Friday, October 30, 2009

O You! (No, not OU)

As some of you may know, I am an AVID Oprah watcher.  Many afternoons in college were spent snuggled up in my dear friend Nelly's bed to watch Oprah.  Memories.  Well, last weekend I had the absolute JOY of working at an O Magazine event in Kansas City.  Several of our Young Life leaders were going and they were kind enough to let me tag along!  My favorite husband was also kind enough to have the tots all weekend (with a bit of help from Gram and Papa!).  It was a LONG day, but totally fun.  Also, Oprah pays pretty well for menial jobs.

It was a conference where several contributors to O Magazine were holding seminars.  All of the heavy hitters like Dr. Oz, Nate Berkus, and Suze Orman (I love JACKETS!) were there, as well as some of MY Oprah show faves (Stacy London, Peter Walsh, Donna Brazilia, Jim Karas, etc.).  Gayle King gave the opening address and was on hand ALL day doing Oprah Radio coverage.  I was totally star struck!  I definitely had one of the best jobs as well.  I was an Assistant Stage Manager (or Assistant TO the Stage Manager, really).  I was in seminar room #1 and was basically there to make sure the contributors had everything they needed, the right people were in the right seminar, etc.  My favorite part was that I got to wear a SWEET earpiece walkie-talkie.  I know, I'm a nerd.  Here are a few iPhone photos of the day.

Sydney and I were GIDDY!

My seminar room

Can you make out my earpiece?  Ha!

The inside of my seminar room- it was in the round!

Cutie Nate

Dr. Oz

Gayle and Suze Orman at a distance
 They were on the radio at this moment.

Stacy London
She was my FAVE!  She was one of the most genuinely nice people.  I also LOVED Peter Walsh!  I wanted to take notes during his seminar.

Ok, so that's all of the celeb sightings for now.  It was such a fun weekend and I just KNOW that I made Oprah proud.

1 comment:

  1. So jealous! We need to petition of O to come to Memphis for her next big event! I'm so glad you got to do this!!