Meri-K Appy, my very good friend, and former work colleague, was featured on this morning's TODAY show on NBC. Meri-K, who's a bigwig with the Home Safety Council/SAFE KIDS USA in Washington, DC, talked with Natalie Morales about the five major dangers in our homes: falls, poisoning, fires/burns, choking, and drowning. Meri-K is the quintisenntial "safety nerd" -- we used to joke that she'd happily strap on a helmet to make a conference call! Years ago, she was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and was demonstrating what to do if your clothes caught on fire - the classic "stop, drop, and roll" technique. I remember laughing because the overzealous cameraman zoomed in to show Meri-K covering her face with her hands and got an up close and personal view of her nostrils! Meri-K is also a great sport, so I'm using this blog to tease her a little bit, but to offer my hearty congratulations on a job well done on the TODAY show.