Friday, 7 December 2007

Bittersweet Farwells

Well my desk is all packed up, my files are all in order, my out of office is on and Steve has been passed on to another colleague who is going to babysit him until I get back.

My time here on the show has come to an end and I am feeling rather sad.

What is numbing the pain is the champagne we're all drinking and the promise of more drinks to come.

Aw the joys of the numbing power of alcohol.

I'm away now in Cape Town until the end of year. I'm going to miss you guys a lot and please don't abandon me! I shall be back in the New Year with many new stories and adventures.

See you all soon!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Boredom is an evil tool

Miss M: I'm bored

Miss M's Imaginary Voice: Do some work

Miss M: I don't want to

Miss M's Imaginary Voice: Check your facebook

Miss M: Done that

Miss M's Imaginary Voice: Ponders for a moment I know, why don't you announce to everyone that (insert colleagues name) is shagging (insert other colleagues name)

Miss M: That would be quite cruel wouldn't it?

Miss M's Imaginary Voice: Nods But it would alleviate the boredom wouldn't it?

Miss M: True

Miss M's Imaginary Voice: Plus you've only got 1 day left ...

Miss M: She'd hate me though

Oh but how much fun it would be! Who thinks I should listen to my evil inner voice?

P.S: Jason has returned home and he hasn't called me. He has my number too. I think he's back with his girlfriend. Oh well, it obviously wasn't meant to be.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Feeling Blue

When I started on this show I was very derogatory and rude about the fake friendships that my colleagues all seemed to have. However after 3 months I've realised it isn't fake and that we have all become friends. We have personal jokes, spend the majority of the day laughing, eat lunch together and go out and get pissed together. Unfortunately I only have 2 more days left of this until my contract ends and I am on to pastures new.

I'm going to miss them. We've gone through so much together and have shared so many funny experiences that not seeing them every day seems like such a strange thought.

I know it probably won't continue, even though we are promising to meet up for lunch since we will still be working in the same company but somehow I just don't see it happening. We'll all bond with our new teams and hang out with them.

I hate this part, the saying "goodbye" time.

Maybe this time it'll be different ...

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

And the Prize for Most Stupid goes to ...

I've mentioned some of the stupid things that occur in television before - but today I heard 3 of the most hysterical incidents in production that have happened whilst filming.

Prepare to laugh yourself stupid over the human desire to make "The Perfect Show"

1) The health & safety supporter, let's call him Ed, who accidentally drove a car off a cliff to get the perfect shot.

- Seriously is it really worth it?!

2) The gentleman who must have asbestos hands who – for the benefit of good presenter relations and general all round arse-licking - proffered his palm so that The Lovely Presenter had somewhere to spit out a piping hot vol-au-van

- It touched my hand, I could sell it on ebay!!

3) And an un-named exec who – in order to keep a couple of contributors on side – reluctantly agreed to be filmed naked playing volleyball

- I'm speechless. Completely speechless.

So what do you think, worth doing to make a show?

I will leave you with this thought ...

We do incredible things for an incredibly worthy cause

Monday, 3 December 2007

The Watershed

On terrestrial television in England they have something called "The Watershed". This is put in place to ensure that nothing inappropriate is shown during the hours that children would be watching television. So you won't encounter any swearing, sex, overt violence or nudity before 9pm on any of the main terrestrial channels. Cable and digital are of course a completely different story ...

However sometimes people do tend to go a little overboard with what they perceive to be incorrect before The Watershed. I've read complaints of the words "bollocks", "bloody", two men waking up in bed with each other and a complaint about a perfume ad which the viewer decided was too suggestive. When are people going over the top? If the Watershed rules out everything that different people perceive to be "incorrect" or "indecent" what will we be left with to watch before 9pm? For the things that some people complain about I am surprised that they allow the News to be shown before 9pm. There is extensive violence, bloodshed and subject matter that children should see shown on that every single day.

My answer to people? Just don't watch it. If it insults you or you don't like it, please don't watch it.

My personal favourite at the moment of people deeming something inappropriate ...

"Hi , Ive never felt the need to make a complaint before about anything but the latest Sudafed
advertisement is in my opinion is in very poor taste to say the least . I have no idea why the makers of this advert felt the need to use the word " Snot " in their commercial , especially as everytime its shown my family and myself are usually eating. I find it utterly disgusting and im sure I am not on my own when I say this."

- I know, just don't watch it whilst you're eating!

What's wrong with the word "Snot" anyways?