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By: FryQI

Mon, 27 Apr 2009 23:58:33 +0000

Dear Stephen.......You have to be the one person I can honestly say is the most articulate,grammatically awesome etc etc person I know(not personally of course) I joined Twitter hoping to receive a Tweet from your good self.Alas not as yet but I understand the pressure you must be under.I love poetry and find this is ,the majority of the time,how I can express my feelings.You say in your book," The ode less travelled " that your poetry is personal and the road you yourself decided not to venture down.I feel the same about mine too,however,for you to glane at one of my poems would be a cataclysmic honour . I appreciate you get so many people begging you for the same.Me....It's not for recognition,I dont want my thoughts published or anything,just for the person I admire the most to give me an opinion.My site is poem in question is "Praying for time"To me it would be like T.S.Elliot reading it.......Here's hoping?? Love your new cab by the way....such a cute little smile in the twitter pic!! Much love Zoe

By: KaiPage

Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:36:14 +0000

You are quite brilliant, Stephen. You also have the most remarkable understanding of your own psychology, something that I admire very much in people. Going a bit off topic, I think it's something more people should take time to get to grips with; it may help the human race in many ways. Also; sugar addiction, I sympathise with you there. I have had an eating disorder for many years- not, primarily, in the sense that I want to be thin (though that was a part of it too) and it's funny because the things I did live on were the sweet things. They were very much an addiction, and as much as I wanted to stop eating all together, I couldn't resist this indulgence. Anyway, I shall shush now!

By: ravenna55

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 21:08:45 +0000

Can't give up the sugar, coca cola is my drug of choice. I'm putting my dentists kids through college.

By: 1adirarox

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 04:40:52 +0000

I find eating those little individual applesauce containers while writing to be a tremendous help

By: nonoyesyes

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 01:03:58 +0000

p.s. re: "The land you see on the horizon there is actually Canada, where she twists round the topmost corner of Maine at Passamaquoddy Bay" WOW..... BEAUTIFUL photo... You could almost imagine what it was like to be there..... I felt I was THERE ....... What is the defininition of serenity? Your photo!

By: nonoyesyes

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:58:25 +0000

OMG! This was such an insight into something that plagued me for years.... the smoke-coffee-chatty-living-working thing. I was FORCED to quite having a pair of lungs that were on a big protest, and had decided to shut off the little air sacs so that I felt like I was suffercating from within! So you might say I was lucky (in a way that is) that good old mother nature sent me this evil effect early in the piece to force my hand... But with the writing thing; now that was a very different story! A few years ago, I sat down at a computer, and began to write. OMGosh.....WHERE did this come from?! I had never written a word ~ well other than hello, goodbye, and how's things type of writing (ie. letter writing) so this came as a total shock! I'd get up in the morning, and go straight to the computer; with a cup of tea, pens, and a box of tissues (for some reason typing makes me cloggy in the snoot) and off I'd go.... At around 4pm one afternoon, I stepped back from myself, and realised that I had been typing since 7am that morning! Still dressed in PJs, and not a tap of any other thing done that day... This went on for weeks! And after I'd finished my story, I found then I had a peculiar habit of editing my own work; self correcting till I felt I would surely have to tear out my hair... Over and over and over ........... 3 or 4 years on, with the manuscripts shoved cruely into a drawer that was too small.... I had left it on the shelf ~ for another time, another place. But the desire to write came back to haunt me, and I found myself GLUED to the computer once more.... And then, the MOMENT came when (drum roll) THE COMPUTER WENT DOWN..... AHA! I know....(I thought) I will take a pen and a reem of A4 crisp white paper, and WRITE IT OUT BY HAND.... CLANG!!!!!! That was when I made my discovery.... without the computer I was mute.... numb..... totally unable to write a SINGLE WORD! OMGosh! What was that about?! But to this day, unless I am on the computer, I cannot for the life of me, write! So your addiction ~ the must-have-cigg-to-write is MY must-have-computer-to-write syndrome! hahaha! I'm laughing because it's so WEIRD but it's true, never the less! An excellent blog; one filled to the brim with a snapshot peek into the facinating world of creative art... Thank you so much for sharing too... I've known ~ or should I say, been very fond of quite a few selebs.... but there is not always the option to get to KNOW those people, to be able to write upon their blog (if indeed they keep a blog) nor does there seem to be many that open their hearts to the general public, and encourage interexchange of ideas thoughts abberations and more besides! Above all, thank you for your incredible ability to bring about a great camaraderie, via the internet pages! ((-_-))

By: groovyaardvark

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:19:07 +0000

Stephen, I saw your frigin' cab in Philadelphia! but have only just relized it was yours. My girlfriend and I, both Australians who now live in the US, were walking along (south street i think?) and we were like whoa! left hand drive London style cab! Who would have the balls to drive that here?! I imagine the steering wheel staying on the left would complicate matters even more when driving on the opposite side of the road. If I had only known it was you! I certainly would have taken a photo and sent it in. My girlfriend (your biggest fan) is absolutely kicking herself now, as to am I. We cannot wait for the next session of QI, and all your other awesome-ness... Cheers, Leigh

By: Anick14

Sat, 09 Aug 2008 20:44:36 +0000

Welcome to the states, though you're probably gone by now. I really hope you had a decent time while here in Wisconsin, though that may have been impossible if you were here in the winter (schools were closed because it was too cold, roughly -35!). I can't wait for this documentary to come out. I highly doubt I will ever get the chance to travel the country like you have, but your films have always had a real feel to them so watching this one will be a great substitute.

By: Helena S

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 01:58:16 +0000

Belated thanks for that Bi-Polar documentary: it aired 2 weeks after my own diagnosis of the same. I'd known it for years, of course, but it takes longer for those with prescription pads to spot it. Now on Duloxetine with a dash of trifluoperazine to stop me going too high.... Aahhh... ciggies.... yes. I got stuck on the nicotene gum for longer than I had actually smoked. Still struggling to kick the choccie biccie habit though... never connected that with mood... must seriously abandon them and see what difference it makes. Hope the arm is recovering well. :^)

By: friend4vr

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:50:57 +0000

Stephen, Believe I can relate to your previous addiction to sweets. I am chocoholic on a grand scale. I can't go a minute without thinking about chocolates. Sometimes I would spend my last penny on a choclate bar or cake. I admire your determination and sucess of kicking the sweets and cigarettes, and especially coke habit. I have always admired your work and love all of the comedy shows you have done with Hugh (Laurie). As far as I am concerned you two are the best comedy duo ever. Keep up the good work. Jacqueline P.S. My mom loved from the moment she saw on Jeeves and Wooster. You remind her of her old boyfriend.