Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hey - I know someone sort-of almost famous!

Last week, when I was reading a brochure for Mary Ryan bookshops, a face in a photo caught my eye. "I know that face".....and I knew the name too. - The brochure was advertising an Author Event for a new book by Bryce Corbett, who was the older brother of one of my good friends, and was a couple of years ahead of me at school. I think he worked for the milkman and delivered our milk at one point.

Anyway, he's written a book about his life in Paris, where he now lives. It's called "A Town Like Paris" and I don't actually know if it's any good because I don't think it's available for sale yet and in any case I will wait for the author event to buy mine. The few reviews I've been able to get hold of online indicate that it's funny and well written, so I recommend you get out and get it when it's available, so that you can support my old friend's brother. If you're in or around Brisbane on the 1st of October, you might want to get along to the event at Mary Ryan's at Milton - give them a call to book.

On the crohn's front, the 6-MP I've been taking is causing more bone marrow toxicity so my immune system is again suppressed more than it should be. I'm having more blood tests (I've had so many now that the nice lady who collects my blood samples knows me by name when I come in the door) and I have to see my Haematologist again. I can't get an appointment with him till the 25th of September so it's all a little up in the air at the moment. He has suggested that he might need to take a bone marrow sample which sounds like not much fun.....but we'll see....

Music recommendation of the day - Canadian Indie Pop band The New Pornographers.... With a name like that I dare you to Google them at work tomorrow!

Oh, and thanks to the lovely and talented Bonne Marie at ChicKnits for the link to this comic. I laughed so hard....(The Man thought I was nuts, so maybe you have to be a knitter...)