Monday, December 03, 2007

Drowning Not Waving


Rows , columns, Christmas shopping, cells, data fields, soccer matches, interest rates, loan-to-values, ballet lessons, agreements, contracts, cooking twice a week, legal opinions, guarantees, blogging, indemnities, swap curves, seasonal parties, bond yields, secure FTP uploads, tax returns, program manuals, allocation requests, wardrobe culling, true sale approvals, accounting guidelines, Christmas cards, pricing models, liquidity projections, homework help, prepayment terms, $500 million dollars, washing cars, insurance fees, Beacon scores, basic hygeine, board presentations, reporting deadlines, minimal sleep. Drowning, not waving, and finding it difficult to see the shore for all the swell and froth.

Armitage Shanks
- Drowning Not Waving (buy here or e-here)

11 comments:

Mentok said...

Hey look: a perfectly good life preserver some sucker just left floating around. Is this my lucky day or what? Well, I'm off tubing...whee!

Keep your chin up, Fil. Nyet bastards carbonate you, or however that Latin saying goes. ;-)

mjrc said...

waving here, waving back frantically. keep your head above water, and if something has to give, i vote for basic hygiene and washing cars. :)

Juan said...

$500 million dollars you say? oddly enough the same amount my first love interest offered not to go out with me...

[sigh]

Just a Girl said...

Cookies. I don't see cookies on there. They'll help.

Either that or you need cinnamon buns.

Enda said...

Hi FiL. Sounds grim. Ditto with mjrc on what to dump, though I'd add soccer matches - bad for the knees. Stick to croquet. Nigel Slater's "Real fast Food" is great for quick recipes for those two evenings a week. Keep in mind Christmas hols not that far away.

T&F@tlh said...

Oh FiL,

Do keep your pecker up old chap.

did note that there was a distinct lack of "cuddles" in that list. If you're not getting those then it not surprising that you are downing under the normal crap that life throws up. So go home and see tlw and child one and child two and get some. And then later get some of the other from tlw!

big kiss from here.

Crash Calloway said...

Nigel Slater is god.

More waves and kisses, obviously.

smc2911 said...
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smc2911 said...

You forgot to mention the RIAA: bloggin mp3 story.

ally. said...

darling fuck everything else but keep up the ballet lessons. good posture is everything. and i'm sure you look fabulous in tights.
x

This is FiL said...

Dearest Mentok: Many thanks. Indeed, I'm trying to mindfully avoid carbonization...

Dearest Marcy: Yes, I'm afraid the cars are gungy. Apart from my new one, which makes me feel a bit selfish. I took your advice on the personal hygiene and it seems to be working, though I seem now to have green fuzz growing under my armpits and a whiff of stale cheetos accompanies me wherever I go...

Dearest Juan: So are you now stinking rich and lovelorn, or impecunious but happy?

Dearest JaG: Mmm, cookies. Choc chip. But sadly I don't see any around either...

Dearest Enda: Thanks, but the impending hols are but adding to the stress... BTW, I know I owe you an email. Bad FiL...

Dearest T: Our planned journey to the Land of Sin has bucked up spirits a bit. Still think we should go for the '59 Cadillac...

Dearest Crash: Many thanks. I'll take kisses wherever I can get them... ;-p

Hi smc2911: Indeed, a spot of brightness...

And Dearest Ally: I must say I think your advice the most salutary of the lot. Not sure about the tights, but Miss Elizabeth is looking into finding a character skirt in my size...