Nationwide (again)

Oj’s 5 mins of fame: here it is!
I was interviewed on friday on ICR before Nationwide. We watched it at home, and i was probably more nervous before it started than i was filming it. I missed a bit the first time cos my 1-year-old nephew escaped and had crawled half way up the stairs by the time i got to him! I was really happy with how it turned out, and hopefully ICR and the VAC liked their plugs!
I got so many texts after, and every one mentioned OJ! Steeling the limelight as usual who does he think he is! I was glad his puppywalker saw it too.
My more observant friends even commented on my CD choices! The girls were out the other day, and after they made me watch it again they wanted to see the 2 Nationwide programs we’d been on before. I could only find the first one, but it was hillarius and so embarrassing! I wonder will i think the same about this one in a few years.
A poster on the frames message board gave me this link to Glen Hansard on Nationwide, so maybe it isn’t so bad to be filmed after all!
They’ve obviously ran out of filming ideas since they filmed that.


Me and OJ are going to be on Nationwide on RTE 1 next friday. I’m not looking forward to watching it at all!
When i was asked to do it, i really wasn’t too sure. Its different being filmed in school, and i probably would have done anything to get a day off. but apparently it might be inspirational for other people or something like that that i don’t understand, so i thought i’d suffer the slagging i’m going to get, and said yes!
Filming was good fun when i stopped feeling nervous (just after OJ found the lights on the way to work.) There was a camera man (who must have the patience of a saint!) and a reporter (who actually read this blog!!!) We had to get different shots of us walking, and sometimes that meant walking the same place a few times. When OJ is asked to do something again he thinks he’s done it wrong the first time, so tries to go somewhere different next time. That confused him a bit, but it was funny and won’t do him any harm. OJ loved all the attention and certainly isn’t camera shy, and is the star of the show! He posed when he was being filmed, and lay quietly when he wasn’t.
We were filmed getting on the bus, walking to work, at work, at the radio station, in Buncrana and at home. OJ and Dougal went crazy when they were filmed playing. Every other time they’ve played on the grass they usually just ignore each other.
It will be interesting to see how its all put together and what it turns out like (but that doesn’t mean i’m going to enjoy watching it!) The good thing about it is that hopefully OJ’s puppywalker will be able to see it, and see how he’s getting on.