by Kevin Allman
The woman who is all things Y@Speak, Lauren LaBorde, is donating blood at the Frenchmen Street blood drive, so forgive me for pinch-hitting for her...
The people have voted, the votes have been tallied and the tallies have been posted: Finalists for the Y@Speak Awards, celebrating all the best in the New Orleans Twitterverse, are now live and voting is open.
1) Do not complain. These were your choices.
2) We agree, we agree: "celebrity" is an elastic term in a town where nobody is really a celebrity, but everybody is kind of a celebrity if you put your mind to it. Again, these were your choices.
3) Megan Braden-Perry was nominated in one category, but that was a conflict of interest. Sorry, @MeganDoesNola.
4) See Note #1.
So go vote in the Y@Speak Awards, then join Lauren LaBorde (@laurenlaborde), your charming host Ian Hoch (@ianhoch) and all the nominees at PubliQ House (@FreretPubHouse) June 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to see who wins.