Tuesday, January 22, 2008

An Amanuensis Writes

Hi. It's still me, in place of Alex. I haven't written for a fortnight and I can't flow in prose
tonight, so here are some lists. Maybe one day I'll give you pictures. Maybe soon Alex will be
back. Here goes:

Things that Alex is doing:
* single-handedly whipping everyone up into a frenzy of dancing, dressing-up, shopping, opera and
* exams, fool

Art activity since last time:
* wallpaper jigsaws
* portrait-drawing
* 8-bit sewing

Reasons why I'm often tired:
* 8-bit sewing
* bed at 4.30; up again at 8
* walking to Tesco at 2am
* swimming lots for the first time in months
* generally flinging myself around on the bicycle

Next projects:
* discover the art of petits-fours. This may involve...
* search the world for typewriter ribbons
* invade the forest with John

Activities in my office so far this week:
* carrot-throwing
* dog-wrestling
* rump-slapping
- and that's just... the fun bits.
Oh, and the sweat-inducing "Jump Around" ringtone!!!!

Three particularly enigmatic confections:
* lollipops
* rolos
* mars bars

List of music that I have enjoyed a lot in recent days:
* albums:
The Blow "Paper Television"
Cornelius "Sensuous"
Edu Lobo "Cantiga De Longe"
Hefner "The Fidelity Wars"
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood "Nancy And Lee"
* songs:
Belle & Sebastian "I'm Waking Up To Us"
Cub "New York City"
Heavenly "Shallow"
Herman Dune "Song Of Samuel"
Konono No. 1 "Paradiso"
Leonard Cohen "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye"
Pelle Carlberg "Clever Girls"
Scott Walker "My Death" / "Next"
The Vaselines "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam"
* people:
Alice Coltrane, Freddie Mercury, the Lucksmiths, Tom Ze

Now for the pub.
Ya get me?

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