Lengthy straight hair, she all the time had, so after we met for lunch after the chemo, it was time to do a double-take and chuckle on the tight fuzzy curls framing her thinner face. She had all the time been fairly. Now, she was lovely. She regarded like a brand new lady.
“No person ever informed me chemo may make your hair curly,” she stated, touching it uneasily, as if it’d fall out once more.
Contemplating the chance of a transfer to stage 3, I test whether or not home arrest for the over 70s might be lifted. “Private accountability,” it says.
Which looks like they’ll’t make us behave, however they determine we’re too scared to make a mad foray into virus-sharing locations.
Speaking to Kieran Cuddihy on the Thursday Interview on, I’m introduced up quick when he asks me what a prompter is. I clarify that, as a member of the Abbey Theatre College of Appearing, I served my time within the wings with a tiny lamp centered on the script of no matter was the play that night time, prepared for the second when an actor “dried”.
Drying, Josephine Tey as soon as noticed, was almost certainly to occur in a long-running play the place it’s doable to say the strains whereas figuring out what fairly contemporary meals may be within the actor’s residence.
Simply as the home/meals situation kinds itself, the actor finds themselves on stage in entrance of 600 folks, going through one other actor with an expectant expression and no clue what’s the line due at that second to situation from their very own mouth.
That’s when the prompter hisses the appropriate line. The actor picks up seamlessly and the play strikes on.
I go online to a Zoom assembly with a bunch of lethal spectacular specialists simply as the fireplace alarm goes off.
I yell apologies, open all home windows and flail with a tea towel on the ceiling factor making the racket till it shuts up. It’s tough to be spectacular, after a begin like that.
Trinity School goes to fee 4 busts of girls for his or her lovely Outdated Library, which, over its 280 years, has displayed forty busts, none of girls. Pats on the again to TCD for corrective motion.
And the excellent news? Right this moment, Amazon ran out of the ugliest garment ever made. The Dryrobe.
We pray it doesn’t — just like the useless mink in Denmark — begin rising out of its grave. Though, given a alternative between a putrid mink and a Dryrobe, I’d go for the mink.