A Day in the Life @ Hot Air

posted at 7:33 am on March 30, 2007 by Bryan

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Black tie? Was that a tux, Bryan?

mikeyboss on March 30, 2007 at 7:43 AM

Gee, wish I could work in my closet but I don’t have one that big.

Nice job once again Michelle and Bryan.

JohnnyD on March 30, 2007 at 7:48 AM

Was I the only one waiting for Bryan to cut himself shaving?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 30, 2007 at 7:55 AM

How funny! My closet has my desk and laptop in it, oh, also the gun safe. My wife and kids make fun of me when I’m not in there, “Dad’s finally come out of the closet”. They get a big laugh about that.

bubbadog89 on March 30, 2007 at 8:29 AM

I have just two words:

Prom Night

flipflop on March 30, 2007 at 8:29 AM

flipflop on March 30, 2007 at 8:29 AM

Crap, you beat me to it.

JasonG on March 30, 2007 at 8:31 AM

Michelle…Michelle…Michelle… Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

TheBigOldDog on March 30, 2007 at 8:32 AM

Are you kidding! What I wouldn’t give to stay home and work in my closet!!!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on March 30, 2007 at 8:35 AM

Great T-Shirt!

purpleslog on March 30, 2007 at 8:42 AM

I have just two words:

Prom Night

flipflop on March 30, 2007 at 8:29 AM

All that’s missing is the corsage!

Flipflop, you and I are neighbors! I’m in KG

rightside on March 30, 2007 at 8:45 AM

Prom night is right, but whats with the bubble bath for the feet???

TwinkietheKid on March 30, 2007 at 8:48 AM

Bryan,
You missed a spot.

pistolero on March 30, 2007 at 8:50 AM

I have an office at home, but, being a ham radio operator, it’s called “The Radio Room” by my family, and since I have a lot of OLD computers, radios and other “antiques” in the room, it’s piled high with electronics gear, three computers, router, and phones. Not to mention cabling for the radio antennas. haha. I wish I had just a closet sometimes, then I might be able to actually GET INTO the room :)

Thanks for that Michelle. We all knew you were “one of us”.

Rick D

Rick Donaldson on March 30, 2007 at 8:56 AM

We single guys get to keep our computers in the living room, right next to the fishing tackle.

RedWinged Blackbird on March 30, 2007 at 8:57 AM

Flipflop, you and I are neighbors! I’m in KG

rightside on March 30, 2007 at 8:45 AM

I love KG county…Spotsy’s nice, but getting too crowded.

flipflop on March 30, 2007 at 8:58 AM

That was the weirdest thing that didn’t come out of Rosie O’Donnells mouth. I was occasionally tempted to date my married boss but just didn’t have the nerve.

dostrick on March 30, 2007 at 9:09 AM

We single guys get to keep our computers in the living room, right next to the fishing tackle.

RedWinged Blackbird on March 30, 2007 at 8:57 AM

Actually, fishing tackle gets its own room (well almost, the gun safe also gets that room).

steveegg on March 30, 2007 at 9:17 AM

Michelle:

Thanks for that. I’m surprised they let you get away with the cell phone in the Salon. I usually get rapped on the wrist if I don’t turn mine off. ;)

I also you enjoy Nick Magazine for your monring read. Much better than WaPo.

Bryan: shaving with the grain. Nice work.

Malpaso on March 30, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Michelle and Bryan, it’s cool to see behind the scenes a little.
Michelle, I thought you worked out of the basement, it must get cramped in that closet.

SAM 1X on March 30, 2007 at 9:21 AM

Michelle and Bryan,

Very cool! Thanks for the behind the scenes looks at HA.

John on March 30, 2007 at 9:27 AM

Michelle…Michelle…Michelle… Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

TheBigOldDog on March 30, 2007 at 8:32 AM

Actually, it’s Bryan that is drinking the mocha (that’s so early ’80s).

steveegg on March 30, 2007 at 9:27 AM

Actually, it’s Bryan that is drinking the mocha

I wonder if Bryan can file an OSHA complaint?

TheBigOldDog on March 30, 2007 at 9:42 AM

I know what you mean about the Beltway Michelle, I lived in the DC area for about 5 years, and I *hated* driving the beltway; I drove from Gaithersburg to Landover every day (and this was before it was expanded)

Nice change-of-pace for a vent!

dalewalt on March 30, 2007 at 9:43 AM

I had one of those spooky moments when I saw Bryan shaving and realized “Bryan looks just like myself when I had a goatee. We even have the same first name!…(although my name is with an ‘i’)”. Kinda like Bridget Fonda watching Jennifer Jason Leigh walking out with the same hair color and clothes in Single White Female…;-)…(ok, maybe I’m reaching with that analogy).

