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! 

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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.

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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! 

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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!

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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.

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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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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – 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. Ok Amanda, seriously? You were GREAT! I honestly didn’t notice any sweating, interrupting, or extra poundage! Way to go! <3

  2. You were great! Very well spoken, and you didn’t seem nervous at all! I really enjoy your blogs and hope more people get.

  3. Nervous? Moving? Swinging appendages? Interrupting? I don’t think so! You were great! We are often our worst critics. LOL. Good for you for taking a risk and contacting them. I wouldn’t have had the guts, I don’t think.
    Blessings to you! Kari

  4. Oh Amanda you were so sweet and charming! I really enjoyed the clip. It’s so cool to ‘get to know you’ other than trying to imagine what you’re like just by reading your thoughts. I was hoping they’d show the cookies more, but I’ll just go to your other blog and drool there!
    Awesome job girl!
    ~traci 😀

  5. Awww…that is so exciting. You are way braver than me. That’s what I like about blogging–the anonymity. 🙂

  6. You do not give yourself enough credit. You were (and are) awesome! You looked great, sounded great, you are a natural!!
    I noticed the weather/temperature widget when visiting the site to watch the the video. I couldn’t imagine cold like that. Brrrrr!!! It’s 43 where I’m at and that is COLD to me!! 🙂
    I loved your comment on my blog the other day when you said that my pictures (with the horses) kind of make you long for spring. It’s funny how California’s winter makes you think of Minnesota spring. It’s amazing how different weather can be from place to place huh? 🙂

  7. Awesome! Can I just say I think you should be on TCL alllll the time. You could have your own segment periodically. Amazing, you did great, Amanda! Woo Hoo!

  8. You so do not give yourself enough credit – your blog is wonderful!! And it’s nice to put a voice to the face. 🙂 You are so well spoken – I would’ve been shaking in my boots!

  9. Off subject but, those jeans were CUTE! I love them.
    You did a great job and I thought the whole interview was funny (in a good way) and fun. I love that you have the confidence to put yourself out there! Keep going girl.
    P.S. the sweat didn’t show and I saw appendages swinging. 🙂

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