Monday, July 16, 2007

All quiet on the blogging front

Just surfacing for five minutes, between drafts of things, and while I have a quiet evening. Glad to see nobody's broken the internet while I was looking the other way. I've got about 5 proper blog posts to do, answering questions and everything, but just haven't got round to doing them yet. The year suddenly seems to be half gone, which freaks me out a bit. Poor old 2-Bond, just as we were all getting to know and love you. Glad to hear the Cheltenham Screenwriters' Festival went well, would have liked to go, but it landed right in the middle of a deadline, one that I absolutely could not miss. There would have been screaming, blood, and soiled pants, even *before* I started drinking.

What else has been happening? Not much to report at my end, I've been writing, having meetings, and watching telly, very little else. As for writing, I can't work on the sofa anymore - if I lean back, my arms hurt, if I lean forward, my back aches and my arse goes numb. I don't have a proper desk or office-type chair, but I've found that putting the laptop on a box on the dining table means I can type standing up. It's pretty comfortable. You don't lean forward because there's nothing to lean on. You take more breaks away from the keyboard, because you have to stretch your legs regularly. When you stop to think, you walk around for a minute instead of hunching over the screen. And you don't waste time surfing, because it's too bloody uncomfortable. Seems to be working, although every few days I need to go back to the sofa, cause my feet hurt. Now I need to find some sort of nice wooden or perspex box to use instead, because right now it's a tatty old cardboard one. Any suggestions for something 30 to 31cm high that a MacBook would fit on without falling off, speak now, blog-fame awaits you.

And I seem to be on Wikipedia, somehow. I'm here, if you want to have a look. I didn't put myself on there, and have no idea who did, so I guess it's a good thing, that someone felt I should have an entry. It feels quite bizarre, almost as if it's someone else, not me. I'm sure I'll have to get used to more than that once the publicity for DW kicks off in full.

This is quite possibly the most boring blog post I've ever done, sorry about that, I'm too tired to be entertaining today. Thank Christ somebody put me on Wikipedia, otherwise there'd be no news to report at all. In the next post I'll try to include some controversy, shocking revelations, and hedgehog porn.

10 comments:

Jason Arnopp said...

Typing while standing up? What in the name of sweet fuckery-duckery are you playing at, sir? You'll do yourself a right mischief.

You must have a proper desk, even if I have to build you one out of matchsticks. And this must happen by dawn.

buckbeakbabie said...

When I'm watching DVDs on my Mac Book in bed, I use the box from a "Da Vinci Code" boardgame that would still have the plastic on it if I hadn't torn it from moving the laptop. Best use I can think of for the game. :D Not tall enough, though...

Yay for being on Wikipedia! Congratulations.

Martin said...

I put myself on Wikipedia once.. They deleted my page though. Not famous enough, apparently.

Belzecue said...

"And I seem to be on Wikipedia, somehow..."

Yep. And I just fixed this on your page:

"He has also wrote at length..."

There's a three-beer minimum for that to make any sense.

Peter Pan said...

hedgehog porn? One of the few other species that have been found to practice cunnilingus apparently .. why do I know this shit?

Piers said...

Aeron, sir. Aeron.

James Moran said...

Jason: It's actually pretty good for my back, and general posture - and means I have to put my hands on my hips when I'm not typing, so I look like an important, thrusting kinda guy.

Belzecue: Ta! I didn't spot that, I'm rubbish, me.

PeterPan: I did not know that, but now I'm determined to use it in my next conversation.

Piers: I know! But I don't have a desk. And my flat is tiny...

Annie Rhiannon said...

w00t, you've been Wikied.

Someone wrote a Wikipedia page about me too, I still have no idea who it was. It keeps getting nominated for deletion though — it doesn't have quite as many interesting facts on it as yours does. Like the bit about you actually having written a screenplay and stuff. Mine is just about my vibrator, really.

soulmining said...

Hedgehog porn? Too many pricks for my liking.

Harry said...

You could try a leather cube footstool as a Macbook stand, they cost about £99.

John Lewis have one http://www.johnlewis.com/Home+and+Garden/Cushions_2c+Beanbags+and+Throws/Pouffes/Pouffes/4973/230410227/Product.aspx

but you can find one easy on the net