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Vaguely insulted

Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 in Awards!, Rantings

This is how conversations are going lately:


*bland conversation happens while I fidget, gasping for an opportunity to brag about being shortlisted*

-break in conversation flow…-

Other party: “So anyway enough about me!  Have you any news yerself?”

Me: “Uhhh, not really,” *feigns casual but entirely fake joggage of memory* “Oh!  Apart from this award thingy I’m going to on Saturday!”

Other party: “Award thingy?  What award thingy?”

Me: “It’s a blog award ceremony in Town.”

Other party: “A blog?  Blololog! *giggle* What’s a blog?  Sounds like something you’d read on a toilet (ha ha ha)… like ‘Please flush your blog’!  (ha ha ha ha)

Me: (Vaguely insulted) You haven’t heard of a blog yet?  Psht, you use the internet don’t you?  You must have heard of blogs!”

Other party: “Uhh no.  Enlighten me.”

Me: “It’s like a soapbox, or a magazine article that you write and publish onto a website.”

Other party: “Like Bebo?”

Me: “No, sad sap, not like Bebo.”

Other party: “What the fuck is a soapbox?”

Me: *sigh* “A medium for public announcement I suppose.”

Other party: “What do you have that’s worth announcing?!”

Me: “I don’t know, stuff I guess.  You read magazines!  If you read magazines you’ll like reading blogs.”

Other party: *Starts to lose interest* “So tell me about the awards… you know someone up for one?”

Me: “Me!”

Other party: “No way… seriously?  There can’t be that much competition so, is it a small function?”

Me: “Fuck you!”

Other party: “Sorry I didn’t mean it like that… *shuffles nervously*”

Me: “It’s ok.  So anyway, if you want to know what a blog is, why not visit mine?  It’s a bit mental but you might like it, especially as you’re into creativity and all that stuff yourself…”

Other party: “Uhh, ok, what’s the address?” *Examines nails*

Me: “Search for ‘Kate the Great’ but replace the ‘ate’ bits with the figure 8.”

Other party: “What?”

Me: *repeats the concept* “Or just, that’s easier.”

Other party: “Whatever… so are you going out this weekend?”

Me: “Yeah, dude, I’m going to a sodding blog award ceremony!  Hey you know what?  I never get awards for stuff, let alone being nominated for one.  Where’s the love?  Where’s the friendly support? What sort of sodding friend are you?”

Other party: “Jeez, relax!  I’ll look at your site, ok?  Feel better now?”

Me: *scowl* “Tell me how to find my webpage, smartarse!”

Other party: “Uhhh, I search for ‘crackapoo’, or ‘Kate has eight’, right?”

Me: “Screw you, fuckface!”

Other party: “Whatever.  Hey did I tell you I got new shoes?”

Me: “I hope you fall over and break your legs and I hope your new heels end up stabbing you in your cold, cold heart, beeeaatch!”  *I walk off sulking*


This is a pretty accurate conversation.  You might think ‘What a sucky friend that is!’, but the funny thing is, this conversation happens with pretty much everybody.  What exactly is so naff about blogging?

Take my best bud, for example.  I asked her to come with me on the night, and she said ‘Sure, whatever… hey why don’t we just show our faces for a bit and then go out to a proper pub?  X and X are in Dublin on Saturday night, we could catch up with them and have more fun!’

Where’s the love, people?  Where’s the love?!?!?

Bring on the comments

  1. John B says:

    Crackapoo! That just got a howl of laughter out of me. I’m really looking forward to Saturday. Last year was great fun and i was only allowed one drink! Can’t remember why exactly, some kind of sympathy abstinence. I’ll be making up for it this year (even though Fi can’t drink again!). See you there.

  2. Grandad says:

    Ditch the friend. She has no class. Or we could accidentally drop her off in Sheriff Street?

  3. Maureen says:

    Tell that Crackapoo friend that you’ve got readers from ALL over and if I could afford the plane ride from Vancouver to your neck of the woods in Ireland, I’d be there cheering you as you stroll up to accept your award! Love reading your blog!

  4. Granny says:

    Could it be the green eyed monster at work here? You have something unique. Your words, your humour, your talent. And remember what Homer says – It’s not the taking part that counts… it’s the winning.
    Good luck!

  5. Baino says:

    Just tell her there are about 60 million bloggers out there . . that’s a lot of soap boxes!

  6. I gave up trying to explain what I was up to on t’net , they just think i’m looking at porn …………which is fair enough!

  7. Yeah, the most common feedback I get is either “What’s a blog?” or “I don’t get blogs”. Their loss, I say good on you and have a gr8 evening :-)

  8. Brianf says:

    Oh, the heck with ‘Other Party’! Here when I tell folks I have a blog they just roll their eyes. It prove my geekism to them.
    Best of luck tonight. I’m pulling for ya’.

  9. K8 says:

    This nervous and soon to be L8 K8 has to go and do the warpaint thing… (eep)

    Thanks for the support lads and laydees! I catch you on the other side and reply properly :)

  10. Sinéad says:

    I can totally relate. I got dragged to the pub by my horrible so-called friends that don’t know what the freakin’ internet is (beyond bastard bebo) rather than having anyone to go to the awards with.

  11. Medbh says:

    K8, I was rooting for you to win on Saturday.
    You’ll win in another category next year for sure.

  12. warrior says:

    Right, friends like that replace the enemies, and enemas perhaps…… drop them… your friends that is, not your kaks :-)

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