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Fun with live TV

There are few things as unnerving for the inexperienced as being on live tv. We got warned about no cursing and no wardrobe malfunctions…we could comply with those. However, unexpected things can happen and boy did they ever!

Ok….this next part has nothing to do with the Cure Kids Cancer Challenge, and may not be considered child appropriate….that’s my disclaimer!

It was a great way for Holly and I to break though our nervousness. We both had lots to say about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but saying it on camera was a whole other thing. The segment just before us was a veterinarian who was talking about foods not to feed your dog, pet safety, all that sort of stuff, and they had brought along the sweetest dog. He was a very friendly puppy. Friendly and excited. EXCITED. The poor dog was having one long Viagra experience the entire time he was on stage. We almost died when the director had to tell the camera guys to “only shoot the dog from the head up”. The funniest part of this whole thing for me was that no one on stage had a clue what the dog was doing, it was the rest of us sitting behind the cameras that could see. So, when Holly (the host Holly) was rubbing his head and patting his back I kept thinking, that poor girl is one pat away from that dog making friendly with her leg!

We were laughing so hard that I thought we were going to have to leave the studio.

Ok…that’s all I have to say about that. Needless to say, we weren’t nervous after that….we knew there was no chance of us having THAT happen so everything else was going to be fine.

The segment on the Cure Kids Cancer Challenge went really well. Between the 3 of us, me, Holly Wirth and Barb (executive director of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation), we got all the important information out there. We had a wonderful chance to talk about the importance of childhood cancer awareness, the need for research funding and what this event means to our community. Peyton was very cute on camera…any surprise there? Pete came up with the idea that with as much as Peyton seems to be on camera or in the newspaper, we should offer up advertising space on the back of her binkie.
Tim and Holly and all the folks at Studio 10 were phenomenally nice and I know that we are so thankful for the opportunity to talk about how important this month and this event truly is. I had a bit of a babble issue where there were so many things in my head that I wanted to say that it all sort of fell out at once, luckily it sort of made sense…at least people nodded like they understood.

And for those who’ve hassled me, here’s a chance to see what the new ‘do looks like!

f.r.o.G…fully relying on God

3 Comments on “Fun with live TV”

  1. #1 Penny Hawkins
    on Sep 5th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Hey guys – we missed you at the clinic this week. We noticed your car in the parking lot as we left but Nik was TOO pooped to go back in and say hi. Or – maybe that was me that was too pooped. Either way – hola and great job on the studio 10 spot. Nik just thinks TIM Wilkins is NICE… He is no Doug Janik – but she still thinks he is NICE. She will kill me when she reads this….. Alright – hope to see you tomorrow. P.S. Loved the hair! (Peyton – yours will be in soon enough – just ask Nik) Penny

  2. #2 mimi
    on Sep 6th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Saw the newscast! You girlies rocked…
    Love always

  3. #3 Basi
    on Sep 6th, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    First, I love the "do". You guys did a great job on that segment. Keep up the good work, love basi