Sunday, February 8, 2009

Atlanta

I made an unexpected trip to Atlanta over the weekend. A good friend of mine (Tarryn) wanted to audition for “America’s Got Talent” and I went as her cheerleader. It was good to get out of the house and have some girl time!

On the way down I was reunited with a dear friend (Cathy) that I haven’t seen in 10 years. Good to have you back in my life girlfriend!



Sunday morning, one last practice before we head to the audition:

video

Tarryn and I spent all day at the audition. They filmed us for several hours, kinda insane when they will only air maybe a few mins of it. I lost count how many times we had to run at the camera hoopin and hollering, screaming, yelling “America, I got talent” or “America, Atlanta’s got talent”. They filmed us singing patriotic songs like Star Spangled Banner and The National Anthem. Then they called the talent away to audition, I was so bummed I didn’t get to cheer my friend on when she needed it most.

So it was more filming for all the cheerleaders, yelling with our arms waving above our heads going over a bridge and up/down escalators. Then they had a few of the acts perform for us while we clapped/cheered and yep, filmed some more. One of the performers was a guy that had a ball act and the coordinator yells at the top of her lungs “can I get the guy with balls?” and the entire crowd erupted. While this day was filled with a lot of fake cheering for the cameras, nonetheless, it was some great scream therapy for me.

On the way back home, we stopped to have lunch with some of Tarryn's family. One of them was pg and I was ok with that. But what I wasn’t prepared for was for the entire lunch to be talk of babies, birth and how much fun they had shopping for the baby. I kept my situation to myself, but whew, that was tough!

We’ll find out if my friend made it in March. Best of luck Tarryn!!!!

2 comments:

  1. So glad you were able to get away for a bit and just scream it all out. Tarryn sounds great and I hope the audition went well for her.

    Gah on all that baby talk. There is just no escaping it, is there?

    p.s. Still love that hair color on you!!

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  2. Ewwww......check out my greasy forehead girlfriend! I'm sooooo glad I got to see you, it was just like old times! Wow....Tarryn's video gave me goose bumps AGAIN!!

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