Getting on a plane in a few hours …

Well, I’m off to L.A. to visit Dunder Mifflin! This time, I’m not visiting for the day, I’m visiting for the week! OMG, I’m so excited.

As always, I will update OfficeTally whenever I can to keep you guys in the loop.

They will be filming the Season 5 finale, which also happens to be The Office’s 100th episode, so there is sure to be extra fun to report! :)


  1. OH GOODNESS! Be sure to tell Jenna, “Happy Belated Birthday!” And ask if there will be a convention this year… I’m dying to go!

    Safe travels, Tanster! You are one lucky woman :)

  2. Tanster, what is your job and why do you get to do all this cool stuff? No fair LOL you’re awesome!!

  3. OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG…Tanster, that’s so awesome. I will be checking OT like every 15 minutes next week for updates! Cannot wait. Cannot.

  4. AHHH You’re unbelievably lucky!! Makes me want to start website of my own :D

  5. I’m gonna say have fun but it’s more redundant than the Stamford branch.

    This isn’t an hour-long? I thought Season Five was a 29-episode order.

    [from tanster: yeah, I need to clarify that. will do that on monday.]

  6. Wow Tanster! Not that I need to say it, but take lots of pictures and have fun! :)

    [from tanster: i will definitely take lots of pics. i want to report as much as i can for you guys! :) ]

  7. OMG! You lucky woman! Have sooo much fun Tanster! I know you will, obviously! And have a safe flight!!

    You’re going to get all of us starting our own websites in the hope that we can do stuff like that ;-) haha.

  8. Yet another day of me being jealous of Tanster….

    lol have a blast!

    also you all KNOW she’s going to have to sign one of those “tell anyone what you see on this last episode and we will hunt you down” sort of things like 3 seconds after she gets there right? I’m pretty sure that’s the legal term for those agreements…. I like the “blink once” idea though….

    [from tanster: lol. yes, they have me very well-trained. :) ]

  9. Have I told you how awesome you are recently? Because you are!

    How cool is this?! A week!!! Annnnd it’s the history-making week?! You totally deserve it! Thanks again for always sharing your awesome experiences — it makes our day and now it’s going to make our WEEK!

  10. How cool is that? Just think, 5 years ago you probably wouldn’t have even imagined doing all these amazing things, and then one day you start up a little website and BAM! You’re famous and hanging out with tv stars and all…I hope you have the greatest time ever!

    [from tanster: flonkerton, it is pretty surreal, for sure. i can’t believe i’ve been able to do all these amazing things. i’m so excited to share next week with you guys!]

  11. Wow! Have fun, you lucky girl! I know you won’t be able to divulge anything, but just blink once if Pam is in a wedding dress. Twice if she’s not, okay? ;-)

    [from tanster: hi gail! long time no chat. :)]

  12. Tanster, no one deserves this more than you. I can’t imagine the hours you have devoted to this website. You’ve always used dignity and discretion in what goes on here, and it is no wonder the opportunities you have been given as a result. Have one fabulous week…and thanks in advance for keeping us posted!!!!

  13. This is incredible, Tanster! You are so lucky to be able to visit the set…Especially for an entire week!

    So when are they going to cast you in an episode?

  14. Tanster, you seriously have the dream job. I will be waiting for those picture when you come back. It’s always a treat.

    P.S. Say hi to everyone for us

  15. How exciting! I’m extremely jealous, can’t wait to hear all the news and tidbits you post. This just brightened my week! Have fun!

  16. GAHHH! I squealed in excitement for you!
    I am so incredibly jealous.
    I live in LA, and I would absolutely die if I could catch a glimpse of the Office set. And oh my gosh, to hang out with the cast, my heroes… *sigh*.
    You have no idea how I wish I was you.

    And please get a picture with John. Promise? Good.
    Have a fabulous week there!

  17. That’s so awesome, Tanster!

    Could you maybe try to get John and Jenna to pose together in a photo for us?? It’s been so long since we seen them do that.

