Monday, January 15, 2007

realdoc's diary

......or the weekend I went to London and it all went a bit surreal for a while.

I arrived on Friday and spent a lovely evening with friends. I was quite surprised to see this in their kitchen.....

My mate works at Channel 4 news and apparently the newsroom is now right behind the coke vs kittens campaign. (Even if Jon Snow thinks Ska is an acronym.)

The next day I went here and met this person and this person. However due to a pressing engagement I missed all the rest of you. SORRY!

So I yomped up to this place for the Green Wing convention. After lunch involving hula hoops, caramacs and chocolate cocks I watched a famous actor refereeing a game of guyball involving a lot of ladies with wastepaper bins on their heads in the middle of a roundabout.

(Sorry for the crap photography, I was shivering)

I met some more bloggers and Marsha Klein (blog deceased) and cello (who has a profile but no blog.)

There was also a bloke there who claimed to be an academic investigating online communities, lots of Green Wing related writers and cameramen and other jobs I don't understand and lots of lovely people from the Green Wing forum. Being a skinflint I failed to secure bluecat's signed script in the auction which went for an alarming amount of money.*

There was a Q&A type session involving the writers being grilled on the medical details of Dr. Mac's impending doom and one of the writers kindly spoke to Mr. realdoc on the phone and listened politely whilst all his bile on behalf of the radiology profession was poured forth. ("...and in episode 9 one of the x-rays was upside down"....etc etc ad nauseum).

I had a very brief discussion with a famous person, some thing about Miss Marple and Mica Paris I think but I may have been hallucinating by then.

mangonel....marvel at how close I was to the back of his head.

It was very nice to discover that not as many of you as I had feared had bizarre personality disorders.

Now I'm going for a bit of a lie down.

*Seeing he was there and could have signed something anyway.


Dave said...

You missed me as well. Mainly, it has to be said, because I wasn't there, being otherwise engaged in Norfolk.

Marsha Klein said...

Great to meet you at the weekend.. Thanks for the encouragement regarding my, currently non-existent, blog. Also, re. your comments on RoMo's blog, can I just say High School Musical? You have my deepest sympathies!!

Valerie said...

Ah, so envious, but truth to tell I'm more envious of the opportunity to meet (and, perhaps, drink with) all my blogbuds than at even the possibility of closeness to gorgeous-but-entirely unknown-as-human actors. (I must be more of a realist than I has grasped. Or more determined to have a happy social life.) Anyway, it sounds like larks and I hope you had fun! Did you come down to London just for the convention?

Billy said...

Delighted to have met you, hope the convention was fun.

Mangonel said...

OK. Let me get this straight. You were operating under the assumption that anyone with a *ahem* penchant for Stephen Mangan suffered form a 'bizarre personality disorder'? And since having come unnaturally close to His Loveliness, you have revised your opinion?

I don't know whether to scream or to scream.

Still not talking to you!

Pashmina said...

No, I was there for the Miss Marple/Mica Paris thing. That was real. I also buggered my voice up trying to get second-hand laughs doing a Louis Armstrong impression thanks to that very same conversation.

Actors, eh?

It was excellent to meet you, by the way.

llewtrah said...

Maybe we should all sign up for a suitable convention and have a combined blogmeet! I'm sure if it was a Dr Who one, Corin would turn up even if unwell ;)

Spinsterella said...

A blogmeet *at* a convention?

That is beyond geeky (um, I mean that in a nicve way)

realdoc said...
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realdoc said...

Pash: Ooo I forgot the Louis Armstrong thing and that was quite funny.
spins: I wouldn't be at all surprised if there are bloggers conventions already.

baggiebird said...

Hey hey hey nice to see you on Saturday, sorry I didn't get chance to talk to you much. Glad you had a good time. It was a truely bizzare day

chatterbox said...

I had a great time at the convention too, and it was brilliant to meet people from the various sites and blogs that I lurk around.

The main reason I felt moved to post however, was the word verif. 'mnbly'.

The sound you make when offered a cheering piece of chocolate?

Billy said...

Erm, let's not have a blogmeeting at a convention. Unless it's a convention I'm likely to attend i.e. none.