Monday, January 29, 2007

Grinning



Hanging up from a mobile phone call this lunchtime, I’m like a kid at Christmas. Giggling, grinning and just indecently excited.

“Have you won the lottery?” a colleague enquires. “No, it’s much, much better than that!” I reply grinning (have I mentioned that I’m grinning quite a bit at the moment?).

Now normally I wouldn’t blog in advance, in anticipation, of something, but this time I can’t hold back. The lovely Jude rang and basically said “get yourself to London tomorrow night girl, I’ve snagged us some Arcade Fire tickets”.

Cunningly, despite a diary packed with meetings and training, it falls just perfectly between commitments. So with a half day's leave it should all be possible.

As if the prospect of getting to see Arcade Fire in what I’m told is an excellent, intimate venue, isn't enough, Jude goes on to casullay mention that the timings should allow us to head to the Astoria afterwards to catch the end of the Get Cape Wear Cape Fly's set, oh it just gets better and better.

In fact it was this latter point, when relayed, that pushes Stuart to the point of maintaining his "no really, I'm very happy for you" response, through gritted teeth.

Leave booked, train tickets ordered, I’m grinning and expect to be grinning for the next 48 hours.

Jude, you are very, very, very wonderful and I’m so your bitch now. Aching cheek muscles and all...

6 comments:

sally said...

hello, I lvie nearer London than you, and I'm free......wanna stay over???

Caroline said...

hello. i have never heard of arcade fire let alone get cape whats it's name oooji flippy... but none the less i am very happy for you. but mainly cos you'll get to give jude a hug...please give her a hug from me too.


and have fun!

Jude said...

oh indeed. I own your ass. Like, forever.

We're going to have FUN! Yippee!!!

1 i z said...

Sally I'd love to stay over, however the wonderful Jude even threw in a night's accommodation into the bargain. But maybe I could kidnap you on my way back, you did say you were due a trip north...

Oh Caroline, let me have the honour of introducing you to both of these wonderful acts...I think you'll thank me ;-)

1 i z said...

Jude, I don't think I've ever been happier to hand over ownership of my ass ;-) Hmmm is it just me that thinks that particular metaphor has running its course?

And yes we're going to have mucho fun! I'm still grinning!!!

1 i z said...

Sally I'd love to stay over, however the wonderful Jude even threw in a night's accommodation into the bargain. But maybe I could kidnap you on my way back, you did say you were due a trip north...

Oh Caroline, let me have the honour of introducing you to both of these wonderful acts...I think you'll thank me ;-)