Well, if truth be told, this was the real reason for a short visit to NYC...Yes, I had wanted to see what it was like to be a member of the audience on the Martha show, so Jim got me tickets for April 15th, and we were able to combine that with our trip to Cleveland. I will not bore you with all the details of waiting in line for an hour and a half, or the warm up with Joey (one of the best parts--that guy is funny!) unless you want to hear them in person sometime. Just ask. Or better yet, ask Jim, as he will give you all the details you may want. Yes, he was a good sport, and went with me, along with several other husbands.
It really was fun to see the set, with all the elements that you see on tv, like the craft room, the kitchen and the greenhouse. Each of these areas is a hive of activity until the very moment that Martha steps up to do each segment. We were lucky to be able to sample the cookies baked that day and any day now, we should be receiving a pair of pearl earrings in the mail...No, the gifts are not under our seats, as I had imagined.
Martha even took a few minutes at the end of the show to answer some questions from the audience (no, my question was not selected) and she was at her most natural self at that point.
I have to say that in person, she looks darn good, and has a great figure! Yes, she's getting older, but so are we all. I just thought it would be kind of fun if they had a cutout figure of her for us to take photos with, as the only people that get close to her are the guests. But I suppose she would consider that tacky. If you have the time when you are in NYC, being in the audience of a tv show is a fun, free thing to do, and now I can cross it off my life list! Oh, the show I was on is supposed to air on May 7th.