I am very pleased to say that I didn't watch the National TV Awards last evening - I caught just a short snippet of it and seeing and hearing that baying mob of screaming mongrels convinced me I had made the right choice.
The only down side was missing my dear friend Stephen Fry win his utterly deserving Special Recognition Award - he has indeed added to the nations artistic output, just by being himself.
Stephen and I have been dear friend ever since he started following me on Twitter, yes I know I am not alone, but I like to think there is a special bond between us. I mean we have so much in common, he is in Bones and I watch Bones, he is in QI and I watch QI, he made a rather wonderful documentary about his trip to America and I watched it. Could we be any closer?
I like to think of him reading my tweets or this blog and using it as a spring board for his own search for new and exciting ideas, and I am very proud to have played this important role in his life.
Of course, unlike Stephen I don't court the fame and fortune, I need no rewards, all I need to know is that HE knows.
It was actually a good night for me at the Awards, Doctor Who won best drama and I once passed a cloth to Bernard Cribbins, X-Factor won best talent show and I bought the single and Ant and Hand won two awards - let's be honest, without me those two would be nothing!
Oh well, must get on with the day, President Obama wants some help with his Health Plan and Gordon Brown wants to have me over for Horlicks and a hobnob - I have to make it myself though, Mrs Brown has run off to be the new assistant on Doctor Who!
It's National Hug Day, so don't be shy, go and give someone a hug. If you get arrested for sexual assault you can use National Hug Day as your excuse!
On this day in 1956, the US actor Robby Benson was born. Not the most famous actor, he provided the voice of the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast but I loved him in a film called Ode to Billy Joe (1976) which was based on the Bobby Gentry song of the same name - you know Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.
It was not a great film but as a fan of the song I watched it and then looked at the reviews - let me show you a picture of Robby as I tell you the review of him which read : cute as Bambi - and twice as smarmy!
Poor Robby really never made the big time - no wonder he jumped off that bridge!
And that's a fact!