The morning started out rough. With Glen gone, I’m on full pet duty. Plus, I had to get up early to get my appetizers done and in the oven. And I had to be in Seattle by 9:25. It all seemed fairly doable last night but as soon as I heard the traffic report this morning it changed everything. The commute from Everett to Seattle was the longest one in months!!! Bad rain! It was a perfect day yesterday with one of the lightest commutes in months because so many people took the day off to soak in the sun and today was a 100% turnaround. But, I pulled it together, gave a quick pat to Dandy (I owe him a big walk tonight) and headed out by 7:55. I got to the station which was right downtown, using the express lanes, at 9:23! Worst drive ever! And despite all of that – and all of you who know me know that I am HORRIBLE about traffic – I had a blast!
A blast! The morning crew at theMountain103.7 – Sean, Tammy and Keira – were really wonderful. Sean is the new morning on-air host and I have to say he could not have done anything to make me feel more welcome. They were all gracious, inviting, self-depreciating and, well, regular people. I got to wear the head phones and just chat with them for about 7 minutes. It wasn’t that long but I felt comfortable and I felt like I did well. Even though it was taped, and he said we could stop if we needed to and rerecord, I’m happy to say we didn’t need to. It was just a really fun conversation about the Bake-Off and my entry. Afterward, they asked me to stay and we chatted about a bunch more questions they had, munched on my appetizers and invited me back when I win. (They feel sure I will )
So, huge fun, despite the drive. What I thought was especially surprising for me is how much I really liked the whole chatting in the radio studio thing. I’m thinking I might have missed my calling doggoneit! I want to be a radio talk show host now! I’m a natural for it – gabby and interested in knowing about everything. : )