Monthly Archives: January 2010

NEW WORLD ORDER

Given that most of 2009 was just a blur for me, of horrendous “curled up in foetal position sobbing” pain, some frankly frightening moments, and my need for nursing and care, it was kind of handy that Tuxedo was around to provide that care and support, saving me from several months of hospitalisation, and generally be the amazing supportive and caring partner he is.

Perhaps not so fortunate were the circumstances that led to him being able to spend all that time with me;  he was made redundant back in April 2009 and despite all best efforts, has been unable to find another position.

The redundancy did come as a shock;  he walked in early Monday morning and half an hour, whilst half way through his daily report his boss tapped him on the shoulder.  Half an hour after that he was all packed up and being escorted from the building.  I should note that he was escorted not because he was raving and throwing punches; it is standard procedure for IT guys as if left unsupervised after being treated so despicably, they can do a LOT of damage to the business, with just a few keystrokes*.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR / WHATEVER

Wishing everyone best wishes for a  (somewhat belated)  :-

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR / JOYOUS SATURNALIA /  HAIL TO THE SKY CHICKEN / INSERT FESTIVAL OF CHOICE HERE

I am not a major fan of the Christmas season, let me say this outright.  It’s based on a lifetime of family Christmases where extended family who don’t see each other at any other time of year gather together to pretend to be Happy Families and No, Not Judging At All, So You Still Don’t Have A Boyfriend Yet, Jules, Oh You Are You Still Sick yadda yadda.

(Note:  I had plenty of boyfriends and three-week stands and flings and a Sugar Daddy even,  but was I going to introduce them to my family, let alone aforementioned extendeds?  No, No I was not.)

My aversion to all things Christmassy particularly Carols may also be explained by years and years and YEARS in choirs and small groups, singing at various gigs from hotel lobbies to cathedrals.  To alleviate the boredom of singing O Come All Ye Faithful 64 times in a week, I ended up learning ALL the parts from First Soprano down to First Bass, and throughout a performance would switch sections from one to another… disappearing from the second soprano section only to pop up amongst the tenors …

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