hgtv - that's clever

Today I found a DVD that hadn't seen the light of day in a long time. It's the one were we recorded my 2006 HGTV That's Clever appearance. It's so interesting to see how far my work has come.

The day before taping I had a severe case of laryngitis. I never loose my voice. Never. Not even after screaming my head off at some sporting event or concert (back in the day). But of course 24 hours before taping the show I had absolutely no sound coming out of my throat. Talk about panicking. Somehow, the morning the film crew was going to show up at the house, I got most of my voice back. Like my D said today, I still did sound 'weird but ok'.

The whole process took about 5 hours of continuous work. Most of the retakes occurred because I was laughing so hard about the cutesy lines they asked me to say. I felt completely out of my element and it was a long afternoon but it was a lot of fun. It felt like those tough experiences that you'd like to try again once you get past them.

Oh and our kitchen isn't that crazy yellow anymore. Yikes!

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  1. I really miss that show! You did a great job too!

  2. Wow, is this your first time on TV? You're a natural!

    Great section!

  3. i love it, "cutesy lines" and all! :-)

  4. How great! I loved watching that show. It's really nice to see an "animated, live action" version of you instead of just a blog/Twitter pic!

  5. That was adorable!!! You did a great job!

  6. That was great! You are a natural for teaching a class. (I especially loved the waa-waa funky guitar)

  7. wow i watched the video and boy you make this look so easy!!
    nice work!

  8. This is just SO cool! I totally forgot about that show. I used to watch it all the time. Why don't they have HGTV around the world?? I miss is so much! Anyways! It was so fun seeing you in action!


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