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Reliving One Of My LIVE! Moments

Recently I went through some pictures and relived one of my LIVE! With Regis & Kelly moments {When Regis was still around}. Ahh, such fun memories! You see, a while back I was off for three months and almost every day, I would wake up at four am, get dressed, take the train and be on the standby line by five or six am for the show. I'm talking in rain, sleet, snow and brutally cold NY winds, but I dressed appropriately for the occasion and was all warmed up inside thinking upon the chance of getting in.

I was such a regular that the security guard who monitored the sidewalk line would look at me and say with a smile: "you're back again?" and my reply would be: "I hope I get in today...". Even their standby line had perks to it.  A coffee truck guy would come every morning and yell: "there's free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, bagels, apple cider!..." It was funny to see the faces of people who came from out of town {probably have heard crazy stories about NYers you know} as they would look at each other with doubts...wondering if there was a catch to this. LOL... Probably thought: "there's no such thing as a free lunch." But surprisingly it was.

Another perk was I'd get to see Regis walking his long distance commute to the studio with his doorman. Sweet Regis! :D. What's funny is all of a sudden you'd hear screaming of Regis' name from the back of the line. Older ladies would be saying: "My big daddy're looking GOOD!" hehehehe

Anyways, this was one of the occasions that my early rising paid off. I was included in one of the batches that they let in late after the first part of the show... we were getting in for a second taping. And guess what! While we were being ushered in the studio quietly, here comes passing me by in the hall THE GORGEOUS KELLY RIPA! I was like "HI KELLY!" excitely almost touching her...the security guard {not the one that calls her 'special K'} said sternly: "MISS, GET BACK!" imagine my sadness, but she was so sweet and looked at me right in the eye and said kindly "Hi!" with that beautiful smile of hers.

I think this was the show or maybe not {too many of them to remember}, that they were giving away to the whole audience $500 PierOne gift cards and when I was let in on that particular day, everyone was given a number, I was for sure thinking I was going to be one of the beneficiaries - imagine my DEEP chagrin when I was not given that card {They must have been giving them to ticket holders only...   never quite found out about that, it didn't matter at that point anyway.} the wounds of my heart even became deeper as I stepped outside to see everyone with their envelopes coming out of the studio. It makes me sad just thinking about it even now ...waah waah {giggles}. WHY DON'T I EVER WIN ANYTHING?!   Incidentally, I've been entering that trivia game for aeons now and I never get called. Waaaaahhh :(

Well, needless to say I was a nervous wreck thus, the blurry pictures. But I've been on that show for two tapings when Jimmy Kimmel co-hosted with Kelly. I've also been there for Ashley Tisdale, Steve Carell, Howie Mandel, Carrot Top, Rod Stewart and some others that I can't remember right now. YES! My name is Rebecca. I was a LIVE! With Regis & Kelly Junkie and continue to be a non-reforming LIVE! With Kelly. There I said It! "If Loving LIVE! With Kelly is wrong then I don't wanna be right."

Now it is my hope to go see them at the Kodak Theatre for Oscar week at the end of this month. Maybe this time, Kelly can make my dream come true and allow me to take a non-blurry picture without security guard detainment. One can only wish. Thanks Pipa for following on Twitter. ♥

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