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    Still recovering…


    by Sunny on 2nd January, 2010 at 12:18 am    

    Folks, I want to a rather insane party last night in Westminster and had a rather isane amount of whisky. So blogging has been non-existent and may be over the weekend as I try and recover. So please see this as the weekend open-thread and tell me what you did on new years eve… and what song you think defined thelast ten years. Something from the X-Factor perhaps?


         
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    1. Louis Mazzini — on 2nd January, 2010 at 12:41 am  

      Call yourself a blogger? Dale’s racked up 12 posts on New Years Day alone.

      What was it the PM said about Cameron? The more he talks….

      As for song of the decade -

      Lily Allen - Everythings Just Wonderful

      Do you think, everything, everyone, is going mental,
      It seems to me that it’s spiraling outta control and it’s inevitable,
      Now don’t you think,
      This time is yours, this time is mine,
      It’s temperamental,
      It seems to me, we’re on all fours,
      Crawling on our knees,
      Someone help us please

      Oh Jesus Christ almighty,
      Do I feel alright? No not slightly,
      I wanna get a flat I know I can’t afford it,
      It’s just the bureaucrats who won’t give me a mortgage,
      Well it’s very funny cos I got your fucking money,
      And I’m never gonna get it just because of my bad credit
      Oh well I guess I mustn’t grumble,
      I suppose that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

      Oh yes, I’m fine,
      Everything’s just wonderful,
      I’m having the time of my life.

      Don’t you want something else,
      Something new, than what we’ve got here,
      And don’t you feel it’s all the same,
      Some sick game and it’s not insincere,
      I wish I could change the ways of the world,
      Make it a nice place
      Until that day, I guess we stay,
      Doing what we do
      Screwing who we screw

      Why can’t I sleep at night,
      Don’t say it’s gonna be alright,
      I wanna be able to eat spaghetti bolognaise,
      and not feel bad about it for days and days and days.
      In the magazines they talk about weight loss,
      If I buy those jeans I can look like Kate Moss,
      Oh no it’s not the life I chose,
      But I guess that’s the way that things go,

      Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba [etc.]

      Oh Jesus Christ almighty,
      Do I feel alright? No not slightly,
      I wanna get a flat I know I can’t afford it,
      It’s just the bureaucrats who won’t give me a mortgage,
      Well it’s very funny cos I got your fucking money,
      And I’m never gonna get it just because of my bad credit
      Oh well I guess I mustn’t grumble,
      I suppose that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

      Happy New Year :)

    2. CM — on 2nd January, 2010 at 10:35 am  

      I don’t think someone who quotes an entire Lilly Allen song can pass comment on quality blogging.

      I too enjoyed some whiskey on NYE and my song for the decade is ‘All you need is me’ by Morrissey.

    3. dana — on 2nd January, 2010 at 12:48 pm  

      true muslim you are)))

    4. BenSix — on 2nd January, 2010 at 2:58 pm  

      …what song you think defined thelast ten years…

      Napalm Death - You Suffer?

    5. Sunny — on 2nd January, 2010 at 3:36 pm  

      always the optimist ben? ;)

    6. BenSix — on 2nd January, 2010 at 3:43 pm  

      Ooh, no, my glass is always half full…OF BILE AND URINE!!1!

    7. halima — on 2nd January, 2010 at 5:28 pm  

      Er, I ended up in a place called the Fu Bar at the Workers Stadium in Beijing, ( a monument they built to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the People’s Republic of China) . It wasn’t a huge night out , though, as most Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Years in a big way and go on a long holiday in the mid of Feb - so will see how the country celebrates then. I am quite excited as I also bought my ticket for the Killers concert at the Workers Stadium this month - it seems all these big bands come to Beijing to play , so very nice.

    8. Don — on 2nd January, 2010 at 5:53 pm  

      The Fu Bar? Sounds lke fun.

      http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/listings/nightlife/bars/has/fubar/?most_viewed=1

      I’m guessing it was named with a nod to the acronym.

      I had dinner with friends and a walk home through the lovely snow, all snuggled up well before midnight. It may be cold and slippy, and digging the car out is a drag, but damned if the valley didn’t look pretty with snow under a blue moon.

    9. Rumbold — on 2nd January, 2010 at 6:00 pm  

      I stayed at home with a glass of port and a killer sudoku. I was happy.

    10. Kulvinder — on 2nd January, 2010 at 6:05 pm  

      …what song you think defined thelast ten years…

      NOFX’s contribution; which is great not only for its subject matter but for randomly including Wig in a box

    11. BenSix — on 2nd January, 2010 at 6:07 pm  

      I went hunting foxes; armed to the teeth with a bottle of rum and a crumpled Mayfair. To any animal rights advocates, though (or Hilary Benn), I meant them no harm, and got about as far as my friend’s gate before concluding that hunting the nearest toilet was a far wiser course of action.

    12. Kulvinder — on 2nd January, 2010 at 6:13 pm  

      Hunting grey squirrels is far more fun; ah the joy a teenager can have with an air rifle, takes me right back. AA Gill can keep his baboon. Try a headshot on a moving tree rat.

    13. Don — on 2nd January, 2010 at 6:22 pm  

      Kulvinder,

      Grey squirrel, yummy.

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/may/11/recipes.foodanddrink

    14. Kulvinder — on 2nd January, 2010 at 6:41 pm  

      A friend of my father has an elaborate trapping routine that nets him (literally) 100s of the fckers a year, which he then privately passes on, as such im one of the secret squirrel munchers. They are yummy, im pretty sure ive eaten both rural and urban ones and frankly i haven’t been able to tell the difference. I’m sure theres pages of health warnings out there but i assume if they eat the remainder of what we throw out its fairly safe.

    15. Don — on 2nd January, 2010 at 7:04 pm  

      Maybe, but urban beasties do tend to eat nasty stuff. An urban pigeon is certainly not viable meat. I’d stay clear of that, there’s no shortage of greys.

    16. Jai — on 2nd January, 2010 at 7:05 pm  

      Happy New Year, everyone. All the best for 2010.

    17. halima — on 2nd January, 2010 at 7:21 pm  

      “I’m guessing it was named with a nod to the acronym”

      Ahem, I have to confess to not knowing the said acronym… .it’s not me, it’s the company I keep!

      London sounds pretty in the snow under a blue moon.

    18. Kulvinder — on 2nd January, 2010 at 9:45 pm  

      I’d stay clear of that, there’s no shortage of greys.

      Yeah but theres no way of knowing where they came from, they’re just caught, killed and sold; and the distinction between ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ is vague. I doubt anyone sets traps or kills them in remote woodland, its more likely to be on the edge of town, or if you live in the suburbs your back garden.

      I figure it can’t end up worse than BSE, and if it is at least i took some of the bastards with me.

    19. The Queen of Fiddlesticks — on 3rd January, 2010 at 1:04 am  

      No Dr. Who fans here ?

    20. MaidMarian — on 3rd January, 2010 at 3:56 pm  

      Song that defined the decade - Sting’s Fields of Gold as it was the first song at my wedding.

      I wanted the Theme from Minder, my wife wanted Sting - we compromised on Sting.



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