Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Forget the Ides of March !

THE LAUNCH DATE OF THE POETRY BUS MAGAZINE IS................Drum roll......pause.......baited fish.....Fuck it, it's MIDSUMMER'S DAY! My favourite day, balmy, barmy and maggeekal.



It's 21st June and perhaps, I din't really know or care, the summer solstice. It's also made famous in the play 'A midsummer nights dream' by Edridge Coleman.



June is brillo, often full of sun and daylight and short nights and long days and heat and happiness and hope and holidays and ice cream and forgetting your cares and for going places with your friends and getting drunk and falling over and falling in love.

I've been doing things the right way in the right order with the mag, compiling it, getting it designed, applying for funding.This is where I have gone wrong. I never do things the right way, if there's a wrong way to do something I'll usually find it. I've been all here's me belly me arse is coming, now I'm gonna be here's me arse me belly is coming.
Like I usually do.

I'm starting with the final thing, the launch, in belief that everything else will fall into place. So put it in your diaries June 21st 2010 the first issue of The Poetry Bus Magazine will hit the streets.

I'm doing another funding application which I will have to drive to it's destination as I've left it too late to post. This will be interesting as I have the car's THIRD NCT (MOT) test, yes, THIRD test, tomorrow.I'm too emotionally traumatised at this stage to even begin to recount the catalogue of farce inflicted on me and my luffly but ancient Audi by Laurel and Hardy down at the test centre. Sweary words were exchanged the last time, I'm bringing boxing gloves this time. Think of me at 12.25 pm, I'm seeking positive thoughts and new medication.

By the way it's not just L and H that have it in for me. A few nights ago someone, some thing, stole the drivers side wing mirror (just the glass) and (wait for it) the windscreen wiper!! Frantic trawls around the scrapyards yielded a replacement mirror that fits-mostly.I just hope tweedle Dum doesnt touch it when he tests the car tomorrow.

13 comments:

Ann said...

Great news about the magazine launch! Sorry to hear about your NCT woes. Been there! I will be home for this launch so I will be watching and waiting. Well done, even if you went about it slightly arseways!

ArtSparker said...

I feel your pain re stolen stuff with cars...hard to figure though.

Jeanne Iris said...

How wonderful about the launch! Break out the champagne!

I'll send positive chi in your direction tomorrow morning. Third time's the charm!

Niamh B said...

Ah, good luck TFE's Car!! I'm sure it'll be fine, that mirror theft happened me with my first ever car, they broke the window in order to get in an neatly unscrew the thing.

Brigid said...

Congrats on the magazine, that is a great achievement.
As for the NCT, best of luck! Is there a patron saint of old bangers, because I'll be praying to them for you, so glad there is someone else who has a car like mine out there, everyone else has glossy 'celtic tiger' beasts.
Mine gets by on pure willpower and has a sound like a rooster in the engine when we hit the open road.

Niamh B said...

Forgot to say YAY about the midsummer's day launch! YAY

Brigid said...

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Mad Aunt Bernard said...

Hello Feck! Are you featuring any toad flinging events in the back adverts of your mag? If not I won't buy it.....well, I might...

Argent said...

It's date! Hope the old car passes its NCT! Fingers are crossed over this way.

Heather said...

Exciting news about the Poetry Bus Magazine - you must have worked very hard to get it up and running so quickly. Keeping everything crossed for your car and it's MOT.

Titus said...

Excitement! It's diarised.

Audi? Luxury!

Liz said...

TFE, wunderbar news on The Poetry Bus' imminent arrival - and Mid-Summer's day - this has got to be a good sign (here they celebrate with bonfires aplenty and 'off with the old' (bonfire dump), 'on with the new' (jumping over bonfire...well dying embers-part! ; ))....will be thinking of ye all swanning around at launch...I should be in mid-exams by then so will add cheer to glumness!
(Hey coincidio - had my m.o.t. the other day - passed even though fume-emissions had hit limit)...best of luck with it!

the watercats said...

aww man!.. I hope it went well for you!.. and yay!!.. a partay!!!..
everyone should plan a big get together on g chat or something weird!, lol!