If you’ve ever played Animal Crossing on the Wii, you’ll know that if you leave the game for a few weeks, you have roaches in your house when you get back. It’s been a long time since I wrote here, and I didn’t quite have roaches to kick out, but I’ve had to do a bucket load of updating and remind myself where the windscreen wipers are before I hit the post button. There is still a lot of updating to do, but that will have to wait for a week or so.
It was way back in 2006 that I started blogging, back when I had a Myspace page and way before Facebook had traction. Myspace. Does it still exist? Answer: Yes. It taglines itself as ‘the best of music and culture.’ From it, I have learned that Alanis Morissette’s musical Jagged Little Pill opens next year. Yes, Jagged Little Pill the musical. OK, I am going to have to get my head around that one, seeing as I can’t think it’s going to fit with the traditional mould of what I expect from the word ‘musical.’ Will there be live drunk-dialling? Will Ironic be fixed to actually be ironic?
If you’ve never read my blogs, you may be wondering what I write about? Anything. Literally, anything – from the stupid thing that happened to me, to stupid things happening around the world, and the people doing them. Can’t promise to stay away from particular subjects, although, from experience, it’s always best to avoid mentioning Liza Minnelli. Been there, done that and nope… Don’t go back there.
Firstly, an update about me. Since last autumn’s trip down into the Slough of Despond, I’m mostly fine. I have good days, not so good days and my concentration isn’t as good as it was. Neither is my memory, so if you want me to remember something, for goodness sake, get me to write it down.
The writing? It’s coming on and that’s all I’m going to say about it for now.
So, what’s caught my attention over the last few days?
First of all can we give a big hand to Tim Farron for telling people to turn over and watch Bake Off, rather than listening to politicians speak. It’s the most sensible thing any British politician has ever said and it’s advice we should all heed. Only six days to go of this trial by election campaign… Thank God.
Donald Trump has caught my eye several times, and each instance has been even more eye-popping or rolling than the last, culminating in Thursday’s plan to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. It’s getting to the point when this is what you say to yourself every time you see the red logo on Twitter with his name attached.
For this first blog, I’m going to stop there, because it’s late, I’m on my laptop in bed and somebody has to get the what-the-hell-o-clock train from Flitwick station tomorrow morning, and it’s not me.