Deadly

I’m a big fan of Kiri Pritchard-McLean and everything she does, so it’s a good job she works so hard and has so many shows here, all of which I will see. Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult, 20:15, Pleasance Courtyard (Attic) Kiri’s second solo hour of standup not only has a cracking real story at its…

Late night sleep fight

I’ve finally been out after 9pm instead of tucked up in the apartment of dreams and it was a blast. Although I was then awake most of the night because I missed my three hours of just sitting. But anyway, the shows! Adele is Younger than Us, 2140 Pleasance Dome If this show sounds like…

Pride

I’ve had a lovely day as the two shows I’m peripherally and tenuously connected to have absolutely smashed it today. What I’m saying is, I was fantastic, and it was a bloody good laugh. Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It, 1545 Liquid Annexe, PBH’s Free Fringe I’m not going to plug this every day, but…

A room with a view, of the room

Yes, I’m still obsessed with my apartment. Which reminds me of a joke I heard today. More of that, later. If you’re in Edinburgh this August, or ever, may I urge you to sample the massage skills of Jill McLaggan. I heard Deborah Frances-White talking about her on the Guilty Feminist podcast some months ago,…

Leonard Cohen

Originally posted on Riffs In The Diff:
Tuesday 4th September Dear Leonard, I have a sincere apology to make . . . I was late for your gig and I made someone else late for your gig and I am truly sorry. I arrived in the beginning of the first half somewhere between 8pm and…

The time is now…

Today June ends; in one hour, in fact.  And July starts.  We’re roughly half way through the year, the nights are drawing in, Wimbledon has barely begun but soon it will be over. And you have a wonderful opportunity, to balance your books, look at the year so far, celebrate your successes and put your…

Daily accountability…

Everyday I log into my forum and post what I’ve been up to with my writing.  It really works for me to get it down and show it off, essentially.  I’ve written every day now since February and I’m proud of that and improving I’m sure.  It’s not for everyone, but if you have a…

Face vs Facebook

A handy guide to commenting on other people’s personal appearance. It’s commonly accepted, nay expected, that should I update my Facebook status (see also Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, ello, Vine, Tinder, Instagram, Tuesday Night Writes, Foursquare, etc.) you will pass judgement, you could post comment, you should press ‘like’.  When I update my social media portals, I am inviting…

I’m Out

Hi.  My name’s Janine H. Jones and I’m emetophobic.  This means that I have a crippling phobia of me or someone near me, being sick. Most of you know this about me, I explain it to everyone in the hope that they will better understand some of my behaviours.  Most people are very sensitive to…