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The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed that I won blog post of the year at the Botties for this post.

I did not react well, which is one of the reasons why it has taken me this long to blog about it. I am very flattered, and honoured, but I am NOT good at taking a compliment, and some of the consequences of winning an award were a bit triggery* for me, and I might have gone off on one in a semi-public fashion on one of the Lib Dem email lists and upset lots of people. This was silly and ungracious, and given that I think one should own one's mistakes I am apologising for it in an even more public way.

So thank you to the judges for picking me, and sorry to everyone who had to witness my meltdown. At least it wasn't blog of the year... Can you IMAGINE how awful I'd have been if I'd won THAT? In return for being given an award I promise to keep swearing and offending people, keep teasing Tim Farron on twitter, and not become a tool of the establishment. You guys have to promise not to nominate me again next year, OK? I don't think anybody wants to go through this again.

Anyway, regarding the OTHER awards, my predictions** were somewhat accurate, apart from the small matter of not predicting my own win. I don't have to eat my membership card for Julian Huppert, which is a bonus. The one prediction coming true that I am really sad about is Vince Cable winning minister of the year over Lynne Featherstone. I love Vince, you all KNOW I love Vince, but basically all he has done this year is not fuck up as badly as he did last year. Lynne delivered same sex marriage. And in 20, 30, 100 years' time, THAT is what this government will be remembered for, and she deserves more bloody recognition for it. In my opinion anyway.

* one nano-second after winning my phone went mental with "x is now following you on twitter" notifications, and among the names was one that I really REALLY did not want to see. Those of you who know me well will know which one and why.
** here and here

Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
I don't *think* you upset anyone. And it was better that you did say what you felt at the time, so I and others like me knew not to carry on teasing you about it.

Agreed about Lynne, of course. Still, it could have been far worse than Vince. Could have been Browne...

Date: Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sassy_scot
No, it was never, ever going to be Browne. Or if it had, it would have been me running naked through the Conference bar...

Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
And at least you're not as bad at taking a compliment as me. Holly may have mentioned about Jen's party, when someone said in passing to me "you're an attractive man" and I shouted "BULLSHIT!" before I realised what I was doing...

(This is why I don't get invited to parties).

Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013 09:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
It bloody isn't. :) You do get invited, you just don't go!

Anyway she still thinks you're attractive. She told me the other day she is very relieved I didn't make you shave you haven't shaved your beard off too. :)

Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013 07:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Congratulations! Well-deserved recognition.

Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013 09:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
::snuggles:: I'm glad you're feeling a bit better about it now.

Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoeimogen.livejournal.com
Congratulations! Although I need to learn more about these sekrit LibDem mailing lists I'm not on.

But then perhaps I wouldn't be let on anyway, I was told this conference I had a reputation as a "troublemaker". Which in a party of troublemakers is quite something...

Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Yeah, you'd fit *right* onto the mailing list that Jennie's talking about. I'll send you a direct message on Twitter...

Date: Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sassy_scot
I was more worried that you were upset than anything else. Glad you are feeling better about it now. Big hugs.

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