So, five months after taking the initial audition test, my episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” finally aired last night. I have to say, I am pretty proud of how Jerry and I did. While I would have loved to have won more money, the $50,000 we did win was, as Chris Harrison said at the end of the episode, “Not a bad paycheck for 30 minutes work!”
Looking back, I am happy with the game I played. I used all my lifelines when I needed them, I thought through the questions, and I didn’t take any significant risks. (Of course, getting questions that happened to line up with the storehouse of weird knowledge I keep in my head helped immensely!)
Overall, the entire experience was an amazing adventure! And I have to say, we especially enjoyed meeting and working with the cast and crew of the show. From the folks that hosted the original test, to the producers that I interviewed with, to the production staff that took such good care of us at the studio, they couldn’t have been more supportive or encouraging. A lot of unseen work goes into making sure the final production looks good on the screen, and those folks deserve far more recognition and respect than they typically receive. So, to all of them, I offer my sincerest thanks.
If you ever get the chance to audition, I would highly recommend it! It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am so very grateful to have been able to experience it.
Back in June, WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE held open auditions in Pensacola. David took the test, and we went home. After several skype interviews, and emails back and forth with producers, he finally got the call to go to Las Vegas for the taping of the show in August. We flew out and had a great time. It ended up being over our wedding anniversary, and birthdays (our wedding anniversary is August 20, David’s birthday is August 21, and my birthday is August 22).
To quote my hubby: “I played the game I wanted to play.”
The show airs tonight (November 15) on WEAR-TV abc3 in the Mobile/Pensacola area. Per legal, we can’t say anything until the show airs…so everyone will have to watch to see how David did. But I have to say we met some amazing people from other contantests to staff and producers from the show that will always have a special place in our hearts. It was an amazing experience.
Some days are good, some are hard, some are just there. Stay the path…keep the faith.
Well…I voted. Are you happy with the results?
Regardless of your political affiliation…
“Praying that God opens our eyes today to people who feel invisible, who never hear that they are loved and rarely receive a warm embrace.” -Beth Moore
Blessings today and always.
I need this today, and most days.
This weekend while visiting Carmen, my feet tripped over themselves and I hit the pavement. Hard. First, nothing is broken. Second, I am fine. Bruised, scratched, and a little humiliated. The girls had on heels…I was the one in sneakers trying to help them steady themselves over the stupid pavement. So grateful that it wasn’t nothing worse.It happened early Saturday morning, and the above picture was the first night, still really swollen, and glasses scratched (badly). Wrists, elbows, shoulders, nose and mouth (no loose teeth either) are tender, but my left knee is in some pain. (The picture below is at home 36 hours later.)This picture is Sunday (about 30 hours later) at lunch (breakfast) at Louie’s in Baton Rouge (a must if you are in town). We eat there whenever we are there. Swelling is down, and starting to scab and heal. Bruising is darkening, and my joints are hurting.And, now I am home…another bath with Epsom salts…and spare glasses are working fine.