Funny thing is, I’m not sure if its a compliment or insult to say we look somewhat alike…lol.

BTW:

I have just two words:

Prom Night

flipflop on March 30, 2007 at 8:29 AM

My exact thoughts as well. I was waiting for the limo to roll up with some teenagers inside yelling “are you coming!”.

Great episode.

Planet Boulder on March 30, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Michelle,
I always envisioned you living in a miniature version of one of Saddam’s palaces. Lots of marble and sweeping staircases. How much editing did you have to do to cut those images out of your shots? Did you give your servants the day off?

pistolero on March 30, 2007 at 9:51 AM

Planet Boulder on March 30, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Uh, Bryan, you may have a stalker. One day MM will answer the door, expecting another heavy day of filming, and there will stand Planet Boulder, camera in hand, saying “Uh, Bryan couldn’t make it, he’s all tied up (snicker), but won’t I do? I’m just like him… I’m as good as him”

dalewalt on March 30, 2007 at 10:05 AM

Michelle,

If you really want to make coffee for Bryan, and Bryan, if you want coffee that’s not just caffeine, check out SweetMarias. If you can pop popcorn on the stove you can roast coffee and it’s so much better – tastes like it smells and it smells great! Cheaper too – most coffees only run about $5 / lb for the greens.

Oh, and Bryan – I have to agree with you that Michelle ‘cleans up’ much better than you. Then again, if you let the spa people work, you never know…

KCSteve on March 30, 2007 at 10:09 AM

Bryan, come work for me and I’ll make you real coffee — man coffee. Coffee does not go in the microwave. Ever. The horror.

I wish I could find the link to John Derbyshire’s vodcast done from his self-built home office in his attic. It’s like the Diary of Anne Frank or something, but more claustrophobic.

saint kansas on March 30, 2007 at 10:12 AM

I wonder if Bryan can file an OSHA complaint?

TheBigOldDog on March 30, 2007 at 9:42 AM

You heard the man; he said, “Caffeine is caffeine.”

Of course, I take my caffeine cold, green, and carbonated.

steveegg on March 30, 2007 at 10:13 AM

That was awesome. You guys rock. BTW, I loved that look after you got done shaving, Bryan. I make that look every day, man, every day.

spmat on March 30, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Anyone checked out the lefty sites to see if any are pushing the “MM in the closet” meme?

The Monster on March 30, 2007 at 10:32 AM

Bryan,

All of the real men in the vast right-wing conspiracy shave with cammo-handled hunting knives. Dull cammo-handled hunting knives, with no wussy shaving cream.

Get with the program!

Anton on March 30, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Oh yes, one more thing:

I was occasionally tempted to date my married boss but just didn’t have the nerve.

dostrick on March 30, 2007 at 9:09 AM

Let me be the first to say, “dostrick, you’re a moron.”

Can I get a “say yeah!” from the crowd?

Anton on March 30, 2007 at 11:09 AM

I love KG county…Spotsy’s nice, but getting too crowded.

KG’s ok, Goochland is best.

BacaDog on March 30, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Nice change of pace guys. I stop watching the news sometimes just to tamp down the despair. Thanks for the look behind the scenes. Bryan, I keep expecting to see you roll up in a big chevy truck or something. Of course, DC would probably deport you back to texas if you tried to drive something like that up there. Have a good weekend guys.

austinnelly on March 30, 2007 at 11:19 AM

Cute!

tikvah on March 30, 2007 at 11:22 AM

You heard the man; he said, “Caffeine is caffeine.”

My ancestors fought a war so that I’d be able to drink coffee instead of tea.

saint kansas on March 30, 2007 at 11:28 AM

When are we going to get a “behind the scenes” with the Pundit? Just put a ski mask on, AP.

Rick on March 30, 2007 at 11:55 AM

I love getting ready to go out – primping is the best part. It’s great being a chick because someone else gets to wash and fix my hair, rub my feet and hands and put on my makeup – all while I just sit there and relax. Life is good!

But here’s my exit question before I go off for a girls weekend: Do women dress for men, or do they dress for other women?

pullingmyhairout on March 30, 2007 at 12:18 PM

Great Vent Michelle and Bryan!

I really enjoyed seeing the Hot Air folk in their natural habitat. It gives reality to the persona that produces what I see and read so often. Real people I can relate to, so very different from the royalty of the MSM who seem to report and give commentary from a position that smacks of privledge and wealth.

