Wednesday, January 19, 2011

If I Ever Get My 15 Minutes....

I don't think it's any secret that I am dying to be famous. Not really in the typical, "I would like to make 15 million dollars a year" kind of way, but more so in the "I saw you on the local news!" kind of way. Of course, based on the fact that I like to stalk local TV news crews in (usually successful) attempts to get my mug on TV (more on this in a later post), I spend a lot of time thinking, if I could be on any television show I wanted to be, what would I choose? It's hard for me to choose just instead, I've chosen five.

1. The Amazing Race. Now, this should not be a surprise to anyone who knows me. Somehow this show has become the only program I regularly watch during the week. I've given up on Desperate Housewives, I'll have House on in the background but not really watch it, and I don't get upset anymore if I miss Grey's Anatomy. But Amazing Race, I never miss it. DVR is not even acceptable, I have to watch it live. This is something that my dear boyfriend doesn't understand. Anyway, how much fun would it be to be in a race around the world?? It would be so awesome to travel around the globe and see so many places in a short time. However.....I am not exactly low-maintenance when traveling, and that could cause some problems in regards to the whole "race" aspect. My partner would have to be the navigator, the one to complete all physical challenges, and the one to keep track of our travel money. Well, that makes me sound pretty useless, doesn't it? My role on the team would be the schemer....I would make other teams miss their planes, go in the wrong direction, and fail to reach the finish basically, I would be the brains of the operation.

2. Jeopardy! I have always wanted to be on this show, for as long as I can remember. I think it all started when I used to watch it as a little girl and the questions would be something along the lines of, "what color is this?" I understand that adult Jeopardy! is probably a little more difficult, but I'm ready. Also, the atmosphere on the show is a little bland. I really think I could add a little spice to Alex Trebek's life.

3. Cash Cab. OMG. Love this show - you get the opportunity to win money while you are going somewhere you were planning on going anyway, AND you don't even have to drive yourself there. What's not to love? And the host is pretty cute. I am going to NYC in October and you bet your bottom dollar I will be peeping in every cab I encounter to see if it's the Cash Cab. If it is, I will bang on the door until they let me in....but don't worry, Discovery Channel, I'll act surprised when the lights start flashing. If there's one thing I've learned from watching this show, it's that you should always travel with a nerd in NYC. It doesn't appear to me like the people you would have to choose from for a "street shout out" are very intelligent.

4. Deadliest Catch. Are you surprised to see this one? We've already established that I'm not what you would call low-maintenance, and I'm not really the outdoorsy type either. This is why I would stay up in the wheel house on the Northwestern and hang out with Sig Hansen. It would be awesome to be on one of those crab fishing boats, minus the whole crab fishing part. My job on the boat would be to eat some of the know, quality control. The only way this could go wrong is if the boat sunk, but I'm choosing not to think about that possibility.

5. The Today Show. Could you not see this one coming?! As I said earlier, my obsession with news shows will be discussed in a later post, but there's no way I can not include the Today Show on my list. As a matter of fact, my dream job is to be co-anchor with Matt Lauer. I love to talk to people and hear their stories and so I think I would be the perfect candidate if Meredith Vieira ever leaves. I plan on making this pitch to Matt while I am in NYC so I'll let you know how it turns out.

In the meantime, look for me on local Lexington news shows - I watch LEX18 in the mornings, but the WKYT cameras seem to love my face :)


  1. Hi Haley! I got your comment on my blog, thank you so much for your sweet words girlie!

    I have not tried the Aveda hair powder, so unfortunately I don't know how they compare :( But I will tell you this- I am a girl on a budget so you lost me there with "more expensive" haha. ;)

    I like all your sparkle!


  2. Good to hear from you Halee! When are you going to NY? I went in November with Chad's family and it was amazing! We went to the Today Show and met Matt and Al - one of the top 5 moments of my life for sure! You would definitely be a good replacement for Meredith.

  3. You do realize that Survivor tryouts are coming to KY right? That is your calling!

  4. Hi Haley! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

    I love The Amazing Race. I actually applied for a season, but sadly wasn't chosen. I'm still bitter.