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An EXCITING Email - Can You IMAGINE?

 
frugalrvers
Posts: 325
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on 01/10/2013

This is too great to not be shared...

Let me first say that with a billion rvers out there, the likelihood of this happening is oh....er.....um.....like winning the lottery.

Anyway, I received an email today from TLC about an upcoming show they are doing on 3-4 rv families. They found our rving blog and contacted us via email. It was quite detailed and seemed pretty official, so I played ball and replied, asking questions, etc. In return I received the TLC application and all steps I need to provide to be considered (no, no one asked for money or private info).

Jim and I absolutely cracked up when we pictured this scenario inside our "simple" rv, complete with rv cat and dog. Can you imagine?

Anyway, you only live once...gotta try...so off to "work" I go answering their questions about our lifestyle, etc. Just had to share...good for a laugh, absolutely...


In 2009 we sold everything and hit the road! Follow us on our blog at Cheap RV Living
JoHarrington
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on 01/10/2013

Wow!  Fame at last!

Good luck with it; and I hope that we can watch the show in Britain too!


frugalrvers
Posts: 325
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on 01/10/2013

Sure Jo...ok :)

Like winning the lottery, I tell ya...but certainly the most interesting email I've got in a long time...


In 2009 we sold everything and hit the road! Follow us on our blog at Cheap RV Living
Janet21
Posts: 298
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on 01/10/2013

That is so cool!  Keep us posted. Smile

frugalrvers
Posts: 325
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on 01/10/2013

Will do!

The application I'm working on is really quite fun. I love the questions. If I don't get picked, maybe I'll make a Wizzley out of my answers! :)


In 2009 we sold everything and hit the road! Follow us on our blog at Cheap RV Living
Sheri_Oz
Posts: 439
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on 01/11/2013

And if you DO win, you are doing a wizzley or two about it also, right?

I am so looking forward to this. 


dustytoes
Posts: 1140
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on 01/11/2013

Why are you so doubtful?  I think you'll be the star of the show.   Cool

That really is very cool.  And any way you look at it, it's definitely something to write about!!


HollieT
Posts: 379
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on 01/11/2013

Fantastic! I really hope you are chosen Frugalrvers.Cool

frugalrvers
Posts: 325
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on 01/11/2013

Thanks to all of you!

Got the application done and sent it with requested pics late last night...have to do the brief video this weekend.

Read more and discovered this is for a PILOT and (if successful) it would become an rv show. They cover every other reality-thingy out there, why not rvers?

It's funny...Jim and I were talking last night and agreed, when something like this just appears, you HAVE to try it. But if we actually got it? We would have to truly think about it, now that the dust has settled. There are shows that can be done with taste and are actually interesting...then there are those shows that are just disgusting. We don't have a tv, nor have we watched it since 2009 except when visiting family..but we are still connected via the news, etc. and know what's out there...couldn't contribute to the "ick."

For now, just felt right to give it a try! It's nice to have something fun/surprising pop up.

Thanks again!


In 2009 we sold everything and hit the road! Follow us on our blog at Cheap RV Living
katiem2
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on 01/11/2013

This is fantastic news and I'm sure it's legit! Enjoy the process, I'll imagine you winning a spot on the show, you two are perfect for this.

Congrats Smile


dustytoes
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on 01/11/2013

I don't watch reality tv, but if you are on the RV show I will watch for sure!  Start practicing signing autographs...!! hahaha..


BrendaReeves
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on 01/11/2013

 Something like this would not only make my day, it would make a whole year or maybe 10 for me. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. Don't forget your Wizzley friends when  you're rich and famous.


Brenda Reeves
katiem2
Posts: 1044
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on 01/11/2013

Me too, if you get on I will def be watching! 


frugalrvers
Posts: 325
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on 01/12/2013

Thanks you guys!

Yesterday was town day...no computer...so just checking the forum this morning. Appreciate all of your kinds words of support!

Have a great weekend....


In 2009 we sold everything and hit the road! Follow us on our blog at Cheap RV Living
frugalrvers
Posts: 325
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on 01/12/2013

Ahhh, if they only didn't have the video requirement for this...

I tell you what...

The writer in me? No problem with the extensive written application, elaborating on why we are doing what we are doing. Pages long, without effort.

Oh but if you could only see us today trying to videotape (part 2 of the application). We look like complete idiots...at least we are laughing as we do it. But we do, truly, look like morons. If anyone placed their bets on us getting this gig, time to rethink and save your money!

To make it worse, the winter weather jumped to nearly 60 degrees here, and I have terrible allergies to Illinois humidity, wind, etc....so where my eyes used to be are now two gigantic, saggy atrocities. I look like I've been up for 72 hours. Oh well....if it is meant to be, it will happen. As we've said, if we actually got it, it would be scary because we want peace and quiet, not reality tv! Would be a compliment to be chosen, but do we want such an interruption in our lives? We are wallflowers, and sorta like it that way.

We really have had fun putting all of this together....that is what is truly most important. Never laughed so hard as we did today. Cut! Cut! Over and over....

We got our dog Hannah on video today and she immediately peed for the camera...too perfect! Guess that is reality tv! Lots of laughs, even if we are quite convinced that we aren't going to be picked...and that's ok.


In 2009 we sold everything and hit the road! Follow us on our blog at Cheap RV Living
Sam
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on 01/12/2013

Most camcorders have a wide angle, so don't go too close to the lens or you will be distorted / exaggerated. If you are not looking good, let the animals tells the story, cats and dogs are always cute, and you are the narrator in the background or far away from the camera. Just two tips, SY


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