…to fall down at your door

A couple nights ago we watched David Tennant (who really is a long tall drink of water, oh my) on some talk show which was … well, Ted and I spent most of it (when we weren’t screaming with laughter) agog over the things they say on British TV that you Just Couldn’t Say on American TV. :) Anyway, but one of the bits was about some music video that apparently Tennant took part in because it was a video for The Proclaimers, and he (being Scottish himself) is a raging Proclaimers fan and he’d never gotten to meet them and really wanted to, so he was very excited about doing the video. Only it turned out when he got there that they’d done their bit already and were gone again, and he was just gutted. So they were the musical guests on the talk show that night, and the host, helpfully, said, “Oh, they recorded their bit this afternoon and won’t actually *be* here at all.” The look on Tennant’s face was quite wonderful. :)

Anyway, they were there and they did “500 Miles” and I’ve walked 12 miles in the last couple days so that song was in my head.


I have put DVDs in the mail for and a handful of books in for various people whom I claimed I’d send things to AAAAAAAAGES ago and didn’t. This behavior will continue until I run out of books and DVDs to send, or, alternately, run out of money with which to send them. Oh, and not at all related, I read THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE. It was pretty good.

Yeah, that’s it from Ireland tonight. :)

miles to Minas Tirith: 33

15 thoughts on “…to fall down at your door

  1. *giggles and giggles*

    Apparently David Tennant was in Foyles, the London bookstore, the other day, and many and squeeful were the emails sent among the staff, and great was the fangirl stalking. :)

  2. It was amazing how interested in Dr. Who I became when David Tennant arrived…

  3. A couple nights ago we watched David Tennant (who really is a long tall drink of water, oh my)

    Oh, yes :-)

    on some talk show

    That would be the Graham Norton Show. This version of it is toned down compared to the talk show he did on Channel 4!

  4. Aha! Yes, GN is a little on the outrageous side. The difference over here is that outrageous isn’t done by Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.

    BTW – thanks for the mailing.

  5. *howls with laughter* I have no idea why I found that so funny, but I laughed for about two minutes. *laughs and laughs and laughs*

    Well done with your CNN debut, btw! :)

  6. Right, that’d be it! Graham Norton! It was bery bery funny. :) And it’s just so…you couldn’t *say* those things on American TV. None of the conversations or antics that happened would have *happened* on American TV. They just wouldn’t have. (Ok, maybe the Tardis phone thing, and maybe the Tardis farting on a cable channel, but not on regular ol’ TV.) So strange! And funny! :)

  7. Thank God for that, too. GN may be outrageous, but he doesn’t appear to be a hate-monger.

    And you’re most welcome! :)

  8. For several years literally every time I was about to go on a long trip that song would come on the radio within 10 minutes of my departure. It was one of those things that was funky and weird and I liked it a lot.

  9. Ah, but if you missed the said (Red Nose Day) video, you missed…

    David Tennant in a kilt.

    Seriously yum.

  10. I LOVED The Time Traveler’s Wife until the end. Just finished it last week! As I’ve thought about it, though, I realized it had to end that way so it could end.

  11. Yeah. I didn’t especially like the ending, either, although it was telegraphed from early in the book, so I wasn’t surprised by it. And I don’t know that there’s another way *to* end that kind of story, so I thought it worked.

    I actually really rather liked how his time traveling was basically a deadly disease, and how it affected him physically just like any other long-term illness would. I thought that was nicely done.

  12. I have this awful feeling I’ve yet to thank you for those DVDs. I can only plead that I was away for an awful lot recently (leaving Oxford for home at 8pm on Saturday) and I’m not entirely sure which day it is yet.

    So, on the principle that too many thanks are far less rude than none at all, thank you. They have arrived, some days back, having been waiting for us at the sorting office on getting back from Eastercon.

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