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The state of things

In which we open presents and watch the telly

This Christmas, I have received:

  • Some of the CDs and DVDs that I couldn’t be bothered to buy during the year
  • A new denim jacket, with a nice warm fleecy lining
  • Vodka
  • A cunning device to tell you when your parking meter is about to run out.

The parents have received, from me:

  • One of those car navigation gadgets
  • A fossilised fish.*

Well, at least neither of them was going to guess a present like that before they opened it. It is now sitting on top of the TV, in stony silence.

Naturally, we all gathered around the telly last night to watch Doctor Who. The episode could have been better, the plotline felt rather thin, but when the Doctor woke up and swung into action he was marvellous indeed. The main gripe I had with the plot was: the Doctor shouldn’t just be a deus ex machina, but in this story that’s effectively all he was. Still, at least Russell T Davies does know how to write a running joke.**

* Actually, there are two fish in the slab I gave, but one is faint and difficult to see. I didn’t spot it myself until after it was unwrapped and on display.

** and the Douglas Adams reference was a nice touch too.

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4 comments on “The state of things”

  1. feather boa says:

    DT in those black glasses. i thought i was going to swoon there and then. geek chic rocks.

  2. Ian says:

    “hang on…that’s The Lion King.”

    My sister, who’s been a rabid anti-David person in the past few weeks, today whispered to me “you know, I think I might like Tennant more than the Ninth Doctor”. Job well done!

    (It might be my night for the vodka…)

  3. Gordon says:

    The fossilised fish present. We’ve all got to do it sometime. Actually, I think mine was an orthocerus or whatever. Sorta pre-fish. My dad got it a few years ago.
    By the way, I’m not sure who’s blog this is or even if it’s one or a collection of ’em. I got here by way of the once-blog of someone I knew in Edinburgh, once.
    Seasons greetings to one and all, though.

  4. Forest Pines says:

    FB, I have to agree – I did see that photo of you bowling!

    Now the fossilised fish present has arrived, I’m going to be really stuck for something next year.

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