|Ron the Ham in all his glory (and Spo Shirt) high fiving our friend Lloyd (hand in orange pullover) who go the cal to "Come on down!" (he didn't win but did get up on stage with Drew Carey)|
Hey folks, I was on TV yesterday! Yep, your old blogger buddy here had his fifteen minutes of fame and was on national TV yesterday.
Actually I didn't even have fifteen minutes, more like fifteen SECONDS, but there I was. In my custom made Spo shirt of very colorful parrots.
My venue for fame was the longest running TV game show "The Price is Right!" I had written for tickets at the end of last year and received two Priority Tickets (for me and my Travel Buddy Pat). We attended the taping at the CBS Television Studio City on January 18th.
There was some confusion as to when the show would be shown on TV. When we entered the studio we passed a placard that said the show would be shown January 27th. However, when I returned home from our California holiday and checked the website it said the show would be aired this coming February 29th. So that's the date I advised everybody to look for. So wouldn't you know it they did air the show yesterday.
I found out by my friend Larry, who faithfully watches the show everyday. He saw me high giving our friend Lloyd Mullcom who was the last contestant to get the call to "Come on down!" by George Gray, the announcer (who we were seated near).
I took these pictures from my TV after freeze framing the scenes that Pat and I were in.
After looking at these pictures and the video, I have decided I will write for tickets again next year and give the show another try. Even if we don't get the call to "Come on down!" it was great fun to be part of the very happy experience that day, even if we did have to wait in line over four hours. You know what folks? With all the bad news in the world today, those five hours I spent that morning of January 19th will be among the happiest I have spent in my lifetime. And you know, we can never have too many of those moments in our life. Below, it's quick but you can see me to the left high fiving our friend Lloyd (in the orange pullover) who was called to "Come on down!"