Lights, Camera….Stardom?

June 10th, 2010 by Judy Trull

This past Sunday, I was given the opportunity to be on the Wisconsin Public Television Auction for the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association.  I thought, hey that sounds like fun, so I accepted the challenge.  When our administrator Kris called me, I teased her and said “so didn’t have any other takers, eh?”  She assured me that no she hadn’t, however she thought that I would be a natural for the job.  Not completely convinced, I agreed anyway.  So I hopped in the Lindsay House limousine a.k.a our 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe and set off for Madison.  Along the way, I stopped at our friends David & Nancy Bowman’s lovely bed and breakfast, Bowman’s Oak Hill, where I would be staying the night.  Nancy and I were Madison bound, she agreed to come along and I am so glad she did.  We have a lot of fun and laughs wherever we go, and I appreciate her friendship so much.  When we arrived at Vilas Hall in Madison we were greeted and taken to the volunteer cafe where they have food and beverages and a TV to watch the auction, for their guests and all of the volunteers that make the auction roll along.  It is amazing to me that with virtually just a team of volunteers what public television is able to accomplish during the auctions.  Kevin came back to greet me when it was time to go into the studio.  Nancy and I were led to some seats and there Kevin got me “miked” up.  We were able to watch the action within the studio and it was really fascinating to see what goes on behind the scenes.  Jay, who was one of the hosts, came by and introduced himself and chatted with me for a few minutes.  Then it was showtime, I went to the area where I was to be interviewed, sat on the stool, the camera person gave Jay some instruction and then as quickly as it had begun, it ended.  All in all …my brief career in television was quite exciting.  Thank goodness I have my career as an Innkeeper to fall back on.