Whew! It's been a while, hasn't it?
I seem to have been particularly busy recently. Let me give you the lowdown.
1. So it's that time of year again. That time of year when I find myself in need of another job. My contract runs out in September, so in a desperate bid to not be unemployed when the time comes round, I've been applying to jobs. Or should I say, 'applying to job'. Because the job market is looking a little less fruitful this year. Damn you recession! Damn you!
But as I pointed out: if it comes to it, being unemployed won't be so bad. It'll be like being a student again, only without all the stress and coursework or the price tag of a few thousand pounds. Sounds alright to me.
2. I found myself at the Globe again last week. We went to see As You Like It for Susan's birthday. It was fun, and decidedly cheap at only five pounds per ticket. Standing for two and a half hours is slightly taxing though. My feet fared bravely throughout the whole thing, until it was time to go home when they decided to 'stuff that for a game of soldiers' and promptly gave me cramp.
3. I had to work late on Thursday evening, helping to set up my first proper exhibition. It was, sadly, the most exciting thing I've done in a while. But, I mean, come on. They had canapés! How is that not exciting?
4. And I've just been to see my parents all weekend on account of it being my Dad's birthday. I did the dutiful daughter thing and bought him lovely presents, all of which I would like to steal for myself at one point in the future. So we spent the weekend sitting in the sun (and the heat! Golly, I'm fanning myself with an actual FAN at the moment! It's proper summer now!) and later sitting in the pub through a thunder storm that went on for ruddy ages. That was one serious storm let me tell you; it's rare to see one last that long! And it had proper thunder claps too. None of that low rumbling nonsense.
We spent most of the time doing evil laughs and shouting things like 'It's alive!' hoping to catch the thunder at the most dramatic moment. You will be glad to hear that we failed miserably on that front.
And now for some breaking news (shut up I know it's three days late):
I am still quite shocked. It's sad news. Yes, he was mental, but he also made some great songs and boy could he dance well.
Little known fact: this was the first single I ever bought. And don't tell me you never tried to recreate the video by standing in a door frame with a fan blowing in your face. I KNOW YOU DID.