Life has been somewhat busy of late, as life tends to be. Happy Christmas or other appropriate religious holiday to those that still care about such things in mid-January, and happy new year for those that ditto.
One of the sad things about wordpress is that it shuts down comments after a few days so I have been spared the ego-massaging barrage of comments screaming that the internet is not the same without me, etc, etc. Either that or some Scottish pirate-impersonating fool trying to launch a takeover.
But, anyway, let’s assume you have all been hollering for my return and say no more about it.
Highlights of recent weeks have been:
1. Getting my boss to acknowledge that I am basically doing three full-time jobs concurrently. (Although not getting a commensurate pay rise, sadly.)
2. Having le Welsh (who seems to think that “welsh” is to do with not paying your debts rather than a delicious cheese-based snack) and her husband, TWOC (not to do with catheters or stealing cars) for dinner. In an ironic twist to expose the fact that she is so shockingly ill-informed about other cultures (see her own recent blog post) I made a curry. Sadly she didn’t seem to notice this ingenious and subtle dig, and in fact just ate it. I had to introduce the topic myself later, which was significantly less subtle and ingenious. Also it turned out to not be her fault, which was very disappointing. I also ruined the dessert, oh well.
3. Making a NY resolution to write more here, and then immediately ignoring it. I think the problem I have is that I have no strong theme. Stephen, whose blog I admire very much, is very well structured in his writing, with a set of goals, reports on his piping progress and a review of every single recipe (except bizarrely those involving those pescy fish) in a cook book. Maybe I need a theme, beyond the current one of changing the world through a set of cunningly crafted bon mots, natch.
So, how have you all been? Feel free to leave suggestions as to a theme in the comments, if anyone is still reading! If I don’t get any good ones I might have to resort to copying my world-changing facebook status updates into this blog, and then we’ll see how quickly I can drive reader numbers down below 1!