Tuesday 3 April 2007

Wee Cal

I t's the lad's 15th birthday and as of today he is officially taller than I am at 6 ft 2 ins. This will come as a shock to those of you who still picture him as the wee nyaff in After the Snooter (above).

The ID card at left is newly minted. He was telling me at dinner last night that the five guys in front of him all borrowed the new kid's Harry Potter glasses and greased their hair back for their photos until the photographer twigged to what was going on and started doing his pieces. He grabbed the last one still wearing the borrowed specs, marched him to the class teacher and asked her if he was legit. The teacher, half paying attention said she didn't recognize him so he must be the new kid.
Oh to be fifteen again.

Well, rather you than me.

(ps slipping into anecdotal mode I found myself using the phrase 'doing his pieces' above, which is not a wee Cal phrase, in fact I was astonished to find that nobody else in the house knows it, and I had to rummage to find an online definition for those of you who will be confused. But it is a phrase i think worth preserving so i stuck with it. 'Nyaff' you can take or leave. See links )

and if you don't have After the Snooter, here's how the story finished:

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Blogger drjon said...

I've lost me damned Snooter.

It's in a box here somewhere. I asked Herself if I'd left it down there by mistake. Turns out she's got two copies, both bought for various reasons. Offered to lend me one *laff*

I've been reading your Corpus (that's actually technically a joke, as I started with Fate), and it's peeving me I can't find the damned thing. Ah well, it'll turn up.

I must say, it's been delightful rereading this stuff. Much of it has been in my lockup for over 5 years. I've just been reading your Chloe piece. It's damned fine.

Oh, and a Happy Birfday to the Lad, who it would seem is now a quarter inch taller than me as well! My goodness...

3 April 2007 at 01:08:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

ah yes, i know all about the lock-up situation.
(note that in fate they changed it to 'locker' and i didn't notice before they went to press with it. bloody Americans.

got all my stuff back in the house now


3 April 2007 at 01:11:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

ps. but no spare snooters. sorry

3 April 2007 at 01:24:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...


And since when does he look like a MAN? With cheekbones! Gee willickers.

3 April 2007 at 03:29:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...


I did try to send Cal an email but, as with most of my emails to you lot these days, Mailerdaemon just throws them back at me. It's not because of swear words so I don't know what his beef is. I email, it floats off into the ether, two days later it says 'this message has been delayed, we'll give it another go in a bit' and then it tries it again and concludes that it's just not going to happen. Everyone else is getting my emails just fine. It's YOU what's causing trouble!

3 April 2007 at 03:36:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try and send it without the hardcore porn Hayles

3 April 2007 at 04:20:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Cal. Dance off at Hayley's 21st?


3 April 2007 at 05:16:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

Best David Brent dance impression wins a biscuit.

3 April 2007 at 05:20:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Chris said...

Hy FEddie, i am a big fan of your work...for november i will print(self published!) the first number of my magazine ...all the comic stories will be written by commercial videoclip and movies director- I work in Milano as storyboard artist......
I ask you if u'd like to join to this project....let me know...and give a check to my site....I hope you'll answer me....
Thanx anticipately...Christian


ps I know...i have a bronze face!!!!ah aha!

3 April 2007 at 06:18:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just imagine how glad I am to find that glossary links are included in the text. Otherwise the slangs will just sound like another word verification for me.

Congrats to your boy.


3 April 2007 at 07:25:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First little Mikey Gaiman gets a job at Google and now wee Callum Campbell is 6' 2".

This is all very disconcerting.

3 April 2007 at 09:57:00 GMT-5  
Blogger James Robert Smith said...

(First little Mikey Gaiman gets a job at Google and now wee Callum Campbell is 6' 2".

This is all very disconcerting.)

You're all turning into the Oldies is all.

3 April 2007 at 17:50:00 GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

Don't worry, it Will turn up, even if I have to call in favours from Errata and Pazuzu and Glycon.


3 April 2007 at 21:57:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

(I have the coolest copy of "Snooter" ever -- with a drawing and inscription by wee Hayley herself!)

4 April 2007 at 12:46:00 GMT-5  

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