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!