Boy, has it been a whirlwind couple of days. My head is still spinning.
It all started with a call from a friend asking if I would be interested in appearing in a segment on The Nate Berkus Show. Wha? Me? Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Of course I was all over it. My adoration for Nate is no secret. He's one of my neighbors and I see him in the gayborhood every so often, including at last week's Lucky Shops event. I'm convinced that if we spend enough time together he'll, you know, come decorate my apartment.
There was a lot of back and forth with the producer of the segment so I wasn't confident it would ever come to fruition. But the stars aligned and I'm now one step closer to fulfilling my dream of becoming famous for nothing.
Even Cousin Kat, who has a legit fear of public speaking, was coerced invited to take part in the show.
Undoubtedly, one of the highlights of the entire experience was exiting the studio a mere hour before taping in search of a bar to help ease our nerves. We found a Jake's a half block away with a bartender that was more than happy to indulge us. So there we were, throwing back cosmos, our Irish heritage getting the best of us.
The taping went smoothly (wink, wink) and Nate couldn't be a nicer guy. He totally remembered me (or at least pretended to) and made small talk after we wrapped.
The audience, clad in bright festive colors of purple, red, orange, and green, was radiating with excitement and energy as the handlers played music, facilitated dance contests, and engaged with trivia questions.
It was a fun, totally random, I heart New York experience. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take any photos in the studio so I only have pics from the green room, and hair and make-up. There's video from the bar but it's private (unless you're willing to pay for it).
My friend Carrie remarked that I should get my own show so that I can stop going on others'.
From her keyboard to god's screen, right?
I don't know when the show is airing yet but you'll be the first to know once I find out ;)