Saturday, March 3, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame....Almost

So this past Wednesday I was at work checking my email when this popped up:

Hi Bonnie!
I'm an associate producer at The Dr. Oz Show, and we are looking for some huge fans of Hungry Girl in the NY/NJ/CT area for a segment we're going to be taping next week.  Please shoot me an email at your earliest convenience to chat.
Many thanks,
(name withheld)
Associate Producer, "The Dr. Oz Show"

I was about to delete it when I though "Is this even real?"
So I sent this reply:

Hi (name withheld),
Thank you so much for the consideration, unfortunately I reside in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Feel free to send me a plane ticket though and I will definitley be there to root on Hungry is one amazing woman!!!

I bet not even 10 minutes went by when I received another reply:

Well Bonnie if you’re available we might be able to make that happen!  I just love your blog!!  If it goes over with my producer, we could fly you in on Monday night for the show on Tuesday, and then fly you back to Windsor on Tuesday night.
Let me know your thoughts.

At this point I got a little nervous and excited all at the same time. So I replied again:

I would need to inquire about getting the time off of work before I could commit to anything.

Run it by your producer to see what he says.....

I am curious though how you came across my blog?

This is what he said:

Already did!  My producer is in.  She’d be willing to bring you in from Windsor!! I came across your blog via a google search on weight loss.
Give me a call tomorrow (Thurs) after you speak to your employer about the time off:  My direct line is (# withheld)

I thought about this, spoke to my husband, and even facebooked about it. It was an amazing opportunity for me and I have never been to New York. Those were the positives, the negatives were flying alone, and asking for time off at work from a job that I have been at for 5 months, and leaving clients that are depending on me to staff for them. In the end I had to decline due to my work schedule.

I called the associate produce back and declined. He was actually surprised & disappointed, but assured me that he is a huge fan of my blog, that he will continue to keep in touch for future shows, and will give me more notice next time for work purposes.

So that's it folks.......I was this close.......

On another note, on the same day I got the email, I also received a delivery of flowers at work from a client. The note said: "Thank you Bonnie for all your hard work"......This was the best thing ever!!!!!

Definitely put a smile on my's nice to be recognized.

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  1. AHHH! DR. OZ! I LOVE HIM! That would've been SUPER neat for you to go, too! SUPER NEAT!

    Oh, well. Next time. ;)

  2. That's awesome and sounds very exciting. Sorry you can't make it but how wonderful you are getting recognition from your blog!

  3. Hey make sure you mention my name and blog next time they give you a call!! I'll be your flying bud!!!

  4. Awww twin you would have been great!

  5. Very exciting for you to get that contact from out of the blue!

  6. Aww Bummer! I LOVE Hungry Girl! Watched her show this morning and her book 300 recipes under 300 cal. is SO HELPFUL to me right now! We watch Dr. Oz too everyday! Would of loved to see you on there! You can call them back and tell them I'll go in your spot! LOL

  7. That is awesome. I wish the factors would have been different so you could have done the show. You are amazing and so beautiful!

  8. THAT'S SO AMAZING!! I don't blame him for loving your blog, it's one of my favorites too. Sorry you couldn't go, I hope you get another chance! Lillies are my favorite tooo!! I have a big tattoo of them on my back.

  9. that is so amazing mama! Lucky lucky girl. Next time you have to go for sure. The flowers are awesome. You are kicking ass. Your blog is also one of my fav's keep up the good work!

  10. Wow! Way to go - you deserve it. Very few people could have jumped when Oz asked because of commitments.

  11. That is cool he knew you from the blog! I am new to your blog and followed. I wanted to say "hi". I also blog about my weight loss journey.


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