About That Reality Show...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This photo was taken over the weekend. And what's monumental about it is that it officially solidifies the fact that I am the palest I have ever been. 

*necklace from Stella&Dot, more details to come on this next week!

What's bad about this photo is that I actually tried to look cute. This is me trying, how sad is that? Obviously this winter has been hard on me. My hair is broken, my skin is cracking, and my soul is damaged. You can see it in my eyes, I just look defeated. You win, Winter. YOU WIN!

I had to throw out my second pair of jeans this month because they got a big ol' hole in them on the inner thigh. Anyone know what I'm talking about here? That inner thigh hole of shame. Ripping jeans means one of two things A. you're gaining weight or B. you've repeatedly worn your jeans so much they've finally just said screw you, we're not doing this anymore.

Have I been eating too much this winter? Most likely. Saturday's dinner at Vivo certainly didn't help.


Bruschetta with mushrooms, gorgonzola & sun dried tomato.


I like to eat my caesar salad with anchovies because it makes me feel like a Ninja Turtle.


And this little heavenly dish was italian sausage in tomato sauce with goat cheese. It was probably one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had.

So sure, I haven't exactly been "clean eating" lately. A girl's gotta look forward to something.

Speaking of looking forward to something, I got kind of a crazy phone call on Monday. Turns out I'm going to be shooting a pilot for a reality-ish show in two weeks. I use the term "reality-ish" because for the most part I'm not a huge fan of reality shows. But this one sounds different, it sounds pretty awesome in fact. I don't want to give it all away, but it's a show about young comedians trying to make it in this crazy world of improv shows and iO classes and stand-up gigs and everything else that all of us dreamers are doing day in and day out. Much of the show's focus will be about iO Theater and the comedic stars it has bred over the years. I love iO and everything it has taught me so when given the chance to be a part of something that has to do with it of course I said yes. I read a quote from Tina Fey once that said, "say yes and you'll figure it out afterward." That quote probably has more to do with improv than saying yes to being on a reality show, but que sera sera.

I was pretty much sold on the show after speaking with one of the writer's when he told me he "loved my sidekick dog, Harlow." Done and done, I'm in. Part of their casting process was trying to get to know us on a more personal level so I gave them my blog address and basically said everything you want to know is right there. A few days later I got the call saying shooting starts in two weeks.

The way the process works (from what I understand) is that we'll shoot the pilot and then the producers will try to pitch it to a network. If it gets picked up we'll start shooting a lot more. So yeah, there's a chance no one will ever see this show. But I'm okay with that chance, it's all going to be a great experience regardless of the outcome from my standpoint. I'm just always excited to be a part of something new. And something that will give me new blog material...

And at the very least maybe Harlow will get his own show out of it. Let's be honest, we all know that's always been my intention anyway.


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59 comments:

  1. A. Dinner looks amazing. Might have to check it out next time I'm out that way.
    B. What an amazing opportunity! If nothing else, it'll hopefully be FUN

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    1. I love your attitude about it and I couldn't agree more! It will be a fun cool experience never the less!

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  2. That is so cool!! I've sort of always wanted to be on a reality show, but my life is so not interesting! Also, I love your necklace in the first picture!!

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  3. That is fantastic news!! Kudos to you and Harlow :) The food looks fabulous and I know exactly what you are talking about with the dang rip in the jeans!!

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  4. As long as you realize Harlow is the real star. I hope I get to see it one day, it sounds fun!

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  5. Your dinner looks divine! And you know what, we are all in the winter blues, eating like crap and not working out....but it happens we get over it...eventually when the weather decides to be nice to us.

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  6. When it's this cold, you simply have to eat more because if you can't be warm on the outside, you need to feel all warm & fuzz on the inside.

    Also, don't forget us little people when you're a famous reality star!! That's such an amazing thing though! I hope it works out for you. And Harlow, who we know will be the real diva of this show ;)

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  7. I knew I would be seeing you on TV someday! I hope that this is it!

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  8. How exciting!!! Congrats on this amazing opportunity!

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  9. That is such a cool experience and hopefully it gets picked up so you and Harlow could be stars!! Plus my skin feels ya this winter, no amount of lotion could help what's been done!

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  10. That's awesome!! Hopefully it all works and goes the way you want it too--exciting stuff! And yay for Harlow becoming a star too :)

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  11. You are going places, missy! So proud of you and your accomplishments!

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  12. UMMM THIS IS HUGE! congratulations!!! I am crossing my fingers we get to see it!

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  13. That is fantastic!! Congrats! I hope it gets picked up that actually does sound really interesting, and I'm not usually a fan of reality tv either.

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  14. This sounds like such a cool opportunity! Although I was really hoping you were going to replace Phillips on 100 Days of Summer. She should make you and Harlow matching shirts.

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  15. Wow! That is great news! Congrats and wishing you nothing but the best. Love that Stella & Dot necklace! When I saw it, I thought it was Stella & Dot and I'm glad I was right because after all I am a stylist :)

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  16. That's so awesome! Congratulations!

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  17. Who are you kidding, you look fab!! And that's so exciting about the "reality-ish" show- congrats! I'd love to follow along with the show if you get it!

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  18. three things that make it sound like im sucking up to you but im not, i just want to be weird blogger comment friends, truly:

    - you ARE cute. from one pale-ass blonde to another, who also has a super-tan boyfriend, you are totally rocking it. the blame should be put on whoever decided a flash was OK. Flash is NEVER OK.

    - I put on jeans for Casual Wednesday (which is only for me, there is no actual Casual Wed at my office, i just was lazy this AM) and discovered a HOLE IN THE RIGHT KNEE. Guess what. I'm wearing them anyway. F the man. I wear what i want.

