Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thank You, Katie

I've never actually met Katie Couric, but after being in the studio audience for her show three times in the last six months I feel that I've been her guest. And when someone offers you hospitality three times it's only appropriate to say thank you. This is my thanks to Katie, and to the very funny and thoughtful people who made visiting the show a great experience.

I've been in the studio audience in November and January and was delighted to get tickets again to attend yesterday. I was with my college and neighborhood buddy, Betsy, and we had a great time. My other two visits included Facebook and twitter activity, but there was lots less this time. The show was being taped live and except for a few photos at the beginning -- like the one above -- and after the show was finished cell phones were turned off.

I enjoyed the show a lot. There were episodes on travel and the empty nest. I had the fun of seeing blogger Sharon Greenthal interviewed as part of the latter segment. We were also a lucky audience and had the fun of winning the "swag bag," which is a collection of goodies for everyone in the audience. Our swag was an assortment of bottles of hot sauce, a neck pillow, and certificates for jewelry and fancy jeans. I'm especially excited about the jeans. I've been wearing definitely "unfancy" jeans, and this should be a real wardrobe upgrade.  

The stage immediately after the show ended. I'm sitting near the back and it was difficult not to include a few tops of heads in my photographs. 

The last episode will be taped next Thursday, and the show will continue to be shown during the summer. You may just get to see me in a quick minute or two throughout July and August. I'm wearing a pink cotton shirt -- I took a quick scan and it seemed half of the audience was in pink -- and sitting on the far left.  

 Thank you, Katie. It's been great. 
Every wish for health and happiness.  

Now it's back to real life after my day in television. I've got overdue library books to return, a medical appointment to schedule and I'm going to visit a friend who's ailing. I'll stop at my favorite new neighborhood bakery -- soon to be featured in Foodie Friday -- and get a treat for her and for me. They have the best croissants.

As always, thanks for visiting. Take care and happy reading!


Nellie said...

What fun! Yes, my jeans are definitely in the "unfancy" category, but I must have to admit that they do fit me.:-)

Lynda said...

What a great fun day. If you find out what day it will broadcast, let us know and we can record it and look for you. Your goodie bag sounds super good, too. You have fantastic opportunities for entertainment in NYC.

Catherine said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the show and your time. Fancy jeans are fun and a feel good gift. Enjoy them. blessings, Catherine

Patty Sumner said...

How exciting! Of course, these are some of the wonderful perks of living in the Big City.. I hope your friend feels better real soon. Have a great day! Hey, by the way, I am dieting so eat something reallhy good for me from your favorite bakery..:) Blessings!


I LOVE Katie. I'm going to miss her show. Glad you had fun watching it live.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That must have been fun! I like Katie Couric, though I haven't been able to see many of her talk shows.

Overdue library books? The story of my life. :-)

Sola Scriptura said...

I imagine it is a lot of fun to be in the audience of a television show. You have so many great opportunities in NYC! I hope you have a great weekend.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have been in a TV audience once many years ago when I visited LA. I still remember it well as it was a thrill and fun experience. Lucky you, though, to be able to do this three times in the past year. Katie has always seemed to be a warm and very smart lady. I hope her show keeps running and you get to visit her some more times.

Anonymous said...

So happy you had these opportunities and thanks for sharing them with us. What a great selection of gifts. I admire Katie and wish her the best.

I know your ailing friend will appreciate a treat from the bakery.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.