A Spooks-era print article that I always enjoy reading is
The Sunday Times, If Looks Could Kill…
I love how it’s written from Richard’s point-of-view and spans the course of a typical day.
To start the day off, apparently Richard will sleep through the alarm if it’s not loud enough.
Not me, I know when that thing is set to go off a good five minutes beforehand!
which leaves me tossing and turning until I hear it.
Why don’t I just get up?
Because that’s not how things are supposed to work!
I can be a bit stubborn.
“Then it’s a mad rush to get ready
and I’ll be picking something off the floor to wear
because my drawers are empty and I’ve forgotten to do a wash.”
I always think of drawers meaning boxers when I read this,
which makes me snicker
because I’d imagine Richard’s drawers are not really empty…
When he’s not filming, Richard’s mornings are more leisurely.
No alarm, a breakfast of hot oatmeal with fruit, and scrambled eggs;
Hey, it’s better than my normal cold Pop-Tart,
so you won’t hear me complaining!
Richard then sorts through his e-mails and telephone calls, and heads to the gym.
I bet he’d be a lot less productive if he were part of a fandom;
keeping up-to-date on the subject matter can wipe out whole mornings in no time!
For lunch and dinner Richard tries to eat healthy,
none of that boxed and frozen food for him.
Ah, the life of a single-ton, who doesn’t need to appease the persnickety tastes of children.
I used to eat real food too, once upon a time.
I get so little praise these days
if incorporating fake cheese products into our meals will earn me cheers,
I’m going to do it!
After filming for the day is done, it looks like more exercise is on the agenda; this time for mental stability.
Richard claims he’s a brooder who avoids confrontation.
If he can’t find a way to work that temper out of his system,
it may result in chairs being thrown out windows.
I’m a brooder with a temper too,
only I like to kick things.
Richard ends the day ignoring his messy house in favor of reading anything and everything,
(hey, I do that too!)
after he takes his bath…