    - ANCHOVIES FOR PRESIDENT. I don't trust anyone who doesnt put anchovies on their Caesar salads. They belong there!

    - GOAT CHEESE FOR VICE PRESIDENT.

    - OMG SHOW! (there's a gem comment for ya)

    Okay so I cannot count but you got two bonus bullets. You're welcome.

    CONGRATS!!!

    - Extra Bonus Bullet: I had this browser window open back when there were zero comments on this blog post. Now there are nineteen. You're famous already, boo.

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  19. Can Floyd get Harlow's pawtograph?

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  20. Would totally watch a show starring Harlow. Oops, I mean you. :) I hope you have a blast shooting it and I hope we get to see your face on our tv screens soon! All of us commentators will be able to gloat and tell our friends we *discovered* you first!

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  21. Amazing news! Congrats lovely, no doubt you'll be fab!

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  22. Tay, your own reality show would really be heaven-sent.
    And speaking of ripping jeans, this year the EXACT SAME THING happened to me in the form of my favorite Delia's pair. They were the first pair of jeans that just FIT me, yannno? RIP.
    But now, they're going to be cut-offs for the time after the blizzard season. I recommend doing the same - it's cathartic.

    Erica
    cominguprosestheblog.com
    TODAY'S POST: Valentine's Day from a Dude's POV (Guest writing by Boyfriend!): http://cominguprosestheblog.com/2014/02/12/valentines-day-from-a-dudes-pov-guest-post-by-boyfriend/

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  23. You know what I call that inner thigh hole in jeans? Chub rub. And it always makes me feel amazing.

    That is awesome about the show!!

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  24. When can I order my "Year of the Wolfe" t-shirt? I'm still waiting! :)

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  25. Get after it, Tay and Harlow! Can't wait to hear more about the exciting stuff coming your way!

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  26. Holy cow what a blast!! Is it like "(Famous) Comedians' Dogs" or something :P? (You did say, "the comedic stars iO has *bred* over the years"..) J/K I bet you'd be a cool gal to follow around on TV too :). However, we don't have cable anymore so no can watch :/. Oh well--I'll just find bootleg copies online!

    Thanks for sharing; what a fun tale!

    PS- Holy yeezus WAIT: What if it's a reeeeeally elaborate proposal plan your dude's got going on? That'd be killer. It can practically kiss all other elaborate proposals good-bye b/c this one'd top them ALL. OK I'm done planting crazy ideas in your head :).

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  27. YOU AND HARLOW ARE GOING TO BE FAAAAAMOUS.

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  28. Omg, that pasta! I need it. RIGHT NOW.

    That's so exciting about the reality show! I hope it gets aired!

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  29. This is amazing. You're basically living out every twenty something's dream right now. P.S. Does this count as that job you needed…?

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  30. So excited for you and will def have to try out that restaurant soon!

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  31. Wow that's amazing! Congratulations!

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  32. I'd watch that. And then I would tell everyone that I had been reading your blog since you were in, like, second grade.

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  33. That's so cool!! It definitely sounds like such a different experience, so good for you! I would totally watch it.

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  34. How freakin awesome is that?! I would totally watch that...and take a drink of my bloody mary every time you're on camera...I'd my own drinking game for you ;)

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  35. What?!?! See, you really ARE going to be the next Amy Poehler/Tina Fey!! You ninja turtle, you! Excited for this opportunity for you and hoping it gets picked up by a network!! so fun!
    Eva Marie

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  36. Congrats, girl!!! SO exciting!!! Fingers and toes crossed for you girl! Xx.

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  37. WOW, Congrats! That sounds like a show I'd actually watch, and I'm not just blowing smoke up your ass.
    -Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

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  38. Congratulations! No matter where the show goes, what a great experience. Not everyone can say they shot a realty show pilot!

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  39. Congratulations!! That's so exciting! I really, really hope it gets picked up and I can add it to my regular tv lineup. :)

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  40. That's incredible!!! We can all say "we knew her when..." ;) so exciting.

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  41. Awww yeah! Very excited for you, and Harlow too! I'll be living vicariously through you, since my stint on Romper Room back in the 80's didn't quite propel me into stardom.

    - Chanelle

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  42. this is sooo awesome!! I hope it makes it to tv!

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  43. Totally famous! I can see it now!

    Harlow, make us proud!!

    And you too Taylor :) Can't wait to hear more!

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  44. Hey girl hey, can I get your autograph?! :) can't wait to hear more!

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  45. This is the most random thing but your bf reminds me of a young version of Strombolli from Pinnochio...haha!

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  46. that is so super awesome, so very happy for you and I will keep my fingers crossed.

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  47. This is exciting!! Congrats
    And I loooove anchovies on my salad. Dinner looked yum!

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  48. It is wrong to be super excited for u, even tho we have never met?? And part of me is excited cos someone I know (not really) is gonna be on TV??

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  49. That actually sounds like a really fun reality show to watch!!! I hope it gets picked up by a network! Although either way, I can't wait to read about it on here ;)

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  50. What a great oportunity! I am sure it will be a great show and give you plenty of great blog posts :) Congrats to Harlow too!

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  51. That's so incredible! Good luck!!

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  52. I'd totally watch this, good luck with the pilot! :)

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  53. How fun and what a cool experience! It'll be hard for anyone else to shine if Harlow is there though. Don't crowd his spotlight.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  54. So fun!! I hope you love doing it, and it gets picked up. Also, I think you look cute in that picture pale or not.

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