Thursday, November 24, 2011

NYC: Day 4

Day 4...I went into panic mode because I knew I only had 3 days left to get it all in. On the agenda was the Today show, Fox News, Regis and Kelly, the MET and a few other things!
I woke up at 5am and headed out before Charlie was awake. I made it to the Today show and it was rainy. It would be a few hours before they came out, if they did. I decided it would be better to head to Regis and Kelly and try to get in as a standby. I was the last person in line. Those people are serious about getting tickets to that show! We waited for hours in the cold rain. I had an umbrella but the wind was  blowing so I was soaked from head to toe and cold. Finally, about 5 minutes before they started filming, they let the first 6 people in. Lucky for me, a production assistant from a new show called “The Chew” was waiting on the Regis & Kelly rejects and had room for 10 people. I got in! I wasn’t too excited about seeing The Chew but I was VERY excited to be able to sit in a warm, dry place! I was glad I went. The hosts are Clinton Kelly (What Not to Wear), Mario Batali, Daphne Oz (Dr. Oz’s daughter), and Carla Hall (from Top Chef). The show is produced by Gordon Elliot, so I got to watch him in action. But the best part was the guest - Rachel Ray! It was so cool to see her and she even cooked. Also, Dylan Lauren (Ralph Lauren’s daughter) was on and we got free candy from Dylan’s store and a Winnie the Pooh DVD for Avery!
Next door, Millionaire was filming. Warm? Check! Dry? Check! I’m in! So I watched them film and a few people won some money. I also got to vote during Ask the Audience 3 times. I was wrong 2 out of 3 - oops! 
After that I tried to hail a cab to take me to the MET, but as I said before that is nearly impossible in NYC on a rainy, cold day. I know that 100 cabs passed me, all full. I finally stumbled upon a subway station and like a homeless person I didn’t care where the train was headed, I just wanted to be warm. The train stopped at the Museum of Natural History. Lucky for me, my NYC Pass included a ticket to that museum, so in I went! The dinosaurs were pretty cool, I think it was the first time I’ve ever seen a dinosaur.

1 comment:

Cristi said...

Neat dinosaur bones!