Posted on December 4, 2008 in Johnny Depp, Life, the Universe and Everything by Jay7 Comments »

ABC Wednesday will be a little different this week, folks.  I am going in for a repair job on my shoulder tomorrow so I don’t have time to do my usual varied post.  So I thought I would give you a little insight into what it might be like to live with me.

You see my house is full of Johnny Depp stuff.  I know. Such a surprise, isn’t it?  But there you go – there are always little things you don’t know about people!

Anyway, the men in my life tend to call him That Guy. So this week, ‘T‘ is for That Guy.

That Guy appears in posters all over the house.

In the kitchen


In the guest room


In the hallway


In the office


And That Guy is even on the fridge.


My family are always saying, somewhat sardonically, ‘Oh look! There’s That Guy again!’


‘Oh look! See that mug? There’s That Guy again!’


There’ll be plenty of opportunity for them to say it again, soon.  The Christmas cards will start to arrive, and I can guarantee some of them will feature That Guy.  Here’s a sample from last year


My ‘That Guy‘ friends are very creative people!

Anyway.  Please forgive me if I don’t get around the ABC Wednesday blogs to leave comments, but I have no idea if I’ll be able to type for a while.  And this, of course, may also be my last blog for a few days.   It all depends on how painful it is to sit and type, and whether I can type left-handed!

See you soon!

Posted on December 2, 2008 in Johnny Depp, The Home Front by Jay18 Comments »


I tell you this, my friends, I’ve never been so early with the Christmas packages!  There’s nothing like knowing that you’re going to be one-handed for weeks to motivate you!

I have many friends in the US and Canada – friends I’ve made online, and then made the trip over to meet in person.  This has been one huge advantage in being smitten by JDOCD*, and experiencing the Depp Effect!  My new ‘Fuck it’ philosophy has meant that when I was invited, I went.  Okay, I did take OH with me to make sure that they weren’t all internet stalkers intent on selling me into slavery or harvesting my organs for the black market, but oddly enough they weren’t!  They were all just lovely, and I had a great time.

I’m going again next summer for the premiere of ‘Public Enemies’, the story of John Dillinger and his cronies.  Needless to say, Johnny Depp is playing Dillinger.  We don’t know where it will be yet, but we’re planning on Chicago, on the grounds that it was part of Dillinger’s stamping ground and it’s where some of the movie was shot.   It’s also conveniently central for us to meet, since our little group of Depp fans comes from far and wide: the West coast of the USA, the East coast, the Midwest, the South, Canada, and – of course – England.

And this weekend, I’m going to meet a fellow blogger for the first time! I’m so excited!  The lovely Kate of iRamble is coming to see me!  Now, this is another example of my new philosophy, because previously, I’d have said (probably in a somewhat whining tone) ‘Oh, but it’s only two days after my surgery and I might not feel well enough, and the house is a complete tip!’ but now?  I say ‘Fuck the house!  Let her come!  It’ll be fun!!‘  And though I have warned the poor woman she’ll have to wade through dog hair dust-bunnies several feet deep, and she’ll be crunching biscuit crumbs underfoot and tripping over damp stuffies, she’s still coming!  The woman is incredible!

Anyway.  That’s my dining room table up there.  By Wednesday, all those packages should be winging their way over the Pond in plenty of time for the last post.

I’m very impressed with myself.  I usually make it by the skin of my teeth!



*Johnny Depp Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  But I am not a sufferer.  I object to being called a sufferer.  I enjoy it!