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18 December 2009 @ 03:36 pm
Where did I put my spare head?  
Good Lord,  I feel rough.

Last night was my workplace's Christmas party...

Damage control report:
Dehydration level, 45%.
Recall of previous evening, 2%.
Embarrassment factor, 91%!

Advised repair schedule; reboot startup disc, offline for 36 hours and replace head...
"Red Dwarf" - The Last Day

To paraphrase '42nd Street': the two most beautiful words in the English language: Musical Comedy Free Bar.

At least I learned my lesson from last year and didn't mix my drinks - now I just need to work on remembering that quantity is as equally devastating as variety... And I did make it into work for 10 unlike some of my other colleagues who have been straggling in in various states of dishevelment throughout the day...

Quite a few of you, my lovely and much-treasured f'list, are struggling with real, and in some cases quite serious, illnesses entirely not of your own making so I expect little in the way of sympathy. I will instead assure you that today I can at least empathise with you a little more.

Thank God for Irn-Bru...

And snow! All the pretty snow outside has made me feel much more festive. I usually love Christmas and this is ridiculously late for me to be only now getting into the seasonal spirit but RL is just nuts right now. Putting the deccies up over the weekend will help quite a bit too...

I suppose I should also do some shopping at some point...

ETA: WTF? LJ ate my line breaks! Did I drool on my Return key too much or something?
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
omteddy2006omteddy2006 on December 18th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
I can't comment on the drooling (although I suspect in your current state...yes, you did). But, FYI - LJ ate my line breaks yesterday in a post. So, you're not COMPLETELY crazy, only 77%. Don't bother trying to re-boot.
Queerlyqueerlyobscure on December 18th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
LJ ate my line breaks too a bunch of times yesterday. I thought I was going nuts!
WYG: Brown eyeswastingyourgum on December 18th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
(Drooling would require me not being completely dehydrated!)

Thanks for the confirmation it's not just me! My lovely post just appeared as a big wodge of text and I was sure it was something I'd done with my über HTML skillz...
roh_wyn: dorkroh_wyn on December 18th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
I just learned about Irn-Bru a week ago, while watching the new series of Gavin and Stacey! I feel a special bond with you now. ;)

As for LJ, it has fits and starts around holiday time. I had some line break issues too (but I scrupulously edit my posts and comments, although you'd never know it from my typos!)
WYG: Christmas treewastingyourgum on December 18th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Ahh Irn-Bru - truly the nectar of the gods... G&S mentioned it? Really? That's excellent!

One of the other great things about Irn-Bru is that they always do brilliant adverts. Even if you don't recognise the Scottish landmarks portrayed therein, this is just priceless.

And then there was this one...

Stick "Irn bru advert" into a YouTube search - I guarantee you'll be amused...
roh_wyn: drinksroh_wyn on December 18th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I can't remember which episode, but they're all at Barry beach, and Nessa and Smithy both get Irn Bru, much to the amusement of everyone else. ;) (I like that show, even though it's not particularly exciting in any way...)

Those adverts are awesome. I'm going to go troll the interwebz for moar nao, bb.
roh_wyn: holidayroh_wyn on December 18th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Way too amused by that snowman advert, by the way. ;)
Queerly: Christmas Robinqueerlyobscure on December 18th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Snoooow *covets*

I'll see you're Irn-Bru and raise you a vintage ad for same - hopefully it will provide you with a laugh.
WYG: lmaowastingyourgum on December 18th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)

OMG! I'd totally forgotten that ad - I remember it now but of course at the time had no clue how big JB was going to be in the future - superb!

Thanks for that!
Railise: lolrailise on December 18th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
LMAO!! What is he, 18 in that?? XD

And you want snow? ...well, actually, we haven't had much here yet because the earth is going mad, but when it does arrive (it's inevitable), you're welcome to it! ;)
robinfanaticrobinfanatic on December 19th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
That is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Railise: Little John - quietrailise on December 18th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Well, at least you had a good time at the party, right?

...Right? ;)

Hope you feel better soon!!
WYG: LJ Allan no goodwastingyourgum on December 18th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I must have done and there were no embarrassing photos in my Inbox this morning to prove otherwise... ;)