I’ve gotten a late start on my blog tonight, and yet I wouldn’t know it without looking at the clock on the computer screen. It’s 11:06 p.m., and there is loud techno music pulsating from the lobby of our hotel in New York. There is a constant din of lively but indecipherable conversation, and people waltz in and out of the bar, their dress varying from the completely urban-casual to the completely urban-cocktail-chic.
We got up [somewhat] early this morning, had breakfast in our room (from one of those “buses” that sell food really cheap– highly recommended), and got ready to go to the NBC studio tour we had reserved tickets for yesterday.
I’ll be honest with you. The tour itself was nothing to brag about, and we weren’t allowed to take pictures on the premises– just a cheesy picture taken of each group that you could purchase for an arm and a leg.
We had printed out a couple of letters yesterday in the lobby, and I had a few with me just in case. (You never know!) We went downstairs and left the NBC building, only to ask around at another entrance if that was where the TODAY show was taped, so that I could leave a letter. (I considered addressing my letter to all four anchors– Ann Curry, Al Roker, Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer, but for some still inexplicable reason, I felt compelled to address it to Matt.)
Feeling somewhat defeated, but still hopeful, we went back to the main entrance of the “30 Rock” building (on 30 Rockefeller Plaza), and I stood at a corner of the building as a I signed the letter and addressed the envelope to Matt Lauer.