Thursday 8 March 2012: Clomp...
741/365: ... pety clompety clomp...
Went Maddy as she did her morning thing of coming to the front step to see me off. Only today, rather than her normal bare-footed version, I could see she'd purloined Nick's slippers and was doing an impression of a monkey wearing over-sized flip-flops. On her left leg *points upwards with handy pointer* is her birthmark that looks like a map of the world. And not, as she's often asked, the result of some hideous injury. Though, if I were her, I may well be tempted to invent something just to get the oooOOoooh factor going!
Y'know another trend I've noticed today on the BBC's website? They've started randomly scattering headlines with quote marks - which read, well, a little sarcastically. For example:
Greece 'closes in' on debt swap - it's the journalistic equivalent of going, "yeah, right..."
Fruit and veg 'give a healthy glow' - is reminiscent of a teenager laughing as you ask them to eat an apple
NHS reforms 'hitting patients' - I'd like to read this without the quote marks, i.e. the NHS is reforming the way it hits patients...
The worst of the attack of the quotes was the headline Families pay tribute to 'heroes', which stood out as particularly inappropriate. What is it with all the random punctuation?
Mind you, having said that I'm going to be hyper-conscious of the way I write things and will cringe about my abuse of the language.
Yeah, probably not!
Not a lot to say about the rest of today. Work was busy. Getting home I was so knackered I felt just a bit steam-rollered. That commute. That flippin' rubbish commute. Tomorrow the commute and I will commence a truce because I'm working from home. And I get to have that weekly realisation when it gets to a quarter past six in the morning that I've just indulged in a lovely long lie in!!
PS I promise I won't be so grumpy tomorrow
PPS *sets self up for a fail* :o))