So a few days after the blog awards it was my 30th birthday and I really was too tired to go out for it but got dragged out the following night by my friends. Even though I didn’t want to.
Then they gave me my present. Which was a red jumper. You can tell my gratitude with that overjoyed expression on my face.
I was then made wear this jumper without any sleeves. Still not knowing what was up. Thought I was going to get slippers and a pipe next or something. So I start opening the next present.
And then it clicks with me when I see the cutout of a TV:
A line from Father Ted where Jack is giving out about Dougal being on the telly: “What’s that gobshite doing on the television? ” which is what one of them said when I was on the news talking about blogs.
So then with my red jumper on and the cut-out of a telly, they made me re-renact the scene from Fr. Ted. Which was helpfully printed out in neat type on the back of the telly. Not that I could read it without my glasses.
After that they gave me a cake and had me cut slices from it. It was then I discovered that…
They had baked me a cake jumper. A Father Ted reference that I actually failed to get.
Oh yeah, here’s the cringeworthy YouTube of it. Warning, excessive Cork accents: