Guest Posticles

Towards the start of the month, Linus mentioned that he was about to post a guest blog on somebody called Laura Anne’s Community Blog Party wherein throughout the merry month of September, various bloggers and internet-types would give their ideas on community and so forth. He also recommended reading the rest of her stuff.

This I did, and being a curious character, asked if she had enough guest posts to see her through the month – offering my Party Ring (three very short stories set outside, inside, before, during and after the party of your lifetime). Sadly, this exceeded the required length quite considerably. So I bodged something together and the results can now (or at least, from Monday morning) be seen here.

In other news, I have been asked to come up with “Something about faith/church/modern world/whatever.” to join the hallowed pages over at Changing Worship. It’s due for submission on Wednesday, so any ideas will be much appreciated.

Bee stung lips?

On the way to work this morning, I felt a sharp, hot, stabbing pain in the flesh besides my right knee. At first I thought it was just a bad example of a hair getting caught in the trouser material, but upon further investigation (I stopped and rolled up the trousers when a jiggle provided no relief) I felt a similar pain on the edge of my left buttock. With my lightning reflexes, I pinched the trousers where the pain occurred, shook the trouser leg and out dropped a wasp, ripe for the stamping on.

The rest of the journey was somewhat uncomfortable as the second sting is right where sitting down produces the most pressure.

As I arrived at the station with mere minutes until I was due at work I texted my boss with the following message:

I’m going to be about ten minutes late this morning – I got stung on the arse by a wasp and need to get cream from the chemist’s.

In response I received typed laughter and the affirmation that I had submitted the best excuse for lateness ever.

I now have ointment but it’s not helping much.

Here endeth the story of my painful encounter with nature in an urban setting.