How to celebrate good news

In which I react to good news.

I’ve had a good week full of good news so you would expect me to be running around like Marco Tardelli

In fact I’m more of a Denis Law.

For those unable to see the videos, or have no desire or knowledge of football celebrations, rather than running around screaming in ecstasy I’m playing it a bit more cool.

One of my favourite poems is If by Rudyard Kipling and one part resonates with me:

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

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Having my day

In which I declare today Geek Ergo Sum day.

Today is Geek Ergo Sum Day, although it could be my week as I’ve had one birthday and a celebration of fatherhood to come, but it is just Geek Ergo Sum Day today. It also sees me surpass the record number of posts in a year.

This seems to call for a Global Holiday, or at least will in years to come when this site is finally recognised by more than a handful of readers as super-awesome. That’s what I keep telling myself at least, an if I’m not recognised for being able to type a few hundred words a day I will make it essential reading when I become the Supreme Ruler of the Earth.

There will be the usual parades in my honour, probably the floats left over from the birthday celebrations in June and November (for like The Queen I should have more than one birthday a year). Not as big and fancy as the twice yearly parade but a more intimate affair, maybe only a hundred or so. There will be at least one marching band per float, although this may require a change in education policy to ensure that there are enough brass band players in the future.

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