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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion โ€“ With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I’m having problems getting the video to play. I’ll have to try again in the morning. Its so awesome that you are turning into quite the tv star ๐Ÿ™‚ Still waiting for the autograph (or the leftovers haha)

  2. hahaha! I LOVE your mention of Grey’s! That’s great! You did a GREAT job!!! Seriously, you sound like a natural- no joke!

  3. You did GREAT!! Oh wow.. I am just so excited for you! I now this sounds silly, but I am so proud! Do I sound like a mom or what? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Something I noticed on the page with the video… there is a weather forecast button… is it REALLY only 4 degrees there right now?? That is insane!

  4. You didn’t look nervous at all! I showed my husband that you were on TCL and he said “what is she famous or something” ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t believe that I got to meet a famous person ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You looked great too!

  5. You are too, too cute! Good for you going on there! Love your look; classic black and denim. You look chic and fabulous. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I really, really mean this when I say you DID NOT SEEM NERVOUS. You were witty and friendly and I was super impressed how comfortable you looked chattin’ it up with the hosts. If your toes were sweating, then I’d say well played because I had no idea.
    I was just about dying during the round table discussion. I wondered if you were there to hear it live (and how you were not yelling out from behind the cameras as I probably would have not been able to stop myself from doing. See, another way that you are impressive.).
    What a fun experience! Thanks again for thinking of me, I am beyond honored.

  7. Awesome segment–you are such a natural in front of the camera! I bet they’ll have you back for more–especially since you took them such yummy cookies!

  8. You were absolutely darling!!! Don’t put yourself down! I never noticed any of the things you said. Thanks for sharing. It was fun to hear your voice. It’s cute.

  9. How fun! Thanks again for mentioning my blog! You looked great and you did an awesome job.
    Pretty soon you’ll be hosting shows yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I think you looked very stylish! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks again, you rock!

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