Hola. Hope you are all well.
I've had what can only be described as a cultured last few days. On Friday I compered an inter-schools poetry competition, grandly called the 'Wordsmith Awards 2010'. On Fri evening, I went to an event marking the closing of Central library. And guess who I saw there? In fact I was sitting two seats from him. It was the guy who wrote the negative comments about me in his blog (see last week's post). I txted 'Her with one permanent job' and she texted back saying "I should punch him" (I'm sure she was joking). But could you imagine if I had punched him and the police had got involved. I would have had to explain that I puched him because "he wrote a negative review about me five years ago and said I wasn't a poet". If it got to court I'd have to read my "funny verses" and the jury would have to decide on whether they were poems or not.
On Saturday I went to see the play 1984 at the Royal Exchange. Before people think I'm getting above my station, I had to queue up on Sat. morning to get the cheap seats, which were actually in a good spot, right at the front of the stage. I enjoyed the play but was a little surprised that there was female nudity (arguably the best kind). The lead female character Julia, stripped to her knickers. Naturally being 'art' it was done tastefully, plus I couldn't really perv as 'Her with one permanent job' was sat next to me. And we men know that women spot when we try to snek a glance at good looking women in the street, nevermind a semi naked actress a few metres away.
And on Sunday evening I went to see poet/playwright Lemn Sissay perform his show
'Why I don't hate white people'. To balance out all this culture, I went to my mate's house on Sun. afternoon had beers, crisps and watched some football.
And Finally... Possibly the most exciting thing that happened last week, was me seeing Molly from Corrie, actress Vicky Binns. I'm sure it was her, the woman in question definitely looked like her. My only doubt is this meeting took place in Chorlton library, where we were both using the public computers. I did ask myself why would an actress in Corrie be using the library computers? Having said that, she is probably writing a blog as we speak, asking, "why would one of Manchester's finest comedy minds be using the public computer?" If you're reading this Vicky feel free to let me know if it was you. Cheers.
Til next week, stay safe!