Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Emma Morley's Mix Tape

Last night, with Murakami's 1Q84 due to be published today, I buckled down and finished David Nicholls' One Day

Kiss her you fool! is an unusual reaction, at least for me, to a text but I will own up to being reduced to a quivering wreck by the end.

You won't find any plot spoilers here, but today I will still mostly be sobbing gently to myself and listening to Emma Morley's mix tape on Spotify.

On a more prosaic level, when Emma gains some weight, the author observes that "for some months now she had been putting skirts on over her head".

I am open-mouthed with admiration. How does a bloke, other than Eddie Izzard, get hold of information like that? Is it possible - without getting punched in the nose - to ask a woman how putting on a few pounds has altered her dressing routine? Could one enquire of a wife or girlfriend if she was putting a skirt on over her head because of all the donuts she'd been putting away?

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