12 November 2012

There's an awful lot of words, But there's no communication

Well, Wow, you lot. Half a million pageviews. Half a million!

That's...not something I ever imagined could happen.

Thank you, to all of you, whether you read or comment or...well, just thank you.

This is just a quick post, really, to say...drinks are on me ;) Party!

The Met have celebrated by putting up the Christmas tree outside NSY... don't tell Sherlock!

I'm dragging John off to a secret location...to do something...secret. I hope he enjoys it.



127 comments:

pandabob said...

In the absence of the boys who's manning the bar? ;-)

Have a great time on your secret trip gents.

REReader said...

Here's to 500,000 well-deserved pageviews more!

(That's even earlier than the Rockefeller Center tree, which won't officially go up until Nov. 28... :))

Anon Without A Name said...

Yay, half a million page views!

Mine's a Guinness. For now; mojitos later, perhaps :-)

(And John, Lestrade - thank you both for sharing with us here; it's a pleasure and a privilege to be able to be a tiny part of your lives)

Small Hobbit said...

I've some experience of manning a bar - I can pull a not too bad a pint.

So what's everyone having? Just bear in mind that they're not going to want to clamber over a lot of drunk bodies when they get back.

pandabob said...

well volunteered SH :-) can I have a vodka and coke though I don't think I can manage a pint right now.

John H. D. Watson said...

Does anyone want to guess where we are and why I've got the most amazing fiancee in the world?

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pandabob said...

dancing of some kind would be my guess John but he's full of surprises so who knows ;-) Glad you like it though.

Greg Lestrade said...

You haven't. I've definitely got the most amazing one.

It is possible you've found the softest sod in the world to marry though. I'll give you that.

REReader said...

WHEREEEEEE????

*ahem*

I mean, would you like to share, please?

John H. D. Watson said...

A hint...no, I'll just tell you, can't wait any more.

He's taken me to see Roger Federer in the WTF final!

Most. Amazing. Ever. I will have no arguments!

pandabob said...

enjoy it John, what a lovely surprise :-)

Greg you are a pretty special fiance to your doc. Enjoy the tennis or enjoy watching John enjoy the tennis :-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Glad you like it.

And...yeah, I'll enjoy watching my fiancé drooling over another man...I'm sure...

Kestrel337 said...

How did you even..."oh, darn, is that tonight? I thought you might like to go out with lil' old me but we can postpone."

Well played. Amazing.

John H. D. Watson said...

Not over him, just over his tennis, I swear...

Anon Without A Name said...

Ha, nice one, Lestrade :-)

SH - I'll help out behind the bar... eventually :-p

Greg Lestrade said...

Kestrel - should I be worried that lying to my intended comes easy... ;)

Nah, I learn from the best - criminals, that is!

I have beer. I have a boyfriend who is just about bouncing out of his seat with excitement.

They did tell me I had to be with you at all times, and have my cuffs with me, to chain you to your chair if you got too excited, Danger...they've heard about you.

John H. D. Watson said...

Lars Graff's last match as umpire...wow.

Federer looks fantastic, and our seats are...amazing.

pandabob said...

how wide is a tennis court John?

I just heard someone say Federer has run nearly 90 miles between the line this season how is that possible?!

Greg Lestrade said...

I didn't know what 'good seats' were in tennis...not behind the goal, obviously.

And don't expect any amazing insights into the play from me. I don't even know where they can go on the pitch if there's only two of them...too many lines. Too many referees. Not enough goals. And how do you get booked for a foul? Not a real sport, if you ask me! ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

Anonybob - not enormous, but keep in mind that the tennis season is about 11 months long...they do a lot of running.

L - shhhh or I'll explain things at you. Just watch!

pandabob said...

Thanks John, that makes sense :-)

John H. D. Watson said...

3-0 Federer...I'm liking the score so far...

Greg Lestrade said...

I like how explaining things is a threat!

Think you better let me take you to the Emirates in repayment for this...

Do they get to say 'new balls please?'

John H. D. Watson said...

The umpire does, yeah.

You can take me anywhere you want in repayment for this.

Greg Lestrade said...

Well..there's an offer.

You watch Federicorn...I'll try to think of interesting places to...take you.

