Working again 3-11 this afternoon. That just gives me enouh time after work to get out of the office and find somewhere relatively quiet to lie low until the morning. Secret squirrel stuff but it may be rewarding and enjoyable. The sensible thing to do would be to catch the 11.30pm bus home, but I figure three'll be a lot of drnks and yahoos on the bus by the time it gets home about 12.30 and I don't know whether I need that after being stuck in a quiet office most of the night. Absolutely no point going anywhere near any of the bars or pubs because they'll all be absolutely jam packed chockers (full).
My own two bobs worth about the relationships (especially among the 9 and in particular the hobbits) is that they're friends and the friendship is forged and strengthened as they face continuing peril throughout their journey and their return home. Most military, (including of course airforce and navy) personnel develop a bond of brotherhood and even sisterhood (amongst the females) when they are tested in war or extremely difficult circumstances. This bond is sometimes hard for those not involved to fathom but is for the most part impenetrable and unbreakable. Readers of military history and indeed military fiction are only too aware of this phenomenon.
* Try to improve my writing style (don't declaim).
* Try to retain my sense of humour.
* Try to retain my sense of fair play
* Try to eat healthier.
* Try to get healthier
* Don't be afraid of new experiences.
* Retain current friendships and endeavour to make new friends.
* Expand my knowledge of Sydney's pub scene.
* Not be bothered by the slings and arrows when others seek to hurt me.
* Try to increase my technical and professional skills.
Once again, in the immortal words of Abba - "Happy New Year".