So the heat clearly got to me last November because when some lady from Prime TV in Canberra called and offered me a job I threw away a scholarship to Indonesia and hot tailed to our nation’s capital.
Turned out me and regional commercial television were not a match made in heaven – who would have guessed? And our union only lasted a few brief weeks, it was terribly sad and grief ridden, but the worst thing was the blog I started for it.
Worst because it was probably the singularly most successful thing I’ve ever achieved on the internet – totally by accident – and it had such a short life. It was called “Prime of my Life” and with only three posts and a couple of retweets it achieved something I have never managed to before… 2000 hits in 4 days. Who those people are I don’t know, but what I do know is the blog was briefly re-published on Mumbrella.
While the blog was, I will admit, utterly hilarious – yes I am a comedy genius when handed the reins of a regional news website… I am more proud of that story about the Gundagai Dog on the Tuckerbox than anything else I have written… the fear that I would lose my job prompted me to delete the damn thing.
Of course I went and quit within a week, but that’s neither here nor there.
I got myself a job at the Canberra City News as a political reporter in the Territory Assembly where I can happily while my time away making notes in Question Time and marveling at the insanity of the inner workings of the Australian Capital Territory.
The only really problem I can foresee is the ability for me to continue my life as a zombie pirate journalist in a land locked city on the shores of a lake beset by blue green algae.