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Resolution fail

January 5th, 2011 · Posted by Skuds in Life · 2 Comments · Life

I don’t really do new year resolutions, but the closest I have got is that I decided I shall watch more TV and drink more alcohol this year.  So far I am not doing too well: it is now Jan 5th and I still haven’t found an excuse to have a drink.  In fact I think it is possible that I didn’t have a drink at all in December.  What with Britain having a bit of a reputation as the binge-drinkiing centre of the world I feel I am letting the side down.I have done a little better with TV, although tonight I still only watched an hour of stuff recorded on the V+, and half of that was from the 70s.  On Saturday I even failed to remember that Primeval was on, missed the beginning, so had to watch it later on the appalling ITV Player.

Having been thwarted there, I turned over and saw something called the Magicians, which I liked.  I am a bit of a sucker for magic tricks so even having Lenny Henry in charge couldn’t spoil it for me.  It was a while before I realised that this is a sort of pro-celebrity magic show, because I didn’t know who any of the celebrities were, and one of them, a street dancer, seemed so natural I just thought he was half of a magic double-act.

Other than that, I saw a couple of Celebrity Masterminds, including one where Clive Sinclair turned out to be not such a genius after all.  There is still Sky News with breakfst, but I’m not sure that counts.

So a slow start.  Maybe it will pick up when Sherlock and Psychoville return, but somehow I can’t see me being wedged into the sofa with a crate of beer watching X-Factor by the end of the year.

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  • skud's sister

    Try the Stargazing Live stuff on BBC2 (or iPlayer…). All very well explained, some of the stuff is so new that even Rob was saying ‘wow’ and Dara O’Briain is generally amusing but reasonably serious about science. And Rob got a photo shown on Monday’s show….

    • Skuds

      Unfortunately I failed again. Last night I discovered a whole new adventure on Master of Olympus that I hadn’t played and ended up hooked on that upstairs, then watched an old episode of the Goodies with supper.

      Tried my stargazing the other morning, but it was far too overcast to see the eclipse.