Tuesday Mar 13, 2007

Good Morning America Experience was Incredible!

I'm still recovering from the excitement and wear and tear from our amazing opportunity to appear on Good Morning America yesterday, Monday. After only 2 hours of sleep, our appearance, my cross country flight and then two full days of business meetings here in CA, I'm exhausted :-). However, I can say this. It was without a doubt one of my finest days as a dad. My daughters impressed me and it was humbling. Yes, I know, I married well.

When I get home later this week I will record my thoughts and also provide links to the set of pictures we took. We have picture of everything: makeup (for all of us), our appearance on GMA XM radio, our interview with George Stephanopoulous (yes, they changed it at the last minute) and then lots of pics on the set. We met all the GMA crew, saw Sandra Oh (I stood right by her for a while, but she doesn't allow pics), and met Jack Hanna and all his pets. One of the most fun things I've ever done.

How to use Thunderbird's address book with OpenDS is next - I promise

Sunday Mar 11, 2007

Monday's Good Morning America Interview will be with Robin Roberts

We are now at the airport getting ready to fly to New York. We completed our last pre-interview right before we left the house and found out that Diane Sawyer has the week off. So, Robin Roberts will be doing the spot, which we're just as happy about. Though we are disappointed that we won't even get to meet Diane. Next time.

Megan was cracking me up. She hugged her mom goodbye and said, "I'm going to be discovered, Mom." :-). I joked with them that maybe Oprah would want to talk to us next and Megan said, "I don't care if I have to wear an Amish outfit and bun, I'll do it." This is the humor of a college freshman. Where did it come from? ;-)

We each get a $53 per diem, but flying through O'Hare and arriving at the hotel well after midnight won't give us much opportunity to spend money. Having to be ready at 6:45am means the girls will get less than 5 hours sleep. Amy was "shocked" that it would only take me about 10 minutes to get ready :-) What can I say? Buffing is very easy. We have separate, but connected rooms. Something tells me that I'm going to be one bathroom short - just like at our house (5 women, 5 bathrooms = Don outside).

Both of the girls said they could now cross one thing off their "Things to do before I die" list. Tomorrow should be a very interesting day

Thursday Mar 08, 2007

I'll Be On Good Morning America @ 8:05am on Monday, March 12, 2007!

Well, I wondered if I would ever have my 15 minutes of fame and I now know when 5 of those minutes are going to happen. On Monday, March 12, 2007 at 8:05am (same time in all time zones) I will be on Good Morning America (probably) with Diane Sawyer talking about Father/Daughter Purity Balls during the second hour. According to ABC, this is a growing phenomenon and they want to talk to a father and daughter. Well, I have four of them :-) and I've taken three of them to Purity Balls in the last three years. What's cool is that oldest two, Megan, who is a freshman at Bradley University, and Amy, who is a junior at Dunlap High School, will join me. We are pretty excited.

Update: Not sure why I was thinking differently, but Good Morning America comes on at the same time in every time zone. We will on during the second hour, which is at 8am. It's 8am in NY, 8am in Chicago, 8am in Denver and 8am in San Francisco :-)

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