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Monday, November 24, 2008

Gerry is coming to the Big Screen

A producer known for doing big shows like Canadian Idol asked to shoot a pilot of my business partner (AKA The Former Wife) and I at our office. A day in the life of Gerry and Jean Visca in the Redchairs. How do we do it? How do we co-exist? How do the new partners in our lives (one working in the same office by the way!) get together for dinner? The day consisted of cameras, interviews, lots of action, smiles from Emily (aka my GF who works in the office) in the distance....The pilot ended with an interview of Jean and I talking about how much we appreciate our partners, how lucky we feel, what we love most about this whole situation and what still pisses us off. At the end of the day, we are only human. We hope to see this new reality series on air in the New Year either on CBC or The Women's Network.

Gerry Hits Peterborough during the first Snow Fall

According to my editor, Emily Mylks, (who is not just my editor, but also my GF) she wants me to share some insights into my exciting life. Let' start with the past week, my new speaking career is starting to flourish. The Chambers of Commerce have been scheduling me as a key-note speaker for their branding boot camps. Since Oct.2008 I have spoken to over 450 people in Hamilton, Whitby, Owen Sound and most recently Peterborough.
The trek to Peterborough on Nov.20 had to be the most memorable. A 4-hour drive throuh Ontario's first snow fall. Usually this drives takes an hour and a half, 4 hours of stop and go traffic, white outs along the dark highway 115. The only thing that kept me sane was Emily sending me friendly texts every 10 minutes. (I should not be reading as I am driving, so I am told!) I finally arrived at 9:30pm to a warm hospitality at the Holiday Inn. In my room was a plate of snacks and a pitcher full of beer and ice from the local chamber. All I wanted to do was watch a movie, unfortunately, this feature was disabled on the TV so I called down and got them to fix it. And now I could relax with my beer and snacks while watching Step Brothers. Boy, what a laugh.