I made my debut on live and local TV, as KSL's, "Blog of the Week." How spiffy is that?! I was nominated by my incredible sissy-in-law, Camille (who I happen to think is the "Blogger of the Century"), and it was more fun than that time I met Phil Collen (of Def Leppard fame) in Laguna Beach. I mean, come on...Blog of the Week?! What a neat honor! What a wonderful opportunity to appear on the channel 5 news!
For your viewing pleasure, I have uploaded the clip of my segment in this post. BUT...before you watch, I wanted to share a couple of candid and "behind-the-scenes" and deeply personal things with you, that you probably don't know. Ready?!
What You Probably Don't Know About My KSL Gig
1.) I was so nervous I listened to Justin Timberlake's, "Suit and Tie," FIVE times before I left for the studio. FIVE TIMES IN A ROW! Because that song is sexy and that Mr. Timberlake is smooth, and I needed something like that to mellow me out.
2.) I had been sicker than a dog (what does that expression even mean?) for more than a week. Today was the FIRST day I put makeup on in about 9 days. And I wore A LOT of it...to hide my sickly little face.
3.) Today was the FIRST day I did my hair in about 9 days.
4.) Today was the FIRST day I got dressed in something other than pajama pants and sweatshirts...in...you guessed it...about 9 days.
5.) In an act of brilliance, I chose to wear a cat sweater. This was strategic; a way to detract from my "still recovering from a gnarly sinus infection" self. (You can't tell how sick I've been if you're distracted by all those cats!) This was also the reason for the red lipstick!
6.) I said a prayer in the parking garage when I arrived at the KSL building.
7.) I was so nervous and excited about being the "Blog of the Week" that I told all the people riding in the studio elevator about it.
8.) Scott Haws, the host of Browser 5.0, is very charming and sweet. PLUS, he has FIVE kids...and his oldest is sixteen! If you ask me, he looks really great for his age. (And for having scary teenagers in the house!) I even told him that.
|Photo courtesy of KSL and ksl.com. Please forgive me for "altering it" a bit.|
9.) When my gig was over, I drove across the street to the Crown Burger. I celebrated "not passing out on air" with a Diet Coke and an order of fries. Naturally, I drowned those beautiful taters in fry sauce.
THANK YOU, Camille for nominating me! THANK YOU, Libby (a producer), for contacting me! THANK YOU, Scott, for making me feel comfortable in your scary world of cameras and microphones! THANK YOU, kind people at KSL, for taking care of me today! And THANK YOU, readers and friends and loved ones, for making me ridiculously happy, for indulging me in my "bloggy hobby," and for being true lights in my life.
You are waaaaay cooler than meeting Phil Collen!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!