Thursday, February 14, 2008


Would anyone be interested in a Best Of Zoomy DVD? I got a copy of my Richard and Judy appearance in the post today, which I can add to my collection along with The Mentalists, The Memory Chimp and my starring turn on Blue Peter. As soon as I get round to finding an envelope, I'm going to send them to Raggs, who said he'll make copies for anyone who wants one. I know I could do it myself, or make them into torrents and upload them to the internet, if I was a) technically competent and b) not lazy, but this is the only way it's going to get done, believe me.

Anyway, I've done nothing today, no book-writing or anything, so go ahead and shun me. Going down to Cambridge tomorrow, and I think the book's going to still be not-quite-finished by then, but never mind. Who cares about deadlines, eh?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Great episode of Torchwood tonight. The basic plot was basically stolen wholesale from an old Star Trek episode, but the way it was done was very clever and different.

And speaking of remaking classic TV, I did have a friendly chat with the ITV people about documentarising me again, in a subtly different kind of way to The Mentalists. I must be mad. It was annoying enough the first time round.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I'm very disappointed with myself

I had plans for this blog entry tonight. It was going to be titled "Procrastinate? Me?", and then it was going to say "I drew a funny comic, look:", followed by a funny comic. And then I was going to say "Don't worry, I also wrote lots and lots of my book, too. It's nearly finished now."

But what I've actually done all day is non-stop book writing. I didn't have time to draw any silly pictures or anything. It's terrible, it's like I'm a real writer or something. I'm sure it won't last. Especially since it really is nearly finished now.

Well, I've got ITV people coming round tomorrow to talk about another TV show - something about genius, and whether it can be taught. They quite like my approach of saying 'anyone who calls me a genius is obviously a very stupid person' while still bigging up all the genius-like things I do. That always plays well, for some reason. I must have a real genius for coming across as a nice guy.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Spring has sprung!

What a lovely day! All sunny and warm and springy! So, since I woke up with a rotten cold and a headache, I thought a good long cycle ride would help me feel better. I toured all the local villages for a couple of hours, ending up at Elvaston Castle and generally enjoying the charms of nature. Didn't make me feel any better though - now I've got a rotten cold, a headache and stiff knees. I think I'll just go back to bed.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Deadlines! Really this time!

Okay, so last week, when I thought I didn't have any plans, it turned out I had lots of plans that took up practically all of my time. But THIS week, I really don't have any urgent appointments, and so I am really, definitely going to finish my book. Before Friday, when I go down to Cambridge for the weekend's othello tournament. And if I don't, well, then you should refrain from talking to me until I do finish the thing. Send me to Coventry, unless you're one of my friends who live in Coventry, in which case send me somewhere else of your choice.

Or, if you're one of my friends whom I don't like, talk to me more than you usually do, to punish me for my laziness.