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Number 122.

Monday, 11 January 2010

How is it 2010! I need to start this up again. Ten things.

1. It's cold
2. Knitting is quite good
3. New found admiration for Dr Marten and all his work
4. Being born in the 80s simply is not enough, but I fear that if I had been 22 in the 80s I would not have lived to see 2010
5. Christmas presents recieved were 60% hit, 30% miss 10% WTF (but 100% appreciated)
6. Ibuprofen and Codeine = match made in heaven
7. Andy Warhol probably wouldn't have been half as cool had he had any other hair colour
8. Philip Coales is going to Oxford
9. Will Wright is new editor of SuperSuper
10. Decked Out 10th anniversary is going to be out of this world.

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Number 121.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Okay, so tomorrow it'll have been a month. I have to say it hasn't gone the way I had expected it to.
It's been awesome. I helped Oscar move his stuff into his new apartment yesterday - It's in a place called Rusholme, just a little outside of where I stay in the centre of town. It's after a thing called the 'Curry Mile' a road filled with about 100 Indian restaurants and takeaways, lit up like Vegas. He is to inhabit a flat with his new band mate Will (who is very nice) in a building which Steve Coogan once lived in. I like the building. It's like a cross between Fawlty Towers and The Shining. Afterwards, I got a phonecall from my Dad saying he was in Oldham for a work contract. I asked Oscar to drop me off without really thinking of the concequences. Before I knew it, he had met my dad. I almost imploded. What a ballache. All is well though.
He's in Glasgow this weekend, I'm in London. It sucks basically. He's one of the greatest people I have ever met. Happy Halloween.

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Number 120.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

New doodles, fresh off my procrastinating fingertips this morning.

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Number 119.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

I get the feeling I've just met someone absolutely amazing.
The Art Squat house kitty whose name I was told but cant remember, Oscar and I simmered down on the bed, ate grapes and Pocky and watched Killing of a Chinese Bookie last night. Good Seventies film. Lots of beautiful ladies. One showing of a wrinkly old man penis though, sub par. Then we watched Andrew WK give the weather report. Then I couldn't sleep, so we watched The Day Today, and reruns of The Price is Right. Then he made me listen to his music and I hated it. Then I made him listen to mine and he hated it. Then we agreed on something, or took the piss out of each other, I can't remember. Then it was 6am and it was bright, kitty had passed out, Oscar had one eye open and I had to go to work.

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Number 118.

Friday, 18 September 2009

My babies! Plus a whole bunch of film = September, the month of the instant.

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Number 117.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

A few months ago, I got an email from a media agent at Medavia (Cosmo, Look, Now etc) asking if he could do an interview with me to ask about various aspects of my life, to sell stuff to magazines as articles for money. After I had said no (twice), he agreed to leave me alone, but still emails me with requests from magazines to see if I am interested. I will now share one of these emails with you now, as they are quite something.


I slept through my wedding/ hen night/ honeymoon – Do you suffer from narcolepsy? Did it cause you to snooze through your big day? Or another important or significant event in your life? Maybe it was your partner who kept nodding off?
Price guide – You are likely to get between £300 - £1000 for this story or similar

Survivors of rape/ domestic abuse – Do you want to speak out about what happened to you to help other women? Would your story reach out to others suffering and inspire them to act? Was your attacker convicted? Do you have pictures to show what he did to you?
Price guide – You are likely to get between £700 - £2000 for this story or similar

Best friend stole my husband – Did you catch your best friend with your husband? Are you now divorced and them married? Have you been able to forgive them? Have you now found Mr Right?
Price guide – You are likely to get between £1000 - £2000 for this story or similar

I’m different – and I love it! – Were you born with a physical abnormality? Or perhaps you were involved in an accident and were left with significant injuries? Did you learn to love your look instead of opting for surgery? Have you found love since? Maybe you have an unusual condition which affects your hair? Or putting on make-up? Or shopping for clothes?
Price guide - You are likely to get between £600 - £1500 for this story or similar

I went to university – with my mum! – Did you live in student accommodation together? Go out socialising together? Study the same course and go to lectures together? Perhaps you even went on dates together?
Price guide - You are likely to get between £600 - £1200 for this story or similar

