We tend to take it for granted now, but it bears remembering
just what a truly revolutionary life-changing technological advance
Twitter is, allowing us (as it does) to keep up with what
television programmes our favourite celebrities and people in the
media are watching. Generally as they're watching them.
Sometimes, however, they're not all watching TV. In fact, on the
afternoon of Wednesday, 9 January, DIVA über favourite
Heather Peace was squirting herself in the face
with shower gel. Don't believe me?
@heatherpeace Squeezed & sniffed the shower
gel to see if I liked the smell before i purchased. Have squirted
it in my face. In public. Now sneezing.
@heatherpeace Sneezing because obviously it
went right up my nose.
Now I don't stalk Heather well enough on Twitter to state with
utter confidence that this is what her friends would describe as
'classic Heather', but I like to imagine it is. (It's just the kind
of thing Miranda Hart might do on Miranda, actually. In fact, now
that I think about it, Miranda the character should have a
Twitter-focused episode where she joins Twitter and gets addicted
or mucks up a lot. Could be hilarious.)
Anyway, within 9 minutes Heather's tweet had
been favourited 9 times and RTed 16 times, which suggests that it
struck a chord with many. It also proves definitively that Heather
and her character Sam Murray on Lip
Service are not one and the same. Sam would never squirt
bodywash up her nose in a public shop, you see, because Lexy does
all the shopping since they got engaged and moved in together in my
In other news, Heather's former Lip Service costar Ruta
Gedmintas aka Frankie Allan has been flying through the
sky lately (or picking someone up at the airport, possibly) and
spotting celebrities while she does so no less:
@Mighty_Minto Just topped my Hulk Hogan
sighting at the airport, with SNOOP. Snoop people. The D O double
G. Shizzle For rizzle twizzles.
I must admit I don't understand most of her tweet, but she
sounds upbeat, which is great. (I'd be happier if she were tweeting
about a new series of Lip Service, but that dream has not as yet
materialised. BBC, if it wasn't for Africa (the
documentary series, not the continent), you'd be on my naughty
list. Like that nasty shoebill chick that pecked its little sibling
to bits in episode two; seriously, that was a tragic bit of
In lighter news, meanwhile, Lucy Spraggan
(you may remember her from X Factor) has been in New Orleans:
@lspraggan Just played at an open mic night in
New Orleans, old school, playing 3 songs in a bar, with 9 people
It's difficult not to like Lucy - she's clearly very talented
(yet charmingly self-deprecating) and enjoys interacting with fans,
answering questions and whatnot. Not everyone on Twitter is nice,
however, as she herself alluded to on January 5.
@lspraggan To the people that tweet abuse; I
hope one day, when you need a job most, a potential employer
scrolls down your tweets.
Nicely put. Like eldest shoebill chicks, people who tweet nasty
stuff at celebrities are not on my party invite list either.
Speaking of parties, the very lovely Leisha
Hailey of The L Word and Uh Huh Her fames tweeted an
equally lovely pic of GF and bandmate Cam Grey chowing down on a
corn cob just before her birthday.
Cam then tweeted a pic with the words: "Would love to put @leisha_h on a leash?"
The thought of this made me laugh, anyway. Not out loud, mind
you. One of those laughs you do in your head.
Speaking of laughs, comedian Jen Brister has
apparently joined the search for the cure for feline snoring:
@JenBrister I'm not lying when I say THE CAT IS
SNORING! I may have to eat him.
And finally, this week's Under The Weather Lesbian Writer tweet
award goes to the wonderful crime writer Val McDermid, who tweeted
@valmcdermid Strange night of feverish
hallucinations. The joys of flu...
Val, may I suggest that you check out Jeanette
Winterson's medicinal recipe tweet as quoted here last
week (see link below)? And get well soon!
In fact, get well soon everyone! Until next time…
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