There's a tradition in Australian Rules Football, when someone involved with a club dies, the players wear black armbands (usually made with black tape and worn around the bicep) as a mark of respect. Now, I don't like wearing anything, and I already have permanent black armbands on my arms (made by my black furs), so as a mark of respect to our dear friend Anastasia (who, it seems, has moved on from this world), I'm gonna delay the announcement about who's made the next stage of my Footy Finals competition for a week. It doesn't seem right to get excited about footy finals this week. It's a week to think about our lost friend and be thankful for the beautiful sparkle that she brought to the blogosphere.
Seeing as I'm delaying the announcement, I'll keep the entries open until midnight PDT next Sunday, if anyone still wants to enter. You still have a chance to make the final eight!
Thanks for your friendship and the fun you brought to the blogosphere, Anastasia! Shine on!
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