Oh thank god.
I am not a ‘3 Quarks Daily’ finalist.
While I certainly appreciate readers nominating and voting for me (getting that kind of support for the semi-finals was award enough for me!), the day I win some kind of award for writing is the day before the end of the Universe as we know it. I write ERV for fun and for educational purposes and for lulz, not like, for realsies writing equal to that of Carl Zimmer.
That being said, I am extremely pleased that ‘Starts With A Bang‘ is still in the running. I think Ethan has, hands down, one of the best science blogs. Not just ‘best of current science blogs’, I mean ‘best science blogs ever’. Every one of his posts is gold, not just the one officially nominated. Love it. Hope he wins!