Sunday, October 19, 2008

Well! I Never!

I've been stood up!

Ok, not me personally, but well... it feels that way. It could be the three rather hefty glasses of chardonnay talking though.

This evening I went to the launch of the QPLA Conference (Queensland Public Libraries Association) at State Library of Queensland. A rather lovely little soiree out on their tea-cup terrace, wine and nibblies in the cool breeze off the river. The guest of honour was supposed to be the absolutely divine William McInnes... but he didn't bloody well show up!


Now for those of you who don't already know, I'm possibly William's biggest fan. Have been for some... well, it will give away my age but it's about 20 years. I've run a fan mailing list for about 12 years, and a news-blog for about three. If you want to look at the news blog, go to: http//

He was supposed to be a guest speaker to launch the conference, and he just didn't turn up. The bugger! He'd better turn up tomorrow morning, he's the keynote speaker!

Well, if he's going to be like that, I'm going to go hang out with the other man of my dreams, Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters. He'd never stand me up. I'm sure of it!


Yeah, you can all hang shit on me now.


Katagal Kapers said...

I'm with you on Masterful McInnes but not sure about Jamie but he sure likes blowing stuff up! Reminds me of a number of redneck rellies I have that blow things up at the slightest provocation!
I have no critique to place upon your blog, I am just nosey and love reading about people's lives no matter how prosaic and mundane!

Kath aka Sleepydumpling said...

That's part of the attraction to Jamie. Intelligent, fun, honest... and knows how to safely blow things up!

tubetrain08 said...

Gee Kath, I'm a bit fond of the rugged looking type myself, but those lilly-white arms and soft fingers give him away. Maybe McInnes should spend a day with Jamie and get his hands dirty. Then you and I can write a book about both of them! "Rugged Writer meets Master of Myth". Okay - I'll stay away from the attempts at humour and leave that to you! :)