Look, Ma, I’m on TV! (Again)! I am not sure what the origin of that phrase is, but here we are! I am excited to add to my “TV & Podcast Appearances” page… And want to share another “full circle” type moment from a past TV (ish) experience!
First things first, my most-recent TV “appearance.” The Cliff’s Notes Version of the story is that I modeled for a luxury start up brand back when we were living in LA, and that brand got picked up as one of Good Morning America’s Deals of the Day!
So, the video and photos I was in ended up on Good Morning America, which means this is the second time I was on that show with no warning… But at least this time I got to see it!
Here’s the video:
So that was exciting!
Additionally, I am in the midst (or near the end) of a full-circle moment here…
WAY back in 2012 when I lived in Wisconsin, Hulu did the first original content for streaming services with a show called Battleground, which was filmed in Madison, WI, and was a mockumetary that was described as a cross between The Office and The West Wing. It was shortly after I had “retired” from teaching, and I ended up being a featured background actor (which is the PC term for “extra” on the show.
It was a fun and exciting experience (most of the time… anyone who’s done background work or really any TV/Production work at all knows that there’s a lot of sitting around and waiting), and it was fun to watch and see where I’d pop up!
I never watched the final episode, because I didn’t want it to officially be over!
The plot of the show was a political campaign office and the ups and downs and drama that goes along with it.
Well, now as we face what is arguably one of the most important elections of my lifetime, I find myself back in a similar situation… Except not on TV!
For a little over a week, I’ve been working overtime on the election for a couple progressive initiatives as a recruiter… Some of the time for the Biden-Harris campaign, and more recently on a “non-partisan” PAC that promotes voting for progressive candidates.
Of course because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, I’m not getting the same “in the office” experience, since my role is remote, but through slack and zoom, it still feels the same! One of my co-workers shared this meme, which I thought was hilarious and appropriate!
No, I haven’t picked up smoking… But I do seem to have a mug of caffeine at the ready, and definitely don’t look as polished as on the left! It is nice to be able to wear sweatpants while appearing more professional on top, but I have been doing that for years for my podcast interviews! 😜
If you’re reading this and it’s election day or today (the day I am posting it, Monday November 2nd), and you’re in Wisconsin or Michigan and would like to make $25+ an hour going door-to-door spreading the good word, please send me a message! We are still hiring and making a final push!
I really hope I can be celebrating in a couple days!
Also, let me know if you ever watch Battleground on Hulu and see me!