What I Did In NYC
I went to New York last week to do some non-writing related work. It was super fun!
For instance, I got to meet Jane Pauley, basically one of my all-time idols: She co-hosted the Today Show, deputy anchored the NBC Nightly News, then co-hosted Dateline NBC all years before Katie Couric did….
(She’s also married to Gary Trudeau, the creator of the Doonesbury comic strip. How amazing is she?)
Meeting her was like a dream come true….
…even though, like always, I acted like a total dork when the big moment came. I actually said the words: “Don’t I know you from somewhere?”
Yes, shoot me now.
So, Jane, if you’re reading this, I apologize: I’m not worthy.
(We both went to Indiana University, which is how I got to meet her. She showed up at the alumni event I co-hosted!)
Also while I was in New York, I HAD to take some time out to visit one of my other idols:
OK, I didn’t get to meet her in person.
But Sandra Bullock was SO good in The Blind Side, the true life story of the woman who adopted sports hero Michael Oher when he was in high school.
I give The Blind Side three BIG tiaras:
Run—don’t walk—to see it!
The main reason I was in New York, though, was to make my OWN movies…ones that I wrote (and starred in).
I think I really annoyed some people at Scholastic Books by running up and down the stairwells, screaming at the top of my lungs.
The next day, I stopped by City Wing Tsun to film my next series of videos.
I will admit: Things might have gotten a little out of hand.
OK: Maybe a LOT out of hand.
Totally fake blood! No authors were killed in the filming of my book trailers!
Although I was a bit sore the day after from having to do multiple shots of that tackle. Now I know how Michael Oher must feel.
I had so much fun though!
(Except I have totally have to buy a new sweater. Banana Republic! Wasn’t it cute?)
Oh, well. They say to make real art, you have to sacrifice!