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Bright & Early: Makeup, originally uploaded by kpwerker.

It’s amazing how quickly we adapt to new situations. Leading up to this week’s taping, the most dominant thoughts I had were about my very personal view of the odd nature of how-to television and about my own lack of narcissistic desire for widespread visual exposure. I was (um, narcissistically) concerned about my wardrobe, my haircut, my ability to sound coherent and to guide an informative segment, and how impossible it seemed that I wouldn’t look like a buffoon.

After only five days of taping, my perspective has changed entirely, though some of my original thoughts persist. I now feel very, very comfortable being in front of cameras. I even feel comfortable staring one down. I feel confident facilitating an instructional segment, though I still have a lot to learn. I feel I’ve at least reached that point in a new experience where I’ve gotten over the shock of overwhelm and can now start to focus on certain skills. I’m still concerned I looked like an idiot.

I’ve had a producer speak through my earpiece (I joked I felt like a Cylon; nobody laughed) while the cameras were rolling and I’m pretty sure I didn’t (often) flinch. I’ve read from a teleprompter. I managed not to use foul language, though I might have engaged in one or two over-the-top conversations while my mic was live. I got a feel for which camera to close to, and I kept my fingernails looking pretty good for five straight days.

I met many talented artists and I hope I did well by them on air.

And now I’m heading to my parents’ house for a couple of days, and then back home for a return to my (usual) norm of behind-the-scenes magazine work. I might just miss the showtime. For a few days.

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Sheryl

LOVE the hair! That is my absolute favor hairstyle. Sadly it doesn’t look as cute and hip on me at 50 as it did at 30 so now I’m a long hair gal. You are amazing and your personality is made for TV.

Sheryl

LOVE the hair! That is my absolute favor hairstyle. Sadly it doesn’t look as cute and hip on me at 50 as it did at 30 so now I’m a long hair gal. You are amazing and your personality is made for TV.

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