Someone today saw my signed pics and asked about the conventions I'd been to. She was fascinated by the story of Helen
and I dressing up as a pantomime mastadge:
I was the back end.
Anyway, the reason I mention this is that it's the first time that a non-sci-fi fan has actually been impressed by these exploits. Instead of giving me *that* look or saying how sad I am, or just kind of humouring me. She said that I'd led an exciting life. The weird thing is that she didn't seem to be being sarcastic, I think she genuinely felt that this stuff was amusing and interesting. This is a new and strange experience. I'm used to having to apologise for the fact that I'm a bit sad and have no life. I'm not used to someone thinking I have a more interesting life. Of course now I'm going to be continually wondering whether she was just humouring me and just a great actress. Has she gone home now laughing? She seemed to really like my wall too. That probably doesn't mean much to you, you haven't seen my wall, well, unless you're Helen
or Mr Random
or you're someone else who knows me in real life, yeah like that'll happen. I guess you could be stalking me, please stop it if you are. Maybe I should stop waffling and explain the wall. You see when we painted my front room we painted most of the room lilac, but painted a blue rectangle on the chimney breast and painted the alcoves blue as well. The chimney breast rectangle is kind of a writing board. We write on it in silver pen, it has many strange things written on the wall. Hmm, I could maybe get a picture of it, don't know if I can be bothered. I'll think about it and maybe do it later.