Number 97

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.


  1. Aw! Congratulations! That is totally awesome and exciting to see you powering through your list like that. I just started working on mine and it is an inspiration to see other people accomplishing things. :)

  2. Thanks! It’s really fun being able to check things off the list. It’s already proven to keep me motivated to keep doing things and living the life I want to live.

  3. You look so adorable in that TV screen shot! Very cool thing to cross off your list.

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