There are a lot of things I love about my job. And at the ripe old age of 29, I realize that I am extremely fortunate to be able to say that and really mean it. I’ve only been at my new job since April, but the last few months have assured me that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. Producing is just one element of what I do, but it’s always been something I wanted to pursue, and after this weekend, I’m officially in love with it.
If you follow me in instagram, you may have seen the following photos on Saturday:
Yes. That’s me, right after interviewing Caroline and Albie Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey. And if you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know how hard I sweat the Real Housewives. All of them. Well… not so much Miami, but you know what I mean. I love it all. The drama, the shouting, the table-flipping and name-calling. The anxiety I get when watching them battle it out on screen, while I snuggle safely on my couch with Mac. It’s completely addictive and I’m totally hooked. I realize that watching them may not bring much educational value to my daily life, but it’s entertaining and it’s what I like to do. So as you can imagine, this was a huge moment for me.
Quick back story: We were hired to shoot a video promoting Sheetz and the Manzo sons’ new product: BLK. water, at the Yuengling Oktoberfest in Altoona, PA. Any other day, working on a Saturday would make me cringe a little, but this was beyond worth it. Obviously. Once I knew I’d be meeting a few of my favorite on-screen reality characters, I was sold. And let me tell you- meeting them was one thing, but interviewing them had me a little (a lot) nervous. Luckily they were all extremely nice, and I hope they couldn’t tell that I felt a little faint. Especially while I was talking with Albie. What can I say, ladies, he’s easy on the eyes. But again, they were all very sweet and down to earth, making my job really easy.
I also had to do some last minute on-camera stuff, which I was in no way prepared for, but went for it anyways. If you want to see the video and my spontaneous tv-host impression, you can check it out here…
The whole experience was so much fun, and I can’t believe that I got this opportunity. Hopefully there will be many more just like it to come! (If you’re reading this, Andy Cohen, you’re next on my list.)
PS- I did try BLK. water, and it’s actually very refreshing. Once you get over the whole black water thing, it really just tastes like any other bottled water.