A few weeks ago I got an email from a “tv producer” asking if I’d be interested in being a guest on their “show.” Yeah frickin’ right. “There is no way this email is legit”, I thought to myself. Everyday I spend a good ten minutes weeding through my crap mail, guest post proposal this, partnership opportunity that. Spam, Spam, SPAM!
There was something different about this email though. First and foremost, it was written with proper punctuation and grammar. Further investigation – remember I am an investigator by trade – revealed the senders email address appeared to be from a legitimate domain and not something like email@example.com.
“What the heck” I thought. I’ll take the bait.
After a handful of email exchanges, a phone interview, and a Skype interview, it’s official….we are going to be on TV. And I’m not just talking like local news; We are actually being flown to an NBC studio in Chicago next weekend for the interview.
How weird is that?
I’m pumped for a handful of reasons. The first being that Girl Ninja has never been to Chicago before and this was a free opportunity to take her there. How romantic of me right? We plan to run around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to pack in as much “sightseeing” as we can in the few days we are there. Suggestions on places to go or eat are of course welcome!
Most people can make money from their blogs, but how many can say their sites scored them a spot on national tv? This totally has to increase my blogging street cred right?
While I would typically be pretty nervous for something like this, knowing Girl Ninja will be by my side makes me extremely excited. I might be biased, but I think we are pretty cool people and I’m stoked we have an opportunity to show the world personal finance doesn’t have to be boring. What’s more, Girl Ninja is a mondo babe and I’m super pumped to be the guy that gets to sit next to her on camera – cool by association is a thing right?
We really have nothing to lose, except the possibility of coming across as awkward, but a ton to gain. A free trip, exposure to the other side of TV, and a really sweet adventure that we can look back on in 20 years and say “Hey, remember that time we were on NBC? That was neat.”
Chicago, here we come!
Oh, and since you might catch us on TV, we figured it’s time for Girl Ninja to join me and come out from behind the black bar. Say “Hi” to her
(and yes…that is her natural hair color)