Well, it didn't go well today.
It was a long, nerve-racking day, and to make a long story short, I came home empty-handed tonight from "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire."
I missed the fifth question, and now it's all over. I'm really bummed over it, as I really wanted to do well. You only get one appearance on the show, and that was mine.
It wasn't a total loss. Meredith Vieira is a sweetheart, and she introduced me as being from Brooklyn, but I liked a "certain baseball team." I said the Red Sox and got a mixed reception, as there were some Red Sox fans on hand. She also said I was New York's Lt. Governor of Red Sox Nation, which was nice. I also told her about my position as a background actor and that was fun.
Being in the Hot Seat was beyond tense. You hear the ticking of the clock, which I have never liked that they have added on. (I much preferred the days when you could take your time answering all questions.) I spent hours and hours in the green room before I was called just after 5 PM and that was pretty tense as well.
I left the stage in a daze that I didn't get past question five. But I have to say I am proud that I appeared on the show and that I was picked for it. The show's staff could not be any nicer and really looked after the contestants.
No excuses. I took my shot and missed. I'm sure in the future I'll feel better about it, but now I'm just sorry I couldn't win any money. I want to thank all of you who supported me and offered me so much encouragement. It means a lot to me. And I thank all those folks at "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" for all their professionalism and courtesy.
Now it's time for me to let the show go, and put it in the rear view mirror for the forseeable future, and concentrate on the Red Sox as they head into October baseball.
Oh well. I guess it wasn't meant to be, and I'm better suited to be a Trivia host and not a Trivia contestant.