It’s beginning to look a lot like …

I had posted this up on my other blog, but Joe pointed out that nobody may actually read it there, so I’ve moved it over to here.


Well. It’s been ages since I posted to either blog. Joe posted to his blog a couple times since finishing work, but apart from that we’ve all been rather poor at this. At the moment I am noting that my brother Joe is leaving the UK to return to Australia and my wife’s brother and mum have just left Tokyo (after leaving Australia of course) to come up here for Christmas. Kinda weird and symmetrical. They’ll even be arriving in Heathrow around the same time.

I’m just sitting here finishing a drink trying to type and listening to Rufus Wainwright’s version of Hallelujah (an old Leonard Cohen song) and the Eels’ I need some sleep. Over and over and over. Still not the least productive night I’ve ever spent.

I’m actually feeling kinda sad that Joe is going back to Australia. I’m really gonna miss him, even though he’s been in London the whole time and I’ve been a six hour train ride away north. It’s been nice having two of my brothers on the same side of the globe while I’ve been up here. So it’ll be just a little bit less nice without Joe up here. Speaking of Joe by the way, he’s applied for a job at Blizzard, and if for some truly bizarre reason someone from Blizzard reads this, you’d be absolutely crazy not to hire him. If I ever get around to applying, you’d be crazy not to hire me either, but that’s another story. Anyway, I am feeling a bit of a weird pang at the notion that he’s heading back. I think the UK will be quite poorer for not having him here.

Anyway, it’s getting late and my glass is empty so I’m off to bed to dream of the white Christmas I’m not going to get this year. Oh well, maybe next one.