Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 123

I've been waiting all week for the new season of Dr. Who to begin. Whenever a new doctor is introduced, I don't think I'm going to like the show anymore. It usually takes a few episodes for a new doctor to completely win me over. I really liked David Tennant as the tenth doctor, so I wasn't expecting all that much tonight. Matt Smith is really pretty good though and Karen Gillan is going to make a great companion. I still think the first series with Christopher Eccleston as the ninth doctor and Billie Piper as Rose was my all time favorite. I like how the doctor meets Amy Pond as a little girl in this initial episode, and when he sees her again a few minutes later, she's all grown up. That's the thing about time travel: just about anything becomes plausible in a script, once you accept the basic premise.

It would be great fun to write for a show like this, but I would have to go back in time myself to have a shot at something like that. It's certainly not impossible for advertising writers to make the transition to episodic television though. Come to think of it, Donald Bellisario, who was a creative director at the Bloom Agency in Dallas when I was a young writer there, went on to direct Magnum PI and Battlestar Galactica.

Although time travel and directing a hit TV show are nice fantasies, the realities of life are a little more down to earth. I went down to Unleashed this afternoon and finalized the details of our upcoming Mother's Day pet photography event. The holiday photo events are starting to become popular. Hopefully, by the time Christmas rolls around, they will become one of the Dalmatian Rescue group's best fundraisers.

My life as a pet photographer might not be as glamorous as that dashing new Dr. Who, but it certainly beats how I ended the day: temporarily plugging cracks in the shower tile grout with soap to keep the shower from leaking. You might think it would make more sense to just re-grout the entire shower stall.  Probably so.

Dalmatian of the Day

    Watch of the Day


  1. what happened with this dog's right eye?

  2. It is not uncommon for Dalmatians to have one brown eye and one blue eye. Some people say a Dalmatian with one blue eye is more prone to deafness, but this has not been proven. Marley, shown in the picture above, sees and hears completely normally. He just happens to have one blue eye. Border Collies also occasionally have one brown and one blue eye.