A friend has been lending me Curb Your Enthusiasm DVDS - a show I've never even known about before - and I'm completely hooked. In case you didn't know, it's a kind of docu-comedy about the creator of Seinfeld (another show I never watched) and the complete and utter series of mishaps in his life.
In fact, I think this show is slowly transforming my life. The good ways: It's nice to watch a show where you know your favourite character isn't going to get murdered or there's no nasty twist around the corner. And I find myself making silly sit-com style conversations with my friends and family all day, instead of being quiet and sullen. In the car with my dad yesterday, it was comedy gold.
But the negative ways - you suddenly get a heightened awareness of your own mishaps. Like discussing a colleague's IBS problems in the staff toilet and not realising someone else is in the cubicle. Like making inappropriate comments about a friend's uncle - and discovering he has died. You know, simple stuff like that.
But it's okay - if it happens, I can just hum that addictive CYE theme tune to myself...