Hello! Thanks for bearing with me yesterday. I thought I was going to have more time to blog about it, but I didn’t.
Yesterday I: Was woken up at 3:00 in the morning by a hysterical child, got out of bed for the day at 4:00, was on the road before 5:00, slapped myself repeatedly on the way to the airport lest I fall asleep in the car, boarded a plane, got off the plane, was picked up by a man approximately 5 feet tall who had parked somewhere in the next county and most emphatically did NOT want to chat, put a full face of make-up on in the car while trying not to be carsick, got dropped off at a restaurant whereupon I realized that I hadn’t eaten anything all day and was about to either faint or be sick or possibly eat the next person who spoke to me, sat around chatting with some lovely ladies and had a delicious crab cake and later some goat cheese balls (which were both delicious and are fun to say, because GOAT CHEESE BALLS!), talked and talked and talked some more, tried to look serious while typing on my laptop, finally made it to my hotel, checked in, dropped off my stuff, ran into Kathryn, ate a burger as big as my head (with Kathryn, which I highly recommend), went to a little shindig the Sk*rt ladies put on, and came back here to the hotel and collapsed.
So, I’m here in NYC for BlogHer Business, which starts today, but because I like for everything to be as complicated and as stressful as possible, first I came into town early to participate in a segment for the Today Show.
As you may have guessed, I blog for a living because I really love being on television.
Um, let’s just say that I was my fair share of nervous, heading into it. As in, I have been FUHREAKING OUT over what to wear and what to do and OH MY GOD I AM GOING TO BE STUPID ON TELEVISION. And my HAIR. MY HAIR IS ALSO STUPID. Etc.
Clearly, NBC came knocking on my door for my hair. Fools, all of them.
Anyway, the amount of stress that preceded the actual event was—in retrospect—rather hilarious, because 1) all that worrying does nothing to actually help prepare and 2) the shoot itself was actually tons of fun if you overlook all the time you have to spend sitting around and the filler stuff where they make you type on your laptop and look up at the camera and all of that.
I would like to note for the record that I went shopping no less than five times to find the perfect outfit to wear on television, and in the end I wore something I’ve owned for years. There’s a lesson in there, but I am too busy admiring my pretty, shiny shoes to understand what it might be.
Oh, there were some other people there, too.
Perhaps you recognize Kristen and Jill? We made quite the trio. Jill is the consummate businesswoman, all polish and panache; Kristen was born to be in front of the camera, speaking with animation on every topic; and I mostly tried to make sure my boobs didn’t fall out of my shirt and that I didn’t talk with my mouth full.
You think I’m kidding, but those goat cheese balls were REALLY GOOD.
Anyway, no, I don’t know when it’s going to air, yet, but I will let you know as soon as I know. To see more pictures and all the juicy details, read all about it over here.