(Up the aisle, obviously...)

REReader said...

(I think my last comment got eaten by the spam filter. Never mind, I was mostly laughing a lot.)

Also, ha, L!

Greg Lestrade said...

Nothing in spam.

Not that I've checked, because this tennis is really..really...gripping...

Oh, no, that's John, gripping my arm whenever Federicorn scores a try, or nearly does...or ....well, just generally.

Greg Lestrade said...

(And if anyone is watching it, that wasn't John who shouted 'We love you Roger!'. Although he's thinking it VERY loudly...)

John H. D. Watson said...

I'll love him more if he can hold serve here...

REReader said...

Nothing in spam.

That would be because it was in the other thread. Clearly I am not in line for DI-ship anytime soon... *facepalm*

Enjoy the gripping! :)

Small Hobbit said...

According to the Telegraph online commentary there's a rowdy bunch in tonight - I presume that's you then.

Anyone else want a drink?

John H. D. Watson said...

DAMMIT

Greg Lestrade said...

...I think John wants a strong drink...

I'm going to try to stop him throwing underwear at Federicorn...

John H. D. Watson said...

Bloody hell I'll throw something worse at him if he doesn't shape up.

Greg Lestrade said...

...okay, I'm scared now.

John H. D. Watson said...

YES that's more like it!

Greg Lestrade said...


Luckily I have the day off tomorrow, to go and have reconstructive surgery on my hand, because John has crushed all my bones into a paste.

John H. D. Watson said...

THAT WAS AMAZING

pandabob said...

Its a good job you've got the day off Greg because you'll still be there watching the tennis at this rate ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

...i literally think a bonecracked then.

think J is sulking a little.

John H. D. Watson said...

He was doing so well...

Greg Lestrade said...

AnonyBob - yeah, I sort of thought it might go on a bit.

I hope Sherlock's behaving well for Mrs H. I know he's not too keen when he doesn't get to see us before bed.

REReader said...

I suppose you could call and wish him a goodnight? (Would that make him happier or grumpier?)

pandabob said...

I'm sure he's being a star and getting all sorted out like the sensible young man that he is :-)

Why aren't all sports restricted to 90 mins? football is so much more civilised ;-)

Desert Wanderer said...

Luckily, I made caramel apple Jello shots today. *passes them around*

Roy Rogers for me, please, SH.

Doc, you didn't happen to bring your unicorn sweatshirt, did you? Because you might've gotten it signed...Ah, well. Guess you'll just have to ask him to sign something else.

John H. D. Watson said...

Whereas the longest tennis match was over 11 hours...

DW - I won't even get near him without trampling a load of small children, sadly.

Greg Lestrade said...

It is sad you're going to trample small children, yes...

God, I bet you're gagging for Federicorn to trip up and them to ask if there's a doctor in the house.... ;)

RR - he calls us, if he wants. Sometimes he does, sometimes not.

pandabob said...

was that the one that went on for days being fitted in where they had space?

I don't know how they do it!

Desert Wanderer said...

The same way anyone gains the ability to last longer, Anonybob. Practice with a good partner.

John H. D. Watson said...

L - if this match actually kills me, you can have my unicorn hoodie.

Greg Lestrade said...

glossary of tennis terms:

Break point - the thing that's breaking is your boyfriend's hand when you squeeze it that hard.

Backhand - the part of your body that hits your boyfriend when you pretend you're playing the point, not Federer.

Double fault - your boyfriend now has two crack in the bones of his hand.

Love - what your boyfriend does when he buys you tickets to this.

Tie break - your boyfriend's hand is now utterly crumbled to dust, he ties you to your chair because he can no longer restrain you.

Ace - what you'd better think of your boyfriend after this. And after the long wait in A&E for him to get a cast on his broken bones.

John H. D. Watson said...

you are absolutely ace

set point for Fed...

REReader said...

So you had fun, too, L!

Greg Lestrade said...

I don't think whatever just happened was good.

Greg Lestrade said...

John made a noise like a wounded bear.

John H. D. Watson said...

it's very not good

pandabob said...

sorry John :-(

John H. D. Watson said...

Double plus ungood, even. Well, that's that.

