Technology is not my strong suit. If you have visited over the last couple days you are probably now saying to yourself, "now there is a gal with a death grip on the painfully obvious". It all started with the "Holiday Shopping Carnival". Somehow the pictures got totally out of order, and I could not fix them to save my soul. I also tried in vain to edit the post with words of apology for the misplaced pictures. Nothing. Now, today it (the holiday shopping post) has suddenly flipped places with yesterday's post about my contest, so now it is first and the contest is second. It's like it has a mind of its own! Oh well, I am moving on and hoping against hope that the techno fairies will be smiling on me for the rest of the week.
It seems that my mismatch for technology includes just physically being in a space where technology is occurring around me even if I am not necessarily involved in the process. For those of you that read Chased by Children, you already know what I am about to tell you. For those of you that don't, here it is, I was in the audience at Oprah yesterday. Totally cool, I know. My lovely neighbor got tickets because she happened to be surfing the web at precisely the right moment, and she invited my along for the ride. Yeah me! Four of us in total made the trek to Harpo studios at 5am yesterday. The early hour didn't bother us as we were SURE it was going to be her "Favorite Things" show, so we were EXCITED to say the least. Here's the thing, it wasn't her "Favorite Things" show. Bummer. Here's the other thing, it is way better to watch her show on television than to be in the audience. (unless, of course, it actually is her "Favorite Things" show, duh) Bummer again. My husband asked me, "so was it like a big event?" The answer is no. It is a big deal to the audience to be there, but for the people working there it is the job they do everyday. It is just not jump up and down exciting for them any more. Don't misunderstand, everyone was very pleasant and may really love their jobs, but all of us waiting to go into the studio were like little school girls squealing and giggling at everything. They are not like that.
The show was with Nate Berkus and Giada DeLaurentis. It seemed kind of boring while we were there. (yes, probably since our "Favorite Things" bubble was burst) However, I watched it at home on tape this morning and it was actually a good show. You just don't get the same energy in the studio as you do when it is captured for television. Weird, but true. Of course, this may have something to do with the energy dissipating before it reaches the very last row of the audience which is where we were sitting.
Still, it is an adventure I won't soon forget. It was a blast to feel that excited and giddy and to share it with some very good friends. Lunch together following to "debrief" may have been the most fun of the day! I look forward to our next adventure!
Don't forget to enter my contest, you have until Friday!