Two blog posts in one day? It better be something good!
Oh, it’s good alright. Great even.
Since returning home from my travels to India and Nepal I have been extremely busy eating frogs.
That’s not a rhetorical question. I really want to know… Who wants to be a millionaire?
Because I sure do, and soon I’ll have my chance!
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Ok, so by now most of you have witnessed me making an absolute goose of myself on national television. I ummed and ahhed about posting the video to the blog but then I thought, “If a tree embarrasses itself in a forest and no one is there to see it… that’s kind of boring”.
So, for those yet to witness as I tick off list item number 19, ‘Compete on a Game Show’, please allow me to enlighten you… Read the rest of this entry
Ok, so nobody uses tapes anymore… but I’m pretty sure I’ll be caught on a few digital recording devices when I appear on ‘The Price is Right’ at 5pm on Channel 7 tomorrow afternoon!
You will also catch my sister, looking suitably ridiculous in her matching tiara – fair punishment for sending me up there to my certain embarrassment!
Set your phasers to stun and your TiVos to record, Amanda’s comin’ on down!
Yes, today I received the call notifying me of the air date for my 15 seconds of infamy…
Look what just arrived in the mail!
“For the naturist enthusiast”.
If 40 is the new 30 then I’m clearly in the midst of a midlife crisis of epic proportions. What other excuse is there for me jigging work on a Wednesday, glamming up as if on some sort of hyper-coloured Hens’ Night, and then heading out in broad daylight (tiara and all) to a taping of ‘The Price is Right’?
Sure, the lure of cash and prizes has a certain appeal but, as another daytime TV great would put it, “This ‘aint my first rodeo”. Just a month ago I did a very similar thing (minus the tiara) with my younger brother, sister and fiancé (still love using that word!) and we won nada, zippo, ZILCH! What reason did I have to think this time would be any different?
Well (in answer to my own rhetorical question), I had one very important reason for thinking this time would be different:
I had insider knowledge.
Insider knowledge that secured me a place on this iconic game show, and insider knowledge that I am more than happy to share with all of you!
Oh yes ladies, I touched Larry Emdur. Please form an orderly queue and wait patiently as I explain how you too can experience this once-in-a-lifetime high.
By Claire L.
I, like many people, grew up watching TV. It always seemed like such a magical place, this TV Land. I mean, when you’re a kid, even the smallest of special effects left you gobsmacked.
How did they make that happen?
Where did that person go?
Why is everyone so beautiful?
TV Land was always fun to watch, but I could never be part of that, surely? Is that place even real? I mean, look at the “reality” shows that are on now. You’ve got cooking contests, singing contests, miscellaneous talent contests, people stuck on an island voting each other off, and people running around the World completing various challenges. Would you call this reality?
No, neither would I.
This is why I set Amanda the challenge of “competing on a game show”. She’d get to be a part of magical TV Land and possibly walk away with some cool prizes (that she’d share with me, right?)
My younger brother and sister, and Andy and I, will all be hightailing it to Channel 7 studios on Tuesday to sit in the largely middle-aged audience of The Price is Right (list item number 19).
I have previously mentioned how I believe I will need to do something at least slightly drastic to ensure selection as a contestant. Silly me thought a t-shirt printed with “I heart Larry” would suffice. Oh no. These people have upped the bogan ante.
This is the kind of thing I will be competing with:
“These boots were made for huggin'”
I’m a Westie from way back and an Inner Westie even now. I need to channel my inner bogan if I am going to survive the fierce competition to make it on TV.
Over on ‘Deal or No Deal’, even a young woman’s partially shaved head with the word “$DEAL!$” stamped into the side did not ensure selection. I’m in over my (unshaven) head!
I still have a couple of days left before the big day. Quick! What do you think I need to do to get their attention on Tuesday?l