Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lions are expensive when you're out of work (does £580 include the shipping?)

Most industry types are working. Some lucky thousands are hungover at Cannes. And I've got to go pick up my daughter after lunch. So I'll try and keep this brief.

I just won a Bronze Lion for an outdoor campaign.

Which is great. Steve, my ex-partner, called from the agency to let me know.

Because, well... I don't work there any more.

Anyhow, I would like to show my kids what this bronze lion is. I hope they're not disappointed. They think it is soft and interactive like a Webkinz, even though i said it's not.

One thing, they think it is odd that you have to buy a trophy you've won. It isn't that way in tee-ball after school.

I mean, I might not have to buy it myself. Heck, maybe someone from the agency will call and say that one is in the mail. But, as it's turned out, I think I should start raising the money myself.

That's the kind of guy I am: self-starting, take initiative, keep the ball rolling.

Now, I don't need much of a donation. Just a few bucks here and there. Sort of like if you bought me a drink if I was in Cannes beside you, rather than at home playing wooden blocks with my daughter.

It won't be tax deductible. I can't even offer you a real receipt. I mean, I can write one up but I don't know if the finance people would consider it legit.

But you can send me an email and i'll send you my address.

Yikes, I'm late.

Oh, and if you want a writer, I've got time to talk. I'll just get Mary to look after Nora full-time again.


Sean Gallagher

(If you're in Capetown, AU or NZ, I'll have to call you collect.)