Wednesday, January 18, 2012
You made my day, week, month..........
What a great day yesterday was. First I was given a blog award by the very intelligent, good looking and perspicacious Jean from this blog. A beautifully written piece if I may say so.
She totally misunderstands me when she emailed, "I'm not sure if you're the kind of bloke who goes in for this sort of thing......" Jean, I accept all awards with great humility and maximum fanfare, that's the sort of bloke I am. I have to say that I was slightly disappointed that the award didn't come with something I could put in my somewhat bare trophy cabinet or even a monetary value but I accept your kind and wonderful gesture with very many thanks.
Given the chance I'd give you one too (but others might have something to say about that.) All I've got to do is figure out how to place the 'trophy' on this site and find another five blogs to pass it on to but I promise I'll work on that.
Later in the day I was in Boots (the Chemist), quite a big Boots by Ripon standards (the only Boots in Ripon - Ed), and the lovely Susan behind the dispensing counter, after I had said, "I've come for the medicine for Hampshire," said, without reference to any notes, "is that Alex Hampshire?"
Bloody hell, I'm even known in Boots the Chemist. Real fame at last. World and local fame at its best.
Jan, who already knew about the morning award was heard to groan and mutter, "Bloody hell, there'll be no stopping him now."
I promise that celebrity won't spoil me much. Where's me limo?