Saturday, September 12, 2009

OFFICIALLY OVER-EXCITED

This week’s been a washout as far as writing has been concerned: novel writing at any rate. (Pah: just as I started a personal race with Sheepish and I’ll be seriously lagging behind this week and tomorrow is WC day (word count day!)

This week has been full of sickness (mine and Daughter’s) and of course I should be writing now because this afternoon I am on the Neilson Hays Library stand at the Living in Bangkok exhibition at Bumrungrad Hospital.

But instead of writing, I’m jumping up and down with excitement because I read this yesterday. I had, up to this moment, been quietly excited but my trip to London is getting closer and OMG I think it’s time to lose control. This is Othello with Lenny Henry at Trafalgar Studios. AND I’ve got tickets. OMG, OMG. I am going with Leigh. Yay yay yay. Othello is my favourite Shakespeare play and I have a rather large soft spot for Lenny Henry and every faith that he will be stupendous. I am wondering if Leigh will be embarrassed if I want to go to the stage door to swoon a bit…

Now I’ve got myself over-excited. I’ve got to calm down and write lots of words so I don't shame myself in front of Sheepish tomorrow. And then I can get off to the hospital to promote the library when really what I want to do is think about LH as Othello...

5 comments:

Debs said...

I'm not surprise you're over excited, this looks fantastic. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time, and he'll be brilliant in it.

HelenMHunt said...

That does sound superbly exciting. Lucky you x

DJ Kirkby said...

What happened to my comment? I was very impressed with myself this morning when I thought I was the first to leave a comment. Obviously I forgot to push a button somewhere along the way...

Rebecca said...

Hi JJ!

Gosh - enjoy London - and Othello - am quite envious!
I bet, living in Bangkok, you even look forward to enjoying a bit of that cool British weather?

JJ Beattie said...

Debs, thank you... I do hope so.

Helen, thank you... *does a little leap*

DJ, I don't know... you were definitely here. I saw you.

Rebecca, I am, but I have to say I'm slightly concerned at my lack of coat!