It means so much to me even just to have someone say, “thinking of you”.
So thank you.
From the bottom of my feet.
And a shout out to my friend Bec over at Little Lucy Lu (who also happens to be a kindergarten teacher) for putting up with my constant stream of emails over the past four days.
I feel the love from the West Coast.
Thank you.Do you notice anything, ohhhh I don’t know, different??
This weekend I got to have a much-needed girls night and it turned into an impromptu blog overhaul!
I love the new header and just like that, I am trendy!
The list is long and mighty.
As to why I will never be famous.
For one, I don’t like high heels.
And I definitely don’t own a Vespa.
I got an email last Friday afternoon.
In a nutshell, the public relations person from Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show emailed me!
To see if I would want to come to a cocktail party in downtown Chicago!!
And party with Bethenny!!!!!
The following Tuesday.
Four days later.
At six in the evening.
On a school night.
At first, I thought it was spam.
Because why would Bethenny want me to be there?
The first thing I did was to email my friend Jen.
Because Jen is my go-to person.
For basically everything involving blogging, PR, writing a professional sounding email and telling her new words we need to start using.
Holy sh#$ snacks is the newest one.
Pass it on.
I forwarded her the email and said, “did you get this?”
Because she is usually invited to the who’s who events around these parts.
I get invited to arboretums and Super Saturday sales at stores I have never heard of.
Here is the conversation verbatim:
K- Do you think I should go to that Bethenny thing? I would have to get a sitter. And I don’t like the thought of going alone.
J- YES! 100 TIMES YES! Your snarky sense of humor and blog are WHY THEY PICKED YOU! YOU TOTALLY NEED TO GO! And you can tell Bethenny that I love her
K- OMG I know but its a school night. So I would have to ask Anna bc my neighbor who helps me out is out-of-town next week.
J- Are you comfortable in a dress? If not, cute Capri’s, heels that won’t hurt your feet and an adorable shirt THAT YOUR BRA WON’T HANG OUT OF. Love you too! xoxo
You gotta love a woman who can tell you this.
And if they are a dear friend, even better.So the Tuesday night, school night thing wasn’t gonna fly.
Had I gotten the invite just one week earlier, I would have done it.
I would have had a plethora of teenagers who could have swooped in to help take care of things while I slipped out to, oh you know, have jello shots with Bethenny Frankel!!!
But alas, it was not meant to be.Reasons why I couldn’t go into the city and play with Bethenny:
This was my nail situation.
As of Monday night.
The eve of the party.
Its called “no chip mani night friggin mare“.
You want total honesty?
I was peeling the polish off my fingers over a bowl while watching Real Housewives of OC the night before this was taken.
I lead a glamorous life.
Don’t be jealous.
I ate eggs day of.
Lots of eggs.
And eggs don’t lead to good things.
Especially when you are in a room full of women.
In downtown Chicago.
I got a free coupon at Blogher for those pre-cooked eggs from Eggland’s Best.
So I made deviled eggs.
And couldn’t stop eating them.
Then more reasons why I couldn’t go started piling up:
Anna had soccer tryout’s after school; the train schedule wasn’t in my favor; the hubs had to work; there weren’t any cute dresses at Kohl’s that day…..you see where this is going.
No go play in the city with Bethenny.
I then had to email with deep regret, the PR person to tell her I couldn’t go.
I didn’t mention the eggs though.
And that she is going!
AND that if I make a sign, she will show it to Bethenny!
I can make a sign.
Signs are my thing!
So off I went.
To make a sign.Then the doorbell rang and my five-year old had her crying Ihatekindergarten daily meltdown, then I had to take Annie to two soccer practices…she made the middle school team, by the way!!…shameless bragging plug…….then I had to run to the store because I was out of ranch dressing, then I sat down for the first time that day and had two Gilmore Girls and three Housewives episodes to watch. You know, while peeling my nails. …Needless to say, the sign didn’t get made.
I did have a rough draft.
NEVER GONNA BE FAMOUS.
|Photo credit- Bev Horne/ Staff Photographer
That, my friends, is Bethenny Frankel.
Talking to me on the phone.
SHE IS TALKING TO ME!!!!!
Did I also mention that her camera crew was filming the whole time?
Jen and I talked a couple of times and were all, ” WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!”THEN, as if things couldn’t have gotten any more awesomesauce, this came in the mail three days later:
I WASNT MAKING THIS UP!!
The PR person for Bethenny’s show sent me a goodie bag since I couldn’t make it to the cocktail party.
And it is THE coolest goodie bag from a celebrity cocktail party I have ever received.
Umm, it might be the ONLY goodie bag from a celebrity cocktail party I have ever received.
But I am sure it is the coolest goodie bag EVAH.
And it just gets better.
See that book up there?
Well, since I already have one…..I think YOU should have one too!
So I am giving it away!!
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
As of today, we have no idea when we are heading to NYC.
But I will keep you posted!Check out my friend Jen’s blog post about her experience here!
- The Hardest Goodbye
- Sometimes You Just Need Pancakes