Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oprah Oprah Oprah

Well, after several weeks I think I'm free to spill the beans on my near miss with the Oprah show. Three weeks ago, the Oprah show contacted one of my neighbors, after coming across some blogs she wrote about our neighborhood block party, chili cook, and all the other stuff we do. I tell ya this community building stuff really pays off. Anyway, the Oprah shows idea was to pick four neighbors to exchange furniture for a recession version makeover show.
Guess what...they didn't pick me. BOOO!!! SO just as I was not on the antique roadshow several months ago, I will not be on the Oprah show in a few weeks. Though you can tivo it and look for me in the background. Oh Yeah I was loitering all over the place, so much so that I became the unofficial PA on the shoot.
The crew was so so nice. Oprah really knows how to pick em'. Janet and Nathaniel(I think they were producers) were adorable. Peter Walsh the declutter guy was really funny, and Nate Berkus was crazy friendly. Nate actually came over and introduced himself to me. I even got a few of his decorating secrets.
All and all It was great not being on Oprah, I highly recommend it, especially since you don't have to obsess about what to wear, or how your hair looks.
I'll update this post when I know the air date.


Unknown said...

oh bummer! Of course I would have sat in the audience to see you ;-)
So who did they pick? All on your street? And what's the blog called?

Elise Crane Derby said...

Yeah we have an airdate. Monday April 27. I can't wait to see our fabulous street on Oprah.