Yday I was doing my son duties as it was Mother's Day. It seems to me these specialist days are getting bigger and bigger. Every other advert seemed to carry the strap line 'an ideal present for Mother's day'. That might be true for flowers, chocolates and John Barrowman CDs (do mum's really like his music) but this surely can't be true of Greggs pasties. (not that there's anything wrong with Greggs pasties).
Now this woman in the library is asking me how to get Stella McCartney's contact details.
Last week I mentioned how it has taken me 13yrs to go from work experience at my local BBC radio station to getting a regular slot as a newspaper reviewer (I have done different things in between). I'm only two weeks into this role and I've already had a minor ticking off.
I can't say too much except to say I made reference to the 'O' word. If you were listening and were offended I apologise. To cheer me up let me know via the comments button if you have been told off at work).
This woman in the library is now complaining about the the children's groups singing. On this matter I'm with her, if I started singing and clapping loudly in the library, the staff would kick me out.
The next thing I'm going to say is definitely my own fault. I recently discovered Google Blog search, it basically searches all the blogs on the web. Out of curiosity and not vanity, ok a bit of vanity, I put my name in in this search engine. Normally at my level, people don't bother writing about me as there's not much point, I might get mentioned as part of a bill. At best someone who's seen me at a gig might say a couple of nice words about you. That was the case until I stumbled onto this
"Julian Daniel attempted to be funny. I don't think he's quite there yet; but he could be a good comedian in the end. Though not a poet, despite his "funny" verses.
To be fair to the author of this blog he did write it in 2005, and I do remember the gig and I was hit and miss, but in my defenc your honour, it was for a leaving do for someone I didn't really know, I wasn't getting paid and I was trying new stuff. But the worst thing is I actually know this guy he's a fellow M'cr based poet. Part of me thinks I should just ignore it, but the mischievous side of me thinks I should put a comment on his blog asking if I can use his quote for any publicity material. Feel free to guide me as to what to do. All guidance can be done via the comments button.
I'm heading off now as the lady next to me is making me a bit anxious, at the moment I'm half helping her to set up an email account so she can contact Stella McCartney and Davina McCall. I hope for their sake she doesn't get through.
Til next week stay safe!