Rising Fame Through Baked Goods

Comments 22 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The camera man just called the producer and said, “I’m sitting here with a bunch of donuts and a nice lady,” the person on the other end of the phone replied “what a nice combination.” The CBC contacted me a few days ago about a post I had written, it just so happens that it’s about donuts.

CBCDonuts As I’m sitting here, there’s a CBC camera in my face and a donut in my mouth. John’s going to kill me for typing and eating at the same time, but it’s all in the name of “donuts”; more importantly, donut blogging. My fingers are getting sticky but I’m actually learning quite a bit about donut nutrition- no matter how silly I may look. I have to hold a donut in my mouth while I’m typing this and I think I’m starting to drool. I am feeling SO attractive right now.

John is being a great PA and getting me a moist dish towel so I can wipe my hands between each take. I am continuing to type while they take shots of the keyboard. I cracked a comment about how I wish we could do this with beer next time. I think I could handle about 20 takes of beer drinking better than I can all these donuts. Mmmm maple deliciousness dripping from my hands. (I just typed that line 8 times, deleted, then typed it again). After the last take John comments “Yay, you’re going to be stock footage!” The camera man Randy assures me that’s quite the possibility.

I don’t know when this will be up and when I can share my lovely donut story on the CBC National news, but I will be sure to keep everyone posted. It’s been really fun, silly and sugar-loaded, plus I get to have my blog shown on TV. The fact that I had to cram baked goods in my mouth repeatedly for close up shots isn’t the most comforting but… it’s all for the good of the blog, eh.

*Interesting side note: The interview was conducted remotely, so I had an ear piece to listen to the questions being directed my way. When the camera man was hooking me up to all the microphones and audio thingie ma bobs he passed an ear bud over to me then casually mentioned something about its cleanliness. He noted under his breath that the last person to have this bud in their ear was our Premier, Gordon Campbell. Aside from drinking lots of water after the shoot, I made good use of a couple of Q Tips as well.

My CBC Donut Fame
Photo credit: Paul Kukla

Update: This segment will air on the National, tomorrow – Thursday April 12, 2007. Check local listings, due to the playoffs (god bless’em) time slots could be outta whack.

Update: I was on for about… 15 seconds, I was “token blogger” and Miss604.com or my name was never mentioned. Oh well. I think they wanted me to sound a little more shocked about the unhealthy badness of donuts, maybe my “I’ll eat a freakin donut if I wanna donut” approach didn’t suit the story :-P.

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22 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DavidTuesday, April 10th, 2007 — 5:53pm PDT

    Wow, celebrity time AND donuts. Seems almost too much to ask for.

    Will they give you any details as to when your spot will air? If so, I’ll try and grab it so you can post it here.

  2. Miss604Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 — 5:56pm PDT

    I’ll find out this week – it’s basically me shoving donuts in my mouth for a couple of minutes, talking about my post and being informed of other donutty related issues 😛 I’ll post the air time here when I know or find it on You Tube hehe.

  3. J.J.Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 — 6:29pm PDT

    Mmmmmmmm… donuts.

  4. BradleyTuesday, April 10th, 2007 — 9:52pm PDT

    i DONUT care ha ha

  5. Miss604Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 — 9:55pm PDT

    Oh Bradley, you’re the BIGGEST donut fan!

  6. BradleyTuesday, April 10th, 2007 — 10:31pm PDT

    yes, i do love donuts

    that is awesome that you had this story

    im really happy for you 🙂

  7. JennyTuesday, April 10th, 2007 — 10:42pm PDT

    Free donuts yay. So when are they doing the beer story 😛

  8. DuaneTuesday, April 10th, 2007 — 10:47pm PDT

    That’s awesome.. congrats…

  9. ChrisWednesday, April 11th, 2007 — 8:01am PDT

    Right now, there is a Google ad for “Expert Donut Training” on this page. You should teach a class called that.

  10. JennyWednesday, April 11th, 2007 — 9:31am PDT

    Would that be a class in production or consumption I wonder??

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  12. ChrisWednesday, April 11th, 2007 — 1:22pm PDT

    Rather than production or consumption, I’m picturing “Proper Administration of Donuts” on the pamphlet.

  13. GZ ExpatWednesday, April 11th, 2007 — 5:01pm PDT

    Did they make you try the donut on a string trick my son did at Easter???

  14. JennyWednesday, April 11th, 2007 — 7:17pm PDT

    ^^I’m pretty sure donuts are normally only taken orally.

  15. Miss604Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 — 7:43pm PDT

    I was thinking Donut Administration… a bunch of honey cruellers walking around in ties with clip boards and such…

  16. melWednesday, April 11th, 2007 — 11:42pm PDT

    wow, tomorrow already – they work fast! Very cool!

  17. Matthew GoodThursday, April 12th, 2007 — 11:25am PDT

    You are so famous now! Tell John we’ll do that podcast when I get home in May.

  18. Miss604Thursday, April 12th, 2007 — 1:01pm PDT

    Cool! 🙂 You’re headed to Texas now? Crazy.

    I’m seriously fearing the upclose shots of donuts being shoved into my mouth. Hopefully there’s a playoff game on tonight that goes for 6 hours and 4 overtimes and the National gets delayed 😉

  19. StevenThursday, April 12th, 2007 — 9:31pm PDT


    I just finished catching on The National and all I can say is goddayum…. are you single? email me whether you are or not, you are F.I.N.E.


    colour me mesmerized,

  20. JennyFriday, April 13th, 2007 — 10:38am PDT


  21. GZ ExpatSaturday, April 14th, 2007 — 2:46am PDT

    So, now everyone thinks you do nothing but sit at your laptop, blog about life, and eat donuts.

    Gotta love how the mass media operates.

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