Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sleep Standing Up - You Can Do It On the Bus Coming Over Here

I’ve been busy. Everyone is busy. I’ve been very busy. Certainly giddy. Almost breathless. Shall I tell you what I realised when I met a friend last week? We hadn’t seen each other since the start of summer so we had a lot of news to share. He had been in Edinburgh and had won awards for a play, was embarking on an opera discovery and was continuing his usual business. As for me…

… I had changed my name

… I had moved house

… I had started my critical writing programme and was fully immersed in conferences, interviews, festivals, theatre and countless performances, each one a story in itself

… I had taken up part-time work at a private hospital and was learning Arabic

… I had dropped my Spanish classes in order to keep evenings free for even more theatre-going

… I had been to France to visit my brand new niece

… I had been to Falmouth, Cornwall to have a great time at a friend’s wedding

… I had been to Great Dunmow, Essex to have a great time at my cousin’s wedding where I was unexpectedly reunited with my old friend and former boss Chinese Elvis

… I had been to a big wedding banquet at the same restaurant where I had hosted my own wedding banquet the year before

… I had designed and hosted a Londonist pub quiz

… I had almost become a magician’s assistant but it didn’t work out

… I had almost become a worker at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club but it didn’t work out

… I had been busy.

I told you.

I will continue to tell you. With photos. Watch this space.

And watch my ongoing list of where I'm going to be that turns into a list of where I have been faster than I can update it. To your left, or to Facebook where I seem to be spending a lot of time.


Leigh Russell said...

You're not kidding when you say you're busy. You certainly sound like an interesting person! How do you find time to blog? Do you have time to read? If so, do you read crime fiction at all?

Planethalder said...

I know the feeling Hyp...