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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...

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aud_woman_in
Aug. 9th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Except we will probably have a Tory government by then

Mmm...nothing better than conservatives in office when there are feats of strength to be displayed and evil ones to be vanquished in the sporting arena. Not sure what 1984 would have looked like if the Soviets had shown up, but I think the GOP would have enjoyed it less. Somehow, the Winter Games are less...confrontational, at least in the US. And GWB was too busy with picking out furniture for Gitmo to get much in the way in Salt Lake a few years back.

And oh, dear, I'm so frightfully sorry to hear about all that pressure on you to take ten weeks off in the next eight months.