Well, Christmas has been and gone with its customary six month build up culminating in an orgy of commercialism and over-consumption. Not so much for me this year though, given that I was instead hideously ill all weekend and am still in recovery mode now. As luck would have it, I have gradually shaken off the virus just in time to be strong enough to return to work between now and New Year. So that’s good. I am probably the only person in the Western world to have lost weight over the last week, too, seeing as I had the appetite of a small gosling over the festive period and any calories I did consume were burnt up during bouts of fever.
Our household did not disappoint, however, in terms of consumer indulgence, and many fine presents were exchanged. I was particularly pleased with the gift of a Nintendo Wii from Lady Sane who somehow managed to get her hands on one. She even had the foresight to originally place an order back in September, which basically means she knew I wanted one before I knew I wanted one. Which must make her the best girlfriend in the world by anyone’s reckoning.
And if there was any justice in the world I would be at home right now putting the Wii to good use but, alas, I am at work. Not that there’s much going on. There are things I could be doing, but really. No. It’s not going to happen. Instead, I am writing this little post and will then start working on the Liberal Elite Review of the Year 2006. Look out for that little treat before the end of the week, dear reader, as we chew over the news cutlets of the last 12 months. The soaring highs, the hideous lows, the forgettable in-betweens. You name it. As is traditional, I will also be unveiling the Liberal Elite Twat of the Year. There’s been some stiff competition this year, but we do have a clear winner. Oh yes.
In the meantime, for those of you lucky enough to be at home, enjoy the break. For those of you unlucky enough to be at work, I feel your pain.