Thursday, August 6, 2009

Contessa Brewer: All is Forgiven

It took a year, very nearly the end of the world as we know it, and perhaps pity for some sincere remorse. But if every dog has his day mine came Thursday as I finally got face time with Contessa Brewer.

She would certainly have no idea of my embarrassment for having failed to recognize her in our first interview in the same studio back in September 2008 — a faux pas she handled with grace and self-deprecating humor.

This time we were soul mates, mourning even a brief interuptus with Twitter, the emotional impact of which we each implicitly understood. Ms. Brewer is an avid Tweeter as @contessabrewer, which she casually mentioned. When I told her that I followed her, she offered to reciprocate, and I am sure I blushed.

On air, it was more of the same. Near the end of the interview, when I allowed as I had "misted" when Twitter failed this morning, she offered me a tissue and laughed when I told her friends had immediately e-mailed me to ask how I would be spending my "Twitter vacation."

It's good to be able to walk in the sun again.

Next Monday I'm slated to do a live hit on "Today," in the 4th hour with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Now that I have made peace with Ms. Brewer, the sky is the limit, evidently.



Anonymous said...

Oh, please: "Hackers"???? Bunch of script kiddies... The mere meaning of DDOS is that the servers are NOT ABLE TO SERVE. What are you going to 'hack' when you cause the server to be down?

Bobby Digital said...

Niice...i enjoy your ability to explain things to the non-media/tech saavy.