So when we got bumped for "real" stories about civil unrest and economic turmoil, I received the garden variety brush-off I used to give people when I worked:
"We'll definitely keep your file should anything else come up."
I knew what that meant. So in lieu of waiting for hell to freeze over for another chance to exchange emails and witty repartee with CNN, I'm spilling the beans. You read it right: sis and I nearly landed a spot in a fancy NY studio drinking coffee with the Silver Fox. Although I can't help but think that Anderson may be more of an herbal tea drinker. The man doesn't have pores.
To recap, my list of almost-famous opportunities:
- The Darvin Furniture Commercial
- The Wall Street Journal
- Near-CNN appearance
- Chicago Parent Magazine (sexy page 105)
The Beverly Review.
My future brother-in-law, John, has been hounding the Beverly Review to do a nice write-up about a certain Red Bull guzzling, hockey-bag toting mom blogger that is yours truly. They graciously declined. About a hundred times.
Until last month:
For all those wonderful people who voted for me during the Circle of Moms competition, I truly appreciate it. It was only because of your efforts that I finally landed in "The Review." I can die happy now.
If you read the article, you'll note that a future, yet-unnamed book is currently under development. I am doing this with my cyberbuddy, MOV over at Mothersofbrothersblog.blogspot.com.
The book is going to take up a lot of time over the next month, so outside of my weekly Chicago Parent blogs, I fear I may be out of pocket for a little while. I hope you will forgive me. And if I ever do land on CNN, I will be sure to thank each and every one of my fans by name. That's right.
All 12 of you.