RIGHTY-HO, I'm sat here with my new favourite snack of raw peanuts and Bashful, Itchy and Spherical are drowsing in their toilet tubes and it's plunging into deep autumn. Always my favourite time of year though I know lots of people who hate it (strangely all for the same reason: because they once lost someone at this time of year). And I'm down and depressed as well. Wasn't even up for writing yesterday, which I think is a really sappy thing to do as there's no excuse in the world for not writing. A professional writes every day no matter how "uninspired" they might tell themself they feel. Wasn't it Trollope who said, "I only write when inspired. And I make sure inspiration strikes at 9am sharp every morning!" I'm definitely with Trollope on that one though if I churned out a slew of world-slayingly dullard novels about boring clergy in catatonic middle England as a result I would surely commit suicide.... Still I am coughing and spluttering from last week. Mother Hubbard told me "it's never as bad as it seems" this morning. I don't know why she thought I was depressed. Usually I could chop my head off and play football in the street with it until any of my friends would spot anything unusual about me, but hey...
Video of the day:
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
Cancer Research Ad: Fields of Gold
PS Click to see a recent picture of the fully-grown-up Baby Itchy!
OK, fair do's; that's a capybara, the world's largest rodent. But it does look like Baby Itchy now that she's officially "gynormous"...
Blog recommendations of the day:
Perceptions http://villagerinsrilanka.blogspot.com ~ life of a Sri Lankan farmer...
Weird Fascinating Stuff http://weirdfascinatingstuff.blogspot.com ~ psychotic squirrel terrorizes Germans!
Appalacian Mountain Trails - fall colors! http://jlivingstonjr.blogspot.com
Baby Itchy Gallery.
Click and scroll down for some exceedingly entertaining Baby Itchy Roborovski pictures from before she was practically hippo-size.
OK admittedly they belong to someone else who says their hamster "has to be kept with the same high security as a serial killer on vacation" but it does look pretty much the same as poor Baby Itchy...
Actually, here's their original quote:
Our Roborovski hamster is quite shy and runs like the wind on a windy day. He has escaped a few times but now, he is handled with equivalent security to a serial killer on a school trip to the seaside - but with lots of love as well.
What a difference 5 minutes make - It was a lovely morning but forecast to get showery this afternoon so after lunch I said, 'Let's walk now before the rain starts.' Too late. George was not...
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