Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So my last post was about meeting William Shatner (albeit briefly), and this one is also about meeting someone well know. The concern here, obviously is that I might start sounding at best like I'm hob-nobbing with famous people all the time, or at worst like I'm turning into some sort of hanger-on or star-f**ker (not literally, mind). Neither of these two scenarios are true, which, for all involved, is probably for the best.
So who was I hob-nobbing/NOT star-f**king this week? Only Dave Eggers, one of my favourite authors!
Swiftly cobbled-together biography
Dave Eggers has written a number of books, both factual and fictional, but is perhaps best known for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius which does actually live up to the promise of its title by being both heartbreaking and a work of genius. He also founded the independent publishers McSweeney's, as well as 826, a non-profit organisation that tutors and inspires kids aged 6-18 to write, and co-wrote the screenplays for Where The Wild Things Are and Away We Go, both of which I loved and suggest you watch at somepoint (preferably when you've finished reading this and left a witty or inappropriate comment, but I'll wait if you're that eager that you have to go watch them, like, now).
I'd heard that Dave (I'm going to say we're on first name terms because he seems like the sort of chilled-out chap who would be comfortable with me calling him Dave) was going to be doing a reading from his new book Zeitoun at Book Slam, a literary event that takes place once a month and is hosted by another author, Patrick Neate, who I'd seen give a reading from one of his books in Shepherds Bush a few years back (OK, this post really is beginning to make it sound like I hang out with famous people and attend posh events all the time).
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
So what else is there? How about…
Now this is a hard one (stop laughing), because to answer this I'd really need to know what she wants it for. Is it purely decorative, like a fancy necklace, or does she live in a particularly rough neighbourhood and want to have it to hand should she need to fend off an attacker (apparently penises are the weapon of choice at the moment)? Maybe this guy could work out some kind of time-share agreement with his sister - y'know, like maybe he gets it during the week and she can have it at the weekend or something? Either way, I'm pretty sure I can help them out, bearing in mind I already know someone who has got a detachable device.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Red alert, red alert! Although saying that always makes me think of that Basement Jaxx song…
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Not only did I feel depressed by this unexpected turn of events, but my hair looked particularly unflattering in this picture, which is why I've taped a picture of William Shatner's glorious face over mine. Also, I don't know why the photo is all blurry; either Big Bro's just not very good at taking pictures with my iPhone, or he's in the early stages of Parkinson's. Maybe I should get him tested?