Maybe it's because we love the idea of folks going through the pain in the ass intrusion of "registering" with real (or false) personal information in order to vote for us. Maybe it's because we need some sort of balm to ease the heartbreak caused by some of our more careless commenters. Maybe it's just because we WANT TO WIN.

Screw motives, vote for us before 5 p.m. today! Once you've registered, choose "City Living", then enter us in the "Best Local Web Site" category. Or not. We don't care. OK, we do, and we're clearly not too proud to beg.