Saturday, March 17, 2007

Test the Nation - fini

The CBC production of Test the Nation: Watch Your Language taped today and I'm happy to report that no 'ass-making' incidents occurred. Sadly, I can't divulge who won the event as we were asked (nicely) to keep it confidential until the airing. That said, I'll bet the winning team isn't keeping quiet!

It was a blast --- I met some great people, finally met Christine in person *waving* and even managed to get one or two correct answers. It was a very long day, but they gave us a lovely lunch and everything was extremely well organized. But once we were seated in the studio, no bathroom breaks and no beverages. After about 2 hours, I was so parched, my lips were sticking together,... and the more I thought about it, the thirstier I became.

Photo 1 - first view of the studio as we entered. There were 7 teams participating: Romance Writers (hello!), College students - fraternities and sororities, Word Puzzlers, English Teachers, Comedians, Ad Writers, and a small group of celebrities.

Photo 2 - fellow bloggers Amy and Christine.
Vicky had her eyes closed in this pic so I cropped her out (your welcome) and will post another of her at a later time.

Photo 3 - our team, seated and ready for the action to begin. That's me in the front row - the empty seat. All teams had props to wave around. We got fake roses...

More on this another day. I'm all TTN'd out after being at the studio from 11am until 6pm.


Christine said...

It was so great to meet you yesterday, Wylie!! I had a ball but am beat today. My flight didn't get in until 1:30 am and I didn't get home until 2:20 am. But I'm proudly wearing my shirt today!

Vicky said...

THANK YOU! :) For the cropped picture!

I loved the day - it was so much fun! I've missed you all so much!

Thomma Lyn said...

Sounds like you all had a lot of fun, and wow, great pictures! :)

And hi there, Vicky! Great to "see" ya! :-D

Amy Ruttan said...

That's a much better picture, because that other one ... on the loop. CROP ME OUT!!!! I Look crazy and ready to kill Vicky.

I had so much fun.

Wylie Kinson said...

Oh, it was fun, wasn't it?
TL -- we all commented on the fact that it would have been perfect if you could have been with us.

Leah Braemel said...

I'm sure you all did us proud! I watched the TTN IQ test last night -- wow! that was so tough, I was thinking about you and wondering what nasty questions you guys faced just strictly on language, the IQ language skills were tough enough.