Turning in my introvert card


Carrie Rubin, prepare to be amazed.

So y’all know of my great D.C. adventure where I gave a speech to some 200 people, right? You can read of my airport pat-down debacles here and here.

Well, guess what? I need to prepare for the frisking yet again! But it’s not for a talk this time. Oh no. It’s for television!Yep, you read that right. This little introvert is going on TV. Next month I’ll be flying to Birmingham, AL, to film a full week of episodes in one day. I’ll need to bring several changes of clothing so that it will appear as though I returned day after day. So as not to reveal the cable network’s secret, I won’t tell you which one it is.

I ought to be so nervous, but my coauthor will be with me. If I fumble, she’ll pick up the ball. Not having it filmed live, and not having 200 people looking at me, but just one interviewer, will also make it easier.

But still… What the what?!


Here I go again!

54 responses »

  1. Oh wow, I’m so impressed! That’s wonderfully exciting and very big time. Now I can say “I knew her when.” 🙂

    I’m so happy for you, and like with the speech, I know you’ll knock it out of the park. Can’t wait to hear more about it, and maybe we’ll even be able to watch it, depending on where it airs. So cool!

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  2. This is exciting, says the introvert who has never done anything like this. You seem to be in the right head space about the whole potentially terrifying thing, so I know you’ll do great. Why is this show out of Birmingham AL? Just curious.


  3. Oh how exciting and wonderful! Indeed no need to be terribly nervous, as it’s not live they can always re-shoot bits if you totally mess up, which you totally won’t! I hope we get to see it at some point – you will let us know when it’s on YouTube or some other place we can see it? Congratulations!


  4. How exciting! I wish I could offer you advice but I have zero experience in the matter…but do enjoy it! I hope the pat downs are not so bad, maybe you could mention it to break the ice!


  5. I have some advice. After the shoot, head down I-65 to the end of the road. I will meet you there and y’all can come to my beach. You can NOT be in B’ham and I NOT get your autograph!!! Or I will come up there. Omgoodness, Betsy – you will be in my front yard!!! Practically in my zip code! (See how I get when a star is in my midst!) 😀


    • SSM! Always a pleasure to see you when you pop back into the blogosphere! First of all, I am no star, honey! Ha. Secondly, I’m already home again. Waaaaa!!!! Thirdly, there was no free time on this visit to B’ham. I flew in Sunday night and flew back out Monday afternoon. It was ca-razy! And finally, how sad! You KNOW I would’ve loved to come visit you and your beach!! Maybe next time, if there’s ever a next time. :/

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      • It had been so long since I’d gone to my Reader, it only loaded from the last date I looked 😦 I realized my mistake later after it reloaded but I didn’t update the comment on the off-chance that maybe, just maybe, you’d be in my vicinity! I hope your trip went well…and Betsy, you’re always a star to me! Yes, next time – either my state or yours!


      • The trip did go well, thank you. I’m way overdue to write about it. I’d be curious to know what you’d think of my beach. I feel like yours has more character, unless you think you’d enjoy the beach-bum surfer character. 🙂


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