Dreary, the complainant (you know who you are) said. Plain, she said. Drab, she said. It’s all………..brown and , and……..bleurgh, she said. Change it back, she said.
Hmm, I rather like it myself, I said. I thought it looked classically elegant, I said. I like brown, I said. The write up about it on WordPress said that it was exceptionally handsome.
IT’S BORING, CHANGE IT!!! She said.
Critics of the blog in the past have usually had a short sharp answer when I’ve responded to criticisms of :
‘You swear too much.” I Fooking well don’t!
“It’s too personal.” Well, I find it cathartic and if you find it uncomfortable to read it, well don’t.
I’ve stated several times that I keep this blog for my own reasons and if you get something out of it as well then that’s good but if you don’t like it well, jog along.”
(Ha! Getting up at 5 this morning is beginning to tell. Grumpy sod!)
But no one has ever said it looks …………….BORING. Gasp with shock.
No one as shallow as me can possibly have a blog that isn’t interesting or beautiful to look at – it’s all about the looks you see. Cut to the quick, I was.
“Well…..well…..boring? BORING? Well, I’m not making it sodding purple for ANYTHING!”
So, if you were a fan of the old new look then don’t blame me for it’s demise, blame Peewee Winklepop. Hope you like the new new look. Pppssshhttt. Boring, indeed!
Being up as I was at the ungodly hour of 5 o’clock this morning, watching the snow and jumping around with excitement at getting out to do a pre dawn snow shoot, I sent The Rev a text message at 7.20 to ask him to take Mrs Woofy to work with him so I could scoop her up and we’d be on our way. “I’m already at work.” Dagnabbit, that boy’s efficient.
Two minutes later there’s a phone call from him. “There’s a burst pipe in the studio.”
Oh. My. God. How long has it been doing that? There hasn’t been a soul near the place for the best part of two weeks. EEEEK!
Arriving at the studio a few minutes later we discovered that a pipe had burst right next to the light switch and was jetting water straight into it! The staff member who turned the light on was lucky she wasn’t blown to Kingdom Come! Jeez, Brings me out in a cold sweat every time I think about it.
However, she wasn’t, so it was time to survey the damage. Nowhere near as bad as it could have been. The studio used to be a garage and there is an inspection pit under the floor. I wonder if it’s now an underfloor plunge pool? There certainly is a great danger of plunging as the wooden floor has become decidedly spongy in places. We’ll find out tomorrow when the floor comes up for inspection. It’s highly likely we’ll find several thousand litres of water in there.
Mats, rugs, props, curtains and all manner of stuff has had to be shifted a bit sharpish but at least my sample albums are all ok, that really would have been a disaster as I couldn’t possible have replaced all of them in the couple of weeks before the wedding fairs start again. The lighting kits and projector have also got away unscathed, thank God I’m a lazy sod who didn’t put them away in the cupboard where they normally live, they’d have been destroyed.
So, as inconvenient and time consuming as it all is, I’m actually very grateful, because it could easily have been a lot worse.
Oh happy day. I’m going back to bed. See ya.