Thursday, 29 November 2007

It's enough to make your eyes water!

I nearly went to the cinema last night. I’d arranged to see ‘American Gangster’ with my friend Caron. But we met at Waterloo train station, and came to the executive decision that we would attend the cinema another night.
Instead, we watched celebrities parading around in the jungle, and one particular celebrity stick his head into a container of baby pythons. I’m not sure that I could do that, could you?! Even though it was all for a good cause - to collect stars for his fellow jungle companions dinner.
Lucky for me, my friend cooked a splendid spaghetti bolognese last night, so there was no need for me to collect stars from containers full of snakes, spiders and creepy crawlies.
Every year in the UK ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here’ comes to our television screens.
I use the term ‘celebrity’ loosely, as there are always one or two contestants whose identity you are not quite sure of, or someone who is now famous for being famous, and you are wondering how the world can justify the fact he/she earns millions from being photographed and appearing on celebrity reality programmes.
Last night was no exception, I watched the programme for the first time, wondering who and why?!
I did recognise one face, Christopher Biggins, an ex television presenter who I met many years ago. “It’s enough to make your eyes water!” he said to me.
Mr Biggins was referring to the adult top shelf material which covered my desk and computer screen. No don’t worry, I’m not sexually obsessed, unfortunately I once worked for a publishing house who published pornographic magazines, as well as glossy, consumer, top titles. I loved working on the glossy, consumer, top titles, alas I hated the porn.
But that, dear Flying Pink Elephants readers, is another story.

Thanks for the food, wine and great company, Caron!

Picture of the day:

Fancy a swim?

8 comments:

JYankee said...

wow..you know someone famous???

The World According to Me said...

Just the once I met him, but I shall never forget it!
Talking of famous people, I popped out at lunchtime to buy my mothers birthday present, and I walked past Vanessa Feltz. I'm not sure whether that name will mean anything to you?? But she's quite a famous presenter/writer in the UK.
Amazing who you can walk past on the streets of London!

Anonymous said...

oooh get you, Vanessa Feltz- these glasses are so much better for you - previously you could walk past me and not recognise me and we've known each other for 13 years !!!
Thanks for a foroughly thabulous evening ;o)
xxx

The World According to Me said...

There is no stopping me in these glasses! Who will it be next I wonder?!
The Editor has just said he walked past Ben Elton the other day!

It was foroughly thabulous to see you honey bunny. xxx

Nick Phillips said...

I'm scared to death of creepy crawlies. LOL!

patience of a saint said...

Seems like a million years ago you worked for that company. Maybe not one of your best choices of magazine? Christopher Biggins? No way near to the Prince William claim to fame. LOL, POS x

The World According to Me said...

Hi Nick

So you won't be going into the jungle and sticking your head in a container of cockroaches?! No, me either!

The World According to Me said...

Hello Patience

How the little red devil are you?
Hmm. Mr Biggins isn't quite Prince Harry!
Those magazines seem a different life time away. Thank goodness.
xx