It started hitting home today that in a bit over 4 weeks we are going to be a part of a national TV show. I wonder if it will change our lives at Arnold's and how. I don't think tour buses of elderly people will be stopping by on a daily basis. I don't think people are going to ask to get their picture taken with Kathy Bates. I don't think we will be asked to join in "special appearances" or to be on "The Ellen Show". I do believe we might sell more tee shirts. We are setting up an online store for such a thing just in case.
Hopefully we protected ourselves enough that the owner on the TV version of Arnold's won't be a mass murderer or an evil person. I don't think the producers wanted that anyway. I do hope they made the owner a female. If not, that's okay too. Maybe the owner won't even be a part of the show. We are honored just to be a part of something like this. These things are a part of making our lives fun.
Speaking of fun, of course we will have a party for the season premiere. We are party central. From riding in a bathtub and honoring goats, to Turkey Trots, to Mustache Bashes, to Johnny Cash's Birthday Party. I had no idea what I was getting into 25 years ago when I started working as a waitress at Arnold's. My how things have changed and I couldn't be more thrilled. Thanks Mike Listo, all the staff of Harry's Law, The Cincinnati Film Commision and all else who played a part in this process.