Good morning Tash Appreciators,
Welcome to what may be the last TF – The End Of The World Edition.
As most of you will know, the Mayan calendar ends on 21 December 2012 and, by virtue of some very dubious logic, that apparently means the end is nigh.
Personally, I should think it more likely that the Mayan chap who drew up the calendar got to the 21 December 2012 (presumably hundreds of years away from when he was putting reminders in his Filofax) and thought “bugger this, I’ve had enough of writing dates – I’m off for a lemonade” (or something to that effect in the Mayan vernacular).
I may be wrong, as prophecies etc tend to pass me by, but I won’t start worrying until I see this week’s Tash on TV saying that we are all about to be wiped out. After all, that’s what he does:
So let’s assume that human existence doesn’t end today. To quote last week’s TF: what’s next?
For me, the holiday season will begin tonight with a reunion that has been some three years in the making. The last time we were together, subject to one missing lad, looked something like this:
This may sound ridiculous but we have a sort of anthem which dates back to a wildly successful holiday several years ago. It’s a song by The Who called Baba O’Riley and, like TF did with a different song last year, I shall end the year by leaving you with a few lines which I think might be relevant to all of us:
“The exodus is here;
the happy ones are near.
Let’s get together before we get much older”
As the exodus from work begins and we all retreat to our respective homes this Christmas, let’s remember to enjoy ourselves and try not to get caught up in the mayhem which accompanies this time of year.
Even if the world doesn’t come to an end today, we should nevertheless take this opportunity to get together and celebrate life like there was no tomorrow.
For my part, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for you responses in the course of the year. I hope you enjoy getting involved with TF as much as the TF team enjoys bringing it to you in the wee hours of most Friday mornings.
TF wishes you all the very merriest of Christmases and a hope-filled, happy New Year
Until next time…