How long before bed do you brush your teeth?

I read an article about sleep that suggested brushing your teeth an hour before bed helps you get a better night’s sleep. Does anyone do that? Surely brushing your teeth is one of the last things you do before bed. The piece didn’t say why this is the case, my thinking is it gets your mind believing sleepy time is near. Although my friend on twitter reckons it’s because brushing your teeth wakes you up a bit, so perhaps I’m no nearer to knowing why. I doubt I’ll be doing it anyway because I know as soon as I brush my teeth I’ll want something to eat.

One thing I did find, is that reading articles on sleep made me feel tired, the only problem with that is I was at work whilst reading them, which is not ideal.

Feel free to let me know if you go early with the brushing of your teeth and does it aid your sleep. Contact me via the comments button or @anunknowncomic Cheers.

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Tales from the bin area.

A bit over a month ago I found Keith Richard’s autobiography in the communal bin area (it wasn’t in the bin it was in a plastic bag of other books & DVDs on the ground). I took the book because I’d previously wanted to read it. Then a couple of weeks ago I found a working watch in the recycling bin. It was poking out from a box of letters. I had been thinking about treating myself to a new watch as mine had been playing up for a while. One of the good things about this watch is that it glows in the dark so when I can’t sleep at night I know exactly what time it is. Who knew that the most successful aspect of my life would centre around the communal bin area?

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Swings & roundabouts.

On Saturday mornings I help primary school children with their reading (officially I’m a Literacy Intervention Tutor). The venue I’ve been working at since September has ended so in the last few weeks I’ve moved to a new location meaning I’m dealing with new children and a new co-ordinator. On the plus side the new location is within walking distance. The previous location meant getting a train there and a train back which ate into my very small wage. The downside of this new venue however is that I have to walk along a 6 lane carriageway, so although I’m up financially I’m down in the lungs.

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Do we owe sir vince cable an apology?

I’ve had to sit and watch the political commentariat put the Lib Dems unexpected good performance in the local elections down to a protest vote, a resurgence, or a response to their remain stance over Brexit. The truth however is that on the last 2 prongcasts I do, we have mocked Sir Vince Cable over his lack of achievements as Lib Dem leader. I can only assume the electorate voted in such large numbers for his party just to spite us.

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Do you brush your teeth at work?

I’ve gone a bit teeth-tastic on this #1minblog.

  • Do you have a dentist?
  • Do you use a manual toothbrush or an electric one?
  • If you use a manual one do you squirt one dollop of toothpaste or cover the whole toothbrush?
  • Apparently you’re not supposed to rinse your mouth out with water after brushing but does anyone adhere to this?
  • In the morning do you brush your teeth before or after you’ve eaten/ had a drink?
  • Do you brush your teeth at work?
  • Do you use mouthwash?
  • There’s a helpline number on tubes of toothpaste but have you ever rung it?

And Finally

  • Why does my dentist tell me to relax when doing treatment on me? Having a whirring thing & a scrapey thing in my mouth isn’t how I generally relax.

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Do you work here?

A woman at the train station kept asking me detailed questions about her journey. I wasn’t able to help so I sent her to the ticket office. It was only then that I looked down to see I was wearing my school ID badge. She must have thought I was a really unhelpful staff member.

Feel free to let me know when you’ve ever been mistaken for staff.

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A flaw in my system

One of the few things I’m proud of is my things-to-do-list. It’s handwritten on a folded piece of A4 paper with different sections allocated for different aspects of my life. The only flaw in my system is that things that are neither a priority or fun can stay on lists for quite a long time, like fixing my boy’s scooter or sorting the toilet flusher. ( Don’t worry the toilet still flushes but the plastic pusher bit has come off).

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Authority figure.

Some people seem to have an air of authority and some people don’t. I’m not going to say which camp I fall into BUT the other week I made an announcement in the Year 11 assembly (I work in a school) and 15-20 children started laughing, to the extent the Head of Year felt the need to say, “What’s so funny?!” There was nothing intrinsically funny in the message the humour came from the fact it was me delivering it.

Feel free to let me know if you struggle to be taken seriously (via the comments button or @anunknowncomic).

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My demographic.

I’ve always assumed that my poems appealed to a younger demographic but the other day I performed a couple of new poems to what could be described as an older audience and they were received well.

It would appear from the feedback the audience were able to relate to my new poems about ageing and being skint.

So perhaps my appeal is universal (smiley face).

Should you require a comedy poet for your event feel free to consider me. I’ve been performing since 2000, doing shows for Apples & Snakes (nationally), Commonword (North West) plus for Lemn Sissay at the Royal Festival Hall and more recently Terry Christian‘s Mad Manc Cabaret.

I’m currently based in SE London.

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