The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Thursday, 8 September 1988

Oochy Koochy


‘Do It Again’ – Marilyn Monroe



 

Apparently, according to Prediction magazine’s ASTROLOGY SECTION, this week will feature ‘money and material matters’, ‘correspondence or documents’ and ‘general good luck’.

 

Later:

 

‘I Found A Dream’ – Marilyn Monroe



 

THE MYSTERY

Life has taken a terrifying turn.  He’s out there, somewhere.  And he’s going to get me.  His name’s Berwin Groomstool.

 

What am I talking about?

 

I walked out of KL bus station today and came across a paving slab with a crude picture of Berwin Groomstool on it:

 

 

 
And he's quoting from The Sisters Of Mercy’s ‘Some Kind Of Stranger’.

 

BUT WHO DREW IT?  Flash didn’t and I didn’t.  But it’s someone who knows me, and likely a goth.  But it’s a piss-off.  They couldn’t even spell Groomstool (or draw him properly, even though it was visibly him).  And, to tarnish The BTC’s reputation further, whoever did it vandalised it into the pavement!  Getting Berwin + the BTC a bad name.  And what’s all this quoting THE SISTERS business?

 

Yes.  I am half happy + pleased, but it’s like my own son’s been kidnapped by unseen forces!

 

THE NAGGING THING?

WHO THE BUGGER DID IT?!!

 

Odds on: STAN, LEGS … who else knows?  Who else has seen him?  Or likes The Sisters?

 

WAS IT REALLY BERWIN?!

 

FLASH, HELP!!

FLASH, HELP!!

 

What does it mean?

 

I hope the council remove it.  PLEASE!!!

 

Ritcherd x

Ritcherd x

Ritcherd x

Ritcherd x

 

ASIDE:

Natalia Wnek returned from France.  She nice.  She back with Mark.

 

Doctor Who mag is nice.

 

Band practice good.

 

College and the BTEC in PERFORMING ARTS is nice, but despising Kat Hill who is now in my group, but actively bitchy to me even though yesterday we seemed to get on.  Now, in a blaze of bitterness, we have drifted.  I don’t think Leighton’s going to stay loyal, either.

 

Inductions are into their second day, and slowly the various Drama groups are getting to know each other.  Personally, I find the whole thing uncannily ‘new’.

 

Larry Goodgirl has announced to the groups that the forthcoming production will be Macbeth. And explained that the onus will be mainly on the students to provide, sets, costumes + music, etc.  I look forward to the creative works this seems to promise.

 

Larry now has my Character Notes on the play (another piece of preparatory work that I chose to do).

 

 I really like: Hazel Church, Astra Trellis, Danny Black and a few others.

 

The Common Room

This is your chief area for relaxation and meeting other students.  Besides some gaming machines, which provide a source of income, there are also vending machines and a juke box.  During break and lunch time there is a snacks counter supervised by the Refectory.  You will need to remember that this is the only place in the College where smoking is allowed besides the Refectory.

 

Although the Common Room is open during your free study periods, you will be expected to use this time with purpose and not lounge around playing cards.  Break and lunch times are set aside for real relaxation.  The only restrictions are – no gambling, no alcoholic drinking and no entry during cleaning times, namely 11am – 12pm and 3.15pm – 4pm daily.  The juke box and gaming machines are permissible during break and lunch times.   Please note that radios and cassette players should not be brought onto the College campus.

 

(Extract from the 1988, Autumn Term news sheet, created by the SU and handed out to new students)

 

Ritcherd

X

 

P.S. Gotta take a copyright out on Berwin ©…

 

 

Later:

 

HELLO.  I’M RITCHERD J WINTERFOOD.

 

I’m a very happy, healthy, confident young man.  I am tall (ish), with a tanned and surprisingly muscly v-shaped torso, and long blond hayre.  I am a member of the band, DARK IS DESIRE.

 

MUSIC:                

GOOD MUSIC!  At the moment, I like nice rhythm + blues, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Rock, SISTERS OF MERCY, film soundtracks, Classical (esp. WAGNER), HOUSE and most DANCE.  Anything that’s well done.

 

PEOPLE:            

Danyel ‘Flash’ Gordon, BM Wasp, Nat Wnek, June + Mike, Jon Winterfood, Annie Winterfood, Betty Baker, Freddie Dale, Chip, Eddie Moses, Manda Jones, Elliott ‘Elbow’ Barlow, Justine Black, David + Natasha, Astra Trellis, Danny Black, Dan ‘Ash’ Ashton, Dan Berry.

 

I’m into: AMBITION, DETERMINATION, and most other things.

 

1988 IS THE YEAR OF BEAUTY.

 

LOVE IN LIFE,

 

Ritcherd J Winterfood

 

Later:

 

That tape my Dad did me is skill…

 

WHO SHOT

BG?

 

Miranda

I

love

you

 

My No.1: ‘Oochy Koochy’Baby Ford




 




 

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Next time: ‘Spock…’

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