    Have a safe flight and a great time. Can’t wait for all your reporting.

    [from tanster: i agree, that would be awesome. i’ll see what i can do.]

  18. A week?! OMG! I can’t even begin to imagine all the awesome pictures and tidbits you will have to share with us over the span of a whole week! I’m so excited for you! Have a blast (as if that even needed to be said)!

  19. Have a blast! So jealous! I’ll be in L.A. all week too, so we should try to get together.

    [from tanster: definitely!]

  20. Buon Viaggio! It goes without saying that we are all jealous, but who better to cover a week of Dunder Mifflin. This isn’t luck, you’ve earned it. Now if I was suddenly spending a week at The Office, that would be luck. Safe travels, take lots of photos and notes… and when no one’s looking try to insert yourself in one of the scenes. Old yearbook group photo trick. :-)

    [from tanster: lol, excellent idea, i’ll see what i can do!]

  21. WOW! A new word needs to be invented, because jealous does not come close to approximating my feelings! But seriously, as many have said here, no one deserves this more, because of your tireless support of the show and service to its adoring fans. I know you will have an awesome week, but come on, how can you ever top the JKras prom photo?! If anyone can, it’s you! :-) Have a great time!

  22. Awesome, Tanster! Take LOTS of pictures of the set, especially that photo on Jim’s desk ;)

  23. HOLY SH*T, TANSTER! A whole week?!!! My mind is exploding here…awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

  24. You are indeed very lucky. My in-laws live around the corner from the set. I am only lucky enough to walk by the outside on the few times we are over visiting!

  25. I love it. I mean, you’re this normal random fan who made a website and was blessed with all these chances to do awesome things like this. You’re one lucky woman! Have fun and take lots of pictures so we can live vicariously through you! haha

  26. tanster holy CRAP! Can you believe this all started from a comment on BJ Novak’s Myspace page? It’s so incredible that you’re getting in on all the season finale secrets! Hopefully you come back with tons of stories and pictures, and maybe a new nickname from John? HAVE FUN!

  27. Tanster, after all these years (!?) of being an Office fan, your set visits never cease to entertain/make me jealous :) Best wishes and of course give the cast and crew all of our love!

    Happy 100th Episode!

  28. Good for you, Tanster! That is awesome!!! Please tell Mindy Kaling and John Krasinski that J (short for Janie) in Texas LOVE them! Take care, Tanster and I hope you have a wonderful time!

  29. Tanster, you are one lucky girl! And we are all lucky because we’ll get to read your report…

    Have a fantastic time!

  30. I have to think that if you’re going for a week, you’ve been cast as an extra. Can I get the rundown of your visit faxed to me, please? I’m on your distribution list, right?

  31. Oh wowza, I’m beyond envious! Are you taking requests for questions from average folks like us? Because if you are, can you ask Steve Carell if there are future plans of him writing another Office episode, being that he’s Hollywood’s go-to guy for films. :)

    I’m sure you’re gonna take as many pics as you can, so try to get some of them to make funny poses/faces? :)

    Have a safe trip & can’t wait to hear your report about your funtivities!

  32. Wow, this is really a great chance if you are a fan of this show. Just out of curiosity: Do you have to ask for a set visit or did they invite you?

  33. I would like exactly what #37 asked for as well :)

    WOW! What a lucky woman you are!

  34. Wow, Tanster!!!! Have a fantastic time!!! I hope they take advantage of your time there and finally give you a cameo appearance – after all your hours of dedication to this show, how great would it be for you to appear in the season 5 finale?!?! I can’t think of a better thank you! (And if that’s not the plan, sneak into a scene anyway!!!)

  35. Get some good John Krasinski scoop! Also, can you take a picture of the pictures on Jim’s desk?

  36. Are you planning on updating after the week’s over or are you going to update day by day? Just wondering so I don’t get to excited to early haha

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