1 Here I am in the green room with Andy Cohen.
2 Andy loves to drink and asked me to join him before the interview to make our favorite mixed drinks. When I was on Andy's show, I actually did a shot with him.
3 I made Andy a whiskey sour and Andy made me something called a Fresquila, which is Fresca and Tequila mixed together.
4 When Andy was making his drink I said it was so simple because he doesn't use a shaker or anything. He just poured the Fresca and tequila in a glass with a little bit of lime.
5 Andy's response to that was that he is very analog while I am very digital.
6 I made my favorite whiskey sour recipe, using fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh squeezed lemon juice, Maker's Mark whiskey, and a little bit of sugar and ice.
7 I also rimmed the glasses with sugar and garnished them with an orange slice. Andy said he loved my whiskey sour.
8 After our little mixing session, Andy introduced me to the audience who came to see my interview at the 92nd Street Y.
9 He started off by saying that he loves strong, successful, and powerful women.
10 I was very touched when Andy told the audience that Oprah has said of me that I have changed the way we all live. He also mentioned that I've had such an impact on our culture.
11 He went on to tell the audience about my 80th book, 'Living The Good Long Life: A Practical Guide To Caring For Yourself And Others.'
12 He also stated that I've had 60 Emmy nominations.
13 When I entered the stage and took a seat, I corrected Andy by saying that this is my 79th book, and that the 80th is already published. It's 'Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share.'
14 Andy noticed that I was shiny with glitter and I said that I was photographed earlier in the day for the cover of our Halloween Special Edition. I spent 4 hours getting made up as the Good Fairy by makeup artist Billy Brasfield, who also does makeup for Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.
15 Andy explained that he's an interactive kind of guy and in addition to asking me questions, he also invited the audience to write down questions, as well.
16 I explained that this book is all about how to age gracefully, successfully, and healthfully. It encourages eating well, exercising, a good mental attitude, curiosity, staying out of the sun, no smoking, moderate drinking, and good medical advice.
17 Andy observed that I look like I really enjoy my life and I said that I try hard to have a good life. I wake up every day and ask what can I do that will be fun, productive, hopefully make money to pay for that good life, and what can I learn today?
18 Throughout the book, you'll find some of my mottos and one of them is to learn something new every day. When asked what I learned today, I responded that I had an entire lesson on how to apply theatrical makeup and secrets that I never knew, after so many years of having makeup applied.
19 There were so many good questions that evening. An audience member wanted to know who my mentors were. I said that I've had so many, many wonderful mentors throughout my life - real experts in their field, many of which I met on my TV show.
20 Someone else wanted to know what personality trait I thought was under appreciated and I quickly replied that it would have to be curiosity. Curiosity is a very good thing to have and I'm always curious about so many things.
21 I also talked at great length about, what I call in the book, the Silver Tsunami. In the US there is a real aging crisis, as half of our population is over 65. Healthcare options for this aging population are slim and this issue really needs to be addressed.
22 It was such a fun interview and I really enjoyed Andy Cohen's warm, friendly, and funny personality.
23 You may wonder what I'm doing? Andy confessed that, while on stage, he bent over to reach for an audience question card and split his suit pants.
24 He said he was going on a hot date and I offered to pin the modest split shut using tiny safety pins.
25 Like I said, Andy's a fun guy!