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Today is Mum's 71st birthday. Poor Mum! She says that it feels old, to be 71; quite different from 69 or 70. It's probably the fall-out from her recent bereavements speaking, though.

Unfortunately, I have no such excuse, and yet I feel old beyond belief. Positively ancient. I've got all these aches and pains (which lead me to suspect I might be coming down with something, although I could have just over-done it on the yoga this weekend), and I'm just so damn tired all the time. I kid you not: I have gone to bed before 9 on several nights this week, slept till 6 and still I've woken up dead tired!

Thank goodness I've only got to soldier on for two more days. I'll be flying into Gatwick on Thursday, and leave all worries behind for a day or two. I'm quite excited at the thought of seeing my first real Panto on Sunday in the company of bogwitch, calove and hesadevil, who I'm sure will get me to shout "He's behind you!" the loudest. Too bad that when I get back, my next break won't be until April (which reminds me, I'd better book those days off pronto).

Ten days from now, it will be the First Annual LiveJournal Rabbit Hole Day. January 27th is the birthday of Lewis Carrol, author of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alice fell down a rabbit hole into a place where everything had changed and none of the rules could be counted on to apply anymore. I say, let's do the same: January 27th, 2005 should be the First Annual LiveJournal Rabbit Hole Day. When you post on that Thursday, instead of the normal daily life and work and news and politics, write about the strange new world you have found yourself in for the day, with its strange new life and work and news and politics. Are your pets talking back at you now? Has your child suddenly grown to full adulthood? Does everyone at work think you're someone else now? Did Bush step down from the White House to become a pro-circuit tap-dancer? Did Zoroastrian missionaries show up on your doorstep with literature in 3-D? Have you been placed under house arrest by bizarre insectoid women wielding clubs made of lunchmeat?

Let's have a day where nobody's life makes sense anymore, where any random LJ you click on will bring you some strange new tale. Let's all fall down the Rabbit Hole for 24 hours and see what's there. It will be beautiful.

Finally,

The Great LiveJournal
Outage of 2005


During the outage I relaxed with a book and some good music.


What did you do?


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...but it wasn't as unmitigated a pleasure as I had hoped. I kept wishing LJ would come back up again and save me from the boredom I experienced reading my book and listening to good music.

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hesadevil
Jan. 17th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
You know, with all the kerfuffle at work and the slow recovery from the ankle, I'd be more inclined to blame the tiredness on an attack of depression.

I, too am somewhat lacking in joi de vivre; the equi part of librium has disappeared since the Manchester trip with all its news.

So, indulging in a lot of silliness at the Panto is just what we need.

BtW - have you seen the new dates JM has added to the tour? There's one in MK on May 1st that includes a Q&A session. Of course, I'll be on the way to France, so I can't be there. But you will be over, won't you?

gamiila
Jan. 17th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
have you seen the new dates JM has added to the tour

No -- no, I haven't looked at that site for a while. I will most probably still be in the country by then, but I'm actually waiting for CoRo to put up more of their UK tour dates for that week. Matt said they'd be letting us know very soon 'in the coming weeks', but of course, that was last week and I've not seen any new dates go up.

Besides, I'm not sure I want to go see JM on my own.

You know, with all the kerfuffle at work and the slow recovery from the ankle, I'd be more inclined to blame the tiredness on an attack of depression.

That obvious, eh? You're right, it is this bloody burn-out that just keeps sapping my energy until there's nothing left, and Jobsworth's daily admonishions that "we don't want a repeat of what happened Thursday, do we?" don't help matters any.

Sorry to hear you're not feeling 100% yourself -- let's hope Ian McKellen and Maureen Lipman can make us come out from under our dark clouds and step into the light again!
hesadevil
Jan. 17th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
Besides, I'm not sure I want to go see JM on my own.

You really don't think you'll have any trouble persuading Cass and the Witch do you? Boggy lives just down the motorway.
gamiila
Jan. 17th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
True...I'd better go whether there are still tickets available then, hadn't I?

And if CoRo play anywhere in the vicinity that night...tough! They shouldn't have kept me dangling this long.
gamiila
Jan. 17th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...that's weird. I just had a look and April 30th was still listed as the last date in the tour. So I deleted ny cache and my cookies, and it still came up with April 30th as the last date in the tour.

Unless you weren't talking about jamesmarsterslive dot com?
bogwitch
Jan. 17th, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC)
You think you can bully me into anything, don't you? Alright, you probably can.
gamiila
Jan. 18th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
Yippee!
bogwitch
Jan. 18th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
We'll see, eh?
bogwitch
Jan. 17th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
Have you been placed under house arrest by bizarre insectoid women wielding clubs made of lunchmeat?

That's an idea a bogwitch can work with. :)
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