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Bah, humbug!

It's Christmas Eve and I'm still here, at the office, remarkably lacking in Christmas cheer even if I've chosen to wear my glittery jumper today, and my colleague continues to bombard me with his home-burnt seasonal CD...I mean, how many times can one listen to Merry Christmas Everybody, Last Christmas and Santa Baby on an endless loop, without experiencing the homicidal urge?

Actually, that brings me to one of my pet peeves: Walkmans. As a commuter, I'm frequently exposed to someone else's crappy taste in music set at an annoyingly high, tinny volume. There's not much I can do about it, so I bear my lot in silence; secretly wishing a pox on their ears and smiling at the thought that if there is a God, I'm sure he'll make these louts go deaf or else suffer from severe tinnitis in later life, and so compensate me for the aggro they've caused.

Luckily, I also have other, less uncharitable ways to get rid of my pent-up anger and frustration. Immersion in fanfic is one of them, and therefore I am extremely pleased to find that bogwitch has seen fit to publish her evil Christmas-fic, db2305 has finished her inspired Dawn-fic , fauvistfly has been updating Crushing Friendship at her website, and gwyn_r has written a wonderful Spike/Wesley vignette in recent days. Not only that, but ginmar has updated Ever After and automatedalice_ has surprised us with a thirteenth chapter to her brilliant Half-Gifts. And finally, the first Riley-fic I've ever truly enjoyed: annakovsky posted Christmas, Iowa Style.

I know there are very, very many new stories out, but I haven't time to read them all this Christmas. Tomorrow, I'll be celebrating with some of my friends, one of whom owns a castle where we'll all congregate and spend the day conversing around the fire while sampling their excellent wine-cellar; and Boxing Day will be held in the bosom of my family, my sister having pipped me to the post and volunteered to do the Christmas cooking. 2 Days to recover and I should be back at work, and this computer, on Monday...Things could be worse.

Oh, and queenmaab wins the prize for most original icons this Christmas. Go over to her LJ and look!


( 7 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Dec. 24th, 2003 07:09 am (UTC)
There has been been a lot of good fic this year, I'm swamped!

(I want to go to a castle.)
Dec. 24th, 2003 07:25 am (UTC)
(I want to go to a castle.)

No, you don't. They're draughty, smelly old places...like crypts!
Dec. 24th, 2003 07:44 am (UTC)
But they're cool! (literally)
Dec. 24th, 2003 07:09 am (UTC)
Ow. Waves at you from home. Guess you spent your off days on other hoidays, huh? Merry Christmas and see you soon!
*big wet kiss*
Thanks for your card! Somday in the new year mine will limp to your door, I hope...
Dec. 24th, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)
*big wet kiss right back at you*

You're welcome, toots! Sorry it had to be a lame one this year: Christmas has sort of snuck up on me without me noticing.

And now...I'm going home, so: see you later!
Dec. 24th, 2003 01:51 pm (UTC)
You have a friend who owns a castle?! ::squees:: OMG, that is so cool!!

Not so cool is being stuck at the office on Xmas Eve. I sympathise, although I didn't have the torture of Christas music. Urgh!!

Anyway, have a wonderful Xmas, and a great New Year!
Jan. 4th, 2004 11:49 pm (UTC)
Anyway, have a (..) a great New Year!

And the same to you!

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