Monday, October 20, 2008

The Smiley Band Got Camera Shy

by Shirley Bahlmann
My smiley wristband is gone. It didn't die a natural death, either. It slipped away when Channel 14 KJAZZ came to film me in my native element for an October 24 TV spot. It was the segment where the camera guy suggested a close-up shot of me reaching my hand into the Manti Library History cabinet to pull out an old book. The smiley band stared up at me in horror, it's plastic-y yellow smiley faces wrinkled with age and fear. "Let me gooooo!" it wailed.
So I did. Out of the kindness of my heart, I ripped that little fellow free.
If you watch the TV segment this Friday, October 24 at 8:00 a.m., you'll see him on my wrist when I'm telling stories to the children. But by the time we get to the research phase... the little fellow's gone to a better place.


Pink Ink said...

*sniff sniff* Goodbye, Smiley Band.

You're cute, Shirley :-).

Jewel's Gems said...

How cool, Shirley! I knew you would be a star one day:o)

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Oh, what happy news! That is so awesome. Tell us more when you're done!


Cindy Bezas

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Hey Shirley,
That sounds really cool. I'm sure you'll do good. I won't be in town or near a tv at that time, so I'm afraid I'll miss it. Good luck, A.C. Pierce

Shirley Bahlmann said...

I wish we got KJAZZ. I forward most of your emails and we got one back from one of Karen's cousins on the Allred side that wanted to know how we knew you. We told her you were one of Karen's cousins. Looks like you are becoming better known. Enjoy hearing about your new events. Keep writing,
Blair and Karen Likes

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Good for you Shirley! Way to Go! Enjoy being on TV! We're rooting you
on! Have a glamorous Day!
Kathleen Beutler

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Wahoo! You go girl. I'll write myself a note to watch. Can't wait to see that fabulous smile! Do good!
Lucy Nilsen

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Congratulations, Shirley. I hope it goes well. Rebecca McGarry

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Way to go, are amazing!!!
Carolyn Campbell

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Don was on KJZZ a week ago Friday - they did a really nice job!
I just had a story published in The Ultimate Horse Lover, which came out last month. I got my copy last week, and I am pleased with the book.

Ellen Nicholson Walker
Teacher, Utah's Electronic High School
Editor, HHAA newsletter

Got children you want to love reading? See my blog ( for suggestions of good books to read aloud together.

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Not at all surprising, Shirley. Congratulations and best of leg breaks!
Adam Burningham

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Hi Shirley,

It was so cool to see someone we know on TV, your story and interview was great! I don't think I'd be brave enough to be on live TV. I don't read too much, but you made me interested in wanting to pick up one of your books and just read one story at a time (I get overwhelmed with large books). We'll see you next month (I can't believe it's turkey time already)!


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