For those of you near a TV set on Tuesday morning, my dear friend Peggy Gartin will be a contestant on "The Price Is Right." Peggy and I have been friends for many years, and we first met when we both worked at Tower Records in the Village together about 100 years ago. I've visited her and her husband Ken in San Diego (an incredibly beautiful city BTW) over the last few years and had a great time out there.
Peggy couldn't tell me exactly what happened with her appearance, as legally she had to keep quiet about what she might have won. It was filmed back in December, and will air tomorrow at 11 AM ET on CBS. But she did tell me she gets a lot of face time, and did progress on the show.
She did tell me she really enjoyed meeting Drew Carey and what a nice guy he is. I can't wait to see what booty Peg came away with. Peg also has a cool movie blog you might like to check out, too: The Peg Is In.
UPDATE (12:05 PM): The Price Is Right just concluded, and Peggy made it all the way to the Showcase. Along the way, she won a treadmill and $1000 (as she hit "$1.00" on the wheel). Unfortunately, she missed out on winning a trip to Spain in the opening round, and she lost in the Showcase, as she was outbid in going for a trip to France and a dining room set. Still, you did a great job, Peg. I was really excited watching and rooting you on. I'm really proud of you.