Tuesday, September 20, 2005

whisky to number 53 Cromwell Street.

Am having a few PA difficulties it seems. It's bothering me quite a bit but not going to discuss it here. Interested to hear about any PA nightmares anyone reading this may have had tho?

Took Liam to the vet this morning. Dead quick, in and out, his wound is healing fine. Stitches out next week.

Went to Channel 4 this afternoon ... a meeting about audio description. Learnt a few things I didn't know and always interesting to see how Channel 4 works. Maybe I should go and work for Channel 4. No easier said than done. ;)

Am interviewing for a position on Ouch this Friday. Clearly not gonna go into it but my whole day is taken up with interviews from likely candidates ... spreading into next Wednesday too. Looking forward to getting someone new on board ... goodness Vaughan and I need an extra pair of hands and a brain especially if annoying things like aggression on the messageboard start to take our time away from us. Grrr. We're quite distressed about this in the office at the moment partly because we have quite a lot of other things to do right now including supporting the Beyond Boundaries TV show that is due to air early October. So I urge you to pop over to the Ouch messageboard and get it warmed up a bit for us. We'd love you forever.

What a mundane blog entry. It feels like a mundane kind of day. I'm toying with the idea of going out for a few lagers and a curry. Hmm, second thoughts, how can I make the lager come to me? There should be a dial-a-lager service.

Actually now I'm on that subject I used to get cabs from a small local minicab firm a few years ago. While in the car I'd often hear the person back at base saying things like: "Number 12, number 12, can you go and pick up a bottle of whisky from the off licence and take it to mister X."

On one occasion I heard a couple such requests and asked the cabbie about it: "yeah, it happens a lot, they're disabled customers who can't get out of bed."

Sets the imagination going doesn't it?

16 comments:

Lady Bracknell said...

Lady Bracknell would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Rose and his colleague sincerely for the decisive but difficult action they have taken to protect the boards from further damage.

She can quite understand why Mr Rose is feeling in particular need of an alcoholic stiffener tonight, and will go so far as to consider taking time away from her own blog to return to the message board fray.

Katie said...

Don't go for a position on Channel 4 Damon, All us Messageboarders would be shattered to learn you had left Ouch!

Becca said...

I think those two (three?) probably ought to hoik out the tape measure, down trou and settle the size argument once and for all. And then somebody needs to castrate them and spare the rest of us from the raging testosterone.

Jeez, the boys in my Year Nine class behaved better than that and those 14 year olds were awful.

Lisy said...

Can't you phone for a curry and ask them to deliver lager too? When I lived in Golders Green there was a curry place on Finchley Road we got curry from quite a lot, and when they delivered they always gave us a free beer for spending over X amount despite the fact that no-one in our flat actually drank beer.

There was also a pizza place round there (I think it was pizza) that offered to deliver other handy items that you might need like milk and bread.

Gimpy Mumpy said...

Ah yes, the messageboard. Been putting it off. At first it was the bother of starting another account with the new setup, but them word of the flame wars spread and then I really couldn't be bothered. But Damon for you I will, I promise, really, sometime this week the Ouch Messageboards will feel the Mumpy love.

The Goldfish said...

Well, since you promised to love us forever... I reiterate Lady Bracknell's sentiments and if I stay awake long enough, I shall be there today. I think Becca's got the strategy right for dealing with any future disturbance. ;-)

Charlesdawson said...

Well I'm still in there plugging away, Damon, but how long will the peace last? Remember, things quieted a lot when when someone went on holiday, the peace was broken as soon as the others realised he'd returned.

I wish I had a taxi firm like yours round our way.

Damon said...

Blimey how did you all find my blog anyway? It used to be a little backwater blog now there's loads of you from the messageboard and peopel who mail us and all sorts! :) Maybe I should use you all as my secret editorial testbed pannel ... but that's a little bit like work, I'm at home right now.

Lady Bracknell said...

Apparently Mr Rose had underestimated the tenacity of certain of his regular correspondents. Lady Bracknell, for one, would like to make it abundantly clear that she is NOT stalking him.

Turtle said...

oh don't tell me you don't like it i got sooo worried about linking to here, i thought folk would think 'oooh aye look at her, Ouch Editor's blog link eeeeeh?? she thinks she's ALL that...'

smiley face

marmiteboy said...

I can only agree with the above correspondence.

I sahll endevour to come on back to Ouch very soon. Been missing it,I really have.

btw Lady B amy not be stalking you but I am. ha ha.

Katie said...

I'm up for that, being part of your testbed panel, I'm excellent as being part of an editorial panel Damon.

How are you?

Miss our condeversations by the medium of phoning.

Sorry about the word "condversation" I've got that from Harry Enfield's Slobs Character Waynetta on my brain!

Had a great email from your Ouch writer Kristina today, she was great at giving me advice! Say thanks to her from me when you speak to her!

Katie said...

I'm not stalking you either! I wouldn't do that, I'm a nice person!

Charlesdawson said...

"Blimey how did you all find my blog anyway? "

You can run but you can't hide!

jfsouthpaw said...

I'm not stalking you either! I left a message the first time I got here - yesterday I think. I've just (re-)discovered the Militant Crip blog, as I have been somewhat delayed in getting the drawing done for our web comic. Had a quick look down his 'recommended' list on my coffee break and was rather fascinated by one of the entries on here, but just couldn't think of what to say about that particular subject....

Gimpy Mumpy said...

" Blimey how did you all find my blog anyway?"
Oh dear, so I shouldn't have taken out that advert in the paper??