Resolution 37 - Come ridicule me
Resolution 18: Appear on a daytime television game show in order to earn a bit of money i.e. Come Dine With Me or Deal Or No Deal.
Tomorrow I have an appointment to call Richard Jobson a researcher at ITV Studios, makers of Come Dine With Me. It turns out my application, which I submitted on a whim last July at the start of my career break, didn't go into a blackhole after all. Now that they're casting for the Bradford area, they've got in touch.
So, the moment has come, but do I actually want to follow through with it? I'm not so sure. I'm going to play it straight tomorrow, not camp it up, or put on a show, or pretend to be more outrageous than I actually am.
If my professional self was advising me I'd probably say steer clear. Is playing a caricature of yourself on a pantomime reality show really how you want people to know you? If your reputation is what people say about you when you leave the room, do you really want the first conversation to be your moment of fame on CDWM?
Or is my forboding simply pre-match nerves, or the fact I've just endured 'We need to talk about Kevin'?
Let's sleep on it shall we and see what the morning brings. After all, I haven't even been to the auditions yet. And based on those who know someone who has previously applied, getting past the audition stage is no formality.
Tune in tomorrow for the next episode...