Words On ‘A Dime’

Today begins the exciting home-renovation process of Design on a Dime.

If you are like me and try to stay away from anything that remotely involves having to “do it yourself” you probably aren’t a regular watcher of HGTV (Home & Garden Television). If you are like me and everytime you try and put a new hanging shelf on the wall, the entire house collapses — you definitely try to stay away from anything that requires you picking up a hammer.

Yet here I sit, minutes away from the “crew” arriving, and a long day ahead of me.

What will they do? On Design on a Dime the hosts and their crew of designers and carpenters come to your house and re-do an entire room. That’s right — you don’t have to lift a finger. (At least on camera.) Off camera you have to wear three to four different outfits, film moments out of order, and if you’ve ever been around reality television — you’re aware that scenes get shot over and over and over again to create a hyper-reality that, really, was never real.

Someday I’ll let you in on all the secrets of reality TV, including the infamous story of the franken-clip.

Until then, wish me well, and let’s hope yours truly doesn’t make a fool of himself while the cameras are rolling. The official air date is still pending, but don’t go anywhere this Summer or you’re bound to miss the most amazing piece of entertainment since Super Mario Bros.: The Movie.


9 comments on “Words On ‘A Dime’

  1. Hilary - February 23, 2005 at 9:29 am -


  2. groovebunny - February 23, 2005 at 10:21 am -

    Splendid! Have fun!

  3. Wendy - February 23, 2005 at 11:02 am -

    Good luck

  4. Will - February 23, 2005 at 1:13 pm -

    Sounds like fascinating stuff. Franken-clip, that is. HGTV is slightly less fascinating. I am psyched to see the show, however.

  5. Zombie Flyboy - February 23, 2005 at 3:50 pm -

    You should get on Survivor. It’s the reality king, and the only show worthy of your vast powers.

  6. Kristi - February 24, 2005 at 6:06 am -

    Have a blast, Pauly- and let us know when it’s going to air.

  7. Shasta MacNasty - February 24, 2005 at 8:09 am -

    Sounds like fun, good luck. HUZZAH!

  8. Pauly D - February 24, 2005 at 8:23 am -

    I’ll tell you — being on the other side of a reality TV show is an interesting bag, baby.

    Yesterday was, of course, all the shots of me in the BEFORE segment. BEFORE the room is redone, what I want it to look like, re-doing sequences over and over again with the same intensity and sense of humor.

    Good times.

    Next week they come and do the actual re-do of the room. Fingers will be crossed.

  9. pinky - February 24, 2005 at 7:37 pm -

    just dont let them make you do those god awful cheap ass fingerpainting murals that they frame and say..”oh my god!…youre a van gogh”

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