3.19.2007

Extreme Trash pick up Edition

This weekend was a good one. Spending some good time with my boy and his family, watching the hawks win, doing some spring cleaning giving some good snuggles to Debo and even seeing and movie with my girls.
After the movie Saturday night my friend Andrea ( a go getter, if you will) thought it would be fun to go help out at the Extreme Makeover Home Edition site in the north land and see if we could help out. She is a huge fan of the show and I also like it so I thought it might be fun to do. The catch is that we decided to do it at 12am on Saturday in hopes that we would get to go inside the house and check it out. I guess there are tons of volunteers during the day and not so many at night when they have last minute things to do. We arrived at the site and signed in to be a volunteer around 12 midnight and went to the sight which was pretty cool. As an event planner, it blew my mind out much planning goes into doing this show. I might be sending my resume to LA this week ;) Anyway, pretty cool to see how this show works.

So on to our glamorous volunteer duty, at first we sat down for a little bit, actually more like an hour, with some kinda creepy security guys to wait for a job assignment. We chilled with these guys for a while and got the dirt on how this show works. One of the best parts is when a security guycam in a grabbed a full box of Twinkies that he planned on eating (that is right, all 10 of them). It pretty much confirmed that I think all security guys are kinda fat slobs that got beat up in high school. They become a security officers because it gives them a chance to boss people around and they sometimes get to wear a gun which makes them feel like they can kill anyone. SIDE NOTE: yesterday, I saw a security guy at the Price chopper that could not catch me if he tried, I could have walked faster than he could run for sure!!! I love all people, big and small, but he was a big fella and maybe could have refused a few twinkies.

Anyway, around 1am we started our job, we moved some boxes of food into a tent for the crew to eat the next day and then came the trash duty. That is right, we picked up bags of trash in the three block area of the house to keep things cleaned up. We even had to go into those nasty bathrooms that are in public trailers and dump the trash!! I think I was good until I went to throw a big bag of trash in the huge trash bin and I got what smelled like Meatloaf juice all over me, YUCK!!!! It was pretty gross and we did that for almost two hours. We got our free t-shirt for volunteering but ended up not getting a tour of the house. We could see the inside of it from where we were (pretty much in the driveway of the house) and it looked pretty cool. Not a big fan of the colors on the outside of the house but it is not my house ;)

Anyway, it was fun to do with a friend and if you know me at all you know I will try just about anything just to say that I did it. So here it is " I volunteered on the set of Extreme Makeover Home Edition"!!!!!

Here is the link if you want to read more about the family:
Peace out and Ty, can't wait to see you on May 13th on my TV where I helped dump the trash!!!


4 comments:

toby said...

Is that Ty guy as spastic in real life? I can't watch him. He freaks me out a little.

Secondly, there are so many TWSS occurences in this post that I won't even try. I mean, meatloaf juice?

vwiese said...

Toby,
I didn't get to see Ty, I am thinking he really doesn't do to much work anymore since the show has gotten so big. I think he is kinda cute but yes, he is a bit much at times.

kjl said...

Great idea to go volunteer in the middle of the night! Too bad your jobs weren't so fun, but it was definitely a fun idea!

tish said...

yes! move to los angeles!!!
ha! that's awesome that ya'll went...dude!