Monday, December 18, 2006

Season's Bleatings



So, kids. It's that time of year again.

Here at Surly Towers the preparations are in full swing. Well, I've bought a turkey. And some Pringles. So we're all set, pretty much. I get to see Small Person on christmas day this year, which pleases me no end. Then it's lunch with Mother on Boxing Day, and off to Fifi Sis' that evening (sans Mother. Woo!) for karaoke and much silliness. Hurray!

The pressure of wondering what to buy for people, actually getting round to buying it and spending three weeks vaguely knowing I ought to wrap some stuff but not actually bothering to do it means that, as usual, I have left everything until the very last minute.

All of which is a bit of a long-winded way of saying that D-Flat Chime Bar is closed for the festive season. I'll be back some time after christmas, when I will launch into a protracted whine about how fat I have got over the holiday, and how January sucks because it is long and cold and dark and hasn't got any money in it and how I can't even seek solace in sweet, sweet alcohol since we have decided to Go On The Wagon and maybe last a bit longer than this year where we got to the 8th of January and went to the pub.

So. Anyway. Ever mindful of the need to watch my cultural manners, I will close by wishing you all a very happy Winterval. Click here for seasonal joy (needs sound).

Carry on.

16 Comments:

Blogger cuppa chimed in with...

Just wanted to wish you and your dearest a very Happy Christmas and lets meet and get merry in the New Year

18 December, 2006 20:46  
Blogger Betty chimed in with...

Blimey, is "carry on" back? Oh, and that tramp Santa as well ... it's almost like the old days when there were only five bloggers and it were all fields round 'ere.

Have a relatively happy Christmas and don't go on the wagon.

18 December, 2006 20:55  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

cuppa - ta love, you too. see you in february!

betty - i always get nostalgic at this time of year (for "nostalgic" read "really fucking lazy").

18 December, 2006 22:00  
Blogger zanna chimed in with...

Merry Christmas my dear and to small person and other half. Have fun on the kareoke.

19 December, 2006 08:09  
Blogger zanna chimed in with...

karaoke - sorry.

19 December, 2006 08:11  
Blogger Spinsterella chimed in with...

Happy Xmas Surly.

I'm hosting Xmas for the first time ever for the whole family.

I shall be blogging non-stop for the duration and delegating everything IRL to my sister who can actually cook.

19 December, 2006 10:11  
Blogger Geoff chimed in with...

Happy holidays, Surly One & family.

19 December, 2006 13:30  
Blogger belladona chimed in with...

Yay, small person at christmas! There should always be a small person at christmas, it's the one time of the year I have an amnesty on children.

19 December, 2006 19:08  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

zanna - see you on the 27th (what the hell do your kids want for xmas?!)

spinny - there but for the grace of whoever....enjoy your festivities and remember, a family xmas isn't a family xmas without someone drinking too much port and falling off a chair. make it you.

geoff - many thanks, and the same to you and the lovely betty.

belladonna - i am VERY excited. more so than small person, i rather suspect.

oh, and everyone who comments here but i never comment back on your blog? i promise to try way harder next year. honest.

19 December, 2006 20:23  
Blogger First Nations chimed in with...

well crap-i came over to catch up and you're all closed up.
crap.
well, have a merry christmas anyway.



crap.

20 December, 2006 01:01  
Blogger Arabella chimed in with...

Merry Christmas all.
(2007 might be the year of 'prayers on the toilet', btw - just for me, I mean, not world-wide obviously - that would be silly. Or would it?)

20 December, 2006 11:13  
Blogger mad muthas chimed in with...

well have a dang lovely time. look forward to reading more in 2007

20 December, 2006 16:00  
Blogger crisiswhatcrisis chimed in with...

Merry stuff to you and SP and Other 1/2. May Santa visit with a bulging sack, the Ex behave like a normal human being, and the neighbours shut the fuck up.

See you after.

22 December, 2006 10:57  
Blogger realdoc chimed in with...

Loved the santa tramp. Merry Christmas hope you have a good one.

22 December, 2006 17:23  
Blogger Soupdragon chimed in with...

Merry pagan festival - see you ont other side, like.

:)

SD
p.s. typing word verification after six vodkas is HARD

24 December, 2006 14:34  
Blogger mig bardsley chimed in with...

Happy Christmas to you SG and to Small Person and OH.
Don't overdo that wagon business.

25 December, 2006 00:51  

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