What was fun was going to last weeks taping of "Dancing with the
Stars." (Cheesy intro, I know) I have to say, I never used to watch that show before. But now
that Chris is working it, we have a vested interest. They send
you a letter of information prior to the taping, like where you should
park, what time you should arrive, what you should wear. It said, and I
quote "This is a glamourous show, and a beautiful looking audience
is a crucial part of the overall atmosphere, with that being said we
ask the ladies come dressed in fancy cocktail attire and gentleman wear
a jacket & tie." I am not making this up. Since a 'fancy
cocktail dress' is not currently part of my wardrobe, nor has it ever
been or will be in the future, I just tried to make up for it with
gigantic earrings and heavy make-up. It worked. I was let into the
show. Phew. That was close.
I did get to see Robbie Williams in the audience on the special "friends & family" side. I think he was there in support of Joey Fatone. Strange. Everytime I think of Robbie Willimas, I think of the great re-make of "Somethin' Stupid" that he sang with Nicole Kidman. I love that version. It was facsinating to see what it takes to produce that type of show. I think I am going to go again in a few weeks. There was all this hilarious stuff behind the scenes like "Survivor" signs and gameshow-garb. American Idol, The Price is Right and Dancing with the Stars are all filmed right next to eachother on the CBS lot. Chris saw Bob Barker yesterday driving by in his white Mercedes and Bob gave Chris a little wave. Soo funny. When I drop Chris off at work in the mornings, there are usually a bunch of people roaming around outside of the lot wearing homemade shirts saying things like "Bob, I'm ready to RETIRE!" (I saw that one this morning.)
Tuesdays are crazy, because they are also filming American Idol. I keep
telling Chris he needs to start his own celebrity sightings blog. He
see's them all. Randy, Paula, Ryan, Simon and said he often hears the
contestants outside of his bungalow practicing their songs. (Bungalow =
glorified trailor) Isnt that funny? I am humored by it all.
Occasionally I'll see the dancers/stars when I drop Chris off. They
have their own little parking spots. Actually it's just their names
printed on a piece of DWTS paper and taped to a gigantic orange
construction cone. I really should get a picture. It's classy.
Yesterday was Opening Day for baseball. In general, I am not a big sports-person/fan. But I love watching the Red Sox. When we lived in Boston, we used to watch nearly every single game. Dare I say that there was a Red Sox game on when I was in the hospital waiting for Henry to be born? True Story. Fenway Park was only about a block or two away from the hospital. Anyway- I love baseball season. I love the Red Sox (Johnny Damon- you are still not forgiven.) It's such an all-American game. Makes me want to BBQ and eat corn on the cobb. I miss you, Boston. I was watching yesterdays game on TiVo while sewing up these little pin-cushions. They are going to be wearable-wrist pin-cushions and will be up in my little shop tomorrow or Thursday.