Friday, December 23, 2011

Eve Eve Huzzara!

There’s been much talk on the Twitoblogofriendotwatowtfoshutthefuckuposphere about today being “Christmas Eve Eve”, as if somehow we’ve all only just discovered that’s what it is.

Whatever you choose to call today (and I’ll settle for Friday 23rd every time), it’s pretty much the last opportunity for getting in the last of the presents and the food for all the feasts — unless you’re a deranged enough sort to be leaving everything till tomorrow, in which case, best of luck to you as you battle to surmount the human pyramid of warring consumers in the frozen veg section of Asda armed with tinsel-covered machetes handed out by the security staff...

So I’m spending the afternoon catching up on the last of the seasonal necessities, like ironing the turkey and ensuring none of the coins in the Christmas pudding are Euros.  Maybe I’ll have the odd mince pie, maybe I’ll sink half a bottle of whisky and a few chocolate bars — I dunno.  Today I shall lounge and flounce like a man of seasonal leisure, tying up loose ends and magicking up the spirit of Christmas before things start cracking off big time tomorrow with the arrival of Mother of Girly of Whirly’s Mobile Tomb of Misery and Destruction dead on the witching hour of twelve noon.

It only remains for me to thank my visitors old and new for what has been a pretty shitty year.  Hopefully, with Gadaffi and Kim Jong-Il both gone, 2012 will bring us a better class of crazed dictator to distract us from our own stupidity in all matters social, moral and financial.  If we’re especially lucky, one of them might get to be US President.

In the mean time, here’s a re-tread from the archives...





12 comments:

Mother (Re)produces. said...

Happy Thingmas, Whirl.
And if 2012 isn't better, I'll personally send you chocolate.
There. How's that? It wouldn't dare suck now.

Old Kitty said...

I call today The Last Day of Work For Me Until Next Year!

Yay!

I hope you've seen the most fabulous clip of a baby polar bear being looked after by staff in some Danish zoo. It's on the BBC website. TOO. CUTE. FOR. WORDS.
:-)

Take care
x

Whirlochre said...

Mother
I'm guessing it's pursing its lips for a good hard blow — but try getting that printed on a T shirt...

Old Kitty
Will polaritate now...

Anita Saxena said...

Your cynicism is entertaining. Happy Holidays!

Donna Hole said...

I'm so happy to have a four day weekend I don't know what to do first :)

Merry Christmas Whirly.

.......dhole

Whirlochre said...

Anita
Cynicism? I'm being genuinely optimistic here.

Meanwhile — stick around for more fun in 2012.

Whirlochre said...

Donna
It's fallen in an Extended Break Friendly way, that's for sure...

Phoenix Sullivan said...

Let us then celebrate the close of the old year and mourn the start of a new. Do have a Dreary Christmas and a Crappy New Year! See ya on the other side...

Whirlochre said...

And so say all of us...

Scarlet Blue said...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, m'dear!
SXXXX

fairyhedgehog said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! And may next year be the best one ever!

Whirlochre said...

My thoughts exactly. Merry Christmas everyone.