So I’m going to start this post with a comment that someone just posted on my site, because I think it’s possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever read and I’m too sheepish to start the damn thing in any other way:
Congrats on the Bloggie! I don’t suppose you grew up in York, did you? Cos I used to babysit for a kid called Thomas Coates… and if it was you, you may well remember me, seeing as I was the babysitter who burnt your house down while babysitting for you… for which I am supremely sorry.
Thanks for the comment Clare, but no, I’m afraid to say that you never burned down my family home. I almost feel guilty that I’m the wrong Tom after such a heartfelt apology!
Anyway, so this was all a sneaky way of talking about the Bloggies which were announced today. I was really surprised when plasticbag.org got nominated for anything and I’m even more surprised that I won anything. But to win both Best British Weblog and Lifetime Achievement… Wow… The only real response that I can come up with is that I clearly don’t deserve it, and I’m so sorry that my site’s been of such mediocre quality over the last year. But particular thanks to everyone anyway because it’s completely bloody awesome!
Cred as ever goes to awesome and totally potent co-nominees over both categories who mostly rock way more than I do. I reassure myself that they’re all going to win the greater karmic battle because they’re way more deserving. So first off – all of you should go read more English weblogs and stuff cos they’re great:
And woot to all the lifetimers. God we’re so old…
Oh and to help dissolve the horror of my ever-expanding ego, it’s probably only appropriate that I burst my own bubble by posting this hideous picture that Paul Hammond took of me shortly after I heard the news. Mmm. Classy.