“It means abandoning being a poet, abandoning your careerism, abandoning even the idea of writing any poetry, really abandoning, giving up as hopeless - abandoning the possibility of really expressing yourself to the nations of the world. Abandoning the idea of being a prophet with honour and dignity, and abandoning the glory of poetry and just settling down in the muck of your own mind… You really have to make a resolution just to write for yourself… in the sense of not writing to impress yourself, but just writing what yourself is saying.”—Lewis Hyde
Herself:Stupid jokes that I shouldn't laugh at all. Your cheesiness. But I like that you like cheese.
Me:What was I like as a child?
Me:How old am I?
Me:How tall am I?
Me:What is my favorite thing to watch on TV?
Herself:Things that make you cross
Me:What do I do when you're not around?
Herself:Listen to Radio 4
Me:If I become famous, what will it be for?
Me:What am I really good at?
Herself:Everything. It's frustrating.
Me:What am I not very good at?
Herself:Telling me an outfit doesn't suit me
Me:What do I do for my job?
Me:What is my favorite food?
Herself:Pasta with something
Me:What makes you proud of me?
Herself:I really like the way you look, and when I'm around you I'm always chuffed that I have the best looking man in the place. Also, you are better at seeing both sides of a situation than anyone I've ever met - frustratingly so.
Me:If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
Me:What do you and I do together?
Me:How are you and I the same?
Herself:We laugh at the same things. And we can finish each others sentences
Me:How are you and I different?
Herself:You're really negative. And you understand other people more
Me:How do you know I love you?
Herself:You bring me tea in the morning
Me:What do you like most about me?
Herself:Your passion for getting things right. And your patience with me. And your lips. And your eyes.
When you can print full colour on aluminium, every problem looks like...
I email the sign artwork to the sign maker.
They reply:did they not fancy any images to try and make the product more appealing ?
Me:Because their product isn't very appealing is it? I mean only Heston Blumenthal uses it. And that El Bulli restaurant that you have to book a year in advance. Oh, and it's going on Walker's new posh crisp brand. Yep, this product is sinking fast, so screw the good typography and established branding. The only thing that will save us is your full colour printing on aluminium.
(Actually, I just replied with a nice, bland, No thanks.)