Sometimes, rarely, occasionally … I have to work at my real job where I get paid in money as opposed to nice comments. So for the next 2 weeks that is what I’ll be doing. I will be hosting a television show for W Network called The W Expert Challenge. This will involve 12 hour days (15 if you include travelling) and so there definitely won’t be any home cooked meals. That’s why there won’t be a Menu of the Week this week. Basically I will be forced to eat whatever I can steal out of people’s purses when they aren’t looking.
There will be a craft table in the studio. This is not a big long table covered with bowls of sparkles and pipe cleaners, as I had hoped when I first heard the term. It is instead a big table covered with bowls of potato chips, fruit, mini chocolate bars, bottles of water, cans of pop and a variety of snack items. That’s the gist of it at the beginning of the shoot anyway; by the end of the shoot when the production company is running out of money, the craft table usually consists of a linty Triscuit, some powdered milk, and a brown, oozy grape.
I’m bringing my camera along with me and I hope to be able to feature some of the more interesting craft table items from this shoot. At this time of year I am willing to bet there will be a whole lotta “reduced for quick sale” chocolate Easter eggs. It’s always interesting to see what people gravitate towards. There’s always that one item that everyone is walking around eating and it’s usually something bizarre.
One year the whole crew was freaking out for red Twizzlers. People went nuts for the stuff, running around with licorice whips protectively clenched in both their hands and long pieces of it hanging out of their mouths. Grown adults swishing around playing the licorice flute, and biting off the ends so they could drink their pop out of licorice straws.
By the next day … it was over. The craft services girl, revelling in the popularity of her snack choice, went out and bought a whole case of Twizzlers and proudly laid it out on the table. Nada. Nothin’. Nobody wanted the licorice. They were pushed aside for GRANOLA BARS!!! OH MY GOD, THERE’S GRANOLA BARS WITH THOSE LITTLE CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN THEM!
So the point of all of this is, you’ll have to excuse me because I will be posting with a teensy bit less frequency than normal over the next 2 weeks. Don’t worry, as soon as I tape my show and make my money, I’ll be back to my favourite job. The one that doesn’t pay anything. Not even a Twizzler.
p.s. If you have a television related ASK KAREN question, this might be the perfect time to ask!