IN THE NEWS – Have you appeared in your local paper or even a national newspaper? Has your story already made headlines? Did you get hounded by the press but didn’t know what to do? Did you decide not to speak at the time? Maybe you would like to talk about your experiences now to pay tribute to a lost loved one or to raise awareness and campaign for change? Get in touch and we can have an informal discussion about your options
Price guide – You are likely to get between £500 - £3500 for this story or similar

Amazing survival – Have you survived a recent plane crash? Devastating house fire? Or some other equally shocking disaster? Do you have pictures to show what you went through?
Price guide – You are likely to get between £300 - £1000 for this story or similar

I married my toy boy lover! – Did you marry a man more than 20 years your junior?
Price guide – You are likely to get between £600 - £2000 for this story or similar

Unusual surgery – Have you had surgery to correct unequal breasts? Or to correct some form of disfigurement? The more unusual the surgery and the better the pictures the higher your fee will be
Price guide – You are likely to get between £300 - £2000 for this story or similar

Shocking crime – Have you been held up at gun point? Violently attacked or conned out of all your possessions? Was a loved one tragically murdered? Have you been the victim of knife crime? The more shocking the crime the higher your fee will be. The offender will need to have been convicted in court
Price guide – You are likely to get between £1000 - £3000 for this story or similar

Weight loss found me a new man – Did you shed the pounds and found love? Perhaps your efforts saved your current relationship? Or was there another radical benefit to dropping dress sizes?
Price guide – You are likely to get between £300 - £1000 for this story or similar

Unusual sex! – Did you and your partner find a shocking or unusual way to breathe new life into the bedroom – or wherever!?
Price guide – You are likely to get between £300 - £1000 for this story or similar

Ideas and pics to [email address withheld] or you can call me on [number withheld]
Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you!

[name withheld]


I actually seriously considered the narcolepsy one.

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Number 116.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

One of these major supermarket chains was responsible for me acquiring a new acquaintance yesterday.

A. Tesco

B. Sainsbury's

C. Asda

D. Netto

....well, I said major, so it's not Netto.

After spending the last weekend eating nothing but carcass and cardboard at Bestival, my body was literally screaming out for fresh fruit, backflipping for water and groaning for greens. A trip to Asda was on the cards. My housemate had informed me of its presence on my first day in Manchester, and so my Father and I made a trip. Since then, I have been a slave to the wonder of internet shopping. On this occasion, I couldn't wait the two working days and so went for the hands on experience. Turning right out of my flats, I set my Blackberry to try and find the place, after ten minutes ending up on Stretford Bridge. For those in Portsmouth, this is like wanting to go to Commercial Road from Elm Grove and ending up on Albert Road. For the Londoners, think Waterloo to Brixton and ending up in Covent Garden. Just does not make ANY sense. Realising my errors, I asked the next person who walked past: "Excuse me, do you know where Asda is?". The guy turned to me and said in an American accent " Man, you're nowhere near, like nowhere, you gotta go all the way THAT way, up that road, woah... um, lemme just see..."

He tried to explain landmarks to me, and I had to explain to him that I had no clue. He said my best bet was to walk back up to Oxford Road. He was going in that direction (apparently) so would take me. He turned out to be a half-American, half-German law and psycology student at Manchester Uni. We walked to the bus stop where he told me which bus to get on. He lived in Didsbury, and so needed to get on the same bus. After busting me for a while for having a Blackberry and an iPod, we debated Mac vs PC for a bit, then he told me about all the nice parks in Manchester. and all the rough parts. It was coming up to where I had to get off to find this ever elusive Asda... he tried to direct me just beforehand but I just was not getting it... so he said "hey, I've actually got nothing to do for a while and I have a friend down this road, i'll walk with you". So we talked about his German hometown for a bit: Heidleburg (I had heard that it is a pretty nice place from someone I used to walk with), and I talked about Southsea (he had been, he said it was small but beautiful, which pretty much sums it up). And other things, and different stuff. He said that he thought I was seventeen when I had asked him for help, which made me feel uneasy. He was 26, and was just starting mental illnesses in his syllabus, which is my forte (I got a first in Neuroscience). We finally made it to Asda, where I thanked him so much for his help, and on request gave him my email address to add me on Facebook. It turns out that he is actually nice, normal and friendly. I had just met the nicest stranger in the world, and apparently he shares the sentiment.

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