Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Update on HGTV's DESIGNED TO SELL

All right, so i hauled my little So. Cal loving butt to Hotlanta to do some work on HGTV's show, DESIGNED TO SELL. Well after filming 11 episodes, we were told the show, whose other cities have been cancelled, will not be renewed. And my episodes will air July 2010. I know, this isn't great news. But do not fret! I was on the Rose Parade for HGTV and will find another series soon! Plus you know me, I'll pop up somewhere somehow...

Speaking of...I went to CES to cover the show for SPIKE.COM. The videos are being cut and I will VO them soon. I will let you know. What did I see that was noteworthy at this show? Lemme just say, not really much! Holy crap! Look, this show hasn't really wowed any reporter for some time. It wasn't like someone came out with a fax machine that uses sheets of paper instead of a roll! Or we saw the first integration of the camera into the phone. I did see two things that were cool.

And this makes CES worth attending....only at a show like this do you get to see prototypes like this: Panasonic's Ultra-thin technology that allows them to cram a gorgeous 50-inch plasma into a 1/3-inch profile TV. Now remember, this is a prototype. I saw bubbling at the top of the screen, it was so early.

Another cool thing? I saw a completely waterproof MP3 player from Freestlye Audio, and earbuds. It isn't water resistant; you can actually go snorkeling with this thing and listen to a soundtrack as gorgeous sea life swims by you. I like that. It isn't the first one out, but since most out there don't work, this could be the first working waterproof MP3. I saw this thing sitting in a vase full of water for a good 30 minutes. I asked if it could last longer than that and was told yes. It peaks my curiosity.

Okay, and since my show for HGTV isn't being renewed, I was thinking of driving across country back home. I am thinking hard...most people are saying don't do it.

Thoughts?

8 comments:

Brent said...

Come through Memphis and Say Hi....

I want to get out of Dodge this weekend so I am taking the family to Hot Springs Arkansas on a little day trip...

I didn't know you moved to Atlanta? Just thought it was temp......

My sister was on the radio at a big station in San Diego. She got laid off a few weeks back.

You seem to always keep a positive outlook and find other things.

Maybe you could be the new White House Press secretary.. ha ha Yes we can.. ha ha

Brent said...

Get a good DSLR camera and drive. You are coming across the South part of the U.S. The drive shouldn't be through snow.

I don't see why people are saying don't do it. You could blog your way back home.

You might have fun....

Rich said...

Alhambra and your misses you....I think you're chances are in the movies, and that mean's HOLLYWOOD! Come home....

Davidrc said...

Go for it Chi-Lan. As long as you have a dependable vehicle and a route that avoids snow prone areas, it should be an adventure and you could take us along via your blog.

Aaron said...

That's unfortunate to hear about DTS. Good to hear you're still getting work though. Even if CES is blah, you're still in Vegas, baby. I'm actually going to be there next weekend :P.

I've always wanted to do the cross-country drive thing. I've promised myself that I was going to do it when leaving Boston and going back to the West Coast. If you need a driving companion, let me know. I'm always jealous of those cross-country blogs I want to be one for once.

Anonymous said...

Why not?

OMI-1 said...

I'm sure So. Cal misses you, Chi-Lan! If you're not stressed on time, I would definitely say go for it. Georgia is over 2000 miles of American soil away, and it's the middle of winter so you'd want to plan it right. A friend would make it much more fun.
Luck.
BTW, San Diego has been hovering at around 80F for the past few days...

yam said...

Shoot, you're probably already home by the time i read this. I hope you made it safely, however you travelled!