Perhaps Michelle and the Hot Air crew will give us more of these vents.

omegaram on March 30, 2007 at 12:23 PM

That was fun to watch. Thanks.

Also, it’s actually refreshing to know that HA is such a humble and essentially homegrown entity.

Yakko77 on March 30, 2007 at 12:32 PM

That was perfect for a Friday “lite” version… thanks

Zorro on March 30, 2007 at 12:36 PM

But here’s my exit question before I go off for a girls weekend: Do women dress for men, or do they dress for other women?

pullingmyhairout on March 30, 2007 at 12:18 PM

I’ve always thought that women primarily dress for other women (style, etc.) with the knowledge that men will be men.

Rick on March 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM

I’ve always thought that women primarily dress for other women (style, etc.) with the knowledge that men will be men.

Rick on March 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Rick, then what’s Midge Pott’s excuse?

JohnnyD on March 30, 2007 at 1:23 PM

Gorgeous Michelle and Bryan! Your sanity and humanity IS glamourous! Closet-blogging phenom! *lol* Thanks for the light break!

labwrs on March 30, 2007 at 1:26 PM

“You’re scar’n me Bryan”- Cat in the Hat

Drtuddle on March 30, 2007 at 1:26 PM

Wait. So if Brian and Michelle go to the shows; is AP just tied up in the basement watching humping robots and kermit movies all the time?

lorien1973 on March 30, 2007 at 1:39 PM

This was adorable to watch. Smiles all the way. Striking modesty, humanity, friendship and courage to share. Yes, it’s absolutely great that men and women, married, or not, can be friends – it’s also way more interesting.

Do women dress for men, or do they dress for other women?

pullingmyhairout on March 30, 2007 at 12:18 PM

That is a great question pmho – secure women dress for themselves. Insecure ones dress for anyone else.

labwrs, it’s good to see you back and commenting.

Everyone, have a wonderful weekend.

Entelechy on March 30, 2007 at 1:45 PM

Best HotAir comment evuh:

Wait. So if Brian and Michelle go to the shows; is AP just tied up in the basement watching humping robots and kermit movies all the time?

lorien1973 on March 30, 2007 at 1:39 PM

lorien1973, you have destroyed my productivity for the rest of the afternoon. I can’t stop laughing!

Anton on March 30, 2007 at 1:58 PM

Oh, man. I was picturing a giant office building with the Hotair logo on the outside, a lobby with a receptionist, and giant conference rooms for you guys. You ruined my vision!

LOL. Thanks for that. I work in my home office/reading room/playroom/tv room.

amerpundit on March 30, 2007 at 1:58 PM

But here’s my exit question before I go off for a girls weekend: Do women dress for men, or do they dress for other women?

Neither. They dress for themselves. Your own post proves it.

TheBigOldDog on March 30, 2007 at 2:00 PM

Maybe for next week you can do “Hot Air Cribs.”

This here is where I get my blog on at.

And this over here is where I get my coffee on at.

saint kansas on March 30, 2007 at 2:13 PM

I think that was the office of Hot Air, but it was a head fake: it’s Bryan’s office, over in the servant’s quarters where Jesse and Michelle keep Bryan. To be fair, it is the only room in the quarters where it was practical to construct the Faraday cage to keep out Kosian spying. The beauty salon was over in the main part of the house where the offices of michellemalkin.com are located.

eeyore on March 30, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Two Words:

High Maintenance

Jus kiddin! Have a great Weekend!

Kini on March 30, 2007 at 2:33 PM

Was that one of Michelle’s kids yelling something during the scene by the car?

RightWinged on March 30, 2007 at 2:55 PM

What the heck was that foot jacuzzi?

I’m a little scared by it.

thomashton on March 30, 2007 at 2:59 PM

Was that one of Michelle’s kids yelling something during the scene by the car?

I think it was someone from Code Pink camped out front.

saint kansas on March 30, 2007 at 3:21 PM

I think you need someone in the hot air office who can make proper coffee

Defector01 on March 30, 2007 at 3:36 PM

Michelle=Smokin!

roninacreage on March 30, 2007 at 3:37 PM

General Foods International Coffee……tre chic

The Ugly American on March 30, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Why is there listerine in the kitchen though (underneath the coffee maker). That’s weird :P

lorien1973 on March 30, 2007 at 4:19 PM

First, Michelle’s home is far too clean and her closet too neat. I want to see something, anything, out of place.

