1.14.2010

An Amazing Day!

Hello everyone! I just left the studio of the Martha Stewart Show and am now writing this blog from the New York Public Library. (Shockingly for a blogger, I'm extremely low-tech and do not own a laptop or any other form of mobile communication device. Call me old fashioned! Anyhow, I get to enjoy the architecture of this beautiful old building as I blog. You'll see some of it in my upcoming photo essay about the trip.)

Let me just say that I had the most extraordinary time this morning. Meeting Martha and doing a segment with her was one of the most incredible moments in my life so far! A true dream come true. (She is absolutely GORGEOUS in person, by the way - even up close! - not to mention very sweet, charming and outgoing, yet very calm and reassuring. A truely wonderful person and fabulous in every way!)

The producers, and all the staff, were so friendly and accommodating. They really went out of their way to make all the guests feel special and unique. (Lenore, you're a gem!) To everyone at the studios, thank you so much for making it a comfortable, relaxed and happy place!

I will have so many photos and so many details to share with everyone once I return to Canada. Brian Williams had to cancel his appearance due to the earthquake in Haiti. Martha and I chatted a bit about the situation there before our segment together. She's truly concerned about it and expressed geniune sadness for the state of affairs down there.

Suffice it to say, the day was an expeience that I will never forget. I made new friends, created enchanting memories and enjoyed every second of my time there, which just flew by! (I hope you all enjoyed the show and maybe got inspired to start your own blog.)

I'm in New York for the next few days and plan on taking in many of the sights, so please forgive me if I do not blog again until Sunday night upon my return - at which point I'll have numerous photos to share! Stay tuned!

Until then, enjoy the blogosphere!
Yours Truly,
Andrew R.

42 comments:

Kristy Jo said...

I caught you on the show! Pretty cool!!! Nice little basket of goodies that you received!

Swirly Designs said...

Good job on todays show it looked like so much fun!

Kevin said...

Andrew, I'm so happy you had what sounds like a truly wonderful experience! I can't wait to get home tonight and see the show. Have a wonderful time during the remainder of your stay in Manhattan! :-)

Kevin

Donna said...

Saw you on the show! You are so adorable! Jealous you got to hang with Martha.

Get Real Girl said...

I am watching the show right now. too cool!

gail said...

Hi Andrew. I saw you on the show! It was a great episode. I love your blog! I am glad you were able to be on the show. I am a huge Martha fan myself. I am also jealous you are in that gorgeous library! I love when I am able to visit NYC. Enjoy every minute of your trip. I would love to follow your blog :)
Have a pretty day, Gail

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the show--it come on here in 30 minutes. And I'm looking forward to seeing YOU "in person." A am forever amused with your love affair with Martha, and I'm so pleased that she didn't disappoint.

Looking forward to your photos and update this weekend.

Susie said...

I saw you on Martha today and you did such a good job!! I love your blog and I think that I will follow you for a while:-)

Sandra Stoops said...

okay - my first blog comment ever! On today's show did you hear Martha say Pad Thai in her way while her guest pronounced it differently? And they kept at it! Martha never adjusted. The guest persisted. A Pad Thai battle!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Just watched, Andrew. . .you were great. No shaky hands and very positive comments. Well done!

Enjoy your time in NYC---go see the Madeleine Albright pins at the Museum of Art and Design. Well worth it!

Kenn said...

I came home at lunchtime and saw the show. It looks like a great time was had by all.
Enjoy your NY time. Don't forget to stop at the Baked bakery.. the brownies are to die for!
xo

Tanyetta said...

Andrew! You were OUTSTANDING! Loved your segment with Martha. I don't think you're a stalker at all. You come across as a truly passionate person and I am looking forward to following your blog! Enjoy New York!

Ami said...

Saw you on the show. You did a good job! Glad that I found your blog.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading this blog for the longest time and all I can say is-You go, Andrew!

Cathybytheriver said...

Loved seeing you on the show today. Have fun in NYC.

John G said...

Congrats! Great job today. We were sitting in the audience for the show. Love the blog

Betty said...

I just saw you on the show, how fun. My son is a regular contributing blogger on a site which originates in Vancouver, BC. I didn't even know what blogging was all about until I saw Julie and Julia, and my son's blogging. You are fun and I am enjoying exploring your notes on Martha.

tonyastaab.com said...

You did a fabulous job on the show this morning. Well done. Your yarn craft was fabulous. Shame I didn't get to meet you, but I will definitely be following along with your 'Martha Moments' now.

Susan Faye said...

I thoroughly enjoyed today's show and am happy to discover your blog about All Things Martha! What a lucky duck you are to get to be on the show! All the best, Susan

LindsB said...

