THIS RANT 12/12/96
Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.
It was a magical trip. The weather was perfect, the sun blazed brightly from an azure sky and Mother Nature opened her arms of wonderment to us. Seagulls swooped elegantly over our shimmering white catamaran while dolphins splashed in the clear waters, where starfish (see picture) and octopi frolicked eagerly. We snacked on fresh seafood and organically-grown vegetables, and then swam like gods in the azure bay, undisturbed by the cares of this world.
Yeah, right. The annual Computer Publications Christmas party was, basically, a piss-up on a boat, and I for one am not knocking it. Pile 60-odd people involved in IT publishing onto Mimi McPherson's boat, give them food, beer and Speedos, and then throw a Macarena contest, and the results will never be less than amusing. However, I offer the following suggestions to organisers for next year's event, to add an aura of perfection to an already charming day:
- Teach Mimi how to use a microphone. Tip: if your tonsils are touching the mike, you're holding it too close.
- Provide Carlton Cold in abundance.
- Don't let Travis (the Yank) flash at strangers on remote beaches. (It's not a story we can repeat on a family site.)
- Have finger food that you can actually eat with your fingers.
To be sure, though, these are but small niggles. Roll on Christmas 97!
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