My 15 minutes of fame
Everyone who knows my TV watching habits, knows that I'm a reality TV junkie. I hate sitcoms (for the most part) & watch pretty much any reality show out there (give or take a few). Well, today I had a chance to be IN a reality show, thanks to my friend & workout partner who offered to let me ride her coat tails for this opportunity.
To continue to protect the name of my friend & the small town that we live in, I'll refrain from giving out the details of the show (what show, what channel & air date). But I will say it was a lot of fun & it changes my entire perception about reality TV. It's so not real at all. That won't stop me from watching it, but now I know....
My friend sent in an application for a certain show & they accepted it. They flew to our town & have been filming here all week. She asked if I wanted to be a part of it with her. Of course I told her yes! On Tuesday, Logan had a chance to be in too, but I had a meeting that I couldn't miss (I was very bummed about that). This morning was the final day of filming & I got to be in a big part of it.
I got to the filming site, got mic'ed (that was similar to getting the airport security pat down) & talked about filming angels & scripts. Yes. Reality TV is scripted! Well, this show was slightly scripted without writers, but with discussion of lines & conversation before every shot. There were many takes of particular scenes. After a while, I started to feel like this was a job (& realized that acting would be totally fun).
I'm going to feel like an absolute fool when this airs because it is THE CHEESIEST "acting" EVER. We had some very funny, sarcastic lines, but it wasn't natural. So, I'm not quitting my day job. I am an idiot & it's going to be on National TV for the whole world to see. I think my friend & I are going to have a viewing party where we're going to make fun of ourselves until we develop a complex. But we still had a blast, no matter how dorky we look. When we know the airing date I'll give everyone the heads up & let people know via email rather than posting it here. That way you all can make fun of us too. And give us bigger complexes.
In other 15 minutes of fame news, when I got home from filming this evening I found out that FOX News picked up a post that I wrote on The Other Blog last night. This is great & I hope it drives some more traffic over there. Since all of the "fun" life has been throwing at us, I've been really distracted & I've had a hard time posting regularly on Virtual Fitness. This was a little motivational boost & hopefully it sparks some interesting future posts.