WHAT YOU MISSED: My Moment on CTV News’ Tech Tuesday!

A screen capture of Casey Palmer on CTV News' Tech Tuesday as captured by Margo MacFarlane.
Don’t let ’em see you sweat!

Life is full of happy surprises — like the time where a friend dropped my name to a CTV producer, which landed me a spot on the CTV News talking tech news on a Tuesday!

To Scarberia and Beyond

It’ll take a lot to get a kid from Mississauga to step into Scarborough. To a Mississaugan, Scarborough is a place mentioned in hushed whispers at night, meant to scare young children into behaving. You might think you’re the meanest thing on the streets in the ‘Saug, but they’d eat you up for breakfast on the east side of Toronto. And even though I’d spent a little time there when I dated a Scarborough girl in my teens, I hadn’t had much reason to return since that relationship ended.

So when I got the opportunity for a CTV News appearance, it was probably about time that I made my way back east of Victoria Park Ave.

Getting on TV BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

The next time I’m asked to go somewhere unfamiliar, I’ll make sure I do aerial recon on Google Maps first so I don’t end up jumping a chain-link perimeter fence in my good clothes (yes, it really happened!)

After some waiting time in the green room (I was really early…) and quick banter with host Marcia MacMillan, it was go time. We went right into it and I rambled off a number of facts from the notes I’d made earlier (note: I impressed Marcia in that I hadn’t brought any speaking notes on-stage with me — I didn’t even know it was an option).

It was over as quickly as it started, and my minutes of fame gone to the next would-be-superstar, but for a moment there, I had a lot of fun on a news set at 9 Channel Nine Court in Scarborough.

Apparently I don’t watch enough TV

Had I known that there was more than one CTV channel, I’d have asked which one I’d appear on. Sorry to anyone I led to the wrong channel, but the clip’s right here for anyone who still wants to see it:

GO SEE: Casey Palmer on CTV News’ Tech Tuesday

Looking at myself with a critical eye, I could’ve been better prepared, but it was a decent effort for a first time doing TV in a live studio!

Overall, I was very happy with the experience and all the love I received from family and friends about my performance — and even happier that they told me to keep my mind open to future opportunities in coming weeks!

Keep your eyes peeled, everyone. This isn’t over!

Thanks for reading,

–case p.

10 Random Things, Volume 2

Casey Palmer turns the Iron Throne into a recliner at The Movie Network's Game of Thrones Exhibit
I’m… too sexy for this throne. Too sexy for this throne…
  1. Looks like you’ll be able to catch me on Tech Tuesday on the CTV News sometime between 6:45 – 7 PM tonight! Hope you’ll be able to catch it — if you don’t, I’ll be sure to post it here later!
  2. …and I’m in the audience for CityLine with my Mom on April 1st (which will satisfy The 2013 100 #69: Help my Mom get tickets to CityLine and the Marilyn Denis show)
  3. Clients from Hell is my new favourite website.
  4. After winning a spot in Brandgasm 101, I’m hoping to make all my design dreams come true for my site!
  5. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so anal retentive about metadata, or else putting up a post (or three) together about my Vegas trip wouldn’t be as painful as I know it’ll be. (Same goes for last week’s Buytopia.ca $100 Million Celebration, The Movie Network’s Game of Thrones celebration and MDeeCubed — let’s put it this way; the more photos you plan to post, the more data you’ll have to tag!)
  6. Ingress is my new time-suck when I’m out and about.
  7. Mixed-race kids are taking Toronto by storm! I’m not adding to the count yet, but it’s good to know that I’m in the right city to raise a mixed-race family!
  8. I’m not the biggest fan of Microsoft or Bing, but their Farecast travel cost predictor is pretty damn awesome!
  9. I finally got my Toronto Library Card last week! Now I just need to get through my existing list of stuff to read so I can actually use it.
  10. Might make an infographic based on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List for practice. We’ll see!

–case p.