A most amazing day

I flew down this morning, took a taxi straight to the studio, stayed there for nearly 12 hours, and then flew back late tonight. I’m exhausted, but had a wonderful time and will post more photos and non-spoilerish reports this weekend.

Here is an appeteaser photo:

The Office

Love you Party Planning Ladies!

‘The Office’ Set Visit 2008!

Oh. My. God.

The powers that be over at The Office and NBC have generously allowed me to come visit ‘The Office’ set tomorrow. While they shoot the season finale!

As with my set visit last year, I will hopefully get to spend the entire day there, and I will try to accomplish the following: observe the process of shooting an episode, say hello to writers, cast, and crew, pat Angela’s baby bump, and meet Lighting Guy. :)

Oh, and EAT. (Last year I was in such a state of shock about being there and meeting everybody, that I couldn’t eat anything and had a stomachache by the end of the day.) Hopefully, I’ll be calmer this time around … who am I kidding, I AM SO EXCITED!

(Did I just squee?)

Update: it is unlikely that there will be any updates to OfficeTally tomorrow. I will try to post reports and pics as soon as I can, after I return home. Thanks for your patience and well wishes! :)

BDE #2: Chattin’ with the OT peeps

During our set visit on Tuesday, Angela told me she wanted to check out the OT chat room. We only had a few minutes after lunch, so we rushed over to Angela Martin’s desk and logged on. Angela did the actual typing!

The Office Set Visit Angela Kinsey

(See the OT chat room on Angela’s screen? — with the little OT bobblehead graphic in the upper right corner?)

The Office Set Visit Angela Kinsey

Check out the jazz babies poster behind Angela!

Here’s what Angela said in chat:

hey guys it’s angela and jennie on set!!! jennie is sitting at my desk with me. we just had lunch. I just have a few minutes and then I have to go to hair and makeup. tanster says that she hasn’t fainted yet. but might at any second.

Oh yeah, big time butterflies in my stomach.

Thank you, Angela, for stopping by chat! :)

BDE #1: Best. Day. Ever.

It’s late, I’m exhausted, and I have full day of work tomorrow, so I unfortunately have to make this short for now.

The Office set visit today far surpassed my wildest expectations. Kath from GMMR and I got to spend the entire day with the cast and crew, from 9am to 6pm. We watched the filming of an episode, and it was fascinating and funny.

We also got a chance to chat with: Angela Kinsey, B.J. Novak, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Ed Helms, Gene Stupnitsky, Greg Daniels, Harold Ramis, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Kate Flannery, Kent Zbornak, Lee Eisenberg, Leslie David Baker, Melora Hardin, Michael Schur, Mindy Kaling, Oscar Nunez, Paul Lieberstein, Phyllis Smith, Rainn Wilson, Randall Einhorn, Rashida Jones, and last but not least, Steve Carell.

Yes, nearly the entire cast was there! My head is still spinning.

Here are just a few tidbits …

Office Set Visit Call Sheet

The call sheet taped to the door reads: “Super Fans, Jennie Tan and Kathie Skerry — who operate the fan websites OfficeTally.com and GiveMeMyRemote.com will be observing, asking questions, and taking pictures with cast — Please do NOT beat or flog them like the others!” How awesome is that?

Office Set Visit Jenna Fischer Rainn Wilson

Goofing off at reception. I look sad, but I’m ecstatic. Really!

More details to come …