Saturday, September 16, 2006

Random Saturday Thoughts...

It's Saturday - but all the big games (Chelsea vs Liverpool, Man Utd vs Arsenal, Spurs vs Fulham) are tomorrow - is it worth watching MOTD?

Why did we get busier after the French market packed up?

Was it anything to do with the rubbish dance music they were banging out from the sweet stall?

How many copies of "local artist" Banksy's book would we have sold if we hadn't decided graffiti on a wall was one thing but in a book was "stupid"? (We are selling loads of them now)

How many other books could we have sold loads of if we weren't so bloody opinionated/snobbish?

Will I still love A Glastonbury Romance this much after 1000 pages?

When I said to the kid in the Chelsea shirt earlier "big game tomorrow" and he looked blankly at me and was then prompted by his dad whispering "Chelsea play Liverpool tomorrow" was that real evidence of what I know to be the case - ie All Chelsea Fans are Fake Glory Hunting Gits

Would I still love Finn if he grew up and supported Chelsea?

(A defining moment of my football supporting life came when Fulham were first promoted to the Premiership. Our first game was at Old Trafford VS Man Utd. A real baptism of footballing fire. Louis Saha played for us in those days and scored the first goal in what turned out to be a blinding match - though it ended in glorious defeat for the men in white. On the way back we had to stand on the train. It was FULL of Man Utd fans on their way back to London. What was worse they all had reserved bloody seats! AND they were drinking red wine while we Fulham lads and lasses were quaffing Stella.)

How did I ever manage to drink Stella when it is so nasty?

Is that edition of the Flowers of Evil I just ordered really the best translation? How would I ever know being so bad at French? (My French teacher famously described my accent as "more Brondesbury (a small part of London where I grew up) than Bordeaux!"

Will Finn smile at me this evening? He was really grumpy earlier.

Hope Sarah Waters wins the Booker.

Will Chris Yates (author of How To Fish) come and buy a copy of JA Baker's Peregrine from us like he said he would at that lovely fish lunch organised (and paid for!) by Penguin?

B R A I N S T O P P E D W O R K I N G

I N E E D S O M E G O O D S L E E P

4 comments:

  1. If Finn becomes a Chelsea supporter I will find it had to love him.
    But you won`t.

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  2. I hope Sarah Waters wins too!

    Anne B

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  3. You should worry, the risk is Plymouth Argyle down here and it's happened.

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  4. Canongate will romp home with the Booker

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