Sunday, January 11, 2009

My near brush with fame

I don't think I was on camera at all during the Martha Stewart taping of our shadow puppet segment.  That was fine with me - Meredith did an awesome job showing Martha how to make the puppets and I got to enjoy the show from the comfort of the audience.  I blogged about it on our Orange Moon Toys site if you want to read about that part of our trip.

I was lucky to spend my limited time in NYC with Ewan and Mer.  They were great guides.  Ewan marched our feet to bloody stumps the first day.  We walked a large section of Broadway to see Times Square, the Flat Iron building, the Empire State building, Central Park, and best of all, just soak  up the flavor of Manhattan in general.

The second day we spent mainly at the studio to tape the show.

Day 3 we only had a few hours before we had to leave.  We spent our time on the absolutely frigid Staten Island ferry, from which we saw the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

We ate great food everyday.  I was called bad names on the subway.  We saw celebreties (Martha, Rupert of the Hello Deli (from The Late Show), and country singer Josh Turner (never mind that I'd not heard of him before the trip)).  We ate NY bagels.  We took lots of cab rides.  We ate pork belly BBQ (which is supposedly trendy at the moment).  We thoroughly enjoyed the people watching.

Perhaps the best part of our trip (aside from taping the show, or course), was visiting Chinatown all 3 days we were there.  We ate a lot of pork dumplings and drank more bubble tea than I should admit.  Chinatown is Mer and Ewan's favorite place in New York and I could see why.  Yum!

And thanks to Grandma "Cookie", I don't know if T even noticed I was gone.


Pink1 said...

How exciting!!! Do you know when the show will be aired? I fell in love with NYC when I visited too. If you ever want a travel buddy back to China town, I'd be glad to be your girl! Can't wait to hear more about your trip :) Michelle

Robin and Kyle said...

Hi Michelle,
The show airs tomorrow, Monday, Jan 12th. We'll post the clip on the Orange Moon Toys website for anyone who misses it. You're on for Chinatown next time. Pork dumplings for everyone!

Rachel said...

That is SO COOL! You got to be on TV! And you got a new blog, too! I will add it to my reader.

I will have to find the Martha did you like NYC?

Robin and Kyle said...

Well, I was on TV for less than a second. But NYC was fun - I really liked the Natural History museum. And the food. And Chinatown. And the food IN Chinatown.

And this blog, well, not new, just neglected and languishing. I can't decided if I should keep it up or not. I'd like to keep it, but I don't want it to get boring. If I never post, at least I'm not just writing drivel???