So the bus (that I took across on the ferry) drops you off in Vancouver at the Train/Bus station.
As I pulled into the station I realized that it is the anniversary of my moving to BC. Holy crap. 18 years goes by fast.
So I got ready for the Fanny show. Made Reneâ€™s Tomato Soup cake and garnished it with slivered almonds and banana chips. Got it all pretty for the show.
You do know that most cooking on tv is fake? Right? I pretend to make something then pull this baby out and wow the audience. Show business is all fake… but I love it. 🙂
So I get to the studio in the morning. More like the crack of morning… ugh. So early. Janice my trusty PR lady picked me up at 7:45am and drove me to the studio where they informed me they didnâ€™t want me to do a cooking demo. Fanny just wanted to TALK to me. Yikes. I was not mentally prepared for that. I had been practicing in my head all the things I normally say when I do a cooking demo.
I was on the show with Red Robinson a local personality who I thought was dead… but was very pleased to see that he wasnâ€™t.
The show went well… I think. I havenâ€™t watched the video yet. Iâ€™m too scared. But Fanny gave a great interview and she made me feel right at home. I think I probably waved my hands around too much (I always do) but I think it went ok.
I totally forgot to plug Claireâ€™s website because we were talking about Vegan products. Sorry Claire. I even had the pink stole (photos of me wearing it soon…) she made me on my lap… so I could talk about it. Ugh. Iâ€™m so sorry. So all of you reading this, go to her website and buy something to make up for my guffaw. *laugh* Or e-mail her and say hi.
So after Fannyâ€™s show Janice drove me to the airport and I hopped a plane for Regina Saskatchewan. Or as we used to call it when we were kids “Vagina Sask-scratch-your-bum”. My home town. My father is in a production at The Globe Theater and I donâ€™t get to see him act on stage very often any more… so on my way to TO, Janice got me a flight to Regina. Iâ€™m only there for 17 hours. *laugh* Thank god. Hopefully I wonâ€™t bump into any old boyfriends. Yikes.
OH! And I forgot to tell you the best and worst part of my day.
First was when Janice picked me up from the train station, I took the baggage cart back to the sidewalk. I donâ€™t know what happened, but I hit the curb and the cart bounced back and hit me on the leg so hard, that tears sprung into my eyes and I fell to the ground. I bashed the bone HARD! It was horrible. I hobbled back to the car… put ice and Arnica on my leg and woke up the next day to find that I can hardly walk. Iâ€™m going to see a doctor in Toronto (yay medicare) if it doesnâ€™t start to feel any better soon. I am hurting for certain.
So that really wasnâ€™t the best. The best was going into Capers to buy a sandwich for my plane trip to Regina (airlines donâ€™t serve food anymore for some reason) and this woman grabbed me and hugged me and thanked me for writing the books. She said Iâ€™ve changed her life and she loves me. WOW! What a nice thing to have happen completely out of the blue.
Now for Regina. Wish me luck…