes of once again donning a prom dress.
But there are several friends who were nominated. And I would like to take a few moments to briefly endorse these people:
The first person I endorse is Kevin Lewis, a sports anchor for KMIZ. Even though he's a little bit down Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Redd, he's a top-notch sportscaster who deserves your vote and support. And as you can see from the above photo, he's also apparently a great guest coach for the Missouri Tigers.
For best newspaper reporter, I offer a dual endorsement for T.J. Greaney and Caroline Dohack. Both work for the Columbia Daily Tribune. Greaney is a versatile reporter who also pens the region's best column - Against the Grain. And Dohack, a native of scenic Ripley County, provides Columbia with much-needed exposition into fashion, travel and everything in between.
I would also highly beseech you all to vote for Josh "Big Pants" Windle as Columbia's favorite bartender. Not does "Pants" pour a mean drink, but he's also a tremendous guy to converse with at Eastside Tavern.
You can vote for your favorite Columbia-centric things at this Web site.