It Seems Fitting
Chris' "Mike's Dirty Little Knits" won yesterday's vote, and she shall be receiving her prize next week. So, too, will Lora, whose "My Rowe-mance" drew strong support as well.
The reason Chris winning is fitting is because every year --- every single one since this contest started --- she has nominated Mike. No one else. Just him. She is nothing if not devoted.
A few quick thoughts about this year's contests:
They included, without question, some of the hardest-to-pair-up-photographs nominees ever. There were people who smiled in most of their photos against people who almost never smiled in theirs. There were people whose best side was obviously their left versus ones who decidedly favored their right. There were age/era differences. (Do you know how many photos there are of Betty White? And how many of those might actually "match up" with ones of, say, Scarlett Johansson?)
The most difficult was Harper Lee. (Who, by the way, was the genius nominee I mentioned way back when.) There seem to be only about half a dozen pictures of her, some in black and white. That made it hard if the only photos of her competition were all in color.
For the second year, I was very, very surprised that no one nominated Norman Reedus.
For the first year ever, no one nominated Colin Firth.
There were more nominees that I had never heard of than ever before.
My age is showing.