Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Toot, toot...

Alrighty, I am NOT one to toot my own horn. Quite honestly, I don't even own a horn. We have a couple recorders floating around and one very loud saxaphone but I, personally, do not own a horn. . Anyway, my point... I very rarely let people make a big deal out of things I do or things I make but I have to rooty-toot-toot today!! . I have actually been getting...I almost can't say it...FAN MAIL! Although I feel honored and humbled, it is like an out-of-body thing for me! It is hysterical that I, me, dorky mom Michelle is getting fan mail?!!
Am I being PUNK'D? Where's Ashton?
I get a lot of great comments from fellow bloggers but that's not what I am referring to. I write a weekly column in our local paper - the Tri County Record.
I have recently started receiving wonderful emails from local people who have somehow been touched by what I wrote. My "fans" (what?!) write of how I "made them think," or what I said "really hit home," or was "just what I needed to hear today." One letter came on beautiful stationery to my mailbox and then yesterday the biggest WHAT?! of them all came. My editor contacted me to say there was a gift at the office for me sent by a reader.
WHAT?! . Let me give you the visual... Right now, I sit at my computer, Dunkin' Donuts vanilla chai sitting to my right. Why the chai? Well, the trip into town was easier than fighting with my two-year old to get him to sleep and I knew he would not make it home from DD awake. . I digress... Here's the look I am sportin' today... I have VERY messy, needs-a-good-trim hair pulled back in an elastic headband, I have on an obnoxious periwinkle blue (it is a sickening blue) long-sleeved T-shirt with the black capri sweats I wore all day yesterday AND slept in last night and yes, they are STILL on my body AND....this is the best part...

THESE socks!

I am just NOT feeling FAN worthy. I do not own Vera Wang ANYTHING, I have never had people hiding in my bushes to take pictures of me and I have never walked the red carpet...actually, I HAVE done that...the carpet in the church I got married in was red...wait, and there were photographers...my dress, my dress...it was not Vera but it was gorgeous!!

OK...so I am FAN WORTHY....bring on the mail!

Good grief, I am just kidding, you know...thanks for the mail, it keeps me writing!


Erin said...

Congratulations!!! Nothing like a little pat on the back to keep us going.

Manic Mom said...

Good for you! You deserve it!! And I like Vanilla Chais too! Maybe we are one in the same!!

Manic Mom said...

Good for you! You deserve it!! And I like Vanilla Chais too! Maybe we are one in the same!!

Manic Mom said...

Oops sorry for the double posting, and what is it with you women and socks--Dorky Butterfly girl's post from yesterday!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

if you go to http://mom2my6pack.blogspot.com
she has some foot shots from a couple days ago...
guess I was inudated with FEET this week!!


girlymom said...

Congrats, it always feels good to have a bit of acknowledgment! I have similar socks in pink, must have been a good sale or something! http://momof4girls.blogspot.com/

Oswegan said...

That sounds like a fun thing to do.

As long as you don't get any stalkers.


Tracy said...

Congrats on your fans! I think that's great. And I think your socks are fantastic (no pun intended).
Enjoy your newfound celebrity!