The votes have been cast, and it looks like I am (probably) a member of the Deck o' Bloggers Cards! I say "probably" because bonus points have yet to be assessed. I should pick up some for participating in aaron's mapping project. But others probably have as well. Plus, there may have been bonus points from top-blogs giving nominations. So I really have no idea if I will make the final cut, or how high up I might be if I do.
That said, even if I do miraculously climb up higher from bonus points, I still doubt that I will manage to capture the Jack. But that's not such a big deal. I am amazed enough that so many of you voted for me as it is, and happy just to be part of the deck. However, I do have hope for being high enough to claim the 7. So, if I can, I'd like to reserve the 7 (even if I earn something as high as the 10). Why? Because the Second Amendment is one of the major focuses of my blog, and the 7mm Remington Magnum is my very favorite rifle round.
The nicest rifle I ever owned was a pre-'64 Winchester 70 Super Grade in 7mm Remington Magnum. It was beautiful! But alas, it was also a gift to me from my (then) wife. After we got divorced, I just didn't want it anymore. I ended up selling it, for far less than it was really worth. So now, I am without a 7mm. As such, being immortalized with a 7 of Spades card, photoshopped to incorporate the 7mm Remington Magnum rifle theme, would be truly special to me.
And now, my final beg...
Should I place within the Deck o' Bloggers, but not as high as the 7: if you are one of the fine bloggers who has won a spot ahead of me, please consider accepting a different card so that I may have the 7.
Thank you everybody!