Twin Cities Live Talks Blogging

filed under: Miscellaneous on January 27, 2010

I had such a fun afternoon… I wish you could all see it.

Oh wait.  You can!

Meeting the staff from Twin Cities Live was a blast… they are so friendly and funny and helpful, I wish I could have stayed there all day!

John and Elizabeth were totally sweet and easy to talk to!  They spent more then a half hour prior to the show just chatting and getting to know all the guests.  They posed for pictures and answered questions and laughed politely at my guests poorly told stories.

My little spot wasnt until later, so it was kinda fun to see the show prior to that. 

Here was a round table discussion about Bristol Palins' abstinence pact.  They talked about whether it was an attainable enough goal and the realities of abstinence.  Oh you know I was biting my tongue on that one! 


This was a health or exercising segment… it was about balance.  I thought John was hilarious trying to do the poses.  He was actually really good!

And here is me on the show.  I was SO nervous.  I know people say that, but. I . Was. Nervous. 

I think my toes were even sweating.  And I kept moving and swinging appendages all over.  And interrupting.  And not answering the questions they asked.  And generally dispelling the whole preconceived notions of how a successful interview should go.

And please believe me,  the camera DOES add 10 pounds.  More like 57 extra in my case.

Just sayin.

If you would like to see the whole segment you can click here.


And just in case anyone out there is asking, "Why does she get to be on TV?  What makes her so special?"

I will tell you.

Nothing.  I got to be on TV because I asked them.  No one approached me.  No one even knew about me until I introduced myself. 

Me and my little blog are NO more special then the next guy.  As a matter of fact, some of the blogs that I had wanted to talk about have far more readers then me!  And are funnier.  And prettier.  And have better pictures.  And deserve more recognition!

I know I have said this before, but I believe that everyone has gifts, and if we want to be recognized for our gifts, sometimes we need to let others know!  

Even though this is cliche, I really, really mean it. 

If I can do it, anyone can!

*Speaking of, Twin Cities Live is hosting a contest right now for a cooking segment.  Can you cook?  All you have to do is submit a little tape of you and you could $2000 from Cub or a regular cooking segment on their show!

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  • Kara Carlson says:

    You may have said you were nervous- but you did awesome!

  • meaghan (chic cookies) says:

    You are too hilarious! I found you to be adorable, articulate, engaging and funny! And you looked so comfortable. Bravo to you!! (Hmm, perhaps more TV in your future?)

  • Jenay says:

    Chica!!! I am so sorry i missed it… I have no excuse because I am now a SAHM… You did a great job and you look soo beautiful. It’s so crazy to think of where we are now- since the Chili’s days!

  • denise says:

    amazing…you are such a natural…i expect you to have your own show soon…my favorite part was at the end when asked where you want blogging to take you: “…i really want to focus on BEING a mommy…that is my first and favorite job of all time and blogging is a great benefit…” we love you amanda…i am so blessed to call you one of my friends and it is statements like this that drive home how real you and your blog truly are…thank you for reminding us in such a simple, articulate way how important the job of mommy is…

  • jill tracy says:

    Amanda–you did great! Seriously!

  • Karen@SurvivingMotherhood says:

    Amanda, that was awesome.
    And I absolutely cannot wait to meet you!!!

  • Anne says:

    Amanda – You did great. I loved watching you on TV. The cookies looked awesome too. I can’t wait to get ours for the party next weekend. Anne

  • Melanie says:

    Very cute segment. Nice touch on the cookies too:) Off to read the blogs you mentioned!

  • Mama M. says:

    Amanda…that was amazing!
    Honest to goodness…I don’t believe for one little second that you were nervous! You were calm cool and collected…totally impressed!
    You nailed it!

  • ali says:

    Bummer, I’m a horrible cook… do they need a segment on brushing little girls’ hair? Hmm, probably not…
    Do did fantastic, and liked great, and I’m impressed that you appear to be wearing heels! 🙂
    I don’t even own any heels, unless you count my Danskos… (but I am the same height as my husband, unless he slouches and I’m wearing my Danskos, then I’m taller!)

  • carma says:

    Girl, you are amazing! Just watched the entire segment (brownie points for me – kidding) – Love, love, love your personality and it looks like the hosts did too.
    Currently working on suggestion #1 Have a Life so I can get some more blogging material.
    Have a fantastic weekend 🙂

  • Barbara says:

    You did NOT have appendages all over the place. In fact, the two hosts moved their arms more than you did. And I didn’t notice you interupting either. You did a super job, Amanda!
    Never looked nervous for a moment, either. Think your comment about sweating was funny because The Hungry Housewife did an HSN segment and talked about the same thing.

  • Linda L says:

    Not only did you not look nervous, you were funny and charming. You did a great job!

  • says:

    Super cool! I think you did a great job!

  • cheap dsi r4 says:

    I can understand you that every one get nervous at that place but still I must say that you have done a great job.I do appreciate for this.Those are very nice photographs.Thanks for this lovely post.

  • Val says:

    That was super! and you looked great! I feel like you do with what to talk about in my blogs and why.
    Great insight into the blogworld!
    Oh and my kids DO read my blog. At least my 15 year old does and she gets upset sometimes… like, “Mom – why did you have to mention that?” or “Mom – you go the facts all wrong…” But oh well.. this is MY journal of life. Let her write her own version!
    Your kids will love yours to look back on like it’s your letter of love to them!

  • Lindsay says:

    I think you did a fantastic job on the interview! Sorry – I guess I’ve been a “stalker” for a while now – and just had a few moments to comment 🙂

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    Hey!  Its always nice to meet a stalker. 😉  Thank you for the kind words!

  • Kristi says:

    Awesome job on the interview! Your sites are great, I enjoyed browsing through and will be back. (Came over from My Charming Kids.)

  • Kristin Stephan (Krissy your neighbor ;) says:

    I love reading your blogs! I must admit though it took me a few minutes to find my way around and to figure out how the heck to leave a comment lol

  • Remar says:

    Who else thinks that Russia bears walking the streets, and the vodka flows like water?
    And anyone can know that in this country the most beautiful girls?

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    Brand new recipes that people find kinda acceptable.