Last Wednesday was a good example of how
low expectations can sometimes surprise you.
Our friends had planned a day of going to see the taping
of a local show
called Better Ct. It’s a News variety show( I guess that’s what you’d call it)
You know a little bit of news, some guests from the area, local stuff.
…but no singing or dancing : )
I’m sure you have similar shows in your area.
I had seen the show before but since it’s on at 3 in the afternoon it wasn’t too often.
Now if you had asked me to go see a Martha Stewart show or David Letterman I couldn’t
get my coat on fast enough.
The good part was that there was food dangled as the carrot as we were
going to a Tapas restaurant in West Hartford afterwards.
Yeah, I liked that.
We met our friends at their house for breakfast including fresh fruit, yogurt and muffins.
Yum more food …….can you tell I’ve been on a diet?
I was good and only had fruit and yogurt…
ok I had toast too.
I refuse to give up bread…..it would be very unfrench of me.
We were all ready for our drive to Hartford with
our bottles of water.
Do you see George’s orange sweater???
all wrinkly. I told him it was too wrinkled but he wanted
to wear it…
so what am I going to do? iron it?
I don’t think so.
We have 4 irons and I try to avoid it at all cost.
yup 4 I just discovered more in our kitchen pantry.
More on that later.
Do you think they’re sweaters are subtle enough????
I was wearing brown.
There they are…..Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun.
Sorry the photo is so blurry. They couldn’t have been more gracious and friendly.
They don’t get a big audience ….I think there were about 15 ? but it made it very nice to be
right there so close and see how it’s done.
Kara going over her notes.
Scot getting ready. I forgot to say that he also does the weather for channel 3 CBS
and is great at it. I’m a channel 4 NBC girl but I love watching Scot doing his thing.
He brings a lot of personality to his job.
His nickname is “Zany” Scot Haney!
Well they sat down and suddenly they were on. He was so silly from the start I thought
they were just goofing around. Nope that’s the show.
She was teasing him for having no attention span.
Flash something shiny or new in front of him and he’s off on that.
I can relate!
They had a few different guest on, one of which was a fashion modeling agency
who brought in some of her girls.
Gosh were they tall and the girl on the left had the prettiest hair…..and so straight
and no split ends.
Then came the recipe of the day….which we were warned by the camera crew was not to be eaten.
I guess chefs they are not.
That day was cake in a mug…..different recipe then the one I have tried.
The crew turned out to be right even Kara and Scot weren’t
After the cake fiasco they had IKEA there featuring a man cave for the up coming Super bowl.
Gosh when is super bowl?
I’m more a Puppy Bowl watcher.
I could watch that everyday…..all day :)
Kara enjoying the snacks they brought.
Which they later shared with all of us.
I was so happy I had gone. The time just flew. I thought there might
be a lot of waiting time between segments but
it moved along quickly.
They have great chemistry together and just are so natural
with each other.
Ok I’m now a FAN
As planned we went to West Hartford.
It was such a gorgeous day.
We’ve had so much rain lately.
We went to Barcelona for lunch
and after sampling a few delicious tapas we had
your own plates too.
Did I mention I’m on a diet?
Yeah, well the diet is on now.
It was so worth going off my diet for.
It looks like a burger but it’s a grilled veggie sandwich with
Portabella Mushroom, Red Peppers, Squash,
Spinach, Feta Cheese, Chickpea Puree.
Spinach, Feta Cheese, Chickpea Puree.
I saved half for dinner.
Even great eaten cold.
We rushed back home (well our friends house) to watch the show that comes on at 3.
Slatey watched with us.
My friend Joanne hoped we might be on TV since there was a cameraman photographing us almost the whole time.
I was thankful we weren’t : )
Have you ever been on TV?