Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

In Progress

1. Thanks to the miracle that is View On Demand I've been catching up with Season 1 of Life On Mars- the show about the Manchester cop who flips back in time to the early 70s. It really is very good. There's an American remake in the offing but if you can catch the original- with it's very particular sense of time and place and its fabulous performances by John Simm and Philip Glenister- you really should. 

2. Tish, the younger and larger rabbit, has an upper respiratory tract infection (apparently this is common) and we're taking her to the vet's every other day for a shot. It amazes me how you can stick a needle in a rabbit and it doesn't even flinch. "Yes," said the vet. "Rabbits are just about the bravest animals there are."

3. Carl is redecorating the back bedroom. When he pulled up the old carpet he found that one of the floorboards was supported at one end by the cold water pipe. Sheesh, but that could have been nasty. 

4. There's a Test Match in progress- England v the West Indies- but I'm off my cricket. It's got something to do with the way our boys fell apart in Australia last summer but even more to do with the murder of Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer during the World Cup this winter- after his team had lost a couple of games in circumstances that suggest match-fixing.  The case is still unsolved and I get the feeling the authorities would like it to stay that way. I hate the corruption in big-time sport and one of the reasons I followed cricket was because I thought it was comparatively clean.   Well- now I know different.

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