I have a HUGE crush on Matt Lauer. I wake up to him every morning on the Today show, and I have always secretly wanted to be one of those people who stands outside on the Plaza, waving to the camera and holding a nerdy sign. So, I added this mission to my 101 in 1001 list, and while in NYC this past weekend, I did it.
97. Stand outside of the Today show on a weekday morning (and meet Matt Lauer)
Okay… so I didn’t get to meet Matt Lauer. BUT — I did stand outside of the Today studio on Rockefeller Plaza, and I got on tv! Look!
Yup. That’s me. In the middle with the gray hat. Holding a sign that says “Meeting Matt is on my life’s to-do list.” (I was obviously trying to bribe him to come talk to me. It didn’t work.) That’s my mom in the black hat on the right. At approximately 8:35 am on Friday, February 20, we were famous for about 1.5 seconds. No autographs, please.
And although I did not meet the real Matt, I did meet his two-dimensional twin, thanks to the NBC Store.
Someday, maybe I will meet the real Matt Lauer. (Perhaps next time I need a better sign that wasn’t quickly scribbled with markers at 7:10 am.) For now, I’m still going to consider number 97 checked off of my list, because it was too awesomely fun and funny to not acknowledge.