While we were gone on our road trip, the Independent named its best local bloggers.

We tied for third, which gives us mixed feelings. On the one hand, it’s nice to be mentioned, and we appreciate all the votes. On the other hand, we tied for third with John Hazlehurst.

First place went to Carrie Isaac at Springs Bargains. Of course we can’t compete with Ms. Isaac. Who doesn’t love a bargain? So we congratulate her.

In second place, Kate Singh, who pens the In and Around the Springs blog. Singh and the blog work for the LAMESTREAM media, so it’s no surprise they beat us.

As for third place, Oinkety tied with John Hazlehurst of the Colorado Springs Business Journal — not quite lamestream, but pretty lame! LOL, no, we kid the business journal. Seriously, though: Hazlehurst doesn’t write about cats. How can that be any kind of winner?

We are honored to be mentioned, and we congratulate the winners. Except for John Hazlehurst. It’s clear we must destroy him.

Colorado Springs Business Journal vs. Oinkety

Oinkety vs. John Hazlehurst of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. There can be only one third-place blog.

Thanks, Indy!

The Independent mentioned us in its annual Best of Colorado Springs edition.

Here’s what they said, in case you don’t feel like scrolling.

Local Blog that’s Mostly About Stuff I Like • IndyPick

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TLP is an actually interesting offshoot of the lives of Adrienne Cragnotti and Mike Eiler. It covers the things they do: for instance, camping in Deckers, as captured in pictures. The things they think: “The bottom line is that the people who live [in Old Colorado City] really probably don’t mind that large sections have become trashy and disgusting.” The things they eat: “If you don’t go [to Paris Crepe Euro Café] and somehow they go out of business I will probably die.” It’s mostly about food, says ex-Los Angeles resident Cragnotti, and teems with pictures. “It’s just, like, what we do living here,” the 44-year-old says. “It’s a small town, but there’s a lot to do. And we love downtown, and we would really like more cool people to move to Colorado Springs.” The site is currently getting some 1,000 hits per day, and is a natural offshoot of Cragnotti’s other venture, erotic photography company Pink Kitty Studios. — BC

What nice things to say. Thanks, Indy. We appreciate it.