I’ve finally had time to sleep a bit after traveling around and living out of a suitcase. My brain is less foggy, I have things to say, stories to share!
I was just in L.A. to make meatballs with Jimmy Kimmel. So I thought I’d give you a play by play of the behind the scenes action of my trip. It was… trippy. A trippy trip.
Look, it’s my name!
While I pondered that I went to do the dress rehearsal. It was great and very fun and the producers and crew were extra awesome.
Then it was time for hair and makeup. And that is when I realized what I’d done. Ya see… I’m pretty fair skinned. And I thought I could just sit out by the pool on the phone with all of the other nicely tanned girls and everything would be alright. But as I sat in hair and makeup I saw my skin starting to grow red.
“Uh oh,” I said to the two lovely ladies in charge of hair and makeup as I looked in the mirror in horror.
“It all happens so fast,” said the nice makeup lady.
And with that, she got out a thing they call an airbrush and hosed me down. It was kind of fun actually. A light mist of makeup that evens out your skin color. I’m thinking of installing one of those in my office also.
Then I strolled back to my swanky room. And I started getting text messages from friends far away demanding pictures and a play by play.
“I got hosed down with an airbrush!” I told them. “See?”
But my friends demanded more pictures.
“I’m busy eating cauliflower and dip!” I texted back.
“Oh my gosh you are so very cool, and yes I would love to be a member and I might move here now so I can be an active participant!” I said.
He gave me this green badge. I am going to sew it onto my jacket.
Oh, and remember when I mentioned one of my favorite new jewelry designers here called Key of A?
Well she custom made me a necklace for the show, and I am obsessed with it. It matches my bracelet. So thank you wonderful Key of A!
Then Guillermo got in on the action. He had never had wild boar before.
So is fresh pasta.
And so we tasted.
It was the most fun I’ve ever had on a TV show.
Then, when it was all over, I went back to the Roosevelt which had become a full fledged night club. I walked into the lobby where there was a team of little people wearing sleeveless tuxedos. And they were very, very angry about something. I think a riot was about to break out.
So I made my way to the elevator.
Then friends starting calling because they were watching the show from other time zones. And even though I never have watched myself on TV I decided to watch since I had had so much fun. Except I had to prop my eyelids open and made it all the way through Jennifer’s interview and promptly fell asleep. I woke up an hour later and I had missed the whole thing!
Luckily there is the internet. And friends who take lots of pictures of the TV and send them to me.
It was such a fun time, but there’s no place like home.
If you’d like to watch the segment you can go here.
And the wild boar meatball recipe is here.
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