Sunday, 11 January 2009

Pissing off for a bit..

I am just too angry to blog. If I keep reading the news I will be back on the fags in no time. Instead I shall hoover behind the wallpaper and scrub potatoes vigorously. See you all in the spring, I hope :-)

Thanks for dropping by


Lil xxxx

36 comments:

idle said...

Lil is off on a world cruise on a floating bingo palace, methinks.

Let's meet at Easter, Lil. I'll bring the rollies.

lilith said...

Actually Idle, I have been co-opted onto Draper's blog to moderate and it's a 24/7 job paying £50k per annum with all the usual perks.

Easter sounds great. We'll break out a chunky red in your honour. x

Blue Eyes said...

Have a nice glass of wine, unplug the telly, pick up a good book.

JPT said...

Don't get angry get even (somehow).

Scrobs said...

Think I know how you mean Lils.

I'm getting there too, especially with the disaster country we live in with this foul corrupt bunch of wasters in power.

You've got my email and we should keep in touch - I want that.

Scrobs said...

I was going to post this on my own meagre blog, but chickened out. Here it is for what its worth...

'Is this how it ends?

Opulent, arrogant disgrace in our government, corruption in all walks of public life, all funded by our taxes?

We pay for the useless inefficient 'work' for which they are employed. It starts with local councils and drills down to town halls and then county councils. All of these organisations waste money, make excuses, get legal advice, then cover their arses with legal jargon until eventually they end up with cosseted bloated pensions, and scuttle off and pretend to their little bunch of loser friends that they made a difference.

These councils, public annoyances, government quangos, noisy and ineffective committees, unpleasant spongers, and wasteful civil employees have all contributed to the huge problems now being faced by everyone who wants to make a difference. I can indicate many days when these people have actively hindered my company's development prospects, to the extent that there are serious concerns for our survival.

The politicians in this country just make me yell with despair.

Lils has chucked it in for a while and I don't blame her one bit - her words are worth a billion times more than those dribbled by all the rubbish crapheads we are paying to ruin our country.

Lils is slowing down for a while; I'm going to stay with it for a bit, but she's better than me at realising we really are in for an awful time in the next few months'.

Daisy said...

lilith i completely understand...i have been getting a little hot under the collar lately myself (at the news) and have decided to make a quilt to help with the frustration...

Philipa said...

Bloody hell I knew you'd get the Draper job. Round your place for chocolate eggs and easter bunnies then?

I'll bring a basket x

DARWEN REPORTER said...

Anger is good! It shows you are alive and not one of the living dead at Downing Street.

Anonymous said...

Lilith,

The fags are no longer part of your life. This is a fact.

You have given up nothing, other than an addiction that controlled your life more than you could have ever believed.

Just like I did. You've kicked it. You are no longer an addict.

Try peppermints (but then we Scots are addicted to them anyway.) Chewing gum is okay also.

Eight and a half years on, I really don't miss them.

Work out what eight and a half year's worth of expenditure on ciggies would add up to and take comfort from what else you could spend this on.


The Lakelander

lilith said...

Reading books is something I plan to do Blue Eyes. It is a habit I had almost lost.

JPT...getting even...Hmmmm..I have discovered I like shadenfreude..bring it on.

Scrobs, have a big cyber hug. Of course I will stay in touch, but I am waking up in the middle of the night raging at the Government and I need my sleep...(raging at everything actually).

Being self employed, paying tax is particularly painful as it goes out all in one chunk at the end of this month. It is unbearable to see it used to pay for Gordon Brown's Progress or Michael Martin's legal fees or any number of utter utter shit things. And I read that the self employed are going to be in for special scrutiny to plug a £7bn (about the size of our gold losses) in revenue. In particular they are going to check out people whose income has significantly dropped. Hahaha! Mad laughter....hahahaha!

lilith said...

A quilt is a good idea Daisy. I could imagine each hexagon was another non-job being cut...I have oiled my sewing machine in anticipation of having to produce my own clothes out of old curtains..

lilith said...

That's right Pip...mwahhahaha...infiltrated the circle, only to find i am asphyxiating on Draper's booze breath and the enormous pressure of his ego..

lilith said...

Yes Darwen, anger is invigorating. But just now I need to use it to find additional ways of making a living :-(

You are absolutely right about the cigarettes Lakes. Thank you for your wise thoughts. I shall return to this post if I ever get so close to picking up again. Besides, Elby says he will cry and go and hide if I start again. I don't want to smoke. I am used to reaching for them if cross and it's an outdated mental habit, not a need.

nomad said...

Impotent seething is bad for the blood pressure, especially over tax matters.

A while ago I seem to recall "The Hitch" in one or another of his incarnations regaling us with his encounters with the tax man and suggesting little ways of getting even, such as accidentally forgetting to sign the cheque, or inadvertently making slipshod errors in the date or correlation between the written figures and the numbers in the little box, omitting a vital receipt from the of enclosures etc. Spiteful? Vindictive? Cussed? Maybe, but what fun.... and it has to be better than reaching for those cancer sticks again.

Of course, you could always persuade your household to decamp back to the other side of the world leaving no forwarding address until things (improve after the revolution!).

Come back soon - or at least continue to comment elsewhere.

lilith said...

