I follow Stephen Fry, the wonderful English actor, on Twitter (@stephenfry). His Tweets are fun and witty and make me wish I lead the life he does.
Well, it's not all glamor, apparently. The following Tweet arrived from Mr. Fry this morning (late afternoon in London):
Fabulous lunch. Now in cab home so desperate for a widdle that I may explode like a burst waterbomb.
Goodness! Not exactly the image I expected at 8 a.m., but reassuring that Mr. Fry's life is, at times, no different than yours or mine. And I've never heard the word "widdle" before, or seen it used in that manner.
A few minutes later, and the cab ride is going no better:
Speed bumps are evil: they stab your bladder and say "Nah"...Who can't identify? Shortly after that, he's still not home, but is able to Tweet from his iPhone (love the British, always bravely soldiering on):
Still in cab. Clenched thighs so hard my testicles have shot up my neck. Dear me.
OK, that one made me laugh. Loudly. At 8 in the morning. The mental picture leaves a bit to be desired but still, it's pretty funny.
Just as I'm about to go to work comes word that Mr. Fry's mission is accomplished:
As for all you wicked people who tWEEted "sssssssss" and "tinkle"and "fountain". Shame on you. Home now. Made it.
As my brother said, "I am so relieved. And, apparently, so is he."
Has anyone else given a better Twitter performance or managed to put the edge of suspense into their Tweets like this? You have to laugh.
Stephen Fry is also on AudioBoo. His short audio clips are marvelous.
(My secret goal is to get Mr. Fry to follow me on Twitter.)