Yeah, I’m in a pissy mood today. I bet you thought it’s cause tomorrow’s my birthday. Wrong. I care not one whit about said birthday. I am over birthdays. I had my big blast on my 40th and the next one will be at my 50th if I decide it’s worth the energy.
So what’s the pissy mood about? London. I was planning on going from 12-25 (leaving that night, arriving on Boxing Day) and staying through approximately 1-2 — New Year’s in London, where Greenwich Mean Time beings.
Sadly, the plans are absolutely disintegrating. I miss London and haven’t been, well, since May 2006 with MoMo. I should be in London once or twice a year because it’s where I belong. But London is a city that’s far more fun with someone you’re willing to spend a lot of time with, and there aren’t that many people who qualify. The last one has turned me down citing family obligations.
I don’t really relish going alone. I mean, eating out at a fancy restaurant alone is not fun. Going to a play alone is even less fun. So, you may be amused during the day, but the nights are misery. I don’t want to be home. I don’t even want to be in this country.
This sucks for me. I probably won’t get to go until at least December 2008 or maybe 2009 — and that will be at least 2-1/2 years from my previous visit. And to be honest, since I’ll be in China in October 2008, I won’t be psyched about that second 2008 transoceanic plane trip. So even that is in doubt which bumps it to a full 3-1/2 years.
It’s hard for me to get vacation except that last week of December because there just isn’t qualified staff at work to handle things. So it’s just really screwed up. I am whining in general because most of you reading this blog don’t even know me, so you probably won’t be going with me to London ever. And those of you who I do know and are reading this have already turned me down. So I wish to whine and am doing a fine job of that along with wallowing in self-pity.
9-21-07: Updated this to correct dates. Sincere apologies to MoMo who I offended by not being accurate. My bad.