Monique has decided to take a break from her Weekly Celebrity Gossip post due to work commitments, so JJ & T have decided to replace it with a weekly chat about life, the universe…and well, anything…
JJ: So, T. We had this silly idea about publishing a weekly chat because we think our readers might find it interesting.
T: And we need a new Friday post!
JJ: This will either be amazing, or a complete train-wreck.
T: Oh well, either way it might be fun. Like a podcast, in text.
JJ: Yes… For me, this week was all about Bowie!
T: Yeah, the new single, right?
JJ: Yep – first in 10 years. What amazed me was the buzz…I hadn’t expected so many people to be so excited…
T: Neither had I! My twitter feed was all over it.
JJ: So, by my calculations, you would have been 17 the last time Bowie released something? That’s weird.
T: I don’t remember that, though, so it can’t have been important. All I know about Bowie is The Labyrinth and Little China Girl. Doll? Girl.
JJ: China Girl…which was actually written by Iggy Pop originally…but don’t speak to me about Labyrinth…to me, that’s when Bowie went all wrong…in the 80s, Bowie was just about being popular. I like weird arty-farty Bowie.
T: But Magic Dance is such a classic! And how can you argue with Within You?
JJ: You’re making me cry….
JJ: Anyway, enough about Bowie…(did I just type that?)
T: (You did, I saw it)
JJ: What was your week like?
T: Well, I went swimming on Tuesday and my legs still hurt. But that’s really just having a whinge (although while I’m at it my wrist hurts too). The interesting part was yesterday I got a request from the Editor at Role/Reboot to republish my piece on being a Stepmonster.
JJ: Yep – one of may favourite T posts.
T: Well I can’t decide what I want to do. Whether I want to say yes or no.
T: I know, but it’s such a raw wound! I’m just terrified someone is going to read it and tell me I’m a selfish bitch.
JJ: And we all say “we’ve got your back”. But I understand why you feel that way.
T: Well, it’s brought up an interesting conundrum for me.
JJ: Being so open in a post is difficult.
T: How far am I willing to go as a writer?
JJ: Yep – I know that feeling. I think I found the line I won’t cross…which is why I think I switched to writing fiction.
T: There are a few topics completely off the table for me. I would never say anything bad about my stepdaughter in a post, for example. Talk to me again when I have my own children who are in my face 24/7 about writing something not-entirely-flattering about them. But for now, anything about her is off the table.
JJ: Yeah, I don’t think I could write anything as raw as Elizabeth Wurtzel did this week.
T: Oh, yeah, and that’s the thing – The Stepmonster post is taking my wound, at least in Part 4 of the post, and putting it out there in a very raw way for anyone to see. But I’m leaning towards doing it. Think I might just never look at the comments. You can all watch them for me.
JJ: Well I hope you let them publish it – it’s an important subject and needs to be talked about. And yes, I’ve got your back.
T: So I hope people like our new little conversational piece.
JJ: They better!
T: Maybe they’ll tell us what they’re thinking about this week.
JJ: OK – well, see you at next week’s chat.
T: Nah, you’ll talk to me before then. Have a great day!
OK, over to you. How was your week? Do you have any questions for the KiKi & Tea team? Anything to share?
Image by Jimmy King and davidbowie.com