Oct 30, 2007

It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, Fatboy's coming home

Oklahoma open sign

I am a lying philandering whore.

Okay, I take back the 'philandering' bit. And 'whore' may be overstating my case.

But you may tattoo my bonce with the word 'liar', for that is what I am. My Blogger profile details pin me down as a "Manchester writer, DJ and man about town". This is disingenuous.

The 'town' I was referring to was Macclesfield. It has been my place of work for the past three years. It's a strange place, inward-looking and not really sure what it is. But it's picturesque in some places, and the charity shops offer treasures for which Gollum would kill.

However, Macclesfield is not Manchester (photo of Oklahoma Cafe door by Dullhunk). I am a proud Mancunian. I have been risking life, limb and lobes on long public transport journeys into the Cheshire town, often feeling I should be working back home, in the holy city that gave the world Shameless, the Hacienda and, er, Jay Kay from Jamiroquai.

So... I'm proud to announce the birth of my new-- oops, sorry-- I'm proud to announce I will be working back in Manchester from tomorrow. I have a new job with Blackwell's university bookshop. It should afford me more time for blogging, writing, shopping lists, scratching, stabbing and anything else that can be done with a pen.

It's nice to be back home. I see you've kept the place tidy.


patroclus said...

Ooh, congratulations! Hope it all goes well for you. I look forward to reading all about Manchester bookshop life - judging by the tales I've heard about Waterstone's, bookshop people seem to have all the best fun.

James Henry said...

Gah, beaten to it by bird.

And she's right, we do.

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

welcome back to the fold....

(see what I did there?
Fold. Paper. Pages. Books. Bookshop

Always thinking, my friend, always thinking...

Fat Roland said...

Thank you, Jim and Pat. Heh, 'bird'. Thanks too, penguin man. Looks like James is caught in a bird sandwich. Okay, that's wrong on so many levels. I should never type replies when pissed on Talisker.

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Sarah said...

Well done for escaping Macclesfield! How's it going? And can I really tattoo 'liar' on your head? I think it would be fun.

Fat Roland said...

Thanks, Marielos, I've never saw anything like either too. I should delete spam posts, but I quite like them.

Sarah, my new job is going well I think, but it's busy and knackering, hence my lack of posting. And no, I don't trust you with a tattooing, um, pen thing.

Sarah said...

I have learnt this week that no-one* trusts anything I say because I'm a liar*. Probably best not to trust me with a permanent marker, let alone a tatoo pen thing.

*one person
*I do lie quite a lot for fun in very specific situations.