Monday, April 10, 2006

Hacky McHackensplat, the phlegmiest man in the world

.... that'd be me, then. My weekend consisted of coughing and hacking the contents of my lungs, chest and possible lower bowels up through my jabbering throat. Still don't know what it was but thursday evening I was shivering in bed. I actually thought I was delirious when Emma came through to tell me that Middlesbrough had come back from 3-0 down to beat Basel 4-3 in the Uefa Cup, but turns out it wasn't a fever dream after all- the Boro come good! After Friday, Saturday and Sunday were spent in various back-arched, rib-wracked, convulsing positions, there was no other option but to visit the Doctor's this morning and get loaded up with a nice box of Amoxycilin. Hope those babies take care of the cough as have a long flight to Louisiana to contend with next week- I don't want to be "that annoying coughy bloke on the plane that you just want to hit repeatedly with a heavy, preferably sharp, object".

So it was back to work today. Met up with Mo O'Toole, director of NESTA, for lunch and had prolonged and fascinating conversations about film making, innovation, regional development agencies and funding avenues. Hope we can direct some pennies into the projects via some of those leads. Also got my final tweaked scripts and "synopsicles" from Andrews Mitchell (a fine name) and Smith for the UGLY project. Have meetings in London on Wednesday to force development through on the that one so hope we can move into some animation tests shortly.

No pictures today??? Surely not!!! Well, I have been poorly. OK, I'll see what I can dig out... Right, this is the pencil rough for the Mackinnon & Saunders Xmas Card I did this year, featuring Nine, "Frankenstein's Cat", and Lottie, his bezzie mate. Still my favourite character to draw I have to say. Shall see if I can find the colour version of this to show you too for tomorrow or soonly...

19 comments:

Cassie said...

hope your cough is gone soon, my little one has chickenpox - itchy! She has spots everywhere even her tongue. I'm thinking of re classifying her as a leopard.

The Sheriff said...

Who is this Andrew Marshall? Why have I not been infomred of him in the past. And Smith has been working with him... behind my back.

I

AM

WOUNDED!!!

Yours disgustedly

Andrew Mitchell Age 25 1/2

Jo Bling said...

Mitchell Smitchell....

Andrew Marshall is the Dog Soldiers guy isnt he? Off to edit.....

;-)

Mrs Bling said...

Marshall, Sheriff, it's all American law enforcement. Stop being so touchy. You should all be feeling sorry for me, as I am the one who has to put up with Hacky's hacking in the home. Deeply unpleasant, is Man-Flu....

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I thought the Dog Soldiers bloke was Neil Marshall !

Niel Bushnell said...

Neil Tennant is in the Pet Shop Boys.

Jo Bling said...

Tenants Pilsner is a rubbish lager

The Sheriff said...

Pilsner Urquell is brewed in Plzen in the Czech Republic.

Jo Bling said...

Knights of the Old Republic is apparently a great game. Though I wouldn't know.

The Sheriff said...

Michael Knight was orginally known as Michael Long, before he took a bullet in the face, underwent hours of plastic surgery and became the key player in Knight Industries battle against criminals who operate above the law.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I don't know Michael Long but wasn't King Edward the 1st known as "Longshanks" he didn't have a car called Kitt though !

Jo Bling said...

"I'll have you, Longshanks!" Good old Sam Gamgee, the faithful inbred fool....

Andrew Glazebrook said...

What !? Sam's from Hartlepool ?

Jo Bling said...

And I'd like you all to say hello to the divine Mrs Bling who has made her first appearance in the Blog!

And hi, Cassie- I wasn't ignoring you, this post kind of ran away with itself! Sorry to hear about the case of the spotties!

The Sheriff said...

Hello Mrs. Bling glad you could make it.

Niel Bushnell said...

David Tennant is the new Doctor Who, although his real name is Mc Donnald, or something

Mrs Bling said...

Niel Bushnell can spell "neil" properly it would seem, but not when it's followed by the word Bushnell.

Bizarre ;o)

Niel Bushnell said...

Mrs Bling, its Scottish, my Dad's from there. Thats the country above us, we've owned it for quite some time apparently.

And Ten Tents would make for an illegal gathering.

Jo Bling said...

This post appears to have more legs than Legs N Co, which isn't really that difficult when you come to think about it... Ahh, Babs. Lovely big, beautiful, uncoordinated yet strangely hypnotic Babs.......

*shakes head*

I suspect the silly yet wonderful wordplay is the reason for the number of replies. Long may it continue may I add!

An ill eagle gathering is cause enough to phone the police and get the bird flue experts round sharpish...