i've nothing particularly interesting to report lately. the backspace button has broken on my laptop so when if i make a typo i have to faff about with the delete button which is a pain in the arse. that's about as exciting as my life get right now.
oh, yeah, last night i did a talk to a group of textile-minded ladies - more patchworkers than anything else, but they were very enthusiastic about my work and i also did a screenprinting demo which they loved. they went home happy and so did i - not only did i get paid for the talk but some of my bits and pieces sold too! yay!
if you are wondering why my post is entitled 'wanker' i shall explain. while i potter about my business at home, i have the tv on and i usually have it tuned to 'countdown' for a few minutes. now all you uk-ers will know all about countdown, but for all you other folk that has no clue, very briefly, it's a show where you randomly select 9 consonants and vowels and have 30 seconds to find the longest word. a bit like boggle. it's very popular with students and old people (there are always adverts for super noodles and stannah stairlifts/werther's orginals in the break - they know their target audience) anyway, imagine my surprise when one cheeky chappy came up with the word 'wanker' today. i think i spat out my tea. i think the other guy came up with 'spanker' which is a little bit pervy, but channel 4 beeped out 'wanker'. lovely susie in dictionary corner said it was fine though! it reminded me of a fry and laurie sketch years ago (way before hollywood beckoned and mr. laurie became a miserable but brilliantly disturbed dr. house) where they did a spoof of coundown and the letters they got were B, O, L, L, O, C, S & K and of course they got hundreds of words other than 'bollocks'. classic.
ohhhh - update! i just searched you-tube for a clip of the fry and laurie sketch, i'd totally forgotten stephen's brilliant piss-take of richard whitely, and the contestants are called simon sad and liz tragic...see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X1cKMKcHmg