As I mentioned on Sunday night, Monday morning I traveled to New York City with Lindsay and her DH in hopes of getting on the Today Show – and we did! I haven’t been able to watch it yet (again with the no-cable) but my parents have it saved on their DVR for the next time I visit them – they said we were definitely on tv. :)
It was SO much fun!
As we rounded the corner into Rockefeller Plaza you could hear the crowd screaming – we got there in time to see just a glimpse of Meredith, Ann, Al, and Matt outside – then all of them went inside except Ann.
Look at those shoes – don’t you love them?!
She came closer and closer and I swear my heart was beating a mile a minute. The woman is GORGEOUS. She is SO much prettier than she looks on tv – but I wasn’t about to tell her that! After waiting, we finally got in a photo with her. We told her she was beautiful and she said, “Honey girl, there is enough frosting on me to ice a cake!” Isn’t that hilarious?!
Then we waited around, holding our sign, hoping to get noticed by the camera men. It was Lindsay’s idea – it says “We left Jake and Luke for Matt and Al!” I thought it was pretty awesome. :)
We ran around the outside a few times, trying to get to where we thought the camera guys would film for commercials. One woman had a sign that said this was her first time in NYC since 1945 and another had a sign saying “Hi so-and-so, I’m pregnant.” Hard to compete! lol
This is what it looks like when the cast is inside – just the tv monitors and the camera guys:
Anyway, at 9:00 they came back out just briefly. Matt went back out before we could get our photo with him:
but we managed to snag Al while doing the weather (he didn’t look very happy with us, but we didn’t know he was still doing the weather!)
and Natalie Morales, who is so ridiculously beautiful I almost didn’t want my photo. She is also very, very sweet. And her legs are killer.
After they went inside, we went into the NBC store and bought some Today Show mugs.
And we finally got our photo with Matt. The man really needs to put on some weight.
We went to Little Italy and got some great Italian desserts (I cheated and got pignoli gelato, a rainbow cookie, and a chocolate cannoli. I hadn’t had sugar in 6 and a half weeks and I decided it was either go big or go home. Clearly, I went big. No regrets! Those desserts were awesome!)
We also stopped and got some chicken and lamb kebab from a cart (also awesome), I got some earrings and Lindsay got a sweatshirt, and then we pretty much decided that was it.
It felt a little weird to have gone all the way to the city and not stay all day, but we were all tired and we had our boys to go home to! So we got home at 5:30! haha
All in all, it was a totally amazing experience and one that I’m so happy to say that I did! I totally recommend it. :)