Tonight at Moat Bar at the Wheeler Centre I learned that stemless champagne glasses are now a thing. It's a good bar despite the fact that if you want to use the lift you need to get escorted, which I actually think would actually be more annoying for the staff who need to do the escorting as it is for any patrons who want to use the lift. It was strange. The bubbles were delicious, though, and the ambience was very nice with at least one famous important person there at the same time as me (famous important people = bonus ambience. Always).
I then saw Lily Brett speak at the Wheeler Centre. She did a reading from her new book Lola Blansky then had a chat onstage with Kaz Cooke. Lily Brett is the author of two of my all-time favourite books You've Gotta Have Balls and Too Many Men and I love how she combines the saddest, most tragic truths of human existence with honest, dry and very funny comedy. Sometimes when I read her books I feel as if she's written words that have a direct conduit to the part of me that feels and it's an exquisite and beautiful sensation.
Ms Brett was fabulous and hilarious and I enjoyed the evening immensely. Also, bizarrely, a young and handsome whippersnapper *winked* at me. Is that now also a thing? I was perplexed but amused and I shall look forward to going to the city again soon to see if it happens again. Although maybe he just had something in his eye? IDK.
I have Lola Blansky right next to me and as soon as I post this I'm going to start it. I can't wait.
15 down, 16 to go.