I'm getting an article published in the Fortean Times next month, and am VERY CHUFFED. Downside is they're putting a photo of me on the masthead, and a short bio of what I do next to it. I was honest and said I sit around watching TV.
The upside is that I'm getting paid for it. This is a quite unexpected bonus - when you send stuff off you sort of half hope they'll take an interest, never thinking you might actually make some money. So, the next step in my plan for world domination is to supplement my income with my writing. It seems like a bit of a tall order at the moment, but then last week so did getting published in a national magazine. Fortean Times is quite respected so hopefully this will open a few doors for me, but we'll see. I've had enough false starts already.
I'll let you know details nearer publication date, if anyone fancies buying a copy and laughing at it.
I was knackered after work yesterday and was nodding off on the sofa when the curling came on. I love the curling, and it's even better when you're half asleep so its surreal nature really shines through - the casual loafers they all wear, the commentator saying "Ooh, that was a lovely stone", the contrast between the quietly joking players and the drunken, ranting crowd.
It really is like a Scottish version of a genteel English sport - slow-paced, tactical and incomprehesible but with added ice, stones and brooms. Fantastic. I'm looking forward to watching more tonight.
Managed to organise a bit of urban exploration for the weekend, having located some disused nuclear bunkers around South London and also a key that might get me in them. I'll be satisfied seeing them from the outside if it doesn't work. I would have written it all up for Kuro5hin, but you never know, I might be able to flog it to someone instead! W00t!
Creep is a very silly film.
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