Mini Tournament of Cuteness

Yesterday as I was writing the blog entry for the Tournament of Awkwardness, I realized that I had a few Tournament of Cuteness entries leftover from last year. A few people sent in entries during the tournament, which I pledged to use for a future tournament. Now that I’ve changed plans, I still want to feature these three extremely adorable creatures, and you have the chance to vote for the cutest.

You have until Thursday evening at 8:00 pm CST to vote, and then I’m going to pit the winner of this mini-tournament against the winner of last year’s tournament for a weekend-long battle royale.

Please only vote once, but you can solicit votes for your favorite.

Also, I keep forgetting to post this: I wrote a guest post for a foodie blog the other day. If you love fried chicken, I think you’ll enjoy this post.





8 Responses to “Mini Tournament of Cuteness”

  1. Katie says:

    Does it make me a bad mom that I harbor a secret desire for Charlotte to become this internet meme sensation with this photo? Like, imagine her becoming known worldwide as people use her as their little spokesperson. Can’t you just see her holding up a little photoshopped “We are the 99%!” sign?

    Of course, given her choice of causes, she’d probably go with something more along the lines of “Equal Rights for Breastfeeding Moms!”

    • Jamey Stegmaier says:

      LOL. I would fully support that photo becoming an internet meme. I think the two you suggested are awesome.

      If anyone wants to doctor that photo and change the sign with some funny phrases, I’ll gladly post them on the blog to get the meme moving. May I suggest “I just pooped!”

  2. Caitlin says:

    Wait– is Bailey the supercute little green plush dude with the black dog, or is Bailey the bad dog on the furniture with the supercute little green plush dude?

    I voted for Charlotte. YES! YES, I’ll be your Valentine, little umbrella girl!

    • Jamey Stegmaier says:

      I don’t think it’s humanly possible to NOT be Charlotte’s Valentine. This should be our test to distinguish humans from aliens, robots, etc: We simply show the “person” in question the photo of Charlotte and ask if they’ll be her Valentine.

      You seem fixated on the green plush dude (a frog, I believe). Are you not seeing the supercute puppy mid-yawn? The puppy that chose to snuggle on the couch against a stuffed animal?

      • Caitlin says:

        The puppy is snuggling with the supercute little green plush dude, mid-yawn? I thought he was trying to eat it. The fact that Plush Dude is possibly an amphibian makes him even cuter; I was thinking Yoshi from the Mario video games. I’m just not a big animal lover. Anything that requires more conditioner than I do kind of freaks me out. Well, that and the rolling in stinky stuff. That REALLY freaks me out.

        Oh, and the Charlotte’s Valentine System for the Security of Mankind? GENIUS! Somebody get Panetta on the horn!

  3. Jamey Stegmaier says:

    Mortimer isn’t getting many votes, so I just wanted to say something nice about him: Mortimer, you are a ridiculous beautiful dog. I don’t know you, but I want to hug you. And maybe snuggle a bit. It’s tough to compete in a cuteness contest against a puppy and an adorable baby girl, but in any random cuteness contest on the street, you’d have a great chance of winning.

    • Katie says:

      I’d also like to give a special shout-out to him. Mortimer, if I wasn’t completely obligated by a fierce parental instinct for my own kid to win (and the bias that she is the cutest thing in the world), you would totally have my vote!

      My sister-in-law also mentioned how adorable you were after she voted. I think she was a little torn! 🙂

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