Friday, March 5, 2010

YE didn't feckin miss me!


I was away. Virtually away, or away virtually. No internet connection for two whole days!! ( Be honest now, you didn't even notice did you? Your little world kept on turning just fine without me. Six feet under I could have been and ye would still be watching Bradley getting buried on Eastenders)

Combine this with no alcohol for FIVE whole days and you have a desperate man on the edge. Not The Edge from U2. I've never even met him let alone got on him. But I was baying at the moon, scampering around on all fours and chewing the legs off the table. This was mainly due to the messy divorce from the drink, but also the insatiable desire to check my emails.
Stuff was surely happening, commissions, acceptances, offers, requests, bursaries, all kinds of fascinating, exciting, life affirming stuff was being stuffed into my inbox and I couldn't get my hairy hands on to it. (I didn't have hairy hands till I gave up drink by the way.) From the drink to the brink in five eternal, irritable, shaky days.

But NO! Amazingly fek all was happening as feck all always happens, but emails are like the Lotto, the day you don't check your numbers, is the day your sure you've won.


Anyway I'm back now and coincidentally back on the drink as it's the weekend and to celebrate and for no other reason except for joy itself I'm going to shout out Bollix ! And even louder BOLLIX!! Why? Because I can !

28 comments:

aleph said...

I missed you TFE!!!! (I´m trying to give up smoking: it´s 4 days since I bought the last packet... arghh!) Hugs & embraces!

Karen said...

I thought maybe you were hiding so we couldn't get on the bus early! Well, you know, those wheels have been turning since you mentioned trains, so here we go! Whooo-whooo!

Oh, and I'm posting two: Spring Training and Dancing to the Clack

http://keepingsecrets-karen.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-training.html

Karen said...

Oh, and sorry about the drink! At least you can have a sleeper car on the train!

Dominic Rivron said...

It takes about a week and a half for me to register the absence of a favourite blog as I only blog every few days (I think - perhaps I spend more time doing this than I think! ...)

Rachel Fox said...

I thought maybe you were just recovering from all those life-changing afterlife poems!

Speaking of which we've had a family sadness this week...a long way away but a sadness all the same...so I will be around for the train-bus but maybe not up to my usual standards (whatever the heck they are).

x

Moira said...

Oh course we missed you, you great big fecking eejit you! Kept checking my blog to see if you had posted something!

P Nolan said...

I thought I sensed a glitch in the continuum alright. All is retored :-)

Heather said...

I would have missed you, but you don't post every day so two or three without a post is normal. It's very frustrating being without Internet connection, especially when we're always being told how useful and reliable it is and they've hoodwinked us into believing them!

Elisabeth said...

Two days away from the Interet is not long enough to miss it or you, but five days without alcohol, now that is too much, torture really. I'm glad to hear it was not permanent.
Welcome back.

Jeanne Iris said...

Well, thank goodness for that! I was worried aboutcha!

I had so many choices with this one, including one entitled, 'The Midnight Train to Georgia.' Hmmm...but Gladys did something like that a few decades ago...

Soooo, I posted 'Phantasmagoria' on this blog: http://revolutionaryrevelry.blogspot.com

For your added pleasure, I posted a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's _North by Northwest_ on t'other blog:
http://iconicrealism.blogspot.com

Niamh B said...

AH TFE - you're wrong there, I don't watch east enders.

Susan at Stony River said...

I missed you -- just blamed your absence on the weather. It hasn't rained here for TWO days together, must be that global warming shit, and I thought you were out snapping photos of it all.

From the drink to the brink = ROFL

Terresa said...

I just Tweeted this bit about emails & the Lotto.

You are brilliantly funny, drunk or not, sober or, erm, more sober.

Your drink is my dark chocolate. I have stashes all over the house that even I forget about. And stumbling upon them...pure bliss.

Happy weekend, TFE!

Argent said...

Of COURSE we missed ye! Speechless with loss, we were! Anyhow, glad you're back with us and I'm even now getting my buss-pass upgraded so I can go on the train with it.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks aleph, though I was only joking.Hope you manage to give up smoking.What a poet! Cyber hugs? Lovely!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Two poems Karen, choo choo!

Totalfeckineejit said...

A sleeper car on a train, heavenly!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Know what ya mean Dom, I wasn't missing but you feel socut off tyhat 2 days without t'internet seems like an eternity!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Sorry to hear that Rachel, will think of you and yours at candle time.(Still light them, now and again)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Missed you too Moira!

Totalfeckineejit said...

A glitch in the continuum? Like it Padhraig!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Yes Heather, no computer /internet / blog function ever works perfectly or quickly for me.It's so frustrating, specially when you see everything done in a 'click' on the telly.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Elisabeth, twasa long five days and a long two days too!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hey Jeanne, almost put 'Midnight train to Georgia' on the blog!Phantasmagoria? Sounds interesting!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Nivby, that cut the snot off me!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Susan , two days at stony river without rain! That must constitute a drought!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hello Teressa , I joined Twiter ages ago but was like a man lost in the wilderness.Blogging is my limit.I is just too old to tweet!
Love dark chocolate though, specially with red wine.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Go Argent! Go Argent!