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In high spirits this evening; earlier today, I got the chance to participate in a television audience for the first time. The “View from the Bay” show is a local talk-show, featuring food and local cultural outlooks for mid-day viewers to watch. I initially wanted to be in the audience because of Jaden Hair being a guest on the show; however, I also got the opportunity to submit a question to the consumer reporter on the show and ask the question on-air. Exciting!

In NaNoWriMo news, looks like the Muse is picking up a little speed, at least for now. Still behind on that daily word-count, but I’ll just keep chugging along. Thanks to my friends on Twitter, I have momentum to keep me going. Looking forward to the rest of the month!

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Quizno’s on Celebrity Apprentice

(Screenshot of Quizno’s website)

Last week I went to Quizno’s for dinner and I remember seeing some promotions in the store saying how they were going to be featured on “Celebrity Apprentice“. Tonight, I was just wondering when that would happen and was delighted to see that Quizno’s was in fact featured on tonight’s episode.

The project for the episode was to create a new sandwich and sell it to the lunch rush in NYC (two hours); whoever sold the most sandwiches would win the challenge.

Both sandwiches created (The Champ sandwich and The Prime Rib Cowboy sandwich) sound really really tasty. I didn’t think that the sandwiches would actually be available for purchase at Quizno’s, but they are available up until March 21st (well, they HAVE to feature the sandwiches now since Celebrity Apprentice gave them a “free” plug on the show).

Anyway, The Prime Rib Cowboy sandwich features prime rib, mozzarella, bacon, and onion on their SAMMIE bread; The Champ sandwhich is turkey and cheddar on SAMMIE bread. I tried Quizno’s flatbread last week and I must say, it was very heavenly. Soft, warm, and fresh. Which sandwich should I go for? Which would you choose?

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Celebrity Apprentice

I began watching “Celebrity Apprentice” from the start and at first felt a little bored by it–I even managed to skip a couple weeks’ episodes. But just now, I decided to catch up on those episodes and realize how much information I can glean from the show.

Granted, I probably should have watched the original “The Apprentice” shows before, but this one seems to follow a similar model. I like watching how each of their projects evolve from the brainstorming phase to the presentation. It actually makes me miss school projects since I notice a lot of the same kind of conflicts popping up (yet the feeling of completing a project is always rewarding, no matter the outcome).

I should catch up with the previous two episodes tomorrow so I can watch the new episode on Thursday.

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American Idol & My Hometown.

Just got word from people back home about one of our classmates, Michael Gregory, appearing on American Idol this past week. He went down to Atlanta to audition for the show and ended up seemingly baffling the judges:

For those people who knew/know him, Michael is quite a character. He always has been–I remembered in elementary and middle school that he was rather quiet but would occasionally have his moments of randomness. He became more “out there” in high school and most knew him as an excellent musician at first. My brother used to hang out with Michael a lot and they would film funny videos together.

I have lost touch with Michael, save for the fact we are friends on Facebook. I was surprised to hear about his little stunt on American Idol and figured, like most who know him, that his stunt was that: merely a stunt. His attire and the way he sang Akon’s song was just hilarious–you can tell that the judges were probably wondering “What the heck?”

Anyway, from this little morsel of news, I also thought about the aftermath of this small 15 seconds of fame: I bet Michael is getting a lot of friend requests and some sort of Internet celebrity status just from this short stint on television. I checked out his Facebook profile and it seems that a lot of people from our high school commented and congratulated him–I am betting most people who commented had not really talked with Michael for quite awhile before the American Idol episode aired. It’s just amusing to me to watch this unfold; I’m sure most everyone in our hometown knows about this by now. After all, news spreads fast in a small town.


Sex and the City

I have heard a lot of good things about this series for awhile now. Throughout college I really did not watch much television at all–it just wasn’t something I thought about amidst studying and spending time with friends. Anyway, people continued to recommend the series to me–my older sister, my friends, etc. Finally I decided “Well I guess the series probably is worth watching….” so I decided I would buy the series.

I didn’t want just each individual season one by one–I wanted to own the complete series all at once. I’m just that way when it comes to watching series of any type–I want it all at once or none at all, because I would end up forgetting about the series if I didn’t get to finish the series in a timely manner.

So my older sister bought the Sex and the City complete collectors’ series for me for my birthday. I have yet to start watching the DVDs since this past week has been kind of hectic for me–but I hope to crack open and watch it all soon. Gotta see what the hype has been all about.