Last Monday I was surfing the web and decided to view the website for the TV show “The Doctors.” I knew that Jillian Michaels had joined the cast and I wanted to find out what topics would be discussed in the coming weeks.
I found a place to “ask Jillian a question,” so I opted to open the form and type in a question. I knew that hundreds of people across the country where doing the same thing, so I didn’t expect an answer.
However, two hours later and I was preparing to do Jillian’s workout “the 30 Day Shred”, I got a call from a producer of “The Doctors” asking if I wanted to ask my question on the air on Friday, September 16th. I was in shock! Not only did someone read my question, but they wanted to use it on air!
I started to get excited. I was going to talk to Jillian Michaels on the phone.
Then I started to get nervous, and in a matter of three short minutes, I
was in complete panic. I WAS GOING TO TALK TO JILLIAN MICHALS ON THE PHONE ON THE AIR!
The producer told me I needed to video tape myself asking the question, and to add a few minutes of preparing healthy meals, or working out to “The Shred.”
In the next two days, my husband helped me finish all the videos and I sent them off to the producer of the show. She called with a few more questions, and to inform me of the time and date of the phone call from the show. I was to be ready on Friday at approximately 1:30pm for the call.
As Friday closed in, so did my nerves. I was getting really worried that I would
start coughing or choking on the phone, or even worse, sound like a complete
dork! However, I started this ball rolling and I was going to see it through and breathe deep. I came home at lunch on Friday, put the dogs in a room far away from where I would be on the phone (I was worried someone would ring the doorbell while I was on the phone and cause the dogs to bark incessantly.) I put a chair in my closet, took in the phone, closed every door between me and the dogs, and got ready to be “famous!”
As 1:30 came and went without a call, I figured there was a problem. Finally at 2:00pm, the phone rang. I jumped about a foot off the ground (wish I could do that in a jumping jack) and grabbed the phone. It was the producer, but instead of being on the air, she told me that the show was running late and I wouldn’t be on that day. However, she said they may want to reschedule me and she would be in touch. Yes, “her people” would call “my people” and we would reschedule.
Oh well. I almost had my 15 minutes of fame. Perhaps next time Mr. Warhol.