Archive for July, 2009

Our Live TV Appearance- We Survived!

This morning we rushed home from our big morning show interview on CBS6 and ran to our DVR to watch our little segment. The good news: we didn’t have any spit bubble incidents or crying and running off stage occurrences. In fact we managed to string together a few coherent sentences. Victory is ours!

We were pretty nervous when we learned that we were the very first interview of the show, but in hindsight it probably helped that we weren’t the last because the suspense would have built for another hour while we sat on our hands. It was nice to drop in, get mic’ed up, do the interview and find ourselves back in the car on the way home within an hour’s time! And the crew and hosts were fantastically nice, which really helped to put us at ease. Actually the entire atmosphere was suuuper laid back. We honestly thought there would be someone screaming “quiet on the set” and all these intense countdowns to taping but it was more like you blink your eyes and you’re on air and then you blink again and it’s all over. Thank goodness for that! Check it out below on Vimeo or see it here on YouTube.

Sure they said our old web address in the interview (although the subtitle got it right!) and added an extra N to our last name (“Petersnik” made us titter for about half an hour when we got home and noticed it) but we’re overjoyed that we lived to tell the tale of our stint on live TV! There’s just something unexpectedly scary about the pressure to get things right in the first take (we’re especially aware of this now that we’re making weekly videos which often require about five takes for us to make any sense at all). But we did it! And Burger even looked sideways at the TV screen when we played it back for him. Is it possible he’ll listen to us more now that we have TV cred?

And as a bonus, it was totally fun to see the weather girl point to a bunch of random spots on a green screen (and then watch it back at home to see that her seemingly random motions made total sense). How does she know where things are when it’s a giant green backdrop? We’re in awe of the magic that is on-air weather.

Anyway, we hope you guys enjoyed our little clip! Questions? Comments? Experiences on TV? Wardrobe critiques? Share and share alike!



The Grass Is Always Greener Freebie Winner!

Okay, so who’s volunteering to throw a party for all of us? After reading your entries in our MonkeyGrass giveaway we’ve realized you’re all far more qualified to play host than we are. I can promise you that we’ll definitely be referencing your comments the next time we have people over. But before we start planning our next shindig, let’s reveal the lucky person who has won all this…


If you recall, it’s the MonkeyGrass eco-friendly party kit which includes a foursome of Pop Tumblers, a Puzzle Serving Board and a Cotton Flag Banner. Maybe this week’s winner will throw a little celebratory party for us all. Are you up for it Joyce? Because selected you as the freebie winner. Congrats! Here’s wishing you many earth-friendly hostessing gigs in the coming years. For everyone else, next Monday brings us a new giveaway that’s inspired by one of our favorite household animals. Oh yeah, and also by outer space. How’s that for a mind boggling clue?

Psst: If you’re local and looking for those fab Envirosax we love so much without having to pay for shipping, check out MonkeyGrass in Richmond’s Shops at 5807 to snag a few of your own!

Get more info on our freebies at our Giveaway FAQs page. Serving board image courtesy of MonkeyGrass.