I had a varied week just gone. It started with me doing something I rarely do, and that is turning down a gig. Basically, I was asked to do a poetry gig, but there was no money in it.
I was all set to do it, cos from time to time I will do a gig for free and plus the person organising the event is someone I've known for almost 10yrs. But then curiosity made me look up the gig on the internet and I found out people would be paying £11 in, admittedly that was to cover their food. But due to my lefty views I couldn't do a gig for no money, when people are paying that amount to get into the venue. I have to preserve the integrity of my craft, haha. Thankfully due to txt messaging I was able to relay this message onto him, with neither of us losing face. God bless modern technology.
The second major thing I did, that I rarely do is to offer out a piece of the empire. As I'm attempting to get more book readings I thought I would ask a lady I know who runs her own writer's agency to take on this task. Afterall she's probably going to be better at getting me readings than I am. So I emailed her, and she got back to me, but did she say:
A) I'd love to add you to my writer roster, I have loads of ideas where you could perform, me and you kid are going to be rich.
B) There's no way, I would represent you, I agree with what that guy who wrote about you in his blog 5yrs ago. Or
C) My agency has closed down as of today.
Answers on a postcard to 'The Answers C' competition. They do say the secret of comedy is timing and just check the impeccable timing I have.
Last week also saw us having a flat inspection, we only had one 2 months prior to this one, I'm not sure what they think we get upto in the flat. It's a little bit like being a child again, cos if it's not tidy enough you feel like the letting agent will make you go to bed without supper. Or evict you, one or the other.
Also last week, I tried Muesli for the first time and I have to admit I enjoyed. Who knew sawdust tasted so nice. I mentioned this to a friend of mine, I happened to bump into in the street and she recommended eating it with yogart (pure yogart, not like Activia,orther yogarts are available) or with cream. Feel free to offer your eating suggestions.
It was April Fool's day last Thurs. Did anyone get fooled or do a successful prank? It did make me think that if April Fool's day never existed no one would ever invent it. Imagine being the first person trying to sell the ideato the world that we should have a day where everyone plays pranks on each other, but only til midday, cos after that you will be the fool. People would think you had gone mad, and rightfully so. I also think the concept of pets would seem weird if it didn't already exist. Again imagine the first bloke bringing home a dog and trying to explain to the missus that he thought it would be a good idea if they all lived together.
And Finally... I very rarely make predictions but I reckon people will be talking about golf this week. Don't ask me why, but if people don't talk about golf this week, feel free to mock me next week.
Til Next Week, Stay Safe!