Thank you Nomad, I always enjoy reading your comments, and I expect I shall be about. I need to read a lot of books. The tax people will come to me no doubt, I won't have to try to wind them up, it will just come naturally. By all accounts the HMRC are in a state of total chaos and near mutiny anyway.

Tuscan Tony said...

Know how you feel. When I saw that pic of Broon on the Labourlist.org site, walking alongside ?Alan Milburn?, I nearly put my fist through the notebook screen.

Do keep posting.

electro-kevin said...

The HMRC chap I studied with on my TUC course got made redundant a couple of weeks ago. Nice fella actually.

I don't blame you for getting in a tizzy. Every day brings some exciting and imaginative way of PISSING US OFF !

Anyway.

I'll be seeing you in the Gulag then, my West Country friend.

(Elby did mention something about getting together for a beer - a proper one this time !)

electro-kevin said...

PS, I don't understand how an emigree such our esteemed Tuscan can get pissed off about it all. I think it highly commendable that he does ... but I don't quite understand why ?

lilith said...

That is a SHOCKING photo isn't it TT? I nearly saw my porridge again. Elby says the site appears to be pretty screwed though so it could be that our work there is done?

lilith said...

The Gulag it is, Kev. Tizzy is right. The BBC need a good kicking for their support of these mendacious animals..

It is pathetic being dismissed as a Tory all the time...I have never voted Tory in my life and won't be doing so in the near future unless they get their act together...NuLiebore give them so much on a plate and they just keep schtum..leading me to believe they will be no better and would just as happily piss our money up the wall.

lilith said...

Barnsley Bill and HG are also ex pat and they get equally shirty E-K...even if they don't live here, England is "home". And Nomad takes a close interest too. "you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave"...sorry E-K now you will have Hotel California on the brain for the rest of the day.

lilith said...

TT, I promised you a Greenham Common post and I will do one. x

idle said...

I once had a piece of paper thrust through the wire at Greenham Common to me, by a male plod who was doing it on behalf of a shy WPC, who fancied me and had written her number on it.

This had never happened to idle before, and hasn't happened since. I will admit that I was probably looking pretty dashing in my combats and highlander's headgear.

To my shame, I never called. She was quite winsome.

Tuscan Tony said...

E-K Lilith said "...even if they don't live here, England is "home"."

Spot on, girl. I'm sure I've done a longwinded post on the subj, which increasingly applies to people today. Geography is more and more irrelevant, you are what you feel you are.

Await Greenham Common when you get a mo'.

nomad said...

Lilith: What TT said.

As you say, home is where the heart is, but regrettably for the past 11 years home has been where the Spart is. I shall remain in my self imposed exile (where we have a reasonable cost of living - despite the destruction of the £ - a faultless 3 times a week efficient un-chipped bin collection, and generally agreeable weather) for the forseeable future.

hatfield girl said...

The answers are to have at least one other place of safety, where you can watch detatchedly what other worlds are up to.

To read the local not the national press, plus Bloomberg and the WSJ.

And never, never give up. They are scum. To be poked with a sharp stick whenever the mood takes you.

So you have to keep on blogging L. We need a new set of pictures of the silly fat twerp who poses as prime minister, in his latest fantasy mental outfit.

ps I have to spend some time in England working so shall post from Bloomsbury as an expat from Monculi.

Scrobs said...

Lils - this will cheer you up...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/4224527/William-Zantzinger.html

Best song Bob Dylan ever did IMHO...

fuchsia groan said...

Lilith, I know exactly how you feel. I just want the world to go away sometimes. Also self-employed. How stupid do I feel? Sometimes think I should jack it all in and live on the 'soc'. Doubt I will though, unless I absolutely have to. If ever you and Elby fancy a visit to the Peaks, you will be more than welcome. Hope to see you around, and chin up gal. We mustn't let the bastards win. X

lilith said...

You are right of course HG. The Frome Times is required reading in this household. I will be back, with more hideous pictured of Gordon Brown than previously seen..

Now that is news Scrobs :-)

Fuchsia, we may well take you up on your kind offer...Elby asked me why I didn't just get a job on the council..hahahahaahahaahaha!

idle said...

Scrobs, re Zantzinger: see this, from Mark Steyn:
http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/1633/28/

Elby the Beserk said...

Our über-delicious Yoga teacher, when we were talking to her a while back about the shite raining down on us all from on high, simply noted - "Well, I'm not going to let them change the way I live my life"

Spot on really. Think the above to be a first principle when opposed by mass hoonery. Well said that girl.

fuchsia groan said...

Hey Lilith, it would be great if you could make it sometime. I will send you my email address. You and Elby can visit us in our humble abode for cabbage soup (it's this austerity diet, innit) and wii bowling :-)

Scrobs said...

Lils - please tell Elbers that 'Mass Hoonery' is up there with the very best...!

The Old Tarf said...

Well, I really hope all goes well for you. I had to scrape the frost of the computer this morning as it is -30 with the wind chill.

We have finally moved on wednesday in-spite of an ice storm. Finally seeing the floor now that the boxes are put away. I have to go over to the old place and sort out some things, wash floors etc later today.

Keep the Faith.

lilith said...

Would love to hear from you Fuchsia :-)

Old Tarf, don't expect to know where you are for a while :-) It took me months to come home directly when I moved here..I seemed to arrive in town by a different road every time...