Category Contest!

Okay, this is a quick post for all of you with the creative minds out there.  I need to come up with a new category for posts about things that have made me angry, upset, etc. 

This is a contest of sorts.  I will figure out a way to give you some “link love” (there’s that dumb phrase again — you notice I keep using it though) and if you are in North America, I will send you a bottle of my favorite, appropriately-named wine!

I already have one entry just since I mentioned doing this.  Carole Lane has already started the contest with “Evelyn’s Evil Itch” as her entry!  I want to get this accomplished by April 30th.  Since that’s my birthday, I’ll consider my new category name as a gift from the blogosphere!  One week is enough time I think.  🙂

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 davidbdale // Apr 22, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Corner of Bitch and Rant.

  • 2 Evelyn // Apr 22, 2007 at 5:49 am

    I like that one too! 🙂 I can see this is going to be tough.

  • 3 Corinna Makris // Apr 22, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    I checked my Hawaiian to English dictionary and came up with this:
    Huh? from the Lanai – Armchair Ranting. I have friends living on the North Shore and always love coming to visit.
    I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to more Huh?. I think that means anger. Of course you could probably come up with a better Hawaiian word but that one sounded good to me.

  • 4 Evelyn // Apr 22, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you Corinna! You just added another word to our Hawaiian Vocabulary! I have got to get that thing up and clickable! Huh? is more a state of being angry or indignant. I had to laugh because I still remember the commercial for Magoo’s Pizza… “No huhu, it’s Magoo’s…” I think that was when the dinner got ruined. LOL! I really want it in English though so everyone can understand it, even before their vocabulary lesson. 🙂  Thank you so much for visiting and expanding our vocabulary!

  • 5 Kuanyin // Apr 23, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve got the perfect category word for you. It’s a Hawaiian word: pilikia

    Pilikia means trouble, problems, negative state of being.

    So since you’re a Hawaiian blog, this word would suit your blog!

    Ya see…I really want that bottle of wine! I’ll fly over and get it, and then we can sit down with our ohana and laugh and drink it!

  • 6 Evelyn // Apr 23, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Kuanyin!
    Pilikia does indeed mean trouble or nuisance. But, I’m looking for a category that is more geared to my reaction to it. A category that describes the post as one where I am complaining, bitching or just going off about something. It’s not so much the topic but my reaction to it. In addition, I want an English word for this because I want people to know the meaning on site. But, thank you! You’ve added another word to the Hawaiian vocabulary that I’m building for this site! I like the word pilikia too! So, thank you for that! Try another so you can come visit to get your bottle!

  • 7 HART (1-800-HART) // Apr 26, 2007 at 10:33 am

    * Trying again Evelyn!

    I was just thinking that if you have one category for the stuff that makes you angry, you should also have a category for the stuff that makes you happy. So, I offered (previously, lost in moderation, if memory recalls) was two suggestions:

    – Honolulu Rant
    – Honolulu Rave


    – Homespun Rant
    – Homespun Rave

    On my “call HART crazy” site, I just have categories called “Things I Like” and “Things I Hate”

  • 8 Evelyn // Apr 26, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Alright dear Hart! 🙂 You were correct, Akismet got you! Sorry about that. I think it’s the 1-800 part of the address. Anyway, thank you ever so much for your entry and your advice! I was thinking about the other side of things… you know… the things I “rave” about. You’re right, it is a good thing to have. Even if I do rant more than I rave. 🙂

  • 9 HART (1-800-HART) // Apr 26, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    WooHoo! I’m not blocked anymore! I guess I’ll have to keep coming back to make sure

  • 10 Vern // May 20, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Hi ya, Not to kill the Hawaiian spirit that’s oozing from other comments, but maybe you should make your category something good for the search engines? Just a thought… Gripes? Rants? Bummers? Negatives? Downers? Pissers? Scabs? Lol, I don’t know I just felt like leaving a wacky post at your blog. You’ll come up with a good one!

  • 11 Evelyn // May 20, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Not at all, Vern! I wanted to keep it good for the search spiders too so I kept it in English. 🙂 Hart won it here. Thank you for agreeing with my thinking… even if it was after the fact. 🙂

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