It's not often I find myself the normal one in the crowd. Then again, this wasn't the kind of crowd I generally run with...
I knew, when "20/20" contacted me, that wedding-crashing was the topic of the segment. I can't say, however, that I
was aware of the particular slant they had planned for most of the
show. I bit off half my fingernails while watching the first 45 minutes.
I wish they had managed to capture the goal and the essence of The
52/52 Project, with a brief mention that wedding-crashing (with a
conscience) was just one of 52 new challenges I checked off a list last
year. Yet rather than proving to be a cautionary tale (it wouldn't have
been my first time), I was relieved I appeared to be the moral of this
My national TV debut provided an unexpected and bizarre
finish to my year of new adventures. I faced another huge
challenge--talking in front of a camera for a national audience--with
little time to plan or prepare.
When you choose to put yourself out
there, it's amazing what you can do.
Maybe that's the real moral to any story.
If you don't want to watch the whole segment, skip ahead to 4:55 in the video here.