Friday, October 22, 2010

Booty Calls & Naughty Teddy Bear Talk at the Steven and Chris Show!

Can I just tell you how freaking excited I was to attend a taping of the Steven and Chris show this past Tuesday? I mean, I'm talking Uber-Excited! Because, not only are they Canadian TV icons, but my friends and I used to actually plan dinner parties around their shows.

We followed them from the time they were on HGTV's The Designer Guys, spending many a Saturday evening curled up on my sofa, with our glasses of Shiraz and Steven and Chris as our after-dinner entertainment. They were cute, talented and oh-so-witty, and it was nice to watch a Canadian TV program without being morbidly embarrassed for once. In fact, they were pretty cutting-edge for the time, pre-dating many other popular home decorating shows.

A few years back, I was at a design show in Toronto with my husband where Steven and Chris were signing autographs, but I was way too star-struck to go and talk to them.

So when I was invited to a special "bloggers only" taping of their current CBC show, I jumped at the chance. I called my friend Shirl and we made our way downtown through crazy rush-hour traffic. Not that I'm complaining. Nope, the boys did not disappoint.

From the time we gaggle of bloggers were ushered into the studio, we were given the royal treatment. I was amazed to look around and see plenty of familiar faces (well, familiar from Twitter, at least). Lovely bloggers of every age and blog genres came out. Some I was too shy to approach, but I did get to chat briefly with @MamaAsh, otherwise known as Erica from Everything Mom and Baby. Shirl and I also met a friendly lady who brought her mom - how sweet is that!

Jenny McCarthy was the celebrity guest that day and - whoa -that girl held nothing back! She was plugging her latest book and lets just say there was talk of booty calls, and some um, interesting adventures with her childhood teddy bear, among other things. I just kept thinking thank God I didn't bring my mother, 'cause that would have just been awkward!


After the taping, we were treated to a yummy lunch of pulled pork sandwiches and had a Q&A session, followed by some photo ops. And, although I was still kind of nervous, I dragged my friend up to meet them. I tried hard to keep my cool, I really did but, then I had to get all gushy, telling them how much I love them. Which is OK, because it's true and all, but it probably ruined any chance of me ever hanging out and going shopping with them. Which is kind of like a life-long dream of mine. But that's another story.

Steven, Shirl, Me & Chris!

Anyway, we had a great time and would totally recommend attending a show taping if you're ever in the GTA. If you haven't lately, check out the Steven and Chris Show on Friday October 22 at 2 p.m. EST on CBC!

12 comments:

the cinnamon post said...

Pamela! I'm so glad you left a comment because I wanted to find your blog...and could only remember Libra...and when you google Libra it doesn't exactly take me where I wanted to go! There is a blog roll? MUST go find it...of course I don't know when because my life is crazy!! It was so nice to talk to you and Shirl at the show. You girls were GORGEOUS.
I am going to get lost in your blog for a while...

Mama Ash said...

Great meeting you!
It was a lot of wasn't it :)
As well, awesome post....of course!
Now, this Libra has to get the day rolling with her fellow 2yr old libra!

Cheryl said...

Look how sassy you look!

Bibliomama said...

Isn't it fun when you meet your heroes and they're not douchebags? Yay for you. And you look like an actress I love whose name I can't remember. But I hate Jenny McCarthy -- her brainless ramblings on the mmr and autism spike my blood pressure. Glad you had a fun day.

Sandra said...

I totally love that they invited bloggers to attend! It's like a BlogHer, only free and with pulled pork!
You look fabulous in that pic, girl! See, it's not for nothing I have a girl crush on you!

Kimberly said...

How cute are they in person?! They're so pretty! I am jealous that you went AND met them!!

The Blue Zoo said...

Wow! How fun!! And you are just a cutie!!

ModernMom said...

What an amazing experience! Yeah you and you looked so fab:) Glad you had an awesome time and shared with us!

the mombshell said...

Dude are you effing kidding me with meeting Steven and Chris! I plan maternity leaves around them!!!! Super excited for you! Also your hair looked awesome!

My Momma Drama said...

How much fun is that? that is awe.some!! You look so cute and snazzy! with your scarf and glasses :)

Heligirl said...

SWEET! What a totally cool experience! I'm so jealous it. Thanks for bringing us along on this through your post. I wish I could have been there to meet you ladies. You're adorable!

The Empress said...

Hey, you never spilled the beans that you were such a MILF.

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