Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'll probably do what you tell me

This is a vow to post during Christmas.

I got into work an hour ago, updated the horse racing pages and then took to the blogs. I really couldn't be fucked with work when the windchill factor is making me shiver like an unwieldy analogy.

A lot of people saying 'that's it' for the festive period, that they won't be around until the tin of Roses is full of empty wrappers and Coffee Cremes. Bollocks that. I don't know how other people spend their Christmases, but for me it's a quarry of drink, food, Mass avoidance and wishing The Royle Family hadn't disappeared up Caroline Aherne's arse.

Really, it's like every other Sunday with added lightbulbs.

Constantly refreshing the live interweb feed for the football aside (the folks jettisoned their Sky Sports package years ago), I'll have nothing but time for these stylings, such as they are, and reflections on 2009 and all its tribulations.

For me, it comes down to a day in June - the 22nd - as I sat on my own cradling a pint amid the throng in John Mulligan.

"Look at you, all your sisters married and you sat there, sacked."

This from a fellow butchered colleague, gallows humour at its finest.

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A word for Therese, whose blog has been my first port of call of a morning since I discovered it around the Spring. I can't laud the old Ampersand Seven highly enough as she counts down, or up, to this project's conclusion. Looking forward to what comes next.


mapstew said...

Have a good one!

Radge said...

Why thank you sir.

Holemaster said...

I hate every second Christmas.

hope said...

I don't drink or do drugs...I blog. It's my only self indulgence, so I'm glad you'll be around should I need a quick fix during the holiday festivities. :)

Anyway, beginning tomorrow [shouldI survive the Office Brunch] I'm on vacation until Jan. 4th. I have a sneaky feeling this will be another one of those "home improvement" vacations. Sigh. I'll make sure to check in on you. ;)

NaRocRoc said...

Merry everything Radge. Really.

Therese Cox said...

Oh, dear. It looks like the gauntlet has been thrown. What *does* one do with gauntlets these days, anyway? Ah, yes. One blogs with them.

Thanks for the nudge, Radge. I truly have no idea what I'm doing after December 31st yet. But I plan on spending precious time procrastinating on your site while I figure it out. So bring it on, already.

Kath Lockett said...

Merry whatever you'd like to be merry about, dear Radge.

After two weeks, we've found that our car's got contaminated petrol in it, so after a year in Melbourne and it being driven no further than the shops and back, now that we want to drive 1000km to have Christmas with the family, it does this.

Alcohol and chocolate are looking like legitimate afternoon tea, supper and breakfast staples right now....

Dot-Com said...

Enjoy the added lightbulbs :)

Radge said...

Holemaster - is this an on or an off year?

Hope - I don't do drugs but I do drink, and I'm feeling the effects as I type. There will be a blog when I get over this appalling hangover. And happy Christmas to you.

NaRocRoc - Reciprocated.

Therese - Glad you liked my fanboy stylings. Oh it'll be brung, in time.

Kath - Please don't mention alcohol. I suffer.

Dot - Enjoy Bambi.

McMuck and the Mystery of the Kuúgleflarg said...

Merry Christmas Radge...

... and I'll swap my Hazelnut Whirls for your Coffee Cremes

PS: my word verification today was Skouss - funny given the mid-table dirge you support