TV star? Moi?

Jul 10, 2009 | | 0 comments |

A couple of weeks ago I was called by the PR people at CarMD.com because of a review I posted of their product on my website : CarMD review. They wanted to know if I'd do some time on camera giving a testimonial about their product. I've done TV before and I liked their product when I reviewed it so I said "sure thing".
Today was the day and it was a lot of fun. I've been on TV before for various things, from the original Boycott The Pumps protest back in England in 2000, to motoring shows on TV, to the odd news spot where they've wanted a talking head that knew something about cars. Today was no different. We spent about 40 minutes filming, of which I expect to see between 8 and 12 seconds used in one of their ads.
I don't know if I'm going to feature in regular TV ads, short or long infomercials, but if you see a CarMD commercial come on, don't skip it this time - watch closely and you might see me. I'm the English bloke wearing the blue and grey shirt ....

I love the park.

Jul 7, 2009 | | 0 comments |

I love the park. As part of my attempt to lose weight, I'm walking around Sugarhouse Park each evening now and it's a great place to people-watch. There are the regular walkers, joggers and cyclists, but there's always something else going on. I wished I'd had my camera tonight - there was a picture-perfect photo of a couple practicing tai chi in the last rays of the sun. Groups of frisbee and football players - families at the barbecue pits - dog walkers - people just lounging around on the grass watching the world go by. I don't think either of us had really considered the park as a selling point when we bought our house, but now we live here, I wouldn't have it any other way.