With it being New Years’ Eve, I thought that I would announce my return to WordPress with a 2018 Awards post.
I thought that a post would be a better idea than organising a formal ceremony as I suspect few people would want to attend. Also, I am too tight to hire a venue and lay on catering.
Most disappointing social media presence award
Well, I need to present this award to myself.
At one time I was blog posting weekly and throwing in extra Tweets for good measure. This year has been quite pathetic.
I don’t intend to defend this award during 2019 so I will invite certain others to do their utmost to win this award next year. I give every encouragement to Donald Trump and Piers Morgan to lead the chase for this accolade in the New Year. (Please guys, please!)
Worst country to be a girl award
Unfortunately, many countries continue to clamour for this award.
There continues to be a depressingly high number of countries where the lot of being born a girl is a likely life of neglect and abuse unless you are born into a rich family or your parents believe in fighting for your rights. Sometimes, even this is not enough.
The unfortunate irony of war within countries such as Yemen is that the lot of boys is more equal to the lot of girls in that both have an equal chance of a short and suffering life.
This is all a little depressing, so let’s listen to some music…
Movie action hero award
Chloë Grace Moretz’s turn as Mindy MacReady aka Hit-Girl in the 2010 movie Kick-Ass is a great nomination for this award should it be awarded only once every decade.
However, there are plenty of deserving cases for 2018 that aren’t in the movies.
I am plumping for Trash Girl this year. That is, Trash Girl aka Nadia Sparkes.
The ‘how on Earth do I live in the same country as these people’ award
I realised a long time ago that there are a number of my fellow country people in Britain who are not quite the full packet in the common sense stakes, so to speak.
However, this year demonstrated how even I had underestimated how inept a number of my country folk are.
KFC decided to ditch Bidvest and use DHL to distribute their chicken to their outlets. They didn’t check how many depots DHL had and this led to most of their branches running out of chicken in February during the first week of DHL’s contract.
Well, that was funny until it was headline news how people seemed to be struggling with KFC not selling chicken. Going to another fast food outlet or even heating some chicken up at home seemed to be beyond some people.
Best glass of whisky of the year award
About a month ago, I really enjoyed an evening out with an old friend fuelled by some Jameson Irish Whiskey.
My Christmas Eve tradition of a shot of whisky whilst listening to Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto led to my first glass of Glen Keith Scotch. Interesting drop of stuff.
Both of these share the 2018 award.
Best cultural misappropriation award
Whenever I enjoy a cup of tea in the afternoon I think of Catherine of Braganza who, as the wife of Charles II, brought the practice to England from Portugal.
In further irony, my wife’s parents hail from St Helena, an island originally discovered by Portugal and now a British dependency.
…and now for 2019
These awards hopefully get us all in the mood for 2019 and more noise from me.
Anyway, a great new year to you all.