I’m going to tell you a secret…

I am very good at shopping online, but terrible at the real thing! I went clothes shopping by myself for the first time, last week. And I’m a bit disappointed that what I bought, despite calling itself small, was far too big for me. It’s made me feel puny and weak. I haven’t been out, since then. I bought two new Blu-ray’s and a nice new pair of headphones, but all from Amazon. I wish I could emulate the success I have online, out in the real world. It stops me from doing a lot more things than just shopping, truth be told. The only social activity I have in the outside world is my creative writing class, and that comes to an end in three weeks. I thought since I have given up video blogging, I would post the short excerpts of writing I do each week, here! I’ll post the two pieces I read out in previous vlogs sometime later in the month, but the first piece I’m going to post is my longest and most original story I’ve written. I have to add a bit more before I can debut it to the world wide web, but rest assured it’ll be up by this time next week. As a little teaser, I’ll explain to you how I started writing it, last Thursday. We were given a newspaper headline at random, and had to write the first thing that came to mind when you read it out loud. I was fortunate enough to choose probably the best headline…


There’s was no clapping when I read out loud my page of writing, but quite honestly I’m thankful. Despite thinking it’s some of my best work, I don’t like receiving praise… keep that in mind when you read it on this blog next week and think about posting any comments!


About tomsbrain

The central hub of all things Thomas McNab - a 33-year-old Yorkshire-born writer and filmmaker, living with a disability, and medicating himself with obscene amounts of films, television, and amateur wordplay. Find out more at http://tomsbrain.2ya.com.

Posted on March 6, 2010, in Posts. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Tom… I’m still here am entranced by your blog a videos. You didn’t tell us that you were a TV star and YouTuber. You make me smile Tom… that’s not supposed to be a comliment OK, so don’t be embarrassed.
    Later my friend, Denis

  2. Hey… don’t check the spelling in my last comment. Typos OK. Just to qualify my ‘you make me smile remark’ – you do, in a good way.
    Cheers, Denis

  3. I tried this once already today, pressed send and it all just DISAPPEARED! and now Denis has proved his i.t credentials and beaten me to it, hey ho! What i wanted to ask is do you watch Glee? I hate the t.v but love Glee( and The Inbetweeners) Love the blog, did say much more last time, but it got evaporated! xx

    • Nay Elspeth old love. You just should have waited. I’d av told thee on Thursday without your anxiety tasted.
      Now do we watch Glee? I thought that was just an expression tha puts on tha face when someone gets a present. Sorry there Tom to take up space on your blog for all this cheap chatting it must be a slog to sort out the the people who want to waste time, ‘stead of reading your writing which I know is sublime.
      See you on Thursday. I hope Elspeth too, after all she’s the one who has to sort what we do. No more rhyming to you Tom on this Sunday night. Must away to my bed. Hope you are alright.

      Cheers, Denis

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