Sunday, March 26, 2006

Southern Gal Goes to Elkhart, IN
Well, my day in Elkhart went smoothly. We arrived at the WNIT studio right after lunch and went in to meet the crew members of Open Studio. I tell you, I haven't been on a set since college and it brought back a lot of memories.

The set itself was very pleasant. It had a kitchen section, a livingroom section and another interview section for when they need full body shots. I was in the livingroom section on a couch that was so comfy that I didn't want to leave. (Don't notice my big heinie there, 'kay? Bless your heart)

I took the kids with me, so they were able to see how a real working studio produces a show. They thought it was cool that Mommy was wearing a microphone and getting to be interviewed. Now they want to be on a television show someday. I told them as long as it wasn't America's Most Wanted, that was fine.

And the interview went so fast! Mark Durocher was my interviewer and he was good. He shot out those questions and comments so professionally that I had little time to be nervous. I was a little nervous, but not as bad as I thought I would be. Thanks Mark!

I was allowed to read some of my poems on air, but I flubbed a line on my skinny dipping poem (Night Swim - published in USA Deep South) because I was nervous saying the word, "naked". Duh! I have GOT to work on that if I want to be on Conan someday.

Mark asked me about my weight loss humor and they showed pictures of our time in Winamac and had me explain each. The boys loved having their picture on air. And they behaved themselves so well! I am very proud of both of them!

Of course I was afraid of the extra pounds that the camera puts on, but I swear...I didn't expect it to put on as much as it did! That camera must be broken as it put on an extra 50 lbs or so! (shaking head) I'll have to speak with the producer, Brenda, about that. ;)

So, anyway, I had my five minutes of fame and it was fun. Maybe my blog will get more traffic because of it and maybe not, but seeing as I got asked to be on TV due to someone Googling Winamac, maybe a publisher will call up with a contract?

Who knows? It could happen.
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Name: Dana
Location: Chicago, and if y'all call me a Yankee, I'll have to cyber-smack ya'!

I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss where I write dieting humor.

And this is my blog... Kudzu, funny family stories, poems, family ghosts, snakes, sun-kissed southern memories all inside! Plus some travel reviews, recipes and more! I also make handcrafted jewelry! Check out my jewelry blog - Colors of the Woods

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