Katie Couric: Part 2

23 Jun

You may remember part one of the Katie story when I explained that a producer read my blog and had me on the show. The post she read was about the funny, ridiculous stuff I did while taking the sleeping medication Ambien during the first semester of my freshman year at college. I had little to no memory of the experiences and my poor roommate, Kelli, would have to tell me all about it the next day. Luckily, unlike the woman who appears with me in the segment,  nothing bad happened to me while on the medicine.

So anyway, the producer read the post and said I was cute and funny and in my head I had a little party because it’s not every day that a producer of anything ever calls me “cute” or “funny.” Hell, it’s not every day that a producer calls me at all, so I was pretty much simultaneously peeing and pooping my pants with happiness. One of my proudest moments was when she saw me in the green room on the day we taped and announced loudly, “Thheeerre’s my little hobbit looover!” causing me to guffaw nervously as the other guests appearing on the show curiously stared at me. Ugh, I am turning red just thinking about it.

The episode airs Monday on ABC at 4pm EST. Watch the show if you want to see me on TV in my pajamas…most likely being awkward. I’m in the second segment. Also, keep in mind that after we taped, my boyfriend and I had to carry life-size cardboard hobbits through the streets of NYC. Yes, they will be on the show. Yes, I’m a nerd… but I guess you knew that already.

 

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75 Responses to “Katie Couric: Part 2”

  1. anangelu at 1:33 pm #

    Your posts are refreshing.

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    • La La at 1:38 pm #

      That’s very sweet, thank you!

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  2. TJLubrano at 1:49 pm #

    Yay!! I don’t think I can see it in Holland, but I am so excited for you haha.

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    • La La at 1:58 pm #

      Probably not…if someone puts it on the interwebs though I will let you know. 🙂 Thanks girl!

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      • TJLubrano at 11:43 am #

        La La! I totally forgot to tell you that I saw you!! 🙂 I saw it on Katie’s site. SO cool. I was all like “Loooook! It’s Lauren! Oh my gosh!” Loved seeing it haha

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        • La La at 11:59 am #

          Aw thanks lady. 🙂

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  3. twindaddy at 1:57 pm #

    Dammit. I’ll be at work. Will they have it online anywhere to stream afterward?

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    • La La at 2:53 pm #

      Not sure, Sean is taping it so we’ll figure something out.

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      • twindaddy at 5:56 pm #

        Let me know. I really would like to see it.

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  4. jayne at 2:34 pm #

    I am going to record the show right now! Pretty cool Lala!!

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  5. Bob at 3:26 pm #

    Yippee! I’ve got the pvr all set and ready to capture La La in glorious HD. Thanks for the update on the show.

    In unrelated news I’m going to have a blog photo published in a book called Winnipeg by Winnipeg. A photo essay taken of Winnipeg by its citizens. Can’t wait till it comes out in the fall.

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  6. Pigeon Heart at 4:30 pm #

    So exciting!! Post it! I have no TV and wanna see!!!!!!

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    • La La at 9:46 pm #

      I’ll do my best my dear!

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  7. Carrie Rubin at 4:56 pm #

    I will set my DVR! Very cool, Chickie!

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  8. Cat Forsley at 5:16 pm #

    well done Sugar Plum – xo C xxxxx !

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  9. Johnny Ojanpera at 6:08 pm #

    You have to post this. This is the most random and hilarious way to fame ever. 😉

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    • La La at 9:44 pm #

      Right? So random! It was a lot of fun though and I’m glad I did it.

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  10. ridicuryder at 6:20 pm #

    La La,

    I suspect you have done all kinds of stuff on Ambien (New Years ?). Looking forward to what else tumbles out of your closet as folks like Alexandra Livingston (Big Al) drop by to haunt you 🙂

    RR

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    • La La at 9:44 pm #

      Hahaha thanks! Hopefully this New Years won’t be as crazy. 😉

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      • ridicuryder at 11:13 am #

        Post the Internet link sometime, my DVR was set for HD show and I guess I don’t carry them.

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  11. Let me know too? I’m in Oz and would love to see it…

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  12. Cathy Ulrich at 10:03 pm #

    Congrats, La La! My husband is out of town and he’s the only one with “the code” to record the DVR, but hopefully he’ll be back in time to get it. If not, I love to see it if there’s a recording available. Very fun!

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    • La La at 10:09 pm #

      Thanks Cathy! I hope he gets back in time!

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  13. The Bumble Files at 12:12 am #

    I can’t wait, Lauren!! I don’t have cable, but I’ll figure out a way to watch it. I’m sure you’ll delightfully hilarious. Congrats. You’re famous! You will remember me, right?