I'm watching you on my DVR right now, I am so jealous that you are sitting right up there with Martha, I LOVE her!!

OK, off to watch more right now- I'll check back later to see all your pics- yeah so excited!!

Anonymous said...

First of all, let me say you looked very dapper, I loved what you were wearing - very smart! You didn't seem nervous at all, which was great, and I loved the gift basket she gave you at the end of your segment - are those her new cleaning supplies soon available at Home Depot? And from Martha's comments she seemed to really admire your blog, and said a couple of times how beautiful it is. And I liked how you got in the little hug and peck at the end - well done! ;)

I have a couple of critical comments that I will perhaps make later when you return. Nothing to do with you or Martha. I will say this now,I didn't like all the "stalker" talk. I know they were just joking, but for those who have not visited your blog yet, it gave the impression that it was just a celebrity gossip site, and nothing could be further from the truth. Anyway, more later, and I will be definitely be looking forward to those photos! Congrats, Andrew - not everyone gets to live their dream!

Alice X said...

OMG! Andrew i'm soo excited for you, can't wait to see you (if i somehow manage to get my hands on a shift, haha:) Can't wait to hear all about it!

Wendy said...

Andrew you were charming.Your charm and grace were a treat to see in both the opening segment and your crafting segment.
And I agree with Martha, your blog is beautiful.
Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Anonymous said...

you did an AWESOME job today! what a magical visit it must have been! i would have never been able to maintain my composure like you did. you should be very proud of yourself. enjoy new york! next visit you make, you should come out to long island to take in the sights! best of luck to you!

Izza said...

Andrew! Like everyone else, I saw you this morning. Congratulations, and I wish you a great time in NY. As I was reading your blog, I noticed that you wish for others to start their own blogs. You got me! I came and started writing on mine, even if I still don't have much to say there. It'll come. Right? Saludos!

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Congratulations! What an amazing opportunity! Can't wait to see your photos.

Enjoy New York!


~ Gabriela ~

Frederic Kahler said...

You've reached the pinnacle/
Of life as we know it/
Could you just simply die?!/

You teach the cynical/
How not to blow it/
Enjoy your thrust up the sky!

Frederic

Ailsa said...

Let me join the throng Andrew by saying how proud we are of you! You were composed, respectful, humble and authentic. I knew when I saw Brian Williams in Haiti that they'd have to find a way to fill in time -- too bad you didn't get more air-time. Would have been infinitely better than all that 'stalker' talk, which was really pretty vulgar and disrespectful to you, I thought, just for a few perceived laughs. Anyway, your blog and your appearance on the show speak volumes: class all the way.

best, and enjoy the big city,
Ailsa

susan's buzz said...

Andrew,
Loved seeing you on the show and very happy you had the opportunity to spend time with Martha. I am a longtime fan as well, really enjoy your blog!

CrimsonBruin said...

Fantastic! Looking forward to your blogposts. Don't worry about us, though! Enjoy NYC!

Anonymous said...

How proud we are Andrew - well done! Nanna was thrilled too. At the first close up of Martha when you were all in panel format, Nanna said, "Is that Andrew's arm I see?" Bless her heart.
You did great!
Love you!!!
Mum and Dad xxxx

Brigid said...

I am so happy for you and delighted to learn about your blog.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely a day that will be remembered by many of your fans here.

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed you!

CAPTIAN HOOK said...

Andrew,
I can,t belive that you were on the martha stewart show it must have been a thrill to sit next to the one the only martha stewart.
I missed it but hope to see a copy of that show.I can,t wait till you come home and tell me every single detail of being a star.(my dream)
Enjoy New York
JACOB!!

About Living Martha 365 said...

It was a pleasure to watch you with Martha on the blog show. You were such a natural on tv! :)

Katherine/www.livingmartha365.com

NYC Single Mom said...

Hi there, I was at the show yesterday, so excited for you to be on the show. You were wonderful. So glad that you got so much exposure. I love your site and have to spend time going back in time.

Keep up the good work and will give you link love.

www.newyorkcitysinglemom.com

Anonymous said...

I saw the show, had to check out your blog...wonderful for all of us who enjoy Martha! Keep up the terrific job :)

queenie said...

I am an avid Martha viewer, saw the show and had to check out your blog! great job, lucky you to met her and be on the show! once in a lifetime opp. keep up the terriic job :)

queenie said...

I am an avid Martha viewer, saw the show and had to check out your blog! great job, lucky you to met her and be on the show! once in a lifetime opp. keep up the terriic job :)

Penny said...

I saw you on Martha and decided I needed to come check out your blog. Love it! I look forward to coming back here often.

Laura said...

missed the show, but I was able to watch on YouTube! Loved it loved it!! You did great on the show, I cannot wait for the spring projects... :)