Before I announce January's SotY nomination I must confess to being more than a little disappointed. I decided to continue with the SotY because people seemed to like the fun of it last year and the story I penned about Miley Cyrus and her mother accepting the award.
I did have misgivings. It never achieved the sort of support I had hoped for or the participation levels I wanted. In an effort to stimulate some sort of response if it continued I changed things up a little. January is a month to nominate a deserving woman as was the case with the award originally.
Next month will be a male nominee and March may be a spanker, I haven't decided if that will be a male or a female or open to both genders.
I received a grand total of TWO nominations and one of those was from last year when I hadn't decided about the award's future. I eventually cast the deciding vote and the honour this month goes to Australian Open semi finalist Eugenie Bouchard.
For those of you who are scratching your heads asking Who? This is a picture of the 19 year old Miss Bouchard, celebrating a winning shot with a heart felt fist pump. She's a rising star of the tennis world and it won't be long before she's contesting and winning Grand Slam finals.
Now why would such a talented and attractive young lady find herself in this Rogues Gallery? Well, after a win during the Australian Open she was asked who she fancied in the entertainment or sports world and her answer was disappointingly Justin Bieber. Now this was admittedly before the 'Biebs' most recent indiscretion, but follower Barbara and I decided that what Eugenie needed to dissuade her from making a significantly bad life decision was a good hard hand spanking over Aunty's lap, followed by a lengthy chat with Mrs Ebony and maybe even a paddling or a strapping if we still haven't shown her the error of her ways.
The object of Miss Bouchard's affection. Really Genie? Is it because you're both Canadian?
Genie's devoted, mostly male supporters; the so called Genie Army. They must have been even more disappointed than Barbara and I were when Genie announced who she carried a torch for.
She made a friend on her recent visit to Australia. Stick to cuddling wombats Genie. They're far nicer than the Bieb.
So next month February is male nomination month. Hopefully that will get a few people making nominations.
Just a note, if you want to nominate you can comment on a post, this one or any other one after it during the month of February. You can also email me at email@example.com. Also remember that February is a shortened month, so vote early.