November 5th, 2009



I suppose that I must be getting older. Five days on from carelessly indulging in country dancing at glittertigger's wedding (for the first time since I was at primary school) I still have an ache in my feet, from dancing up on my toes. It's an odd moment, facing up to an old trauma like that. What next? Arguing for fun? Driving? Job interviews when not absolutely demanded by dire financial need? Well, we'll see.

This weekend is my Comica weekend. On saturday I shall be listening to Eddie Campbell in conversation -- hero of mine, an excellent speaker, plus I know from experience that I deal best with conversations with Eddie when someone else is doing the talking and I'm lost in the audience... On sunday I shall be behind a table at Comiket hawking tiny minicomics with ellenlindner (who will be hawking her shiny books!)

I wasn't looking forward to this at all because I caught a throat-and-chest infection following on from the colds. Looks like walking (and working) through the illness isn't quite so good a strategy for me nowadays (yes, growing older). Too miserable and sickly even to twitter! I just had to lie down and snooze/read old copies of New Scientist until betterness returned. This morning I am better enough, though, and the rest should follow.

OK, time to brave it. Let's take an umbrella and a scarf, though. Because out there it's autumn, on your head.

moments between posts - curse of victoria beckham

This also happened today:

  • 23:45 Yes I very much would like to go see Eddie Campbell at the ICA this sat @jinty I'm also committed to Comiket the following day, plans?
  • 08:13 @jinty yes please I am as yet unticketed @lilianedwards yes and he has a new Alec collection out (eee!) Eddie C FTW
  • 09:11 My kitten is snoring! Tiny kitten snores! But I must go to work, now.
  • 10:53 Guess the circuit board dangling off the bottom of the wall-mounted boiler means I'll have to get my danger scalding hot water elsewhere.
  • 12:18 @morecheerful Gosh, I have no idea. Same day: Bryan Talbot's new anthropomorphic steampunk badger detective comic!
  • 12:22 Across the office, someone says "google victoria beckham's new ha
    ir" and tappity tap we do. The intranet goes down! #curseofvictoriabeckham
  • 12:24 @jinty Thanks for that, will be in touch about travel arrangements. Bryan's on at 4.30pm with his badger detective comic, too? I'm not sure.