Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Striped Red Tomato

This week has been the most horrendous mixture of work, stress, more work and more stress, culiminating in a really thoroughly miserable Friday (barring the two interviews I did – one with James Purefoy, who amused me greatly – and a screening of Where The Wild Things Are, which delighted me greatly).

But then THIS HAPPENED, and the universe is forgiven:

I’ve been obsessed with the Starsky & Hutch Gran Torino since I had a toy version of it as a four year old. I have models all over my house. I own a Starsky cardigan and a pair of his SL76 Adidas shoes. I love Starsky & Hutch madly and finally getting to meet the car was a (slightly weird) dream come true.

I even resisted the urge to throw myself over the bonnet. Go me!

After this picture was taken I bought a very large cuddly toy Totoro, watched Supernatural‘s Misha Collins and Julie McNiven give a bloody hilarious talk and was chased around by two men dressed as the Xenomorph from the Alien movies.

It was a very weird day.



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Flame on

You know, typing in a room lit by candles on a dark and stormy night is very soothing, romantic and relaxing…

…but it plays merry hell with your eyes and gives you a headache. God bless the light bulb!



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The Waters of Mars (and Worthing)

Please excuse the long silence – I’m currently drowning in a sea of work, which sounds a damn sight more poetic than it is.  It’s great to be busy – just ask my credit cards – but I’m getting to the point now where I’d like an entire week off with absolutely nothing to do and nothing to feel guilty about.

Still, I had a few weeks like that two months ago, which explains why this month I can barely afford to pay my rent. Woe is me, etc etc.

But anyway, because I don’t want this post to be all doom and gloom, check this out:

Clever kite surfers jump over pier!

That looks like SO MUCH FUN. I am very jealous!

Also: I loved last night’s new episode of Doctor Who – The Waters Of Mars. Less action than I was expecting, true, but I thought Lindsay Duncan was marvellous (I really liked her in Rome, so it was good to see her again) and Tennant’s Doctor was his usual batshit-crazy self.

Best of all, though… the trailer for the Christmas episode. Sweet Jesus, how many days left until we can see it? It looks like all our Christmasses will have come at once!



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