Because I’ve never shared this video on this blog (you’ve maybe seen it on my Tumblr, Vimeo or even on the video cassette that I still own), I’d like to take a few moments to embarrass myself. In 2002—my sophomore year of college—I was on an MTV program called “Taildaters”. The premise was as follows: two people go on a blind date. Four of their friends (out of 10 names supplied by each) follow the date in a recreational vehicle, watching the tomfoolery unfold onscreen. They use two-way pagers (really!? pagers?) to contact the daters throughout the date. The tailers’ identities remain private until the end of the episode. I was paid $50 to go on the show and I had the time of my life.
And, in an all-time first for me, someone at my friends’ wedding recognized me from the show. It was a marvelous moment for my ego.
I hope you enjoy it.