I answered my cell phone and the woman on the other line said, “Oh my God, you’re in the TiVo.”
“I know!” I exclaimed to my Aunt E. “Isn’t it crazy?” If you’ve got your TiVo remote handy, you can use it to search for The Today Show and set it to record the Sunday morning Mother’s Day show on May 11th. (ETA: Local air times vary. Check your listings.) I’ll be promoting my book and wearing an outfit that hopefully makes me look very slim. I’m set to appear on the same episode as Susan Sarandon. Do you think she’ll sing Rocky Horror songs with me in the green room?
My appearance has been planned for over a week, but I’ve been afraid to mention it for fear that it might not actually happen. God knows I could still get bumped if something terrible and more newsworthy happens that day. And there’s still a paranoid part of me that wonders if I’ll get to the studio and they’ll decide I’m too fat to go on TV. TV anchors are such teeny, tiny people in real life that I’m sure I’m going to look huge in comparison. However, now that travel arrangements have been made and I’ve sent them lots of photos, I feel like this might actually be happening. That, and my name is now appearing in common household electronics, as if my spirit is haunting the blender.
I don’t know yet who will be interviewing me, though it will probably be Jenna Wolf or Lester Holt. I wanted to thank everybody who’s been involved in making this happen and scheduling my plans. (They know who they are.) I feel very lucky to get an opportunity for national exposure like this and I’ll try to do you all proud. At the very least I’ll try not to trip over the camera wires.
If you were at my book release party this weekend, I broke the news to you first. Speaking of which, I will try to write a post about the party this week (as soon as I give up sleep and sort through the photos).
The funniest thing though is that when I pulled up the listing on my mom’s TiVo, there was a bit of an optical illusion due to the font selection and how close the letters were together. So instead of looking like “Jennette Fulda” it looks like someone named “Jennette Fukla” is scheduled to appear. I don’t know who this Fukla chick is, but she better not steal my thunder.
Thanks in advance for all your good wishes!