Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Readers and reflexology

Gulp. My boss has bought “A Dangerous Man” (http://www.flamebooks.com) and I have signed it for him. From me and Michael. Double gulp. That should make for an interesting review this summer ... I did think about giving him a note of the pages to avoid as he’s a nice, straightforward man, but thought the list would be too long and confusing. Gulp. Again. But, hey, lovely that it’s another sale – I hope Flame are pleased with me. And the equally lovely Caroline from MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/caroline_biesse) has already started her copy and tells me that she’s really enjoying it, though is shocked by the number of rude words I know. Sorry, Caroline … I’m afraid it will probably get worse before it gets better. And thank you for letting me know it’s arrived!

I am taking it to the wire, work-wise, as I still haven’t sent out papers for Monday’s Steering Group but I’m waiting on a response about a report before we decide whether we have a meeting at all. And, being a part-timer, today is my last day of the week … Update: relief! They've cancelled it. Phew. Still, will have to do a report to email round, otherwise the members will forget I exist at all.

Reflexology at lunchtime, as no back exercise class this week, or at least none that I can make. So all my toxins are flowing nicely, thank you. And Emily (reflexologist) is keen to buy the book – hurrah! – so I’ve made a note to bring a copy to my next session – that is, if Flame have sent me the ones I ordered by then … Back at my desk, the lady who borrowed “A Stranger’s Table” (http://www.poetrymonthly.com) yesterday has now, sadly, returned it without the compulsion to buy. Groan. Still, at least she left me a note to say she’d enjoyed the poems. Buy them then, darn it, buy them – how difficult can it be??!!! Oh. Sorry. My normality head slipped a little there – but it’s safely in place once more, you’ll be relieved to hear. Lord, but I’m soooo borderline psychotic. Somebody book me a therapy session.

This afternoon I’ve done a VDU assessment for one of the Counselling staff, so have had to sound professional and competent. When in fact I know nothing and tend to slouch at my computer when no-one is looking like an old hippy. A drunk one. Oh, and I rushed around like the proverbial juggling meetings and agendas and minutes until my brain imploded. So no changes there then.

Tonight, I’m shopping and doing normal stuff. If I can manage it. Update: I managed it. Hurrah. And I forgot to say that Carol at work has bought a gorgeous silky pair of blue fluffy slippers, so I intend to go into town tomorrow to buy a pink pair. Never say I'm not cool ...

And, finally, one of my colleagues asked me if it's actually Lord H on the front cover of "A Dangerous Man" ... Of course not, I cry - Lord H is even more attractive, in every way! Naturally.

Today’s nice things:

1. My boss buying ADM
2. Caroline saying she was enjoying the book
3. Reflexology.

Anne Brooke
http://www.annebrooke.com
http://www.goldenford.co.uk

6 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, fancy signing copies of your own books and knowing that people want to read them. What a talent.

How fab is that? Does it make it all worthwhile when that happens?

By the way, do I need to be worried about the mention of the word psychotic? :-)

Just a thought!

Sue x x

Anne Brooke said...

Actually, Sue - it makes it quite scary when that happens. It never feels like (a) it's me at all, or (b) it's real or happening. I think my life head and my writing head are so very different, it's hard to join them up!!

Oh. That's a bit too psychotic again, isn't it??

:))

A
xxx

Cathy said...

They do good meds for psychosis nowadays you know...

ADM has arrived.Love the cover but was just wondering whty a few of the page edges look as if a rat has taken a bite out of them!!!

Cx

Anne Brooke said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Cathy - how appalling. Shall I ask Flame to send you another without the rat? If you'd like me to do this, drop me a note of your address via MySpace private email and I'll take it up with them asap.

I'm really dreadfully sorry about it. Do email me and I'll chase for you.

:((

A
xxx

Cathy said...

No need Anne....it only had a tiny nibble!

But thanks for the offer, anyway. I'm looking forward to reading it!

Cx

Anne Brooke said...

Bizarre though, Cathy - perhaps Michael's been feeling hungry recently? Honestly, you would have thought he'd be able to get his snacks elsewhere ...

Hope you enjoy it!

:))

A
xxx