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6 July 2010

My new game: Where’s Watson?

Pick up points for saying hello to me in the street.

By Mark Watson

I’m writing this on my phone. It feels like texting. I hope this works. Normally I write the blog on a tiny tiny laptop, which has been one of the heroes of the past few months. I would put it third, in fact, behind the wife and me, if you were picking a star of Kit’s life so far. It has come with me everywhere and enabled me to blog in cars, on trains, in the bath, and in far more alarming places. Now I have lost the charger and I am trying this WordPress app on my iPhone. Six months ago I didn’t know what an app was or what WordPress was. I still don’t entirely trust them to get this online before that magical deadline of midnight. But we’ll see. I’ve now more or less completed the remarkable round of minor TV appearances I was on about last week and am sitting, tired, backstage in Bristol about to run my festival show once more through its paces.

Not much blogging time, so a quick update on Where’s Watson? This is the game where, basically, you get points for saying hello to me (Watson) in the street, or at a show, or just seeing me but not saying hello. The first points were chalked up last week. Chris Pollington cheekily asked for 0.1 of a point for seeing a poster of me. Kindly, I awarded it. Then, a nice lady called Katie came to my show in Putney, said hello, and we took a photo together. Now you’re talking. 2 points. So that leaderboard: Katie . . . . . . 2 Pollington . . . . . . 0.1 Everyone else in the world . . . . . . 0. Exciting! But is there still time for someone else to come through? Since the game doesn’t end till Feb 18 2020, I would say yes, there may well be. Right, there are other things to say but I’m scared this won’t work properly. I’ll do better tomorrow but for now I want to bank what we already have. Like on Deal Or No Deal. Please let it work. Here we go . . .

This post originally appeared on Mark Watson’s blog.

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