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It's war

So, the opening of the Beijing Olympics and a land war in Europe... did we give the impression we were bored or something?

Because I would quite like less excitement than that. I wanted one kind of excitement, Olympics excitement. I wanted to look at Beijing's ceremony and enjoy myself by imagining what godawful shite London will serve up in an attempt to be "relevant" and "down with the kids" or similar. Except we will probably have a Tory government by then so we'll have military tattoos and Routemasters instead of dancing hoodies. And also Scotland will probably have seceded by then.

I did not want tanks in South Ossetia and airstrikes. No points to *you*, universe.

Six hours, thirty two minutes until I am on vacation, unless we run late. Which we do *every* *damned* *Friday*. I hadn't realised how much I needed a break until this week.

I have 10 weeks of holiday to use by next Easter. I just mention that in a gloating sort of way...


Aug. 8th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
War? What?!

Yes okay I have not listened to the news, read a newspaper or browsed the news sites on the net since I before I went to the States. I'm...uh...about 6-8 weeks behind current events!

10 weeks of holiday? WOW. How on earth did you manage that?

Can you not just tell them you're taking September, December and half of February off? *G*
Aug. 9th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh, breakaway regions of Georgia and the Georgian government trying a crafty bit of territory regrabbing while everyone is looking at Beijing, so Russia sends in the tanks. It's all not-good.

10 weeks of holiday? WOW. How on earth did you manage that?

I had a colleague who was sick from last November to June, so I couldn't take much holiday between then and now and every four years we get a paid sabbatical to go improve our minds in some fashion. Most people go do "beach studies" or "looking at fish in exotic climes" rather than sticking to the spirit of the award but no one seems to object. *g*