I never really was one for birthdays or anniversaries but I’m ashamed that I’ve missed the first birthday of the blog which fell last week. How times have changed:
“Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Day 1(or is it 6?!?!)……
Weird…. Have been threatening to do this kind of thing for ages and the start of the new breakfast show seemed the ideal time. The hope is that I’ll have a little time each day to ramble my ramblings along with the rest of the blogverse (is that a word..? If not I claim the copyright!)
Already we’re a week and a bit into the new show…. Having said that am I presuming too much just in case you stumbled in here accidentally?!?!?! I’m Rick O’Shea the co-presenter, along with Ms Ruth Scott, of the new breakfast show on RTE 2FM; the national broadcaster here in Ireland. Right, where was I……?
Week 2 of the show and I’m in a bustling office after brekkie (RTE canteen breakfasts…. Mmmmm….. No, seriously!) after one meeting and before another meeting. The first culture shock of presenting a breakfast show hasn’t been the early starts (actually coping quite well with the 4am starts!) but the sheer amount of work that goes into a 3 hour show 5 days a week.
Before you say it, I know! Normal folk work 8 hours a day commuting another 2 sometimes 6 days a week! I am still blessed in the amount but it’s still a culture shock 🙂 Meetings, being interviewed (and photographed!!! Really not mad about that…), playlists, music, writing, devising competitions…. All beats real work though still…. 🙂
posted by Rick O’Shea at 10:57 AM“
The style did settle down after a while.
It’s weird – I’d forgotten that Daragh and Rymus had both posted comments in the first couple of days. Meeting them at the blog awards and talking to them since is now all the weirder 🙂
Even weirder to see how your life can change in this industry in twelve months. What will I be doing on the blog’s second anniversary?
Happy Anniversary Rick’s Blog.
And tell me this…did you remember to look out for Aine Chanmbers when you were up in her dear aul Sligo?
Unfortunately I missed her… Think she would have been about 15 years older than most of the clintelle to be fair!
Wow, a year, how time flies! I’ve actually just missed the third anniversary of my blog too, now that’s a bit crazy!
Best of luck with the blog over the next year and more! 🙂