So many Santa Cruz businesses are the subjects of TV shows these days, it's almost getting humdrum....but not.
The latest comes Wednesday at 9 p.m. at A&A Auction Gallery is featured on "Baggage Battles" on the Travel Channel.
The show was filmed in November at the auction house and if you want to see it in a party atmosphere, you can watch it at the gallery at 6 p.m. on the satellite feed and 9 p.m. with everyone else.
"It was actually a lot of fun to film," said Glenna Woolard, 46, who has been in the auction business since she was a student at UCSC 25 years ago and she and her husband furnished their homes by buying at auctions.
"It took longer than we expected. They started filming Thursday and didn't finish until Saturday night."
Woolard had a taste of TV fame when the Food Network show Restaurant Impossible filmed at Ristorante Barolo at the Bay View Hotel in Aptos, and sold off its huge and cluttered collection of memorabilia through the auction house.
"They told us they love filming in Santa Cruz," she said. "We have this interesting community of students, professionals, surfers, tourists and you can't beat the view."
Is she nervous about what she will see Wednesday, along with the rest of the world?
"You are always nervous seeing yourself. And you want Santa Cruz to be seen in a good light and the auction business in a good light."
A graduate of Harbor High, she and her husband met at UCSC. After furnishing their homes from auctions, they got the bug and began shopping at yard sales, flea markets, estate sales, and "picking basically like American Pickers."
They would resell the things they found through auction houses and later on eBay. Her husband ended up working on eBay's search team for a while.
One of the spins at this auction house is the selling of "mystery boxes," unopened boxes from an estate. One of the mystery boxes held a vintage gun, Woolard revealed. The buyer didn't want to cross state lines with it, so he is reselling it at auction. The other two, you'll have to see on TV.
The gallery is at 115-B Harvey West Blvd.