"Do you know what I'm not going to do this December?" I say to people in light of the fact that I only went out ONE NIGHT* last week (which I think is a record for '07), "I'm not going to go crazy. I'm not going to go to loads of Christmas parties, I'm just going to chill." Then everyone goes into their big list of all of the things that I CAN'T POSSIBLY miss, which range from drink receptions held by political parties, to gigs, to Kissmas, to comedy nights and so on and so forth.
There's nothing I can do to stop going out, then. The world is actually conspiring against me. I WANT to stay at home and knit this December - it's cold, it's raining, it's crowded everywhere - but the universe clearly wants me to head out and face Christmas with partying vigour.
Last week, I made a good effort to stem the social tide, but this week, it's just not going to happen. And, in a way, I did stay in last night to watch Prime Time and Questions and Answers, so my one night at home is done.
Tonight, the brilliant Miriam Ingram is launching her remixed album 'Trampolonica' in Kennedy's. It's just €10 at the door and should be a great night full of interesting sounds.
On Thursday, Foggy Notions hold their Christmas party at Whelan's starring Girl Talk, YoureOnlyMassive, DJ Kool Drool and a very special guest.
On Friday, Super Extra Bonus Party support Delorentos at the Ambassador, with both bands winding up a great year for them. Over in Spy, Jazzanova will be making everyone dance.
On Saturday afternoon, LGBT Noise will be singing Christmas carols with the Gloria choir outside the Gaiety.
On Sunday, The Kinetiks hit Whelan's, although this gig clashes with the epic occasion that is the Tribune Christmas Party.
Should I go on?
*am just after remembering I went out two nights. Dammit.