Monthly Archives: August 2006

Help needed

Think about this very hard before you accept this as you need loads of free time and patience over this weekend:

I need four proof readers (as eneit has accepted already) who feel like receiving a chapter every three hours or so over this weekend and quickly reading them to make sure things make sense and there aren’t any obvious/scary/embarrassing mistakes with grammar and/or spelling.

As I said you have to be on call and send back comments as quickly as you can so that I can check things and edit on the go.

You don’t need to be a writer or an expert at these things, just interested and feel like you can help.

Thanks guys!

I actually forgot to say…

… that I’m feeling crap and need a hug.

Any takers?

The shit is truly hitting the fan!

What a day this is turning out to be, first I get an e-mail from my boss at the teaching company where I do about four hours a week (if I’m lucky) and it seems like I am going to get the boot, totally my fault, for not contacting a student as I promised and who now doesn’t want lessons with us as we are crap!

Then I find out that instead of reading all the e-mails I have got from the film festival coming up, I have only skimmed them as I met the boss today and he filled me in on loads of information I thought I hadn’t received, which were tucked nicely into my e-mails… eek!

I had started to get a little worried about this thing of taking on more projects than I could handle in an attempt to a) earn a little extra cash and b) enhannce my career, and today is the proof (if I needed it) that it would be better to stick to a few jobs and do them well, instead of doing this many, badly!

Did anyone sign up for the 3 Day Novel thingy as it kicks off on Saturday? I’m curious to see if any of my flist are in for that as it will be nice to cheer each other along and do some pepping!

I have only one word left for the end of August:


Celebration Song Time!

Back again… sort of…

Well you can’t have it all can you? I’m back after a very enjoyable head wetting weekend, which included a good football game, fun night out with friends and a wander around the capital, buying masses of books for the boy, along with a couple of cds and a wicked little t-shirt (picture coming soon)!

However my LJ experience will be greatly diminished from now until 18th September, as a few months ago I foolishly signed up to say that I would work for the Swedish government with the elections (to take place 17th September). This means that, depending on shifts, I could be out of the flat between 09:00 – 19:00 on weekdays and 10:00 – 15:00 on Saturdays, with Sundays off for good behaviour.


All aspects of the monkey as a writer are going to suffer, with LJ the biggest victim. Well this is what happens when you are a struggling writer, needing to take all opportunities to further your aspirations and keep you at home a bit longer…

And I’m off again…

In four hours I will be catching the bus to the airport before flying to London for the weekend. It is the head-wetting party for Maddoc and there will be six of us in total.

We get there at around 23:00 tonight and then we’ll have a wander around London tomorrow before going to watch Crystal Palace vs Burnley at Selhurst Park. Then we are going to spend the rest of the evening in London (with hilarious results).

See you soon…

Here’s how it goes…

eneit‘s suggestion for the next celebration was this:

Celebration Winner

So here’s how we start: the first five to give me a song nomination get to see what songs go in for the poll. The when those five songs have been voted for I will set up a poll for category A or B.

Get to it flist and may the force be with you…

We’re done, poll coming soon!

The poll is closed

and here are the results:

Celebration Poll

This means that there will be another poll set up shortly as there are two choices in the winner’s suggestion.

The Mind Boggles!

‘We chose the name in ignorance and not from malice’… well you have to be pretty damn ignorant is all I can say!

Inappropriate Restaurant Name

It’s Video time again!

Here’s the Friday pick for this week:

Tom WaitsI Don’t Wanna Grow Up Dedicated to pocket_unv for his recent passion and jadeweasal for loving the great man too! I chose another of Tom’s today to celebrate the news of his upcoming album!

Depeche ModeBlasphemous Rumours  I don’t play this song (or this band enough) and my first thought when I see this vidoe is you can never have too many pans falling down the stairs! LOL

Massive AttackTeardrop  A great video, great song and great choice having Liz Fraser as guest vocalist!

Patrick WolfLibertine The album of the year for 2005 and one of the finest songs from last year too.

Sufjan StevensCasimir Pulaski Day  Should have had the album of the year last year this guy if I’d have had my head screwed on! The song is beautiful and tragic too!