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May 02, 2006

That's that, then

There you go. The kids are at school, the LOML's gone to work. Normal sort of day really. Oh, and I'm forty. Did I mention?

The countdown's over. The worry might as well cease. Nothing can be done. Fatalism rules at Crisis Towers. "Ah, well, fuck it, never mind" is now the mood of the day. Carry on.

So, no more mithering and brooding; nothing any of us can do about it: first day of rest of. Life begins at. Other trite cliches too, possibly.

Let's raise a quiet, slightly rueful, but nonetheless content and optomistic glass to the world: remorselessly, unstoppably carrying on turning anyway. I'll pop the corks, you fetch the glasses.

"Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear Crisis, happy birthday. To. Meeeeeee"

*much later: wanders off into the warm, velvet darkness, dinner suited, black tie undone round neck, half full bottle of cheap champagne in one hand, other hand in pocket, smiling and whistling quietly to himself along to the classic disco music you can hear over the shouting, singing and laughing of all his friends at the party. Nobody notices him leave except for the beautiful, bright eyed, dark haired girl who knows him better than anyone. She quietly raises a glass to the closed door, smiling, and lets him go. She knows she'll see him later.*

6 Comments:

  • hey! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRISIS!!!

    (you gonna think of a new name now?)

    but, I beat you to it. . . was 42 yesterday (you know: the answer to Life The Universe AND Everything)

    sadly nothing is any clearer. . .

    am having a party, and the dress code is PJs, dressing gown and a towel casually slung over one arm; white mice in the party bags by design not coincidence

    By Blogger don't chase it, at 11:09 am  

  • Happy Birfday to yoooooooo
    Happy Birfday to yoooooooo
    Happy Birfday dear Criiiiseeeeeesssss
    Happy Birfday to yooooooo

    You sound very James Bond in your dapper suit. Sure you don't look a day over 39...

    By Blogger Cleavers, at 3:24 pm  

  • Happy Day After too.

    By Blogger mig bardsley, at 2:53 am  

  • Hey, thanks, you lot. Happy Birthday too DCI. Mayday babe, eh?

    God, I wrote a lot of self indulgent bollocks yesterday didn't I? Normal service resumed today. Sorry about that.

    By Blogger crisiswhatcrisis, at 11:48 am  

  • Happy Belated birthday!!

    By Blogger Moo, at 12:05 pm  

  • OMG-I'm sorry I'm late!!

    Happy, Happy Belated Birthday.

    I, for one, am glad its over. The more people 'over the hill' with, the better. :-)

    By Blogger Kyahgirl, at 7:04 pm  

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