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    • La La at 7:05 am #

      Famous. For hobbits. Hahaha. I think I won’t be forgetting anyone 😉

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  14. MonkmOnkeysblog at 4:49 am #

    Haha sounds awesome!
    Just thought of a noke: what do hobbits read after someone dies? Hobbituaries!

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  15. gingerfightback at 6:54 am #

    We don’t ge that show over here but hope it goes well – and if there is a you tube link please send it!

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  16. RFL at 7:03 am #

    On at 2pm here. Just set the DVR!

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  17. Pixie Girl at 7:04 am #

    Oh that is so awesome, I so wish I could see it…. any chance you recorded it and could share??

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    • La La at 7:07 am #

      Sean is gonna try to figure it out. I’ll let you know! Thanks, lady!

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      • Pixie Girl at 5:51 am #

        I saw you on Katie’s website! Yay! That surely was an interesting buy 😛

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        • La La at 11:15 am #

          Thanks…so proud of what I buy under the influence haha

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  18. David Stewart at 9:44 am #

    That’s awesome. Congratulations again. As long as it’s shown on the Katie Couric website, I’ll watch it. It’s long past Monday 4pm here, but I’ll have to wait until tomorrow for you all to catch up.

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    • La La at 3:46 pm #

      I’ll let you know, if nothing else my boyfriend plans to tape it somehow. Thank you, David!

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  19. JWo at 10:07 am #

    I was worried you weren’t going to tell anyone about it!!

    I set my DVR to record it so I can say, “Hey!! I know that girl!! That’s La La!!!”

    Very proud of you…

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    • La La at 3:45 pm #

      I was considering not saying anything…but caved. As always, thank you for the support!

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  20. rheath40 at 10:36 am #

    You’re the grooviest nerd I know. Can’t wait to see the show. I’m going to show it to Roger Darling, and say hey, that’s my La La!!!!

    So proud of you.

    xoxoxoxxoxo

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    • La La at 3:44 pm #

      haha thanks, I don’t know if I am grooviest, but I appreciate the comment 😉

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  21. Jen and Tonic at 11:44 am #

    I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • La La at 3:43 pm #

      AHHH!

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      • Jen and Tonic at 5:06 pm #

        The show just came on right now. I am on the edge of my seat, seriously.

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  22. calahan at 6:02 pm #

    Will you also be embedding the video once it airs? This is so cool!

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  23. Bob at 9:39 pm #

    Omg! I love the hobbits. Hope you have lost your sleep shopping addiction!

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  24. Sandee at 9:44 pm #

    Man I am pissed! I’m coming to this post the day the show aired — dammit to hell! I’m off today and I could’ve watched it — boo hoo hoo hoooooo!

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    • La La at 9:53 pm #

      Well it is available on the internet….ugghhh I’ll post the link I guess.

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      • Sandee at 12:41 am #

        Yay yay yay!

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      • Sandee at 1:08 pm #

        I just saw the segment — cutie! Not awkward at all — very composed! I love those purple furry slippers!

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  25. Maddie Cochere at 12:06 pm #

    I missed it Lauren! So I went searching and found the video on Katie’s website. I see diirrty provided the link. I should have checked here first. Very cute, fun, and you weren’t nervous at all!! Loved your hobbits. 🙂

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    • La La at 12:44 pm #

      Maddie, thanks so much. Diirrty was indeed kind enough to provide the link, haha. I was so nervous, I’m glad it wasn’t really seen or heard! xoxo

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  26. Andrew at 10:09 pm #

    Finally! This was awesome! I’m dumb and I was off the blog grid for a bit. I see this as being the first of many tv appearances. Congrats again!

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  27. Madame Weebles at 4:59 pm #

    I thought you were funny and cute as hell on that segment, sister. Mr. Weebles did too!!

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  28. BrainRants at 2:08 pm #

    I’m jealous. Of your Hobbitses, I mean. Also, at least you weren’t tucked into a bed to be used like an animatronic prop.

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    • La La at 6:48 pm #

      Right? I was so nervous I’d be stuck in a bed too.

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  29. Kourtney Heintz at 8:00 pm #

    I’m so glad they didn’t put you in the bed. Love the lifesize cut out you brought along. Congrats–you sounded calm and confident and looked fabulous! 🙂

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  30. The Fat Girl Running at 6:10 am #

    I think you need to bring the life sized cut outs over to my house and we can have a real life act out of the LOTR because we are cool like that….

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  31. Adam S at 4:26 am #

    Me and Becca watched you on KC – hilarious, yo!! So lucky…

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    • La La at 9:23 am #

      I’m still hating on it. Thank you though!!!!

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      • Adam S at 10:33 pm #

        Pssh, that was great!

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        • La La at 11:53 pm #

          Well I’m coming to visit soon, K cool.

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