Our Brush with Fame (or at least TV)

Dan here today.  I may have gone a little over the top with the title of today’s post, but there’s something about TV cameras being in the vicinity that makes people do strange things.  I think that principle may explain The Real World.  Nope, never mind, that’s alcohol.  My mistake.


Anyway, we were out to dinner with our friends Jordan and Amy at a Mexican restaurant downtown called El Diablo (review to come tomorrow).  After dinner, we were all in the mood for some ice cream, and Sweet Action was just across the street.  Needless to say, we decided to head over.  It was the first hot day of summer, so we expected it to be crowded.  What we did not expect, however, was a mob of people outside the door.  We waded through the masses and got in line for ice cream (I decided on the chocolate cinnamon, which was delicious), but we still couldn’t figure out what was going on outside.


When we came out clutching our cones, one of us spied a television camera, and Beth recalled something she had seen somewhere in the Twitterverse or blogosphere or some such Internet-related thing.  Specifically, she realized that we were watching the filming of a show on the Food Network called The Great Food Truck Race.  A truck called Seabirds had parked next to the ice cream shop and was apparently competing with other trucks around the city to see how much food it could sell.  We watched idly for a few minutes while we ate our ice cream and pondered the contradictions inherent in a food truck serving sustainable, local food while driving across the country.  Perhaps it was powered by biodiesel.


Anyway, there you have it.  We saw an actual TV show!  Being filmed!  And stuff!  I laughed.  I cried.  Some might say it was better than Cats.