Greg Lestrade said...

Sorry.

I feel bad.

John H. D. Watson said...

Don't you dare feel bad, it was still brilliant to see him. You want to get out now? I feel no need to see the trophy ceremony.

Greg Lestrade said...

Want to go into town and get a drink? Enjoy our freedom?

John H. D. Watson said...

Yeah, sounds good to me. :)

Greg Lestrade said...

Taking my downhearted boyfriend to a gin palace. Is this a good thing to do?

John H. D. Watson said...

Definitely.

REReader said...

Of all the gin joints... :D

Feel happier about it, John! (It's pretty thrilling to see in person anyway, isn't it?)

John H. D. Watson said...

I said as much, didn't I?

He could've played a bit better, but all in all it was a good match, and he's had a brilliant year, considering where he is in his career.

pandabob said...

there is something quite amazing about sharing the same air as people you really admire, I'm glad you got the chance John :-)

enjoy your gin or whatever you're drinking and the quiet time together.

REReader said...

You did! :)

I was just thinking back to the US Open final I saw when McEnroe didn't win. I remember the excitement best at this remove.

(Sorry if I'm being repetitive, I've been horribly feverish all day and time is telescoping a bit.)

Greg Lestrade said...

AnonyBob - I'm on the Bitter. This place is an old gin palace. I like it because all the little booths are so private.

RR - if I'd just seen Arsenal lose the final and someone told me to feel happier the grown up sensible me would have a hard time holding the teenage me back from giving them a Glasgow kiss... and I think John's more passionate about the tennis than I am about the footy! Lucky there's an ocean in the way ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

It's a nice place, and I have excellent company.

pandabob said...

It sounds like a lovely place Greg :-)

I hope you're ok John, watching people lose is rubbish!!

Greg Lestrade said...

I'm slightly scared of what booby traps lie in wait for us at home, that Sherlock has set to wake him when we get in so he can find out what we've been up to...

But for now, it is nice to have a few pints on a peaceful Monday night with the man of my dreams.

REReader said...

Ok.

("I hope you feel better soon" seemed not quite the right way to say it, but that's what I was saying.)

(And now I'm going to fall asleep again. Or be sick, one or the other. Have a nice rest of the evening, with or without booby traps.)

John H. D. Watson said...

L - I just hope it's not a bucket of glitter over the door...

Greg Lestrade said...

Ha, we've got all of tomorrow to clean it off each other if it is.

C'mon, gonna get you home before you turn into a pumpkin.

and if there is not glitter, you can bike me to pick up my bike tomorrow and we can go somwhere tor something. my think can't brain enough to suggest now.

Greg Lestrade said...

suggest where now...

in fact, most of that didn't make much sense.

you get the ideo though.

John H. D. Watson said...

...Mmhmm. Time to go home, indeed. Going somewhere tor something sounds very nice.

John H. D. Watson said...

Heh. I do get the ideo. Thought I was supposed to be the one drowning my sorrows! Come on, love.

Greg Lestrade said...

Shhhh. shouldn't have bought me whisky chasers if you wante dme coeherent.

John H. D. Watson said...

The cuteness more than makes up for the lack of coherency.

pandabob said...

Enjoy passing the hours until morning. ;-)

I hope Sherlock is all curled up asleep and looks really cute when you get home :-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Thanks Bob

john has giggless. bad

ly

Anon Without A Name said...

I'm not surprised :-)

Enjoy what's left of your evening, gents.

REReader said...

drink some water, lots if you can

Anonymous said...

Morning is going to come with sharp pointy elbows all too soon.

John H. D. Watson said...

Morning's just been up with a nightmare and a desire for warm milk... I'm hoping it'll be more than three hours before we experience his elbows.

REReader said...

awww. (a sincere one)

(for both of you.)

Greg Lestrade said...

Hope all you like...

Porridge, anyone?

pandabob said...

Is Sherlock ok now he's up for the day? Nightmares are horrid :-(

Have a nice day off together, I hope you find somewhere lovely to go or something lovely to do :-)

Sherlock said...

No i shouldn't have to go to school

pandabob said...

