The evenings were busy though: Tuesday night spent in a nice Italian with my hosts; Wednesday spent intially with The Ultimate Olympian for a few pints and then a meal with my colleagues from Nottingham also working in the store; Thursday spent in a chinese restaurant with the Pollstar, taking the chance to be introduced to his lovely, charming (and far too good for the likes of him) girlfriend and then on to a pub to watch Leon perform at an open mic night; Friday catching up with friends and helping with last minute party preparations and watching "Ivor the Engine", and Saturday itself spent at the party, starting with the traditional drink (champagne this year) at noon. It's the 11th time we've had this Christmas party now, and I think it's fair to say that things have changed - not least because there are now several children in attendance, so things are naturally a little more restrained (actually, we all ended up in the kitchen listening to Dire Straits at one point, so we are officially turning into our parents).
It's all good though... an excellent way to spend the week. I may even be feeling a touch festive.... something I'm sure work will choke out of my before the end of working week.
Shuffleathon 2008 Update
Reviews are starting to come in now, with new ones by Cody Bones, Russ L, Ben, Ian all now in. Several more CDs have also reached their destinations, with asta discovering that she drew the shortest of short straws in this game and received a mixtape from me.....
There are still a few to be sent out. I realise that this is a busy time of the year, but it would be great if everyone could try to get their CD done and out into the post before the end of the year (or at least drop me a line to let me know that they're still alive and on the case....). As always, if you could drop me a line when you have sent / received / reviewed your CD, then I'll keep this slightly unwieldy table up to date with links and suchlike.
Right? OK then.
|1. Me ||yes|
|4. Planet Me||yes||yes|
|12. Cody Bones||yes||review|
|17. Joe the Troll||yes||yes|
|28. The Great Grape Ape||yes|
|29. Paul W||yes|
Oh, and can you email me your 5 votes for Earworms of the Year please? Ta.