more doings

last night I went to the "there's no point in not being friends with someone if you want to be friends with them" reading night at the deaf institute, which is organised by Sally Cook and Chris Killen. It was great.

Unfortunately I couldn't stay for the whole thing, but the readers I heard were all fantastic - I especially enjoyed Richard Barrett's poems- and it was brilliant to see so many people there. It was really lovely to meet Sally in real life as well, though I have to admit there is something slightly odd about meeting people whose blogs you read. Is it because sometimes it's easy to forget that blogs have actual people attached to them? I suppose it's something not dissimilar to when I saw Mr Scruff the other weekend and I was disconcerted to realise that he actually was just an ordinary bloke, rather than a sort of friendly potato thing with headphones on. Perhaps, even though there is a photograph of Chris on his blog (he appears to be buying bananas), some part of me expected him to look a bit more like a white cat with weird eyes.

Since this blog seems to be turning into a kind of 'this is what I did today, and this is what I ate for my dinner' sort of affair, as opposed to a place for the finely-tuned, inspired creative writings I anticipated, I think I may as well write about some other things I did yesterday. Here's a list. (I like making lists. I'm much better at them than I am at finely-tuned, inspired creative writing.)

got up late
couldn't decide what to wear. eventually decided.
ate breakfast.
walked to the bus stop, cursing the six magic buses that went past the bus stop before I could reach it (this happens every morning without fail)
got on the bus
went to work. worked.
had lunch: a jacket potato with tuna
did some vaguely stupid things, but for some reason, didn't feel too bothered about it.
drank 1.5 beers at the deaf institute.
ate a chicken kebab.
watched part of "my neighbour totoro" which I have seen about a million times before. My boyfriend and I have a slight addiction problem with "my neighbour totoro". We like to sit in treetops and play ocarinas of an evening.

and here's some things I did today:

got up slightly late.
couldn't decide what to wear. eventually decided.
ate breakfast.
walked to bus stop, etc.
went to work. worked.
couldn't decide what to eat for lunch. eventually decided (a pastrami sandwich with mustard).
went to kendals. smelled the perfumes.
felt very indecisive in general.
drank about 4 cups of herbal tea.
thought about how I would like to go to rye in east sussex.
bought some coriander.
got the bus home.
talked on the phone about nothing in particular.
went to see "hellboy 2" at the cinema. it was not very scary compared to "the dark knight" but a lot more cheerful. in fact, it was a bit silly. I thought the legolas-gone-evil baddy was fairly ridiculous, but I did like the bit where hellboy and abe sapien sang "can't smile without you" for a full 5 minutes.
ate some eve's pudding. it was very, very nice.
tried to read a book but fell asleep instead.

3 comments:

28 August 2008 at 21:36 sally cook said...

I love this! I would really enjoy reading a list of what you did every day.

Is that weird?

Hope I wasn't too strange in real life. I was a bit stressed. I'm much more normal when I'm not trying to orchestrate reading nights. You look very much like I imagine from reading your blog, which I think is a compliment to your writing? x

29 August 2008 at 12:46 Katherine said...

I'm glad you liked it, though I suspect the novelty would wear off after a few. They are generally quite similar.

I would quite like to read other people's lists. Maybe you should do one too. Perhaps it could be a meme, though I'm still not really sure what they are.

No, you definitely weren't too strange in real life!! Just busy I think. I'm looking forward to news on future reading nights... have you got any possible future venues in mind?

29 August 2008 at 21:09 Jo said...

Chicken Kebab! Excellent. I am pleased to see there is still an element of the real women food diary. ;)
Lists are good, I like making lists, they make sense and give insight. x