Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

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I've been not-working for two weeks now. Scary how quickly the time goes. Much of it seems to have been spent waiting for my computer to catch up with my requests for it to do stuff.

On Thursday I attended a recording of The News Quiz at the Drill-Hall-as-was. It lasted an hour and a half, at the end of which Sandi Toksvig apologised profusely for the late running, blamed Jeremy Hardy, and wondered how on earth the BBC would cut it down to twenty-eight minutes (by cutting out the swearing and slander, mostly).

What you missed: the story about Rick Wakeman going for a drink with Ronnie Biggs; Sandi's inability to pronounce the Chinese names of the Edinburgh Zoo pandas; Jeremy simulating urination up a curtain.

On Friday I participated in 3hundredand65, a collaborative graphic novel played out on Twitter over the course of a year. Participants have 140 characters to convey the next instalment of a story that's lyrical, comical, scary and surreal, in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Join in or follow along at @3hundredand65 and #3hand65.

My Tweet and the artist's accompanying illustration are here. Did I cynically exploit the project in order to get a picture of wolves? Judge for yourselves! (And yes, huskies would have been too blatant given my username.)
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