Wednesday, February 23, 2011

In case you Missed it!!

I have been so lucky, so lucky to have been able to experience what I have in the past two weeks.  I have been on a podcast, loved it, a radio interview, totally want to start interviewing people and the latest TV.  Each experience was unique, each one let me see something different behind the scenes type of stuff.  I actually used Skype for something other than talking to my son to see if it works.  That was for the Homespun Journey podcast, Sherry did a great job and got my feet wet.
Then there was Lake Effect WUWM    I got to go into a real radio studio and you know, I kind of liked it, now I want to try my hand at interviewing people about Fiber arts.  I am stricken by this, it was so cool.  There was a quiet hum to the room which was dimly lit, with an open U shaped table, having two black sponge Qtip on steroid type mics on one side and another inside the U.  There was a monitor to test the voice level and I sat on one side and Coley on the other.  She said please start talking, I need to check the voice levels and everything was so hushy like.  I pulled the mic to my level and began and had a hard time to shut up.  I know you will all find this kind of surprising.  I think what I liked about it was the atmosphere?  I so could see myself doing that...and now for the Just 4 Ewe radio show, this is your host Jan Massie aka Spiderlady, today I will be interviewing...Judith MacKenzie!  Oh please that is what I want to do.  Can you say Bucket List, so now I am thinking of adding a recording studio to my photo studio to my on and on.  LOL
Then Thanks to Blue Tulip and Gosh Yarn It, two vendors at SITC, John and I went on the television for a live interview yesterday on The Morning Blend.  Let me begin with, it snowed the night what you say, that is what I say too.  We were to be at the Station, a short 30 minute drive through the City on a good day, no problem.  I am NEVER late, being late irks me probably the most of anything, so I am not late.  John spent the night so we could leave early, and we did, we left a little over an hour early.  We spent 30 minutes of that time sitting on the freeway parked, "it was just snow People!" the radio said gridlock all over, why?"  I finally could get off the freeway and began moving and called, "we're on our way, I am so sorry" Molly "take your time we will move you to the end....OMG thanks thank you so much.  My heart is racing, not because all my chins are going to be revealed to thousands of people but I am going to be late.  I am driving through the City, coming to Stop signs and John says, " just go through them no one is coming"  Boom Boom boom, my heart is coming out of my chest, now I am a violator too!!  I am late and violating....I slide into the parking area covered in snow I tell John hurry get out, he is getting dressed?  WTH, seriously I have been driving like a freeking maniac and now you are changing shoes?  I think I am parked in front of a stairway?  but it is covered in snow, no one will see it.  We run in and then they say, go have a seat....huh?  Sit?  I can't sit, can you see that I am late 9:05, see that and I slid through stop signs and I parked at the top of a stairway and John is putting on his shoes and putzing in the car and you want me to sit!!!  Another door opens and the director comes in and takes us to the "Green room" which has no green in it but a plastic plant.  Another guy comes in and I am just taking a breath, swoops us off, walks us through the offices and brings us to the studio.  Here we go, can you say I have to cough, clear my throat and my eyes are following these large black R2D2 type cameras moving in and out and around the two women sitting on the couch.  Now I have to pee, not really but when I get nervous my bladder pretends it has to pee to add to the anxiety.  I start yawning and  I can feel the beginning of hyperventilating.  I look there are three cameras which means 10# each Holy Crap that is 30#s it is going to add to my already round face!!!  The dieting didn't work, I think I ate another 20# on, due to stress!!!  and no exercise does not help me when stressing, food does.   The guy says Opps you are going on at the end, so we hike back to the Ungreen room and sit.  I may just loose some weight before I get on TV with all of this hiking.  It's our cue here we go again and this time they mic us up and just tell us to sit and that is it.  This is live people, no rehearsal, they told us don't look at the cameras, look at who is talking.  Here is the scoop, there are 3 robot cameras, no camera men zooming in, there is one that I saw teleprompters for the hosts not us.  There is no way of know which camera to look at even if you did look.  I saw a moniter when John was talking so I thought whoever is talking the camera is on THEM, not me looking down at the table ahead of me.  So while John is lying his ass off about sitting in the airport knitting...uhhh  John is afraid of flying and the last place you will find John is in an Airport or a dentist chair.  I almost giggled while he is committing perjury on the stand, but he is sounding pretty good to me with his bullshirt.  I look like I am sleeping.. so then Molly asks me a question and I go into my schpeel and I say there is a fashion show and .....and she looked at my like "its my show, remember?"  so I stopped trying to remember my place and drew a total blank, John stepped in and said there are classes.  I am sure she wasn't saying "I AM THE STAR HERE"  but I was the guest and didn't want to take over, not that I have that gene or anything.  So I was kind of quiet and just resorted to making faces like I do......We got in the car and were hysterical...John sitting in the airport and me totally drawing a really was fun!!!

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