How the years fly past.
It seems like no time since I was down in Cork at the Irish Blog Awards, and it seems like even less time since I was in Dublin for the year before.
They are on again in a couple of months, but this time they are in Galway. I’m not sure why they keep changing the venue but I have a sneaking suspicion that they are trying to confuse me. I suspect that they are trying to find a city that I haven’t heard of. Well, it’s tough shit because I know where Galway is. I don’t advertise this for obvious reasons, but Herself comes from Galway so I have had to go there a couple of times in the past.
As cities go, Galway isn’t a bad spot. You have less chance of being drowned there than you have in Cork. You have less chance of being stabbed/shot/mugged/murdered/raped than in Limerick. All in all, it’s quite a friendly little city. I have very fond memories of a stay I had there in Salthill some years ago. We got the lounge pianist drunk and that led to a great session that lasted into the small hours of the following afternoon. I don’t know if they ever rebuilt the hotel.
I don’t know what the story is about this year. Will I be going? I don’t know, because I have a problem.
With impeccably bad timing, our K8 is due to drop her sprog some time around then, and for some unknown reason, Herself wants to be around for The Event. I can’t understand the attraction myself, as a sprog is a sprog is a sprog. Once you have seen one, you’ve seen them all. It just means more babysitting. I am just baffled as to why K8 chose such a fucking awkward time.
Of course I may just sneak across on my own. Herself can stay at home In Case of Need leaving me to enjoy myself. Last time there were a few of you women who fancied a slice of Grandad, but were scared off by Herself. Maybe this is your chance?
Anyway, nominations are open. I don’t know when they close, but I think it is very soon, so get voting. The blog has to be Irish, but you don’t.
I’m not going to make any recommendations, as I am not going to do your thinking for you. Just fucking nominate. OK?
I wonder if I can nominate The Sprog as Best Newcomer?