Second, this video has taken a wrecking ball to my illusions. Heck, I’ve got a better office than Michelle. I just kinda figured that a bigtime hotshot TV woman would have a huge home office with maybe a big French desk on those little curlicue legs with a sweeping view of Washington out the windows. Seeing poor Michelle reduced to blogging from a closet nearly brought me to tears. It’s not the life of glamour I envisioned.

I suppose it could have been worse. Michelle could have been blogging from the basement, sitting on a milk crate next to the water heater while the dryer ran.

I miss my little Michelle fantasy world.

Tantor on March 30, 2007 at 4:35 PM

It’s great to see the HotAir royalty are just regular people with ordinary lives and extraordinary fun. Great dress, Michelle. Hope to meet everyone in person sometime, stay safe and God bless.

tormod on March 30, 2007 at 4:38 PM

Wait. So if Brian and Michelle go to the shows; is AP just tied up in the basement watching humping robots and kermit movies all the time?

lorien1973 on March 30, 2007 at 1:39 PM

I think they keep AP in the dungeon and only let him out on special occasions. Maybe on the next video they will show us where he is kept.

omegaram on March 30, 2007 at 4:55 PM

I think they keep AP in the dungeon and only let him out on special occasions. Maybe on the next video they will show us where he is kept.

Something like Pulp fiction? So who yells ‘Bring in the gimp!’; Michelle or Bryan?

austinnelly on March 30, 2007 at 5:06 PM

Just an observation but Michelle looks as good without makeup as with.

Kevin43 on March 30, 2007 at 5:09 PM

LOVED IT, Thanks you both!

Michelle, looks like you have a large LCD monitor, a 40.00 dollar TV card would let you ditch the TV on the table for more space. Just a click takes the picture from the corner of your monitor to full screen.

If thats the way you look in the mornings, your husband is one real lucky man!! Actually you look hot all the time.

Bryan, from one Texan to another, you clean up nice dude.

Once again, thank you both for the inside glimpse.

gradyman on March 30, 2007 at 5:15 PM

Something like Pulp fiction? So who yells ‘Bring in the gimp!’; Michelle or Bryan?

austinnelly on March 30, 2007 at 5:06 PM

Somehow I’m frightened for AP. Is he ballgagged AND naked while posting? These are serious questions that need answers. It would explain a lot though.

lorien1973 on March 30, 2007 at 5:44 PM

Very humble Vent, much appreciated (but it did “pull back the curtain” a bit – You folks have EARNED and DESERVE the best!!)

Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.

Madam Guizot

omnipotent on March 30, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Blogging while having a pedicure, Michelle? ROTFL! I’ll have to try that sometime!

SisterToldjah on March 30, 2007 at 6:42 PM

Uh, Bryan, you may have a stalker. One day MM will answer the door, expecting another heavy day of filming, and there will stand Planet Boulder, camera in hand, saying “Uh, Bryan couldn’t make it, he’s all tied up (snicker), but won’t I do? I’m just like him… I’m as good as him”

dalewalt on March 30, 2007 at 10:05 AM

LOL! Nah…I don’t think so. But maybe I should have had a legal disclaimer at the bottom of my last post explaining that this was only an ancedote, not to be taken seriously.

Planet Boulder on March 30, 2007 at 6:49 PM

Can I put a gift certificate for a pound or two of Gevalia Kaffe through the PayPal link?

Zorro on March 30, 2007 at 7:22 PM

Michelle, you are one of the few women over 30 who looks good without makeup. (I am not.) Good on you!

baldilocks on March 30, 2007 at 7:23 PM

Hot air cribs.

This is just great. I still believe that Michelle smoke petite cigar at lunch breaks and use vodka as mouthwash.

Ouabam on March 30, 2007 at 9:26 PM

“Men and women don’t get ready in the same way at all”
Amen.
You didn’t buy her a corsage?

vcferlita on March 30, 2007 at 10:14 PM

“Life at hot air”

…you can’t beat it, glad to be here.

infidel on March 30, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Funny thing while Michelle was making Bryan’ coffee, all I could think was, “Hey! I got that toaster oven, too!”

And I got to agree with the men; it is so much easier for us to clean up to our satisfaction of presentability, but we most definately appreciate you ladies who make such efforts. Just makes you wonder what the hell you see in us?

Texan on March 30, 2007 at 10:40 PM

…you can’t beat it, glad to be here.

Indeed.

Bryan on March 30, 2007 at 10:41 PM

Points for the computer in the walk in closet. Negative points for the flip flops, but those are canceled out by the Hippies Smell Tee. But mondo points for the fact that you can’t stay away from your voice mail and off the net even when the girl is ordering you to relax. In conclusion your score just went up again.

