- Took train to London after work on Monday
- Performed not one, but two gigs on Monday night - very different gigs and very different responses
- Enjoyed a tipple with my congenial host and then took a few hours' sleep - perhaps an hour too many's sleep, but my host was very congenial
- Headed into the city to go to a meeting
- Met my sister for a coffee
- Had another Starbucks online experience - looking for emails about "The Musical!"
- Went to the venue for our London preview for "The Musical!", paid and signed for it
- More Starbucks action
- Another gig - more friends and friends of friends to see what I do on a stage
- Then a good chinese meal
- Then a taxi ride back in time for a couple of hours of sleep
- First tube into town on Wednesday morning and then the first train to Newcastle
- After struggling through a day's work against my exhaustion, my spirits were raised by a phone call from a comedy competition, offering me a place in the next round
- Home, washing, tidying, food, bath, bed... I needed the sleep - was in bed before 10!
- Thursday was another full day in the office and then off to Leeds for a weird but enjoyable gig
- Also had a curry in Leeds city centre after the gig
I suspect this weekend will be nowhere near restful. I'm half expecting to hot-foot it to Scotland tonight. My poor car.
On the up side, it's great to be able to spend good nights out with friends. Stand-up is a very sociable activity and a good excuse to travel to places where I have people to spend time with.
I should keep the diary, though. My mind can only think about the next 24 hours.
I'm also happy that I have a one-way-arch-nemesis. This man doesn't know he's my nemesis - I don't want to upset him by making a big deal of it. However, so long as he exists, I have a focus for my negative thoughts. Believe me, this fool deserves to be the focus. The beauty of it is that I only need to use him as my nemesis when he's actually present. The rest of the time it makes no difference. This is not a serious comment, but reflects a certain degree of irritation that a certain person causes me... and it amuses me.
Last night, my guitar lost a string, the audience were in a funny mood and I performed my set, standing on tables in the middle of a room, with my eyes at the level of the beams. I still enjoyed myself and managed to make them laugh.