Sometimes on the weekends, Pete and I will take a day off from doing (or planning for) projects and skip town to do fun things. Two weeks ago, we went skiing/snowboarding at Ellicottville, NY’s Holiday Valley with a group of our friends and enjoyed perfect ski conditions in sub-freezing temperatures with sub-par mittens. This past weekend, we made a special trip to Buffalo’s Home and Garden Show to meet with some great product vendors and see DIY Network’s host Jason Cameron speak live.
The host of Man Caves and Desperate Landscapes shared an hour’s worth of insight into what goes on behind the scenes on his shows, from how they choose homes to pursue, to insight into the level of planning that goes into preparing for warp-speed makeovers, to filming itself, and spoke candidly about other TV experiences too (do you remember when he was on While You Were Out? Because I had forgotten).
We were able to meet him afterwards and learn more about experiences with DIY Network over the last 12-seasons, because even though I have worked with DIY Network for over 18-months now, it’s not often–or ever–I get a chance to interact with the talent that helps make its programming so popular.
Shortly thereafter, Pete and I booked it with our swag construction pencils and yardsticks to get drinks at Blue Monk. Beer lovers, check it out when you’re in Buffalo. And beer lovers with a tool fetish like us, check out this bottle opener.