Well look at that! The end of Further Advents 2009! Okay so I missed a few days here and there along the way.. SUE ELLEN ME.
All that remains is to wish you all a very, very Merry Christmas. I honestly hope you have a brilliant one, you lovely people.*
I'll probably muster up some kind of 'this was 2009' type post in the course of the next week. But for now, I wanted to shamelessly nick stuff from that other place - whisper it! - Twitter, for my final Further Advents post. It'll probably have been replaced by something else by this time next year, and I don't trust twitter with some of my favourites, you see, so they need to be recorded for posterity somewhere.
I realise this is bit like reading them out into a cassette recorder.
I'M SUCH A HOARDER!!
So, here are some of the best Tweets I've seen in the last twelve months. I would link to the author's Twitter account. Only I can't be arsed, you see. And no I haven't put the date and time of each tweet, but they are in reverse order, from now back to January.
It's all very fly-on-the-slice-of-life here today, you see.
Here we go now, 2009 - A YEAR IN TWEETS:
@sueperkins Pamela Anderson and Vivienne Westwood; the yin and yang of skin tone...
@patroclus Trying Google Wave again. It's like the internet imagined by Chris Morris. "To read through unread blips in a wave, hit the spacebar." What?
@annapickard Phoning boyfriend (currently in Suffolk) to find out if he knows where my shoes (currently within a 10m radius of me in San Francisco) are.
@EmmaK67 Zoe Lucker looks like a pregnancy testing kit
@caitlinmoran CRISIS! Watched first 4 eps of Criminal Justice at the weekend = brilliant. Just watched the last one now and it's a bit ... meh. Noooo ....
Apart from ANYTHING ELSE, I'm 600 words into calling it the best drama of the year. I'm going to have to do some sharp cornering tomorrow
Two wheels off the ground, airbags inflating, screeching brakes, kids crying in the back, etc. "MUMMY'S REVERSING A REVIEW!"
@DerrenBrown Just spent 5 mins looking for my slippers to find I was wearing them. Don't tell anyone, it doesn't fit the brand at any level.
@caitlinmoran Just had a coffee so strong, all I can do for the next hour is sit on this chair and scream like Bacon's Pope Innocent X
@OyeBilly In 1984 I was hospitalised for approaching perfection.
@RealBoswell Am Packing for London TRIPPE: Flintlock, Bible, and loading iPod with Greatest Speeches of Lord BUTE. Also Shortbread for DEMPSTER.
@BDooley I just caught a few minutes of Loose Women while looking for the remote. Emmeline Pankhurst must wonder why she bothered.
@patroclus I realise that 'the poshest house in Penryn' is a bit like saying 'the most expensive item on the McDonald's menu'.
@caitlinmoran Contrary to everything I'd believed before, it turns out that drinking until 5.28am is a terrible idea.Literally re-writing my own rule book.
The rule book entitled "What The Fuck, Blarp, There's Definitely A Bottle of Rose In The Crisp Cupboard, Let's Dance!", published 1993
@caitlinmoran When I watched Home Alone aged eight, I rooted for the kid's inventiveness, and nerve. Now, at 34, I just see Joe Pesci's osteopath bills.
@geoffwetblanket Just bought Simian Mobile Disco & Calvin Harris CDs. I am 47.
@caitlinmoran It's now nine days since Simon Schama friended me on Facebook, and we've still not hit the clubs and got messy. No shots. No Lucky Voice.
@bobbyllew My dreadful son is saying, 'The MacBook air is not as thin as they say it is.' How can he be so cruel?
@bebopboy dear apple, if you get a spare moment, would you be a dear and buy and knock into shape adobe's apps. someone's got to do it. thanks a mil!
@caitlinmoran A re-Tweet from Maggie Philbin! *air punch*
@delrico had no idea how many of my Twitter friends worked in Soho til someone decided to burn it down. I'm only up the road in smoke free Noho!
@BDooley I have returned from Hot, where I had a case of Legs.
@mermhart Just walked past a horse. It looked at me then farted. I farted back.
@bebopboy are hotel websites the last hold-outs of flash intro screens? it's 2009 - stop it at once
@calvinharris Well I've never done a gig with my house keys in my pocket before.
@IanMartin My Dansette was made in 1963. The 21st Century can fucking EAT MY STYLUS. 'Sound'? I've got ON/OFF & extra treble if you leave the lid up.
@NotTinyFey Oh you kids these days. I can't tell which one is a hipster and which one's a hobo. You're all wearing beards, plaid, and riding a bike.
@BettyUtility Hmm, Diversity on BGT appear to feature a miniature Zadie Smith ...
@BeBopBoy attempting to make dinner for six tonight. on the menu: mild panic, arm flapping and a side of pans crashing
@emilybell My mum would like to be digitally included, but she would prefer a hip replacement #digitalbritain
@patroclus Trench update: mother-in-law issued instructions for it, husband dug it, I admired it, baby ignored it, father-in-law fell into it.
@james_blue_cat Got married, had pasty xx all.
@LeighHolmwood Have had to de-follow Carol McGiffin. Couldn't bear it any longer
And finally, quite literally my favourite of the year:
@emilybell LEAVE HIM CHERYL! sorry - got carried away #brits
In short: I hearts Caitlin Moran** and some other peoples. Oh dear. SYCHOPHANCY R US.
Also, I am now alone in the office crying with laughter at my desk. Oh dear again.
Phew! Settle back in the holiday, Blogosphere, and have an amazing Christmas.
* Apart from the spammers. Obvs.
** Catch her now, before she vanishes behind a pay wall!