The Book of Illness and Chimps
Chapter 1 Verse 1
Travel day today. Ol Pejeta to Nairobi, then farewell Kenya. Nairobi to Entebbe: hello Uganda.
@MichaelSage Sadly not. Big place, Africa. All power to him, tho. X
@LorettaLametta Well spotted! Wish I could claim it was deliberate, but it's a very happy coincidence. Good omen perhaps. X
@protaganist Warmish, but pleasantly cool at night. Off to Uganda now, which is lower, hotter and more mosquito-ey. X
@amyl_nitrate Hope you and other loyal and original forum-ers like the new site ... X
Haha! If only. x
I wish, Lindsey, but I fear time won't let me, fell whore that she is ... x
Did I call you Lindaet, by mistake? Do forgive me x
@nickfraser Saw the summit yesterday. Stunning. x
Here I am: http://tinyurl.com/4q2fw6
Lawks! Just seen Guardian piece. Thankyou Charles Arthur. My backhand slightly weaker than Murray's tho. x
@dangilmour Hehe! Silly Dan x
@ralvin Mm. Bit tricky, Richard. Travelling till May, then 16 QI recordings and filming thru till end of 2009 ...
In case you can't get new stepjenfry.com website yet, knoq that some local DNS servers haven't reset. Give it a few hours. Sorry x
Chapter 2 Verse 1
How can I put this tenderly? Requests for speeches/articles/work related stuff will only frighten me away from twitterspace. Usual channels
Twitter is for social larks, not worky chores, agreed? x
@lochutus glancing ref made in this weeks upcoming Dork Talk... x
@andybudd No, no. I was just doing a bit of nipping in the bud. Don't feel bad, please. x
@Zoonie I enjoy following, just wanted to head off too much worky stuff ...
@AJCann Fair enough, Andy. work+play it is
I'm certainly not laying down any rules, that'd be most anti-Twitter. But I'd hate to have to run and hide if pestered for work stuff 2 much
Chapter 3 Verse 1
Here I am,Nairobi airport: http://tinyurl.com/3wdp84
@TessyBritton ! x
Me and my luggage: Jomo Kenyatta airport, Nairobi x http://twitpic.com/ghiq
@mcawilliams ROTFL! Best one so far! x
In Nairobi airport, about to board flight to Entebbe.
Chapter 4 Verse 1
Just landed in Uganda. No data signal so far, so maybe text tweets (twexts?) only. X
Potential disaster! I seem to be developing a cold. That would deny me - quite rightly - access to the chimps I'm supposed to film tomorrow.
They're letting me on Ngamba island, but won't be allowed close to the chimps. Sinus pain, snot, heavy head. Poo.x
That's "poo" in the sense of "bother", btw. No gastric troubles. Yet.
Lake Victoria is sparkling in the sun. Ngamba Island ten miles away. X
Gettig farther out. Signal weakening. May be my last yweet for 48 hours. In touch when poss. X
Dosed up on Sudafed and Sinutab etc: better but speedy. Sorry can't see all your tweets. GSM only herex
Just fed the chimpanzees - I wasn't allowed to touch the food because of my cold, but marvellous nonetheless. x
Here I am: http://tinyurl.com/6hpzlu
Toiy threadlike data heartbeat. Cold still with me but better. Thanks for all good wishes. Ngamba Island heavenly. Chimps divine. X
Brief burst of GPRS disappeared. Filming on the island: weaver birds, fishing village. Still snotty but sinuses better. x
Chapter 5 Verse 1
Back in Entebbe now. In room cutting the little films I've shot. Feeling better. Brum City 0 Norwich 0 at half time. Come on canaries. x
I'm getting an "Over capacity: too many tweets" message from Twitter. Is this universal, or something Ugandan?
Oh hell: I misread the text initials. It's Bristol City, not Birmingham and they've just scored in the 75th minute. Bottoms.
@lisibo Yup, the Fail Whale is exactly what I'm getting. Heigh ho.
@JULIANBRAY Yes, the LVH. Most things working. Except the air conditioning. And the hot water. And the phone lines. Internet's okay though !
All better again. The whale's dived back into Lake Victoria (it's a freshwater whale) -- thanks for your support all of you x
Arse. It's a result.
- Made some new friends this morning: they cooked me a Nile perch & made me laugh. This was their favourite photo x
@HannibalCat fair point ... x
@DomM Indeed, it was the Air ... couldn't be otherwise really, but I thought it right to show an option...
@atrophic Fair point. Insignificantly fair ...
Day off tomorrow. One week in Africa. On Monday we fly to Bwindi for the gorillas. Night night everyone x
@LiliCosic Patricide is to kill a father, fratricide a brother, suicide oneself, insecticide a pest -- therefore countryside ....?
Good night ... x