- The Cat

MirCat on March 31, 2007 at 1:09 AM

Since I am strong enough in my manhood I have to say…

Bryan, you so missed out when you did not go for the pedicure.

One day I was out with my ex-girlfriend and she saw a pedicure place and wanted to go in. (I think the walking wore her feet out).

It was not very busy so rather then wait out front, I went back and sat in the chair next to my ex.

The next thing I know employees are asking me about what I want etc…

I figured what the “heck” I am stuck (no good open doors) I might as well do it.

I got to tell you after they were done my feet never felt so good.

I almost got up and ran when the tech asked me what color nail polish I wanted.

F15Mech on March 31, 2007 at 1:20 AM

Is the Hot Air limo a Toyota Prius??!?!

uptight on March 31, 2007 at 2:54 AM

Let me be the first to say, “dostrick, you’re a moron.”

Can I get a “say yeah!” from the crowd?

Anton on March 30, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Anton, if your goal was to make my feeling sting a big you were a big success. The Hot Air comments was the last place I expected to be bitch-slapped by a drive-by troll.

Second, it was a joke. Maybe not a good one, but a joke nonetheless. Everyone else seems to have gotten that but you. The crux of the joke was that with a wife like that Jesse Malkin must be the most trusting and secure man on Earth.

Third, I have a respectable history of academic achievement and I’m a relentless autodidact. I do experience a certain amount of vain pride when I take an aptitude test and I’m on the far right side of the bell curve, hovering around 99th percentile. In other word, you don’t know me troll.

Fourth, I’ll base this one on the spirit of your post. There’s a 99% chance I’m smarter than you and a 100% chance I’m smarter than any children you’ve inflicted on the planet.

dostrick on March 31, 2007 at 9:35 AM

Be sure to get all your comments approved by Father Anton.

dostrick on March 31, 2007 at 9:41 AM

LoL… the Hippies Smell T-shirt is too funny.

Lawrence on March 31, 2007 at 11:08 AM

I thought we’d do this ’cause apparently there’s supposed to be a special *SURPRISE* goin’ on at the dinner – some entertainment that’s yet to be *REVEALED*…

A giant hoo-hah of getting ready – A trip into the dreaded Beltway – and what do you get? – Colin Mochrie

Well, that and the best edited Hot Air Film yet.

eeyore on March 31, 2007 at 11:14 AM

I’ll be doggoned, just like my wife does. In fact when we moved into our current digs the first thing she said was “Can you set up my computer in here?” Yeah, she’s brilliant and accomplished too.

frothmouth on March 31, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Michelle is such a sweetie! Wait. So if Brian and Michelle go to the shows; is AP just tied up in the basement watching humping robots and kermit movies all the time?

lorien1973 on March 30, 2007 at 1:39 PM

Ahahahaha, yeah, I want to see what goes in behind the scenes with AP. I gather that would make an interesting episode as well.

emmaline1138 on March 31, 2007 at 6:35 PM

darn quotes didnt work…

emmaline1138 on March 31, 2007 at 6:35 PM

Michelle is such a sweetie! Wait. So if Brian and Michelle go to the shows; is AP just tied up in the basement watching humping robots and kermit movies all the time?

lorien1973 on March 30, 2007 at 1:39 PM

Why does that scare me? Could it be the “Bring Out The Gimp” scene in Pulp Fiction?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 31, 2007 at 8:17 PM

Have a great time, Michelle!

Jack.

Jack Deth on March 31, 2007 at 8:36 PM

I figured what the “heck” I am stuck (no good open doors) I might as well do it.

I got to tell you after they were done my feet never felt so good.

F@990t!

; )

saint kansas on April 1, 2007 at 5:49 AM

Great effects. I swear she almost looks like she is really in an actual closet. You almost had me fooled.

:)

johnnyU on April 1, 2007 at 10:33 AM

I bet that closet has a secret door, you have to lift the head of some statue sitting in the Malkin Library to open it.

StuLongIsland on April 2, 2007 at 12:51 AM

May I suggest a “hippies ma baho” T-Shirt?
That way, Michelle could wear it in public with impunity
(since, in all liklihood, the hippies are not smart enough to figure it out).
I just hate to see a good T-shirt like that limited to use as pajamas (never seen anywhere but in the closet).

As for the coffee, well, I guess it’s time for me to make a little trip across the street to Bikini Expresso. (What?! You get your coffee YOUR way, and I’ll get mine MY way.)

CyberCipher on April 2, 2007 at 8:56 AM

Someone please get these people some good beans, a grinder and a French press!!

MCPO Airdale on April 2, 2007 at 8:38 PM