Merchandise: Tallyhead ‘Abbey in PA’ reports “my friend works at Kmart in Ephrata, PA, (southeastern PA) and they have some Office items similar to the ones they had at Target. She got me a Dwight notepad with the tan background and the tasks/complaints headers for 99 cents.”
Upcoming events: check out the OfficeTally Calendar (click the “calendar” link in the upper right corner of this page) for this week’s live appearances by Angela Kinsey and Kate Flannery, plus TV appearances by John Krasinski!
Contest: the folks over at the Northern Attack fansite is holding their annual Summer Hiatus Contest. Starts tomorrow!
The Annex: this isn’t related to The Office in any way, but since you now have some spare time, may I recommend some other TV shows — 1) Glee doesn’t officially air until the fall, but the fabulous pilot episode is out there (including a free iTunes download). I’ve watched it more than five times now. If you’re a Renthead, you have an inkling of my obsession with this show. 2) Free Radio (starring Lance Krall, who played Dwight’s sensei Ira in Season 2’s ‘The Fight’) “is an original, improvised comedy show set in a fictional radio station, and celeb guests come on the show playing themselves.” It’s a hilarious trainwreck of a show! The Office’s Angela Kinsey, Melora Hardin, and Ed Helms have all appeared as guests. Season 2 just ended, but you can watch the episodes online at VH1.
Charitybuzz is auctioning off a visit to The Office set to meet Steve Carell!
Listing description: Visit to the “video room” to watch the filming of “The Office” and meet Steve Carell and other available cast members. Takes place in LA. Valid for 2 people for one year, based on availability. Transportation and lodging are not included.
I contacted The Office staff and they verified the auction is legitimate. They also mentioned a set tour is included!
Proceeds benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.
The auction ends May 28th.
P.S. Past set visit auctions have typically gone for over $10,000, so be prepared!