Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Something Emotional This Way Comes

This afternoon I heard a little kid in the park declare to what I assumed was his granddad: ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks is the best film I have seen in my eyes!’

I smiled. It’s not that good.

Somehow this reminded me of a story Ange told me a few weeks ago. It was the morning after Heath Ledger died. She was in the staff room at the school where she works, early in the morning and alone, using the internet. She had just found out about the story and was shocked. She was one of those women who got off on Heath and Jake not being able to quit one another in that gay cowboy film. A colleague of hers, a nerdy but lively guy called Johnny came through the door. Ange turned to him and said, ‘Have you seen the news? Heath Ledger’s dead!’

‘I know!’ replied Johnny, seemingly equally shocked. ‘I thought his name was Keith!’

I laughed.

I used to think his name was Keith too.

Speaking of which, Keith is on his way over. Apparently, he needs to talk. He sounded emotional on the phone. I’m going to cook some pasta. I believe that pasta is good food when you’re emotional. I have no idea why I believe that.

But I do.



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13 comments:

Lauren said...

Bete, do you like coffee? I just found this and thought I'd share. Might cheer you up a bit. Coffee + Free = Happy. Well, if you like coffee.

http://beta.joffreys.com/

La Bête said...

Thanks, lauren.

Have I just been spammed?

I feel quite dirty.

Glamourpuss said...

Yeah, he might be a bit fucked off if he's read your blog. I hope you changed names to protect the innocent/guilty as sin.

Puss

La Bête said...

Wow, it's almost as if you just stepped into my mind there wearing your best reading glasses. He left an hour or so ago, and I was just writing about a conversation we had about privacy, and blogging, and names... Spooky. You're not one of them there witches, are you?

Lauren said...

Spamming? No way! But if you put whipped cream on top of your coffee you can put it other places too and then feel dirty for a real reason...

Carolina said...

Sounds like someone got scolded. Might you require a spanking as well?

Isabella Snow said...

Whipped cream is so overrated.

AndrewM said...

I hope he left on his own this time.

Ginny said...

Nutella is far better than whipped cream...

Glamourpuss said...

Yes. And I have the stripey tights and cool shoes to prove it.

Puss

La Bête said...

Can you all stop being saucy, please?

Bugger. Too late. Here I go again.

Anonymous said...

Bit late to the topic but...
I think your post about Keith is a massive invasion of his and Ange's privacy and you should delete it. Are you sure this isn't a bit of schadenfreude coming out?

La Bête said...

Hey, anonymous. I most certainly will not delete it. The three people involved have all seen it now and I've apologised to two of them. And I'll apologise to the third if necessary. But I have to leave it up there as a reminder of what can go wrong when you're rash. And selfish.

Sorry, anonymous.