Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good Deals and Bad Deals

Good Deals:
This past week was fun for us. First of all, Aaron's mom and brother Ben spent the week at our house while Ellen house hunted. (They are planning on moving to Utah this summer.) Ellen babysat for a night so Aaron and I could go out which was fun, and we just had some good bonding time with them during the other days they were here.
Here are some cute pictures I took of Ellen playing with Finn:

On Sunday, we went to Dan and Bobbi's for dinner and Finn got the best of both worlds: he was outside AND in the exersaucer! He absolutely loves being outside and loved Jaxson's old exersaucer so I had to get some pictures...and yes, he also loves to twist his tongue around when he smiles!





Bad Deals:
The other fun thing from last week was that I tried out for Deal or No Deal! There was a casting call in Salt Lake City on Saturday that I found out about on Friday. Actually, Aaron said to me "Ash, there's a Deal or No Deal casting call tomorrow...you're going!" I talked my sister Andrea into coming with me and we had a blast! Aaron was so great and hung out with Finn all day. A lot of people brought their babies with them which was BONKERS to me, but whatev. There was sooooo many people there (like thousands). We got there at 9am and weren't done until 4:30pm! Here's some shots of the crowds:



Let me explain the following picture: I was trying to get a shot of an old man that came in a full-on tux...you can't really see him but he looked awesome! There was also a guy in referee attire and tons of other gimmicks...great day for people-watching!
It was really exciting and I got so close, but unfortunately, I got cut at the last second. This is how it works:
They bring about 8 people up to a table with one producer, then each person has 20 seconds to sell themselves. That producer picks 3 out of the 8 to move on. I made this cut and Andrea didn't...but I am certain it is because we are the same person and the producer just randomly picked one of us to go through. After that, I had to repeat what I just said to another producer who gave me the go-ahead to move on. I moved into a new line and 8 of us were brought to a table again, and this time we only had 10 seconds to impress yet another producer. He kept me and only one other guy!!!! I got so excited...until the other guy started talking and I found out he is an Iraq vet who has leukemia and 4 kids...how could I compete with that? Plus, the producer asked me what my hobbies/interests were and I kind of blanked...which made me look even more boring compared to the diseased war hero...so he said he'd hang on to my application and told me I could go. He said there's a possibility I may get called in a few months but I highly doubt it. But don't worry, since it's my life's quest to be on a game show I'm not giving up!

7 comments:

Zane and Lexi said...

so first off, I love how finn twists his tongue! That is just darling. second - I love that you tried out for "deal or no deal" cause I told Zane they were auditioning here and I wished we had tried, but now that I hear what you were up against, I'm glad we didn't, cause we would have no chance. third, I am dying to hear what your 20 seconds of "selling" yourself was!!!

The Dobrons said...

DUDE--you would be PERFECT for that show. you're just what they need. They'll call...

Angie said...

oh that stinks that you didn't make it. good job for trying out though and for making past 2 of the cuts!

Andrea & da boyz said...

Hey! I just wanted to let everyone know that you COMPLETELY deserved to make it beyond me--and they took you because you blew them away with your personality and finesse! I think that I (emphasize that "I") was too similar to YOU, so that's why I didn't get to go TOO, but you would have made it as far as you did, regardless of who else you were up against--and even further if it hadn't been for the pity vote! :)Seriously, that was a fun day and I was very proud of you--especially for the pink maxi pad moment, if you know what I mean...

ec said...

i love it.

you would be amazing.

and that's hilarious ... "the diseased war vet."

miss ya ash!

JoSue said...

In all honesty, I have watched that show many times and do not understand the point of it or how it works!! If I could go on one reality show it would be The Amazing Race. Hopefully they'll have some audition in Salt Lake soon too! By the way, Finn's turning of the tongue is crazy!

Davis and Quinton said...

holy cow you couldn't be more perfect for that show! what were they thinking??? If only they knew what a good story teller you are and how animated you are in everything you do. but forsure the diseased war hero had to make it further, otherwise they would have been heartless. im banking on the call back!