The sounds of summer

The sounds of summer: birds singing (off key), thunderstorms forming in the distance (EVERYDAY), school-kids running across the street (very unsafe I must add), leaf blowers in the early morning (no regard for people who get to finally sleep in), and most importantly, crowds of people gathering to witness the incredible TVOL crew roaming the streets of North Carolina, desperately screaming and clawing their way to the front of the crowd in hopes of getting on the show! You just haven’t experienced summer until you can check these items off your list. Continue reading

Band interviews

So I’ve been watching some band interviews lately, and let me begin by saying….the ‘trick question’ is awesome. I’m not sure how interviews normally go for bands, but I’m sure they’re nothing like a TVOneLife interview. Their reactions are great once they realize that it’s not a typical interview. The random questions are always fun (probably because Nick and I came up with a lot of them) and again…I love watching them think soooo hard to answer the final “in 5 words summarize this…..” Continue reading

Alternatives to your boredom

So now school is back in session, and I get it, everyone is doing their school work, or fueling your recently acquired addiction to aaaanything other than school work. So with this month of confusing decisions (to finish the hw, or not to finish the hw) I bring to you 3 brand new, fresh, out of the box, healthy alternatives to the boredom you may face while procrastinating… Continue reading

Watch Season 2!

Hello TVOneLife world!! (which is I guess is just the regular world as well…).

I’m glad you’ve been reading…and I hope you’ve been watching. If you haven’t had a chance to see the kickoff of season 2, YOU NEED TO WATCH. I had such a blast out and about shooting for this season. We pushed ourselves a lot this time around, trying to be creative, having fun, and really breaking out of our comfort zones.

It’s early, and I don’t want to give away any of the secrets or surprises…but I can tell you this much, if you laugh half as much while watching as we did while shooting, then you’re gonna have a blast. I’m not sure if it’s the….unusual…outfits for some shoots, or the level of outrageousness with some of the OLU challenges, but all I can say is…get the biggest bowl you can find in your kitchen, fill it with your favorite brand of popcorn..cooked of course…(or if you want to go healthy..granola is an excellent substitute), then lean back, turn the volume way up, and buckle up…because we’re bringing you something brand new this time around. ENJOY!!


NC Snow

Here in North Carolina, it is time for the ‘snow’ conversations to begin. These stories are spread and exaggerated like fishing stories.. I turn on the news and it says we are going to finally get some snow (I’m not holding my breath). Then later the news says 2-4 inches! (still not holding my breath). Then they say, 6 inches!! schools are closed!! (now we’re talking…but still, I’ll believe it when I see it). Well, now it’s the morning of the ‘big storm’ and I’m expecting the usual, no snow…just rain. So I open the window and what do I see? 4 inches of snow, and I have to be honest…I’m quite surprised. So naturally, I get all bundled up and head outside; me and my roommates feel obligated to build a snowman (that’s what you’re supposed to do right?). Apparently nobody in the neighborhood felt it was necessary, and we were the only ones building. So we built a snowman, but didn’t stop there…we had to make up for the entire block. That’s when we got carried away; we found huge buckets and crates and started building walls and towers of snow (like a giant sand castle). Now our snowman was protected by 4 foot walls of impenetrable ice and snow…muahaha. (until the dog jumped on the wall and caused a big collapse). Either way, today, on this snow day, with the snowman and his fortress complete…I have accomplished everything that I needed to do.


1.5 sizes too small

As our shooting schedule for the season 2 OLU challenges comes to a close, the weather has been making a dramatic turn. It seems like not long ago we were out in the sun, riding around on the lake enjoying the comfortable North Carolina climate. Then all of a sudden, it turned to winter, which has brought some of our final shoots indoors. We just finished shooting another extremely exciting challenge which brought us to the area’s craziest indoor go-kart facility. For all the details, you will have to tune in, but I can tell you it was a blast. However, I’ve noticed a trend developing for season 2….the 1 ½ sizes too small TVOL jumpsuit. Yes that’s right, with a go-kart racing challenge came a wonderful blue racing jumpsuit….that was, you guessed it, about 1 ½ sizes too small for me. Not to be outdone by the racing jumpsuit is my miracle patrol jumpsuit which is also, yes…about 1 ½ sizes too small (and currently sports a broken zipper). So buckle up and get ready for some high-water jumpsuits that get nowhere near reaching my feet! Now that I think about it, most of my clothes seem to be 1 ½ sizes too small…or maybe I’m just too tall; either way, be sure to check out all the fun with season 2 of TVOneLife!!!


Smith Mountain Lake

It’s been a wild summer that seems to have gone by waaaaay too quickly. Now that it’s over, and school is back in session, everything becomes more hectic. But, no matter what the time of year, I can always count on tvonelife keeping things exciting!! Last weekend the crew traveled up to Virginia to have some fun in the sun. We went out on Smith Mountain Lake and had a chance to play around on jet ski’s for the day….yep…that’s us, suffering to make good tv! Anyway, it made me think of when I was in high school back in NY spending every weekend out on the lakes boating, tubing, waterskiing, riding jet skis. Anyway, when I got back, I was inspired to look up the wildest jet ski stunts that I could find. I came across these guys that take jet ski’s to the ocean, and use the incoming waves as a giant ramp to do back-flips and stuff….it looked like tons of fun, and safer than trying to flip dirt bikes, or snowmobiles or anything… until I came across one particular video. In this video, there was one frame that they saved, it had a man about to go over a wave on his jet ski, and clear as day….riding inside the wave itself was… joke…like a 12 foot long shark!! The picture was creepy looking..I’m not sure I would ever go out in that water again. Either way, it made me appreciate the relative safety of the nice mountain lake we were in…where the most dangerous creature was probably…well…Nick.