Tonight I left work and had to stop at the Super Target to get some last minute stuff for Nick's birthday dinner lasagne extravaganza. I was not feeling very well all day and all I wanted to do was get home and put on my jammies. But in an effort to be a good mom, I stopped at the store.
I roamed around, bought the necessary ingredients and got on the check-out line. I'm waiting my turn and an older gentleman gets in line behind me and smiles. He looks at the contents of my order and says "Mmm...what time's dinner?" I laugh we joke and I tell him how my son passed up a chance at a dinner out at a restaurant in favor of my lasagne. He said "That must mean that it's good". Naturally, I agree. I tell him of my life-long love of cooking, coming from a long line of people who loved to cook, been in the deli and catering business, blah, blah, blah. He turns to me and says "I have a show on the CW22...would you like to come on and do a cooking segment?"
I KID YOU NOT!!!
So I'm speechless (surprise, surprise!) and then he asks if I do any catering here in Raleigh and I told him no, I didn't carry on the family tradition down here so he asked what I do. Now, I could have gone with what my full time job is, but I was feeling a little spunky and said "I'm an author" and his eyes lit up! "We can do a segment on that, you know", he said and I just about wept with joy!
WHAT ARE THE ODD OF THIS HAPPENING???
We walked out together, he gave me his card and contact information and I have to get in touch with him on Monday! EEK!! I could quite possibly be on TV cooking AND promoting my book! How flippin cool is that?? Thank GOD my son is difficult and didn't want to go to the Outback for dinner! Thank GOD I didn't give in to my craving to stop at Chick Fil A for a milkshake to soothe my super sore throat!
The show is called "The First Choice Life Show with Dr. Tim Weir" and it's on every morning at 8:30 a.m. on the CW22. I've never had the chance to see it because I'm at work by then! I don't have a DVR (and it pains me to admit that) and so I may have to invest in that technology so that I can see what the show is about and actually record myself should I get on!
Now all I have to do is think about what I would realistically cook - I don't use recipes and I don't measure...that could be a problem, right? Oh, and did I mention he's kind of into healthy things and I cook like a Paula Dean cheerleader?
The book I can promote all day long! I can promote "The Christmas Cottage", I can promote the new book, I can totally talk about the struggles of being an indie author and the stigma's that go with it...I have visions of one of those long canes with the hook on the end coming from stage right to yank me off camera because I've run out of time for my segment! LOL!
Say a little prayer and I will keep you posted on how this all progresses!