Hello ma liddle Pickles!
Yeah I know, I’m crap, real bad, so lazy, totally dreadful at actually blogging at regular intervals.
There is an up side to that however. This post should have some actual meat in the sandwich (OI!)
So yeah first off I have to deal with the unpleasant topic of Sexual Harassment in the virtual workplace… Our Assistant Manager Jellie Arrowmint passed me this image after filling out the official complaint form. One of our DJs who shall remain nameless (except in the image above) was patently making advances.
Admittedly, Jellie said it wasn’t totally unwelcome, but I mean, it’s hardly the point is it? Needless to say, the DJ in question is on the Arf punishment list now and will remain there for some time.
Christmas arrived, as it does, with Thom and I attempting to come up with a suitably festive greeting card to send to our friends. We decided on a traditional, if slightly camel-based, nativity theme for 2010, complete with Baby Jebus, the Virgin Meri and Thomseph the slightly squiffy carpenter. All suggestions for next year gratefully received 🙂
Some of you who were at one of my pre-Christmas sets at the wonderful Pig and Whistle Pub might have been privvy to this conversation already, but it was so funny I had to reproduce it here.
Incoming message from (hh*l*6* Patrucci)
hh*l*6* Patrucci: my God ……. You are so beautiful …… I hope to God … To protect you forever …… You in an image file …. Masterpiece ….. You are very beautiful ….. You deserve all the best …. You all the respect and appreciation from the bottom of my heart
Mericat Ireland: umm thanks hhali
hh*l*6* Patrucci: My tongue is unable to express …… You are truly the most beautiful gift of God …..
It did go on a little after that, with him wishing me all the love in the world and nectar etc, which was extremely sweet of him, but the moral of this story girls is… It’s ALWAYS worth brushing your hair and banging on a bit of lipgloss ‘cus you never know when a reaction like this is around the corner 😉
Also… you can see there that my response is kind of muted and respectful. I’d rather do that than say what I am really thinking which was ‘Are you taking the piss?’
I had to put this funny little exchange into my blog, mainly for Aramos’s pun which I thought was masterful and sooo quick. Shane came in dressed as the Grim Reaper, his explanation follows…
[14:03:20] Shane Wildmist: i came to scare meri
[14:03:21] Shane Wildmist: 😛
[14:03:27] Shane Wildmist: hows everyone??
[14:03:28] Mericat Ireland screams!
[14:03:36] Mericat Ireland: Eeeeeeeeek!!!!!!!
[14:03:44] Aramos Darkfury: uh oh, its the Prim Reaper
[14:03:48] Cosmic Beres: with a large sickle
I was over at Alt7 with Thom around Christmas and we had our AAi tags on. Many of you will have seen them. Thom’s is Bankrolla cus he pays the bills and mine is Tits n Ass, cus a friend once commented that Tits n Ass is what I brought to the club table. It’s slightly sarcastic, self deprecating and intended to be more of a laugh than having boss or owner over our heads.
Anyway, Markusje (who you all must know) made a remark in chat about his personal habits… the convo follows from that point…
Christmas at AAi was really nice 🙂 Quite a few people were on Christmas Eve, despite it being such a busy time for everyone and I played a set of miscellaneous stuff to keep them happy. People really entered into the spirit of things and everyone (barring Thom in his sparkly santa male stripper outfit) looked really sweet.
Oh sorry, did I say everyone?
For those of you who don’t know – Graz, Manager of AAi, writer for Moonletters and all round mocker.
Other festive highlights included…
Kostas Kesslinger peeing behind the bar
and Thom sitting very still while getting over an enormous 3 day hangover
And finally, I want to leave you with the image that I see as I leave SL most days. Me and Thom relaxing on our deck, having put the world to rights.
We always come back to the same conclusion, SL is a good thing for us, our friends are pretty fabulous and AAi is a great place to be. We wouldn’t want it any other way.