Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Terminus

Thankyou mother! Thankyou for the lovely cold!
I feel fine actually, it's just that when I swallow, I feel like I've been eating hot gravel for a month.
No man-flu here, just frustration at not being able to have a drink until the inflamation in my throat goes down.
I trust you all had a decent Christmas? Mine was ok, a financial pleasure at least............... Oh, and a giant box of Daz washing powder! Apparently my brother and his girlfriend reckon I need it. Cheeky fuckers! I prefer liquid anyway, less mess and hassle plus it tastes better........... I've never been one to turn down freebies, so I'll find a use for it.
Ok, so as we wind our way through the tedious post-Christmas fallout and into the waiting arms of the New Year, I thought I'd be dead original and make a wee list. It went something like this....
Album of The Year - That Lucky Old Sun by Brian Wilson.
Blog of The Year - A straight fight between Cocktails & Records and Velo-Gubbed Legs. C&R takes it by two falls to a submission.
Commenter of The Year - It's probably Cocktails, but Kim Ayres put in a late spurt recently, so I'll give it to him for popping his head round the door when it seemed like I was not only talking to myself, but on the verge answering myself back.
Web-Comic of the Year - A new category, and it goes to the one and only 'Married To The Sea'. Read it over your Shreddies and feel fractionally better about being a chump with a shite job. Sometimes, 'fractionally better' is all it takes to get you out the door in the morning, so don't knock it!
Most Satisfying Thing in 2008 - Watching facebook and bebo die a death of a thousand cuts at the hands of spammers and viruses.
Moment of Truth- Realising I'd never be a touring folk singer.
Moment of Joy - I'm a Partick Thistle & Glasgow Tigers fan. I know nothing of such things......
Moment of Despair - Tigers 45 Monarchs 46 & Thistle 0 Airdrie 1 Both on the same day as I recollect...............
Still, I did learn a bit about gardening, thanks to my good friend Clairwil, as well as taking some of my best photos yet and getting the cheeky idea that I might be able to make a living out of it.
Ok, class dismissed! Single file and no running................

6 comments:

nmj said...

Thanks, ill man, you are kind. I enjoy your blog too it, always makes me smile or guffaw. Hope the cold clears up, but it will probably be recursive and loop back on itself for the next three weeks, this is what mine has been doing... Still, wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! I am off to peep at 'cocktails and records'.

Cocktails said...

Bloody hell! Thanks Ill Man. It doesn't even sound like I can blame alcohol for this nomination either.

Hope your cold improves before this evenings festivities and erm... I'd better start thinking about posting something again soon...

last year's girl said...

My seemingly perma-cold has just flared up for the third time in a month, so you have my sympathies. Trying to put a brave face on it by telling myself I've only had one this year...

Happy new year! x

Clairwil said...

Thank-you. That's one more of the community educated. Coupled with getting Mr Clairwil to attempt cooking I feel quite proud.

iLL Man said...

Cheers nmj! The cold is on it's way out, but each moring is bit of an 'all the colours of the rainbow' experience. Grim.

Cocktails - No problem. Enjoyed yr blog a great deal this year.

LYG - I suppose that's worse,the cold that sits in the background and comes out at the most maddening moments to lay you out.

Clairwil - Well, it's just a bit I've picked up. I still don't really know my arse from my elbow. Or my Hyacinths from my Helebores. All in good time......

Kim Ayres said...

Did I not comment on the one post that mentions me as a commenter? How remiss...