January 19, 2009
What a year ...
On the evening of Tuesday 6th, I went for a drink with one of the bartenders from Charlies. It was a cold night, but in the interest of saving a bit of money, I cycled, although it had started to snow. We went to Heidi's bierkeller ...
And I woke up in the accident and emergency ward in the Royal Hospital in the small hours of Wednesday morning, with two stitches in my left eyebrow, a black eye and a very sore left shoulder. I don't know how I got there - I have some paperwork that says I was driven in an ambulance, called out by some anonymous person who will forever have my gratitude. I was found on Frederiksholms Kanal, a street running down the side of the Parliament. My bike has not been seen again - I have no idea where it is. Nothing was taken from me, so I don't think it was a theft. I have no recollection of events from leaving Heidi's - I assumed I had gone straight home, but apparently we went on to Mojo's, a blues bar. Well, so I'm told. It's the amnesia that worries me - was I drunk, or was it the blow to the head that erased a bunch of short-term memories?
Then, on Wednesday 14th, I went to the Moose. With my laptop in its bag. And went to the loo for five minutes, and found the bag still there - but the laptop gone. Fortunately, I built a home server earlier this year one of whose purposes was to act as a Subversion repository, so all the project work for my customers was checked in to that. Still, the hassle and expense was something I could have done without.
So, I'm rather disenamoured of 2009 already. Perhaps it felt insulted by my cynical New Year poem and decided that karmic justice had to be meted out. I'm rather nervous about what the remaining 11-and-a-bit months will bring now ...
Posted by daen at January 19, 2009 06:20 AM
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