Wednesday, February 2, 2011

So yesterday marked a very special milestone in my career.

I did my very first televised interview. I talked about about how a big corporation headquartered here is coping with getting their employees out of their eastern headquarters in Cairo.

This isn't the first time I've worked with our TV partner. In November, I did a couple of live phone interviews about the mid-term elections. And believe it or not, those were scarier than the Skype interview yesterday, because they were live and the Skype interview yesterday was for a pre-taped segment.

But I did a great job of freaking myself out about it.

Especially at the thought of having to wear something that wouldn't look like hobo clothes on TV. Oh. And makeup.

Ugh. Makeup.

For future reference, I'm not a makeup kind of girl. I think the last time I actually wore it was when Cade and I got married in 2009. It mostly has to do with the fact that I'll break out in hives if I buy the wrong brand, but at the same time I dislike the feel of the stuff and I prefer spending the half hour it would take to apply it in bed.

So I called my big sister and asked for her advice. I drove to Target, and with her on the phone I figured out what I needed to buy, and what color, and I went home to practice and hopefully not stab myself in the eye like I did last time I tried to apply eyeliner.

That stuff cost me $50, and that was with me trying to buy the cheaper brands. I couldn't imagine having to buy it on a regular basis.

But long story short, I got everything on without too many issues, and without stabbing myself in the eye.

Only to have Cade tell me I looked "weird... but good weird!" when he came home for lunch.

And with any luck, the rolling blackouts we're having wiped out the majority of the station's watchers at 6 p.m.


  1. Very cool, congratz on your first TV interview. Woo! Yeah, I'm not into the whole makeup thing either. A bit of blush and mascara is about all I do (and not even that on stay-at-home-and-write days). Have a great rest of the week!

  2. May want to try mineral makeup. Not cheap, but it lasts longer than liquid and feels lighter. I still hate makeup, but when I have to look extra special, it's nice to know that I have some in the back cabinet just in case.