Monday, June 14, 2010

Long Lines, But a Keno Sighting

What were we and all of these--many of them quite odd, if I may say so--folks doing on Saturday? Why, we were lining up for the Antiques Roadshow! It was fun, but we were there, on our feet, for 4 1/2 hours with only two things to be appraised. We spotted Leslie Keno (no Leigh) and all of the other appraisers we've all come to know ("Gun Boy" "Sports Girl" "Bowtie Man"), and we may be spotted when the show airs behind the host, Mark Walberg, as he's either saying hello or good-bye (look for my shocking pink dress). No cameras allowed inside the appraisal area, so these not-so-good ones above will have to suffice, alas.

We had a hand-colored woodblock print appraised by Nicholas Lowry--he of the wild plaid suits--who was exceedingly nice, funny, and charming (our artist's name is "Kunst," so you can imagine...). It's worth about $200 (much more than we paid). Then we took our plastic water pitchers, a whole bin of them...and {crickets}. They'd never seen anything like them, blah blah blah (actually a bit rude, frankly). It was the very end of what I'm sure is a long and exhausting day for them.

Still, it was a fun little adventure. We saw many oversized (crappy) paintings, the guy up there with the harpoon, the blond oddball up there with some sort of violin/sax combo instrument that she kept playing (badly); she also had her t-shirt signed, right on her chest, by Mark Walberg (he had quite a few groupies, actually). Tempting to go into the Feedback Booth, but we passed...


JuJu said...

Oh how fun!! I will totally look for you. I'm sure you're the only one who is wearing bright pink.
And, Marky Mark? I just can't see him there...

We are one PHation under Phod.

Andy's Attic said...

Sounds like you had a good time. Guess it was worth standing in line!!

Kathryn said...

How fun! Remember the episode of Will and Grace when Grace and Jack took a teapot to the AR? Never forget that one. I watch AR all the time and I will be on the look out for your "episode". Do wish they would bring back the curtain around the appraisal areas. Some of the folks behind are, well, lets say "distracting". I have my list of things that I would take to AR if given the chance. You'll have to give me pointers.

Robin said...

coolio! what? no plastic pitcher expertise? bah! who hasn't seen those? you must post when "your roadshow" is airing!

i had a little supseca, but i was still hungry.