In 1993, I was a 21-year-old community college student working full-time in the wonderful world of retail.
I took a Radio/ Television production class that required an internship, I dreamed of finding an internship at a television station and making it big in the world of TV.
Well, that didn’t happen. I got an internship at KFI.
Little did I know that KFI was poised to become THE talk station in Southern California. After my internship spent opening mail and answering phones, I was approached with the opportunity to be a “screener” on The Bill Handel show....for a whopping $5.25 an hour!
(Never mind that I had to drive an HOUR from the OC every day at 4am. So even though gas was, I think, 99 cents a gallon at the time, my $5.25 an hour and 20 hours a week barely paid for the gas needed to get back and forth to work. So I had to keep my full-time job as well, all while going to school full-time.)
Little did I know that screeners were just a step up from pond scum and my job served three basic purposes.
Eventually, my part-time thing turned into working many more hours than I should for no additional pay to learn about the wonderful world of producing.
When Bill's producer went on maternity leave, I filled in. When she decided not to return, I was asked if I wanted the job for a pittance above what I was already making. Against my better judgment, I said yes.
Because of that, I missed out on the opportunity to transfer to a university for a REAL college experience (you know what I’m talking about... slacking off and stumbling home half-naked with puke in your hair after getting rip-roaring drunk at fraternity parties.)
With the exception of about 2 years when I worked on other projects here at KFI, I’ve been with Bill’s show my entire KFI career. Why? I like that Bill's a big A-hole and it's fun for me knowing that the women in Bill’s life control him…I like being a part of that.
So that’s it about me except that I’m a native New Yorker, a "Lawng Gyelander"....brought forcibly to California by my parents at the tender age of 15. I’m half Italian/half German, my breasts are a 42F (I used to think they were a 40D, but after seeing 'bra wizard' I realized I had been wearing the wrong size for all these years) and I’m reasonably OK looking. I got married October 2010, but we've been together since 2001.
My husband and I have a dog, Princess Grace Kelly...a 6 pound chihuahua that controls our lives.
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I was finally vindicated in Handel's eyes this morning with regards to my love for Honey Boo Boo and her whole family.
And.....it was all because of Petros!
Normally, when I talk about Honey Boo Boo, Handel shuts me down right away.
So today he asked at the start of the show this morning what I was laughing at and I told him it was because I watched part of the Honey Boo Boo episode last night.
He was about to shut me down, BUT because Petros said he recently became a fan of the show because of the "Red, White and Boo" marathon he watched, while in MAUI on TLC on the 4th of July, Handel actually listened to our reasoning as to why we love the show.
I told him I was laughing specifically about last night's episode, where Pumpkin takes on "Pigzilla."
Pigzilla is a 4 POUND sandwich. 3 pounds are meat, 1 pound is the bun. If you can eat it all, you get $200!
Oh and last night we found out that Pumpkin once got struck by lightning...sort of.
I LOVE these guys. They are gross, and they do things that make me cringe, and sometimes they make me throw up in my mouth a little, but there is something about the joy this family has in just being together and having fun that makes them...dare I say it....INSPIRING.
LOVE LIVE HONEY BOO BOO!