Thursday, May 15, 2014

"The Better Show" is the Best...

...or you can't do better than "Better."

I think that tells you how much I enjoyed being part of the audience for "The Better Show" last week. Definitely the high point was getting to see my buddy, Mo, again, but there were a lot of fun moments. One of the great things about living in New York is getting to be part of the audience for television shows and I've had a lot of fun this year visiting the "Katie Show" and "The Chew." But my visit to "The Better Show" was unique. The "audience" was made up of my blog buddies from Collective Bias, and we got a very close up view of how the show was produced. 

 You can just see Mo peeking out at the cameras.

"Better" is a nationally syndicated lifestyle television program that features JD Roberto and Rebecca Budig. They both have extensive television credits and if you are an "All My Children" fan, you will remember Rebecca as Greenlee Smythe. We got to meet both of them, chat and take photos, which is not the usual experience for the studio audience and so much fun. JD and Rebecca couldn't have been nicer. 

One of the segments featured a book about flirting. While not the least bit inappropriate -- I think I'm old enough to be his mother -- JD needs no lessons in being fun and so easy to talk to.  

Another big treat for this "24: Live Another Day" fan was seeing Kim Raver interviewed. Kim plays Audrey Raines on "24: Live Another Day" and though we didn't get to meet Kim, it was exciting to see the interview in such close proximity.  

Kim Raver aka Audrey Raines being interviewed on "The Better Show."

 Not to forget one fun moment, I loved meeting Kim McCosker and am so appreciate of being able to offer a copy of her book "4 Ingredients Chocolates Cakes & Cute Things as a giveaway. Please take a minute or two and click the link to leave a comment and be entered.

I wish you all could have joined me for this fun, fun day. But before you think that my life in New York is all television shows and celebrities, please think again. Today was much more of a usual day. There was laundry and errands -- trips to the fruit and vegetable store and to the post office. I also took one of the most crowded bus trips I've taken in a long, long time. The M104 bus is Buttercup's limo and I share it with dozens of friends.   

Please stop by tomorrow for Foodie Friday. I've got a very sweet treat to share. 

As always, thanks for visiting and take good care, especially blog buddies in Southern California. Prayers are with you!


Catherine said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed the show and that is good.
It is exciting and fun I am sure.
Blessings, Catherine

Terra said...

You sure find lots to enjoy in your big wonderful city.


My dad worked in the TV business as I was growing up. So I know how exciting it is to see what's going on behind the scenes. Looks like a GREAT show and set you visited. You are so lucky to be in such close proximity to these wonderful things.

Sola Scriptura said...

The Better Show looks interesting and lots of fun for the audience. How great that you were shared the experience with blog buddies as well. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You do have some exciting moments living where you do and being able to see those shows live. I'm not much of a daytime TV watcher, so haven't seen the show. Glad you got to go with your friend. Hope you have a fantastic Friday! After a week of rain here we are hoping to see some sunshine today!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Sounds like fun! I think it would be interesting to meet in person the people we see on TV. I'd love to meet Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer!

Simply Linda said...

Sounds like so much fun. Giggling over your travel bus. (wink)--Blessings

Susie said...

Buttercup, You are having a blast so far with your retirement. I am loving that you take all of us with you through your blog posts. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Ida said...

Oh what fun. I think it would be cool to be a part of the audience for a TV Show. I've not heard of this show but I have heard of Rebecca Budig.

Pondside said...

I don't believe you for a minute - I just know that life in New York has to have at least a sprinkling of glamour! It must be fun to be in the audience of a TV show - something I've never done - thanks for sharing.

Melinda said...

Fun for you.
Have a great weekend.

M :)