I’m not a good "waiter". I hate waiting. Especially when what I’m waiting for is out of my control. I guess you can call that impatience. :~)
If you haven’t figured it out, this impatience is being caused by the casting call yesterday. I am SO glad I went! It was fun to take the train into the "city". I hopped on the metro, and arrived about an hour early. There weren’t many people there and I was relived I wouldn’t be on an American Idol style line! I really had no idea what to expect.
People started trickling in and I started to realize everyone was just as nervous as I. I also realized most people there were very similar to me. They weren’t trained chefs or best selling cookbook authors, most were every day "folk" who cooked for fun and wanted to take a shot. There were a few professionals, of course but I didn’t feel outnumbered or like I didn’t belong.
I even showed GreenLiteBites to a few of my casting call buddies and they seemed impressed. Of course more impressed by the toddler but hey, he’s got cuteness on his side. :~)
So after waiting about an hour they started to call us in one by one. No one knew what to expect and no one came back after being called to give us an inside scoop. While waiting I had some great conversations and met some awesome people. Even brushing shoulders with internet celebrity with Jolene. We had an awesome conversation about the internet and "she" gave me some great advice.
I also met Amy from EatingLow.com. She was awesome and gave me a lot of pointers on the cookbook front. Plus she is also a weight loss success story so we had a special bond. :~)
With all these great conversations the time flew by and all of sudden MY name was being called. Boy was I nervous. I handed over my application got a picture snapped and then I was introduced to "the interviewer". Yes, yes, I forgot her name (I’m SO bad at that, ESPECIALLY when I’m nevous) so she will now be known as the interviewer. :~)
The first words out of my mouth were, "ohhh this isn’t too bad, I thought it would be way more intimidating". To which the interviewer replied, "Everyone says that!".
We then proceeded to have a nice conversation. I told her about GreenLiteBites and Roni’s Weigh. I showed her my latest video and a few food photos and then the big question came…
DUN DUN DUN
Why do you want to be the Next Food Network Star?
You’d think I’d have my answer ready, right? I was so focused on my "culinary point of view" that for the last 2 days I didn’t even think WHY I wanted to do this. I just did it! LOL
My response was along the lines of inspiring people to eat healthier, showing them that it’s not impossible to cook healthy meals for their families with a busy schedule. I want to share all the ideas swimming in my head because there’s tons of stuff in there and I just want to get it out! LMAO. Again she seemed mildly impressed, interested in what I had to say but not giving me any insight into whether or not I was doing well.
It literally seemed like I was only in there for 2 minutes when another women popped her head in to tell us we were over time. Good sign? Bad sign? I DO NOT know.
I shook the interviewers hand, she told me they would be doing call back that night or Saturday morning and I was on my way.
That was it. Now I’m WAITING! and it SUCKS! :~)
I tried, I had fun and I AM glad I went. I’m just not getting my hopes up especially considering I didn’t get a call last night. I’m going to try and get out of my food Network day dream and get on with this yard sale, which I am completely unprepared for! I gotta RUN!
I will twitter IF I get call. I promise.