This is getting very fucking confusing.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that nominations were open for the Irish Blog Awards. Last week they announced that nominations were officially open. So what’s the difference? Damned if I know. I think it’s a bit like using a stretch of motorway for a few weeks before some wanker officially declares it’s open?
As far as I know, any nominations that were made before the ‘official opening’ are valid, because I got emails back thanking me for the effort I had put in, and that my nominations had been accepted.
At least they now have a closing date. All nominations must be in by the 5th of February at 3pm. I presume they mean 3pm GMT, but who am I to argue?
If there is anyone out there who wants a nomination, please let me know. I will get in touch regarding payment methods.
The other big news is that the date and venue for the awards has been announced.
I have never heard of the Radisson Blu Hotel. It sounds like something you’d flush down a toilet to make a smell.
I phoned them this morning to make a reservation. They asked me my name so I told them. They said they were fully booked out. Bastards. Those fuckers from the Cork International must have told them about last year. I phoned again and used my Uncle Jimmy’s maiden name, and suddenly they had plenty of space. I fucking hate that type of messing about.
Yes. I am going [bar some unforeseen incident] and there is even a rather worrying rumour that Herself is interested in going. In fact I intend to head on after into the wilds of Connemara and have a little break for myself. Why not? I deserve it.
The big question now is who else is going?
Anyone interesting thinking of attending?