Monday, December 21, 2009

Still Here

I'm on holidays. No work till the 4th of January 2010!

At some point I intend to sit down and get a huge amount of writing and reading done - but not now, and possibly not before the fat guy in the red suit shows up. I'm going all handyman on and around my house. Cleaning, fixing, sorting, throwing, painting, tiling, and dismantling a plenty will be occurring at the Tomlinson household - with brief excursions to the shops to finish my Christmas shopping (yes, I'm really that bad at shopping that it won't be completed before Xmas Eve - it never is.)

And then after Xmas, we have a tradition in Australia called the Boxing Day Test, where we sit, drink, eat and watch our National cricket team run around on the MCG. Of course, that goes on for four or five days and then it's New Year, a night of partying, a day of recovery, and then a new test match starts in Sydney and I'm back to work a few days later.

Therefore it's entirely possible I could lose my grip on anything writing and just drop off the planet for the next two or three weeks into a mundane 'normal' life - 'normal' meaning not writing.

So, in case this does occur, and to give me an out, I shall take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe festive season and may all your wants and needs be met, both in and out of the bedroom. If not before, I shall speak to you in 2010.


p.s. If you've tried to email me at work since last Friday - resend it to my home address - I didn't get it.

10 comments:

  1. On Boxing Day, many Canadians begin to watch the World Junior Hockey Championships (as in ice) with the future stars of the NHL (16 to 20 years old).

    Don't do anything too strenuous during your time off work. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Cheers!

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  2. Enjoy your holiday. I'm hoping to drop off the end of the internet too. :D

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  3. Merry Christmas, friend. have a glorious holiday and we'll see you when you return.

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  4. Have a wonderful holiday season, BT!!

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  5. Enjoy your time off and have a great holiday season!

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  6. I'm one of the few Aussies who doesn't watch the cricket (I hear you gasping with horror) - I usually sleep and read on boxing day.

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  7. Happy Holidays! I'm officially off work until the 4th as well, but that didn't stop me from putting in 1/2 day from home today... : /

    Hope you get some well deserved rest soon... as soon as you reply to my e-mail! Mwa ha ha! and Ho ho ho! : )

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  8. Ying had to explain boxing day to me. Sounds fun : )

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  9. I too hope to get lots of writing done over this holidays.

    So let me wish you happy writing as well as a Merry Christmas.

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  10. BT! Hi Stranger. I was slinking around Alexandra Sokoloff's blog and saw a comment by you. We were both in Prose Nest, in case you've forgotten me.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.

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