Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Time I Got on Stage and Said "Penis"

I dreaded the day that the YouTube videos would become available for the big Listen to Your Mother event. While being part of the stage show was a life-changing moment and so ridiculously amazing, I still wasn't thrilled about the YouTube release. 

Have you ever heard your own voice on an answering machine, and thought "THAT'S what I sound like? Why do people even let me talk?" I hear a nasally-voiced woman who speaks far too quickly.  I sound like someone I would avoid at the playground or at PTA meetings.

No siree.  Being on YouTube was not going to be a good thing. 

But I was still excited to view the videos of the fantastic women with whom I was fortunate enough to share the stage.  They are just as talented and engaging as I remember.  Finally, after much deliberation and a couple of cocktails, I clicked the link for my own video:



I was relieved to see I don't suck as much as I thought.  In fact, I am even a little funny in some parts.

And my tongue-in-cheek Mad Men hair?  It is practically a performance onto itself.

So I hope you enjoy the video and those of my LTYM sisters

I love them all.

Thank you also to National Media Sponsors BlogHer & One 2 One Network, as well as all of the local sponsors including Megaphone Sponsor, Dom Itp. The National Video Sponsor is The Partnership at Drugfree.org and if you visit The Medicine Abuse Project, you can take a pledge to talk to the special teens in your life about teen medicine abuse.

18 comments:

  1. Could you be any cuter? I want to hug you and beg you to be my new BFF. Remember, Mar...I have three sons, too. We can form a gang.
    You say dainty, I say adorable. Which might not be a word you want to be called at this stage of life, but you'll have to accept it. Flat out adorable.

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    1. No begging required, I am so your BFF. You called me adorable. I'm a cheap date. Thank you, Tina!!

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    1. Thank you, Carol & rapper extraordinaire!

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  3. I am speechless (bows) except for 80's ballads! xoxoxo

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    1. Nothing can touch an 80s ballad. REO 4-EVER!!

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  4. You were freaking hilarious. In fact, one of my 17 favorites from the show. xoxo

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    1. You said what I was going to say! Thank you, Melisa. For EVERYTHING. It is a gift, this experience, what you do. I am so grateful.

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  5. Awesome!!! Loved it...you're a natural on stage!

    -andi

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    1. Thank you, LittleMyoo. The Bailey's helped. More than you know. ;)

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  6. A little funny? I don't use the lol term, but that's what I did. Out. Loud.

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    1. Hearing that from another LTYM cast member makes it just that much more special. LOVED yours as well! We really need to get together & celebrate sometime before those damn zombies take over. xoxo Mar

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  7. Those were all great. You look so cute.

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    1. Smoke & mirrors, but thank you, Mis Antropy!!

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  8. Marianne, this is gorgeous, you're gorgeous and hey Marianne, I'm a back row girl too!

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  9. ok, catching up on my marianne fix this summer. You did great!! So proud of you!! xo

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    1. Thank you, Robyn!! Hope the fix was a good one...if not, I'll bring donuts over.

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