Monday, 22 July 2013
I think I mentioned in the last blog that I wanted to try keep a comic blog of actual events in my life WHEN something actually happens. I certainly think this counts.
It was a break from the norm. From monotony. It was most certainly welcome.
I fucking love this girl.
And you mark my words, she's going to be big. Of that I have absolutely no doubt in my mind whatsoever.
She has talent, beauty (Inside and out) and so much charisma that it's practically impossible to dislike her. Unless you're a vacuous, empty, shallow, monster I guess...
Millie's the type of person worth travelling for. If you get the urge to watch her perform, I urge you to do so.
She's on Twitter as @MillieManders so go follow her. Get in on the ground floor so you can say "I knew her before she was famous" because I guarantee you she will be.
Millie has been very supportive of my art for as long as she has known me. It's been a couple of years now. She appreciates my art in ways that were strange to me at first. Strange in the sense that she had no personal connection to me when we first met and no reason to tell me she thought that my stuff was good other than... well, she actually thought my stuff was good.
We've only met twice in person, but to me, both times have been like I've known her all my life and I just feel... completely comfortable around her. I'm sure everyone probably feels like that around her but she has a way that makes me feel... I dunno... Special, maybe?.. Millie has amazing people skills (Even when bullying cashiers in Tescos over a 5p fee for a carrier bag ;D - in joke).
I don't mean to write this as a gushing idiot but too many blogs and other types of posts on social media these days all seem to focus on the negative, bad things in life. I think maybe we should try focussing more on the good.
Millie's definitely one of the good things in my life right now and I love her for it.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Yeah... So this is basically how my Tuesday went.
I like to think I'm a fairly decent, nice guy... and I rarely post anything about my personal life as I think shit like that should be kept personal but this... Well, it annoyed me more than anything I guess.
It wasn't like it was a date or anything. It was just to hang out!
I know we all have our own shit and reasons for doing things... But I kept I spent ages trying to contact the person in question and was getting no response at all. So little response that I thought there might have been something wrong with my phone.
No common decency says that if you have no intention of going to meet someone, you let them know BEFORE they have gone and spent the money on tickets to see you. I know £16.90 might not seem a lot to most folk. Hell it didn't to me at one point. But times are harder these days and I'm struggling enough as it is without doing something which is effectively like flushing the money down the toilet.
Now I could even take NOT being told that she wasn't going to meet me before I bought a ticket.
Just plain old good manners should dictate that you reply to a text message and/or phone call to say that you're not coming BEFORE the other person has spent 3 hours in a city not their own.
I'm not even angry about it anymore. I'm sure at some point in the future, I may even be able to look back on this and laugh. But not today. Not for the foreseeable future.
Right now, more than anything else? I feel let down and hurt.
People are funny things.
Oh, as for the travel anxiety I mention? That's a LOOOOOONG story but it's a hell of a lot more common than you might think.
CFCC end of August. Come buy Lou Scannon comics.