Sorry Sherlock but it really doesn't work like that :-( you'll be fine and learn lots at school :-)

I'm sure John and lestrade will buy you a present or something while they're out if you're a good boy and go to school no fuss :-)

Greg Lestrade said...

I'm certain that going to school and filling your head up with all the new things you'll learn is the best way to chase away the bad dreams.


I may just sleep, AnonyBob!

pandabob said...

That sounds like a very good plan Greg ;-)

Small Hobbit said...

Have a good day, whatever you find yourselves doing ;)

If you are still looking for questions L: you mentioned having to write instructions for first responders to a death and how to preserve information etc. What equally interests me is how things change when in addition to a death you have a further living casualty where presumably priorities change.

Greg Lestrade said...

We are being gloriously lazy and horribly content with life and I think John is going to Dr E later, and I intend to create the most fattening fudgy chocolate cake on earth while he's gone.

pandabob said...

sounds like perfect therapy for everyone :-)

I'm glad you're having a good day.

Greg Lestrade said...

We may have to go for a run too, just to fend off a few of the calories...

Maybe we'll run to the school to pick Sherlock up. Well, a loop ending at the school... Although a sweaty pumped up John will probably make some of the Mum's there come over a little faint... Might make me come over a little faint...

pandabob said...

Sounds like a good idea and if you come over all faint you'll have the perfect person to kiss you back to life ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

This cake recipe has more icing that you could ever fit on a cake. What on earth can I put it on (and lick it off?)

John H. D. Watson said...

Are you looking for volunteers?

Greg Lestrade said...

Volunteers to spread it on or lick it off? ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

Either way, really...

Mrs Hudson said...

If you need a hand up there, boys, you just give me a call!

Greg Lestrade said...

Danger - I do like a man whos flexible...

Mrs H - you're very kind. i think we'll manage though. Bt you are welcome to have some cake later!

Greg Lestrade said...

Well, now I'm knackered, hot, sweaty but satisfied...

Good run.

And Sherlock is now on my shoulders...

REReader said...

:)

Did you also have a good day, Sherlock?

Sherlock said...

Yes because this cake is really really chocolatey and because we're doing a show at Christmas in school and we're going to paint a HUGE picture for the stage.

REReader said...

Chocolatey cake AND Christmas show plans on the same day is excellent! (I love being part of putting on a show, all the parts of it are so much fun!)

Will you need wings again, do you know?

John H. D. Watson said...

Sherlock...when you say 'we', do you mean your class, or 'we' as in those of us in this house?

REReader said...

..,. Interesting question. (That had not occurred to me, but, yeah... :))

Sherlock said...

School! But Mrs N said we needed grown up help too and I said you would when I asked and I want a costume.

John H. D. Watson said...

I thought there might be something like that... What sort of costume?

Sherlock said...

I don't know yet we haven't decided but I want it to be really good and have lights.

John H. D. Watson said...

Lights... I think you'd better talk to Lestrade, builder of mooses, about that.

Greg Lestrade said...

Where's he then? I'm Lestrade, baker of cakes. Builder of mooses lives in the next valley over, I think.

John H. D. Watson said...

Sequiner of wings?

Greg Lestrade said...

I heard he emigrated.

John H. D. Watson said...

Smart man.

REReader said...

Fortunately for the builder of mooses (should he ever be located), there seems to be a nice variety of wearable lights available for incorporation in costumes... :)

...rats my nose is bleeding...

pandabob said...

a Christmas show Sherlock! how brilliant!!




(don't you just hate schools for fanning the Christmas in November flame gents ;-) )

John H. D. Watson said...

Anonybob - in this case, I'm just grateful to be hearing about it now instead of two days before it has to be done!

pandabob said...

that is a good point ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Hearing about, yes...but they won't decide what they're actually going to DO until 2 days before :)

RR - I'm sure the builder of mooses knows about all sorts of things like that. So if he finds a small boy who wants to wear some lights, they'll get along famously.

REReader said...

:D

Anonymous said...

If they have an under-the-sea theme for Christmas, Sherlock can go as a lightup Jellyfish. No, wait, that's a movie plot...

rsf

Kestrel337 said...

Costume with lights...

*notes that down on list of ideas for "do something creative every day"*

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