Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day
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of steamcleaners, insecurity and hangover telly

portrait of herself, sickSick, lying in bed, Tivo-twic as Damian watches Local Heroes, hauling myself upright to try and do some oh no never mind. Read one of the books I'm reading maybe? Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds Marina Warner, A-Z of Horror Clive Barker, Cirque du Freak Darren Shan, Ritual Magic Elizabeth Butler ... holding the book upright tires me. Ought to be party now, but tired after work ... run into A. He's angry to be back in Oxford, but I tell him it's the right time of year. Autumn is time for the pretty people ... A. agrees and points out a redhead on the top deck of the Brookes bus. Gods, he looks young.

Finally kill the slimemold on the back wall with new gadget, a steam-cleaner. End up spattered with matter (though the wall looks good) and dripping water into the space under the sink where the packet of salt I keep for cold-dying has leaked all over an old paintbrush. Bleach, rust and salt dissolving the skin on my fingertips. What did I buy all that poster paint for? And when? In revenge, the doorlock sort-of breaks, leaving us sort-of anxious about being sort-of locked out. I tell the landlord, but you know how sort-of problems go ...

New-term return of novelty pajamas, new animated series, hangover television. Dick and Dom giving their occupations as flap-cracker and clock-hanger, racing live babies, children dressing up adults as robots and making them fight. Nanaimo back again; RE:Cleanskies Looking for love, not age pants ... funny girl seeks funny guy cracks. The day after I posted the nanaimo strip, I got five messages from it. The day after I post this the artwork gets taken out of the shopwindow. More random than cause and effect, more like making a slight dent in the fabric, that causality can run down ...

House-warming party at jinty's too self-conscious to take out my crayons, feeling ugly, small, and very unimportant ... I'm snarling too much, I can't find that centre. The last few unfinished threads of C Evidence and Changeling 72 are prod-prod-prodding at me. Damian says I need something new in my procrastination chain, but I just want to finish.

Note: the quote in this week's strip is by Aubrey Beardsley. Couldn't find a good reproduction of the picture online, this one will have to do.
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