By Stephin Merritt
The rustic folks say howdy-do yet right here on the town, it's yo; they'll say it within the nation too in 20 years or so. Rolling Stone journal has referred to as songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields the Cole Porter of his new release; O, The Oprah journal has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast because the wryest pen on account that Dorothy Parker's. jointly they've got crafted a witty and distinct booklet in get together of two-letter phrases, concentrating on the one hundred and one such phrases that count number in Scrabble. that includes unique four-line poems by way of Merritt and colour illustrations through Chast, one zero one Two-Letter phrases covers time-honored phrases (go, hello, no, ox) in addition to imprecise ones (ka, oe, qi, xu). With the darkish wit and smart wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, this publication is certain to please not only Scrabble gamers and crossword puzzle fans but in addition someone in thrall to the most unearthly corners of the English language."
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Thank goodness we didn't go in my sister's Volvo. Still, it gave me time to get the tea cosy I was looking for (or, as they call it, SchlurpWully) and I found a lovely new bedside lamp (LiteFondl). Ironically, next to the futon Stephen fell asleep on (NobEd). 10 Monday We told Stephen Junior that he's adopted this evening. He isn't, but there was nothing on TV. 11 Tuesday Read an article about how some frustrated women use cooking to compensate for the lack of . . well . . marital shenanigans.
25 Friday Stephen spent the evening in the Dog & Duck, crawling home around midnight. Unusually, I had a lovely, undisturbed night's rest. Stephen was asleep as soon as the pillow hit his head. 26 Saturday Spent a good five hours rummaging around in the attic. Once I'd finally negotiated the dust, cobwebs and back issues of Ladybitz Monthly, it was quite an eye-opener. My first find was a huge, ancient portrait of someone I assume was Stephen's great-grandfather, although he's never mentioned him.
Fortunately they'd had a cancellation so I managed to book a slot next Friday. It was a very reasonable price, excluding coffin tax, font duty, choice of pew and a hearse. Luckily, Stephen's mate Barry was able to help us out on that score as he owns a car hire company. He owes Stephen a favour, so he's letting us have a hearse at a knock-down price. I'm not entirely sure what kind of favour Stephen did for him. I'm not sure I want to know any more . . 17 Thursday Stephen's dyed his hair green and knocked back three pints of Guinness before breakfast.