Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 29: speaking of wasting time...

Today is the day before our work Christmas party, and what a hive of industry our office has been. Only it hasn't been work keeping everyone busying about, it's costumes. Running to hire shops, making props, sticking shiny bits on armour (that was me). In any other type of business this might have been a sackable offense. But advertising prides itself on creativity. To throw a party and have your brightest stars turn up in lame costumes just wouldn't do. And so a significant amount of time has been put in to making our costumes great. So much time in fact that it is now the end of the day and I'm exhausted. And despite the fact that I won't be partying like my fiendish self from yesteryear, I am - believe it or not - actually quite excited.


  1. Great blog - found it by accident when googling 'a year off alcohol' - mine started 28th November for much the same reasons as you. I too am a musician although strictly home-studio with no aspirations to become a rock god! - a little late for me! Check out Johhny Marr as another great teetotal musician and his reasoning behind keeping his creative focus on the music. Good Luck! Midnightson, London.

  2. Johnny Marr:
    The reason I don't drink is that the drinking lifestyle robs me of my musical intensity and sharpness. I live a super-healthy lifestyle not because it's sensible or that I'm contrite, but because I need to keep my focus on the music I'm making. To do that, I need to be wide awake.

  3. Waaahoo! My first non-mate international reader! Thanks Midnightson, rock on. And please post a link to any tunes you have floating around if you feel like it.