I’ve discovered another new way to embarrass myself publicly. The One Show are doing a piece tonight about destructive pets … cue Jessie, the star of ‘What My Dog Ate Today‘.
Somehow, I have managed to be persuaded to appear by skype link, during a live show, to talk about Jessie and her destructive habits. I don’t know how these things happen to me. at the time it seemed like a good idea, but what if it all goes horribly wrong?
Last night the anxiety dreams began – I was chasing the dog round the living room while Chris Evans shouted ‘SIT DOWN!’ … who knows, it might actually be a premonition.
They want the dog to appear in the skype call, which should be interesting. One friend suggested I smear my body with peanut butter … really? Then several other people, on Facebook, dared me to the say to Chris Evans “The only reason she’s here is because I’m covered in peanut butter”. As soon as that thought had been planted I became obsessed that I WOULD NOT shout such a thing out on live TV … which means that I might blurt it out. Oh god.
Other things that I have to do today are three school runs, in torrential rain. A dog walk in a monsoon. Launch our new business Boo & Boy, pick up extra children from school, get the 6 year old ready for football practice, and get the 8 year old to Brownies. At some point I also need to make myself look half way presentable … because I don’t think ‘Afghan Hound’ hair, bushy brows and a stained jumper is quite what they’re looking for.
It’s on between 7-8pm. I’ll be drinking a large gin at 7pm, followed by a bigger one at 8pm.