We are launching a new magazine in the office. I have repeated this sentence to various contacts and friends, and the reaction has been more or less the same. People seem to become quite excited and express great enthusiasm towards launching a new magazine. “Sounds exciting,” a friend said only yesterday.
Allow me to let you into a little secret - it is not very exciting. Of course I realise it’s extra business and revenue, and this in itself is a good thing, and it’s keeping my mind occupied, which is another good thing. But exciting is not the first word that springs to my mind when I think of this new magazine.
If we are talking exciting, personally I think the following would be rather thrilling – winning an all expenses paid, luxury holiday, in a far away exotic location, or finally meeting my favourite singer and songwriter, George Michael. As both of these dreams seem highly unlikely at this present moment in time, I shall carry on regardless with my specification sheet, flat plan, print order, mailing order and colour proofs, for the new magazine.
As well as the new publication, we are are using a new printing company for the finished product. They seem professional and reliable to me, with an impressive clientele and the all important, competitive rates. A couple of months ago myself, my new boss, and the extremely tall publisher, visited their premises, and we got completely lost in the process. Maybe it’s my influence? It’s not the first time someone has lost their way in my presence.
Anyway, today the new printers were due to visit our neck of the woods, and take the production department (all 2 of us) for lunch at a near by smart but cosy restaurant. Due to illness this lunch date had to be cancelled, as the account handler from the printers can not stop being sick.
So, without further ado, I’m off to buy some magic mushrooms for my lunch. No need to fret, in the middle of the new printers and new magazine drama, I have not turned to recreational drugs to ease the pressure. I am merely referring to the label on the Sainsbury’s lunch box containing organic mushrooms, egg noodles, smoked tofu, ho-sin sauce, broccoli and sesame seeds. Nice.
Picture of the day:
Pretty in pink.