Safe to say I didn't win Oprah's contest....
BUT~~~~ Thank you so much for the actual votes!!! The NotSoSoccerMom finished in the top 13% and received great feedback. Moreover, a heartfelt thanks to you, my readers and friends, for the Votes of Confidence!
I made some cool friends with some of the other Oprah's Next TalkShow Host entrants, too. The fabulous Kyle Collins of Atlanta and French-born Lilou Mace of Chicago (her YouTube Channel has 6million views!) came on my radio show (Listen to the 6/29/10 NotSoSoccerMom Show on Toginet.com). Also, I met Cyrus Webb of ConversationsLive. On July 28th, I will be his featured guest. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive
I enjoyed Facebook friending and practicing my spanish with fellow Oprah Entrant Erika from Puerto Rico. And Rob, "The Cooking Dad" who has developed his on show on YouTube has offered to mentor on how to go bigger with our NotSoSoccerMom & Family talkshow vibe. Yes- my vision is to take our same crazy-family fun from the tryout video and Vlogs and keep on keeping on.
How will I do this, you ask? Why of course, by puting myself in glamorous and intriguing situations... ahem... like I always do.... cough.
Why, AT THIS VERY MOMENT, I am embedded, Sebastian Junger-like.... in and overpacked car... on a 13 hour ride....drinking gas station cappucino (I told you I'm roughing it.)
But wait- there's more:........WITH 4 kids....one of whom woke up with her eyes crusted shut and a lovely cough....two of whom are fighting over the headphones for the DVD player (Sidebar: We have 2 sets and 4 kids. You do the math: SOMEONE is stuck listening to mommy and daddy fight over the music. Daddy insists on Springsteen and Momma wil simply barf if she hears one more hard-streets-growing up in Jersey-blue collar-memories song from someone with a private plane & 6 homes... ELO's Greatest Hits,anyone?)
Then there's Patrick. Fresh off a stint sleeping in a 1970's hotel-loaner crib barred in the bathroom of a Hampton Inn off Exit I Have No Ideain TooFarFromOurDestination, Virginia, he's in his carseat alternately screaming bloody murder, throwing Teddy Grahams and pouring the milk from his sippy cup in to his own lap.
It's okay. We only have 5 hours to go...
Oh, and where are we going?
WELL OBVIOUSLY WE ARE NOT GOING TO THE EAST COAST'S LARGEST CHROME SHOP since Jerry JUST PASSED THE EXIT
Dance Nationals for the girls is where we're headed. (Cue the sequins and jazz hands.) Should be good material, people. Stay Tuned!
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