Along with getting a nifty little bio up on their homepage (check out mine here) and a photo with the Silver Fox to show off to everybody I know, the “blogger of the day” live tweets the entire show from the comfort of the studio audience.
As far as TV appearances go, this one is pretty low stress. Right up my alley.
Still, I got treated like a real guest and was picked up at my apartment this morning at 6:30am in a Cadillac Escalade (fancy!), was led to a green room where I was given coffee and pastries, went through hair and make-up (thanks Beauty by Travis!) and was mic’ed just in case anybody decided to talk to me on air.
Also, I had to sign a release that said something like, “I understand and acknowledge that I may experience one or more surpirses in connection with my appearance on the program”. For a brief instance, I thought— OH NO! They are going to tell me Harlow isn’t mine!!!
But then I remembered this is Anderson Cooper and he’s much classier than that.
At 8:30am, I was led out into the audience where I sat with my computer on my lap, doing my best to follow the show and live tweet at once. Turns out, that’s a pretty tough job. Ever try to write interesting tidbits while people are already moving on to the next interesting tidbit? You miss a lot.
Anderson Cooper and his co-host Robin Robinson talked about everything from Justin Bieber’s bodyguard suing him for assault to the first transgender beauty queen vying for Miss California to Vinny from the Jersey Shore’s new reality show. And I tried to ignore the fact that it had been two hours since I last fed my newborn (who was at home with Grammy) and prayed my nursing pads wouldn’t leak through my shirt on national television.
But the best way to tell you about my experience is to give you a sampling of my tweets…
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