7:01: Huge thanks to Paul Guyot and the actors and crew of Leverage for giving me the opportunity to do that! (And for letting me wear my own logo!)
Now I gotta go buy groceries and then get to bed. Another big day of racing ahead.
6:59: I’m super happy with that. Can you believe I was able to remember a full thirteen words? Me either.
6:57: Hey, me again!
6:46: For those of you who missed the start (Hi NYCarlos!), I think full episodes are put up on TNT.com later. I don’t know anything about Hulu. Any Huluians know anything?
And yes MattC, my speaking moment — if it made it through editing — is toward the end of the episode.
6:17: Darren said that the TV doesn’t add pounds to me. I was surprised to see that was the case, too. Especially since when this was filmed, I was pretty heavy — around 20 pounds heavier than I am now. So I owe the crew — especially the folks who set up camera angles and edit the shots — a huge “thank you.”
6:12: But first, because I don’t think anyone will think to ask this, I’d like to say: working with the actors in Leverage was a BLAST. Christian Kane was super nice and personable, Timothy Hutton was ultra-generous and has a great, dry sense of humor. And Aldis Hodge is hilarious and improvises pretty much something new pretty much every take.
6:09: I’m going to eat and eat and eat some more now while I enjoy the show. If, however, you have questions what it was like to be on Leverage for a day, let me know. I’ll answer if I can.
6:07: I hope Paul doesn’t mind me giving one spoiler: that is not my only part in the episode. I also appear at the very end. So stick around, OK?
6:06: Question: Did I look 54 years old?
6:03: Look, it’s me! And I got told I look like Stanley Tucci!
OK, I gotta say, that was both fun and awesome. And I didn’t look as bad as I thought I would. Yay!
6:02: What’s fun for me is that I actually got to watch this particular part of this episode being filmed. In fact, my mobile phone rang during this scene. They had to start over.
6:00: I should point out that Paul Guyot wrote and produced this episode of Leverage.
5:59: Oh, there’s the end of Angels and Demons. And now Leverage begins!
5:55: While I’m waiting for the show to begin, I’d like to point out that I am currently the most exhausted I have ever felt in my life. As it turns out, doing a big ol’ ride on one day, at my absolute limit, and then doing another big ol’ ride the next day, may be more than I am capable of handling.
Specifically, my left knee hurt pretty bad by the end of the Leadville 100. By the middle of today’s ride, it hurt so bad I could hardly turn the pedals at all. The Hammer was forced to wait and wait for me as I limped through the ride.
5:51: Oh, hi there. In about ten minutes Leverage starts. It’s on TNT. You should watch it with me, because I’m in it. Really briefly, but this is how big break-out movie stars are discovered, right?