Friday 31 December 2010

2010 Lottery Emails Omnibus

Each week I send an email to members of the lottery syndicate. I sometimes include a joke or observation, and I usually assign myself a joke middle name. These are my names from 2010:

Mon 04/01/2010
Richard "2010" B

Mon 11/01/2010
Richard "broken combi-boiler" B

Mon 18/01/2010
Richard "Third date tonight" B

Mon 01/02/2010
Richard "rhinovirus" B

Mon 15/02/2010
Richard "Weekend Rock Star" B

Mon 22/02/2010
Richard "guiro" B

Mon 01/03/2010
Richard "stewards' enquiry" B

Mon 15/03/2010
A week when I didn't ejoy being swabbed at the sexual health clinic (purely precautinary, all clear)
Richard 'Richie "cotton-bud" B' B

Mon 22/03/2010
For the sake of easy copying and pasting from the new lottery records system, this email is now in html format. If you have problems reading it, or have deep philosophical objections to html emails, then please let me know, preferably with a procedure for extracting column data from excel into plain text.
Richard '51.9mpg' B

Mon 29/03/2010
Richard 'least said soonest mended' B

Tue 06/04/2010
Richard 'single' B

Mon 12/04/2010
Richard 'luthier' B

Mon 19/04/2010
Richard 'the hungover house-painter' B

Mon 19/04/2010
Richard "couldn’t organize a lottery syndicate in an IT company" B

Mon 26/04/2010
Richard 'man-and-van' B

Tue 27/04/2010 09:34
At the beginning of this week I sent the lottery email with the wrong balances. If you compare the balances I sent earlier this week with last week's you will see they are the same (with the exception of Rob and Dee who both made payments last week.) As always it is the paper record which really counts, the email is just to help you keep up to date, or in the case of the last 2 weeks, to confuse and mislead you.
On the plus side, I now know how to turn off "compose emails using word" in outlook.
Richard "not very good with excel" B

Tue 04/05/2010
Richard 'never drinking again (until at least Wednesday)' B

Mon 10/05/2010
Richard 'No We're not gonne f---ing do "Stonehenge" tomorrow' B

Mon 17/05/2010
Richard 'Good with children' B

Tue 01/06/2010
Richard 'New Dining Table' B

Mon 07/06/2010
Richard 'moth balls' B

Mon 14/06/2010
The week I repaired a cymbal using the headstock of a pillar drill
Richard 'home-made lathe' B

Mon 21/06/2010
Richard 're-ablement care nurse' B

Mon 28/06/2010
The week that I saw my friend Sarah's debut in the philharmonic choir
Richard 'Saturday night out at the Catholic Cathedral' B

Mon 12/07/2010
Richard "my boiler's bust" B

Wed 14/07/2010
Richard "off to buy the tickets" B

Mon 19/07/2010
After I first played Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain' correctly
Richard "Lindsey Buckingham" B

Mon 02/08/2010
Richard "I never knew there were so many options when you buy a tambourine" B

Tue 10/08/2010
Richard "Rain Soaked Holiday" B

Tue 31/08/2010
Richard "Don't close the front door after you've taken the handle to bits" B

Mon 06/09/2010
Richard "tour bus to Honiton" B

Mon 13/09/2010
After coming second in a quiz which had been specifically designed so that our team couldn't win.
Richard "pub quiz runner up" B

Mon 20/09/2010
Richard "missed the last bus home" B

Mon 27/09/2010
Richard "my supposedly luxurious Sunday night bath ended up with red wine and fag ash in it" B

Mon 04/10/2010
Richard "stud................. partition wall" B

Mon 18/10/2010
Richard "'paint the cabinets in a small fitted kitchen' could have been one of the labours of Hercules" B

Mon 15/11/2010
Richard "wedding cake for breakfast" B

Mon 22/11/2010
Richard "'Imagine' isn't even a Beatles song*" B
* Yes, I admit it, I'm watching "The X Factor" this year.

Mon 06/12/2010
Richard "No heating, serious fire hazard. Pick one" B
If anybody's interested in my middle name this week. All the downstairs sockets in my house are on the same circuit breaker, and it includes the boiler, the gas stove, and the kitchen extractor fan. The only way I can coax the boiler in to life at the moment is to have the mains connections for the stove and the cooker hood disconnected from their fuses and switches. Basically my house can be dangerous and warm, or cold and safe. Which would you choose?

Wed 15/12/2010
Richard "Spirit of Christmas yet to come" B