Wednesday, August 05, 2009

My TV debut.

Sorry I'm late posting this blog, but I was busy with my television debut. Ho-hum. No big deal....

HA! Who am I kidding? It was the most fun I've had in ages. Well, maybe not fun, exactly. Let's just say, I'm relieved it's over. Here's what happened...

I arrived at the local Philadelphia NBC station at the appointed time. (Okay, I was 20 minutes early and had to sit in the car a bit. Hey, I was anxious.)

I was properly attired. (Except that they told me not to put on make-up. When I got there, another "guest" was in FULL make-up. She said, "Oh, I'd NEVER let anyone else do my make-up. And sometimes they run late, and they can't make you up at all." Oooops...)

I was calm and collected. (...while I frantically tried to look cool slathering myself with make-up in a tiny mirror in the "green room.)

Soon, it was my turn to go on. (OH MY GOD SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!)

I had an thrilling and informative interview with the host. ( I don't remember a single thing I said. Please, God, tell me I didn't curse.)

I went home to watch myself with my lovely, supportive family. (My son pointed out that my bra strap had been showing the whole time.)

Have you ever been on TV? Do you ever buy books because you've seen authors on TV? Can you bring me a tall, stiff drink? Here's the show:


mary said...

Great interview - I think you did a marvelous job, presenting a calm and collected persona while answering the questions. If it had been me, they woukld have cut to a commercial after 5 seconds!

Diana Holquist said...

Aw, thanks, Mary. It was a LIVE show with a LIVE audience, so it was doubly intense. I thought I'd be nervous, too, but once it got going, it was more like having a conversation than being on TV.

I sure am glad it's over, though.

Sarah McKerrigan said...

You go, girl!

Diana Holquist said...

Thanks, Sarah.

It was actually really fun.