If I Win I’ll Let You Touch My Beaver

Salted Lithium has made it into the Final Five in the Best Health Blog category of the Canadian Blog Awards. Which means at least two people voted for my little blog because I voted for Kenn.

The Canadian Blog Awards is an annual event on the Canadian Blogosphere in which Canadian Bloggers and Blog Readers vote to decide which blog is the best – either overall or within a category.

Honestly, my sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to vote… and just to clarify, people outside of Canada are allowed to vote, and the winner gets to put a smiling cartoon beaver in their sidebar… because the national symbol of Canada is the beaver. Which is just awesome.

So I’ve just voted for myself. Which didn’t feel nearly as awkward as I thought it would. If anyone else wants to see a smiling cartoon beaver in my sidebar I suggest voting as well. Time’s up on Dec. 6, and hopefully the winners of the smiling cartoon beaver will be announced the next day because I want that beaver in my hands as soon as possible.

Some friends of mine also made it into the second round. Unfortunately Hella Stella wasn’t one of them, so she won’t have a smiling cartoon beaver in her sidebar. I blame communists. If you’re going to vote in other categories I suggest choosing:


Zoom! for her Knit Nut blog, which has made it to the Final Five in three categories: Best Local Blog, Best Activities Blog and also in the Best Personal Blog Category.

Robin has also made it to the Final Five in the Best Photo/Art Blog Category for his blog Watawa Life.

And XUP made it to the Final Five as well in the “Best New Blog” category, but I’m pretty sure there was some money involved.

There are a couple of the blogs in the Health Blog Final Five I’ll be putting into my sidebar… just, you know, after I win the beaver thing. The other nominees are: Weighty Matters; Ottawa Street Dental; nurse turned writer, and; Canadian Medicine. GAME ON!

One of the Health Blogs which was nominated but didn’t get to the Final Five is Facing Autism In New Brunswick, and it’s now in my blogroll. So I’d definitely recommend his blog.

If you do decide to vote for me, here’s where you do it:

Best Health Blog (Final Round)




About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression when I was nineteen, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. It's now 2022, and I have an 8-year old son, and a 12-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at saltedlithium.com....
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15 Responses to If I Win I’ll Let You Touch My Beaver

  1. raincoaster says:

    Congrats and best of luck!

  2. My vote’s in for you nin-JAH. Just went to the site and done deal.

  3. Oh, and I forgot to mention (and thank you) for the rollover you gave me on your sidebar.

    “…a tiny explosion of love.”

    *PA/Purple nin-JAH blushes*

    That really made me smile and feel special and I need as much of that as I can get these days. *rolls eyes*


  4. voodoo says:

    You just got a vote from Cajun country.

  5. zoom says:

    You’ve got my vote Gabriel.

  6. bromac says:

    Beaver for Gabriel!
    Beaver for Gabriel!

    Come on, people, chant with me!! 🙂

  7. dame says:

    yet another vote…

    for the beave.

    good luck, mister. you deserve the win.

    all the best.

    merry easter.

  8. alison says:

    Just voted! Good luck.

  9. exactscience says:

    I voted.

    And I think that furry thing may be a marmot?

  10. thordora says:

    Already voted. GO YOU!!!

  11. Gabriel... says:

    I’m not sure what the little fuzzy thing is in the photo… it’s from a diorama at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa of “life in the north” 10,000 years ago, so it could be a sabre-tooth marmot.

    Thanks for all the votes. If you’ve got friends who also have computers and who also care about the children please let them know if they voted in Round One they can vote again in this Final Round. It’s my understanding that if I win the “economic crises” goes away as well. I’m not sure how that works but that’s what my transition team tells me…

  12. You got James Bow’ pick, which may be good.

  13. Clare says:

    Now where’s that touchable beaver???

  14. Gabriel... says:

    How did you find the James Bow thing? With the full influence of his blog supporting me I can’t see how I can lose… unless the other blogs were to get more votes of course.

    I was pretty weirded out when I saw what he wrote:

    “…Salted Lithium, describes one person’s long walk away from depression. That one has my vote, because of the strength of the voice at its core.”

    See? Weird.

    Hi Clare, I think the awards get announced tomorrow. I’ve got lawyers on standby in case there’s a recount.

    And now a kick-ass anthem to prepare us for any possible revolution after the recount goes bad:

    UPDATE: according to the awards blog the results will be released over the next few days.

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