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HulaHoopJustPassingby

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Van Morrison dumped me on Instagram and I dumped him back. Let me tell you how this came about.

Since I am a huge fan of The Man I follow his official Instagram account. One day he posted a picture of two garden gnomes there, one of which was wearing shades whilst playing the guitar. Hula Girl responded to that picture in Hula fashion and, as a result, received a request from a certain "Sir Van Morrison" to be friends. Knowing all the things I know about the innernut, I gave my consent. Then a rather shy, typical boy meets girl conversation unwinded until Hula Girl stopped answering questions and found herself dumped. I dumped him back, which is silly of course, but you know how things go when fire has hit the belly.

I kept asking myself: "Who is this?" Did somebody hack the official Morrison account? It appeared that my knighted friend had a whole Instagram harem. I do not know, but I cannot imagine that Van himself wastes time on that forum in such a way. I wonder who takes care of his social media affairs. These days we see more pictures of him smiling, in the company of people. Perhaps he is considering a political career? LOL. OMG. YOLO.

Meanwhile, we are friends again, officially.

So, I wonder, who posts stuff on Jeff's accounts? You look after his business here, Nicky. Does he have another "social media assistant"? Does it take more than one person to keep the information stream going? Do these people take the initiative to make friends online to make it look like the celebrity they are working for is interested in ordinary folks? I do not know, but if they do, they should not laugh at people.

I am going to wake up now, bake bread, bathe Bono and enjoy a cup of Halloween coffee.

PS: the spelling checker here does not recognize chatspeak. Perhaps it is time for an update? After all, that sort of communication is pretty widespread.

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You thought that Instagram  friend was Van Morrison, Chili Beans Martini ? He would not have done you that way, nor would you have stopped answering his queries. I'm glad you and Sir Van are friends again. You fixed up your new apartment real cute, have you done anything else to it? I bet you enjoy sitting on your balcony drinking coffee or whatever and spying on the neighbors, or gazing down on the charming scene below. Don't let Bono jump off the balcony
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On Instagram and Twitter the real pages have a blue check mark. Van Morrison's real page is https://www.instagram.com/vanmorrisonofficial/ I don't think any real celebrity would mess with the people who follow them... do you? It's true that many celebrities have someone else to manage their social media pages, but it has to be someone they trust. I once had a fantasy about writing a screen play where a fan made contact with their celebrity via social media and then met them in real life and the repercussions of that - would the fan be disappointed to find out their hero was human? Would the star be disappointed to find out his fan wasn't completely devoted? I didn't take it too far but I still think about it sometimes. 
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Thank you, Nicky. That was useful information - I did not know about the check marks [smile].

No, Pinkie. I did not think that was Van. I do not spy on the neighbors, although it is tempting. What would I see?... Bono will not jump off the balcony, he cannot. And I have not done anything else to my apartment. However, next year, I would love to install sunscreens (outside) and get myself a condensing boiler. The one I have now will explode soon. At least that is what I think.

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Hi Martine,

I meant to reply to this and then forgot. Imagine how wonderful it would have been if it had been Van the Man, though. [wink]

You love him like I love Bono (we saw U2 TWICE this summer!!!) Anyway, yes, the check is there for legit celebs. But it must have been thrilling, if even for a day. (sigh sigh)

Do you have brown eyes? The first time Allan saw me, he thought of the song Brown Eyed Girl. Awe . . . . (Sappy but I love it. Love the song, too). Actually, I have a ton of Van Morrison's music on my itunes, he is an amazing artist, but has suffered some hard knocks in life, sadly.
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