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.
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 shitsnacks 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 it’s 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“.
Do 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 the 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 tryouts 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.
I did have a rough draft.
|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!