Hola. Hope you are well.
I’ve had a busy week (for me), so I’m just going to run through it so you can get a glimpse into my world.
On Tuesday I was back at work after an 11 day break (I work in education), two days in and I was knackered. On Weds and Thurs we had the Ofsted inspectors in our school. To most people reading this, it won’t mean much but to anyone who works in schools, the mere mention of Ofsted will have brought on a cold sweat. I think if you told anyone that someone was going to come in to their work and then grade them, they too would be in a state of unease. I reckon if someone said they were going to monitor your breathing, all of a sudden you’d forget how to breathe normally. With this in mind, in the first lesson of the first day they were in, guess whose class they came in? Yes you’ve guessed, this unknown comedian’s class. I think I looked sufficiently busy.
Also at school. I overheard a girl say, “Ed Sheeran was the best looking Ginger ever”. I’m not sure how much research she did. My default setting was to question this, but then I started trying to think of attractive ginger haired males (the inspectors had gone by this point). The only one I could think of was Prince Harry, not necessarily my type but he does seem to do well in those ‘fit lists’. I imagine being a Prince helps. Feel free to add your choice of fit male gingers. (via the comments button)
On Thurs I also did a rare poetry performance , at ‘Bang Said The Gun’ the liveliest poetry night I’ve performed at. I think it helps that they have uptempo music and the audience are given shakers. How can you go wrong with shakers? After my set which was well received, ‘Her With One Permanent Job’ , said with some concern “People are going to think you’re a misogynist”. This did catch me off guard, after all who gave her permission to move away from the kitchen sink? (it’s funny cos I’m being ironic)
On Friday, we went to a comedy night in trendy Shoreditch, which was headlined by ‘The Boy With Tape On His Face’. This is a man who does his entire set with actual tape over his mouth. I’ve seen him twice and he’s an act I think is well worth seeing. What amazes me is not only how he is able to get laughs whilst never speaking but how he has so much control over the audience without ever uttering a word. I know from personal experience, working as Teaching Assistant, that even when speaking repeatedly, it is possible to have no visible influence.
On Saturday, we went to a Johnny Cash birthday bash, (he wasn’t there) and on Sunday (yday) I watched the Carling Cup final and as a result have probably shaved a few years of my life but all in all it was worth it, plus I can’t afford to live into old age..
Til next time, stay safe!