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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 5.44 pm, Friday 11th March, 2011
Subject: Lent Day 3: Eight, Damsels in Distress, Apples
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Having spent Mon-Wed working 9-10, decided to take yesterday off work. It's so nice to be able to lie in and then get shit done. Although inevitably I ended up screaming "encode you bastard" at my machine at 11pm. But now I have a projector that works, a new digibox that works, headphones that work. I've discovered a new cable that doesn't work (and have now switched it at the shop). I cooked something resembling a chicken phad thai. All told, pretty good.

I listened to Eight by Do As Infinity which kept me merrily ticking along. The opening track Baby! Baby! Baby! answered the oft expressed question "Whatever happened to the ska punk horn section?". Mostly Japanese Pop/Rock doing what it does best, which is making me smile for no great reason.

I finished reading the Damsels In Distress Trilogy by Alan Ayckbourn. Three full length plays designed to be played in rep by the same company on the same set, but with no other connections. In GamePlan a teenage girl hatches a plan to take up prostitution in order to have enough money for her and her mum not to have to move to the country, away from her best mate. Trouble ensues when her first client has a weak heart. Classic Ayckbourn, it keeps things light, the stakes never raising high enough for us to worry too much. In FlatSpin a sexually frustrated young woman accidentally attempts a romantic tryst in a flat she is meant to be cleaning throwing a drug sting into chaos. Far fetched and I hated the ending. In RolePlay a dinner party and engagement announcement is disrupted when (a) it turns out the father of the bride-to-be is a racist homophobe (b) one of the desert forks goes missing and (c) a beautiful ex-lapdancer drops onto the balcony from the penthouse above, pursued by her gun toting ex-boxer minder. I like it. I knew the ending from about page two but was still happy to watch it coming.

Here's manifesto number three. It's just me naming apple types.

Inspired by the Daniel Kitson series Stories For A Starlit Sky.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 10.52 pm, Sunday 13th March, 2011 (UTC)
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Glorious! :-)

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