Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Barking mad...

M got a free diary via the interweb and it contains all manner of hints and tips. There is a suggestion for dog owners wishing to lose weight: "When you take your dog for a walk, instead of letting the dog walk, carry it. You will lose weight." The heavier the dog, I suppose, the more weight you lose, although, in turn, the carried dog will gain weight, won't it? I wonder if the weight lost and gained is in equal proportion? It's a good job the diary was free, I think.

Did some decorating round at mothers today and then it was back to the play. Expect to hit the end of the first act tomorrow. It will certainly need plenty of redrafting. Am sat here now watching the amiable actor and 'comedian' Alan Davies researching his bricklayer roots on You Don't Know You're Born. The programme is an obvious rip-off of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? although the budget doesn't appear to run to the worldwide travel (Davies is now buying meat in Smithfield market) that fills that programme (actually, a lot of the time, it all seems an excuse for several free holidays to far flung corners of the globe). The title of the ITV version also sucks - you can see that they've tried to ape the Beeb show's moniker but it fails miserably - mainly because Alan Davies and the others that feature are patently very aware that they have indeed been born.

1 comment:

Stephen Newton said...

Sounds like M might end up taking a leaf out of Milo of Croton's book:

'Legend has it that he would train in the off years by carrying a newborn calf on his back every day until the Olympics took place. By the time the events were to take place, he was carrying a four year old cow on his back.'

But watch out. Denying pooch his exercise, could end up with a knock on the door from the RSPCA fat police.