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Lessons from 'Kathy'

There's a great deal to be learned while working on this show.

I have to say, working for Kathy has been a whirlwind. It’s hard to believe that we only have a few more weeks of Season 1. This has been an amazing experience –- I was working in snowy Chicago on a hidden gem called The Rosie Show when we found out that we were canceled. It was sad that we were unemployed, but the lovely execs softened the blow with some Irish soda bread. Luckily, the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself when I visited Los Angeles the next week and was asked to join Kathy immediately. After canceling my return flight and surfing on friends’ couches, I’m finally settled. It’s been a joy, and as the season wraps up, I leave with a wealth of life lessons. Here are a few of my favorite tidbits:

Celebrities have a lot more “dental work” than you may realize. You know you’re in the big leagues when you can talk about former noses, right, Lance?

If you really want to get your enemies to pay attention to you, talk behind their back. They may Tweet at you (cough…Alexis Bellino…cough), or who knows, they might even come onto your talk show and perform California Dreamin’.

Never underestimate the power of a P.A. with a one-man-band. F--- Carly Rae Jepsen, Space Cops is the breakout artist of Summer 2012. I have finally been able to put my knowledge of The Real Housewives to good use. I now know more about them than my extended family, and I have Joe Giudice’s rap sheet to prove it. Also, I’m very excited to go down to Anaheim this weekend and check out Alexis’ infamous trampoline park.

If you get a group of hot marines to talk about reality television, the eye-candy is so sweet and their opinions about The Bachelorette are fascinating.

A 92-year-old woman with a penchant for boxed wine is now America’s sweetheart. Kudos to you, Maggie Griffin.

And the most important thing I’ve learned from this job? No matter how many times it’s happened, when your boss flashes you, it leaves you with Ramona eyes.

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