Hallelujah. I’m back. The sad cruel world, bereft of the internet and social media, is no longer where I live and I’m delighted. However something is not quite right.
While I’ve been gone my email address has not changed, my blog is where it always was and my ‘contact me’ page is alive and working (because I’ve checked) but I’ve detected a problem. Despite exhaustive searching through every in and out box I own, on every email address attributed to me, I’ve not found the email from the Irish Blog Awards telling me I’m a finalist.
I know the congratulations emails were sent, because many of my Irish blogging friends have received them, but sadly mine has yet to arrive. It’s getting a little late now, as the awards are this Thursday, but maybe if I just turn up and introduce myself to them they’ll be able to apologise in person?
I wouldn’t like to assume I’ll win, but it would be foolish to arrive without a speech prepared. Even if I say so myself, mine is a great one and just like the academy awards I’ve kept it on the clock. If I speak really quickly I’ll even have time to thank every member of my family. I can’t wait.
So thank you to all of you who took the time and effort to vote for me. I’m sure it’s just an admin error. I did ask ‘himself’ what he thought and he diplomatically said, “No email, no final” but what would he know about the world of blogging? I’d better go now as it’s been almost ten minutes since I last checked my inbox.
I’ll dedicate my award to all of you my friends, especially those of you losers who never made it to the finals.
…. rushes off to check, stares at empty inbox and mutters, ‘Stupid awards. I couldn’t go on Thursday anyway!’
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28 thoughts on “I’m back, but all is not okay.”
That’s so weird, the same thing happened me!
I think it’s gone where ever my comment on this post went! Not to worry I can boycott it next year. I’m sure they’ll be devastated!
Tric you’re a winner in my books! Love your humour. ❤
Thanks a million Diana. Glad I got a post out of it anyway!
Feck them, they don’t know a good thing when they see it…………..(didn’t make the finals either…)
Well now I know they are clueless. Both of us left out! Who would have thought? Am outraged. 🙂
Aw, you’re a winner as far as I’m concerned, no matter what a silly email does or does not say!
You are too kind. I’ll take your kindness thank you.
I, too, am not a finalist.
Come to think of it, I’m not an Irish Blogger, either, but still, a guy can hope.
I commiserate with you. The proper thing to do is to create the “Real Irish Blogger” awards. See the “Real” in front? That creates confusion with the real “Irish Blogger” awards, and people will flock to your awards. At least, I think that’s how it works. I might be wrong.
Now that is pure genius. I will also ensure you join me as ‘best American accented bloke blogger in the Real Irish Bloggers Awards’
They’re going to feel so bad when they realized you didn’t get the email….
I hope they lose weeks of sleep over it. I know I have.:)
Come to think of it, I’ve got an American accent. You probably can barely understand my accent when I type.
Well, for what it’s worth (not much) you’re surely my favorite Irish blogger!
Thank you. That’s even better than being a finalist. I’ll award myself your prize later. It will come in a wine glass. 🙂
Ah, and I’ll be lifting the same to you!
tric, i think it’s lost in the mail with my invite to mary patterson’s birthday party that i never received while in second grade. i’m sure they’ll both turn up, not to worry –
I thought I’d replied to this the other day. I laughed out loud when I read it. I wonder if that Mary Patterson has Irish roots? Maybe her family are involved over here?
Grrrrrr, you should have received it, they don’t know what they’re doing…
Thanks Sue. Yes their loss.
don’t rule out sabotage by jealous rivals !!!
Something funny is definitely going on here, Tric. I blame North Korea.
Genius. I’d forgotten about North Korea. Mystery solved.
Ha ha ha. You are too funny. Thanks for the laugh 🙂
Tric, love you’re a winner in my book with or without the email stating you are or aren’t…hang in there girl it’s lost in the cybers of space somewhere. Kat
Thanks. I’ve no doubt you are right.
It was surely in the spam fokder..( like mine) and got deleted before you could get to it!!