As well as accidentally nearly being cast in a Specsavers advert, I:
Did some stuff for a corporate video, which turned out to be surprisingly quite good fun.
Had to make a verbal pitch for a film like in 'The Player'.
Was chased around London by powercuts.
Heard what a man trapped in a lift in a powercut actually sounds like (not that bothered, it turns out).
Saw Superman Returns, and thought it was cracking, apart from the end which dragged a bit.
Kissed PEANUT's Aunty.*
Now I know which bit everyone wants to hear more about, so here goes:
What happened was, I had to go into this office building for a meeting, only because of the powercuts, they couldn't put me though on the phone, so I had to hang about in the foyer, where loads of very attractive people were hanging round, including at least three women who looked as though they'd been drawn by one of those people who do faux-Seventies greetings card designs, you know, all weird angles and flicky hair. And eventually a woman with a clipboard came over and said 'are you here for the casting?' (only to be honest she had a bit of a doubtful tone), and I nearly said yes for a laugh, then remembered I'm a bit busy at the mo, so said 'no thank you, I am a writer' and sat down. And a bit later I had to get up again and ask what the casting was for (I wanted to see what demographic I fitted into) and she said 'Specsavers' and I said 'oh'.
And when I turned round, one of the model women was sitting in my chair and was carefully avoiding eye contact (she looked the type franky, technically very attractive but clearly had the soul of quite a nasty kind of beetle). So I had to stand up for a while, but I didn't mind, as a male model came in a bit later and this bit conversation ACTUALLY HAPPENED:
CLIPBOARD LADY: Could you sign this form please?
Male Model stares at the form for quite a while. Finally:
MALE MODEL: What, all of it?
CLIPBOARD LADY: Yes please.
Another quite long pause.
MALE MODEL: (doubtfully) Well I can do my name....
Clipboard lady sighs heavily.
Anyway, it was a good week, but gosh my whiteboard is full! I have a lot of processing and filtering to do, oh yes.