It's BIG, it's ORANGE, it's squishing out of its casing ... and it sure seems to be having one helluva time.
Your great pumpkin came early this year, Charlie Brown, and it's me.
The official BlogHer '11 Voices of The Year videos are up.
Yes, the footage of my reading at the BlogHer '11 Community Keynote Presentation this past August in San Diego is here. To let you in on some early viewing comments, here's a few from my three boys: "You look like stretched out silly putty, Mom." "Your hair is crazy, like you don't care if your friends see you." "Mom, that shirt looks too small. Never wear that shirt again, Mom."
And from the big guy himself, "Honey...the orange-- don't know if that's your color."
My biggest fans who share this house with me, see the outside. I view this, seeing the inside: me--in stunned disbelief that I have this moment in my life, and I am reveling in every minute of the mind blowing honor that it was to stand next to thirteen other Voice of The Year writers, and read my post, "When You Love a Blogger," that was chosen, over a thousand submissions, as a Voice of the Year for Humor.
What was it like, to walk on stage, and speak in front of so many?
It felt natural.
I have loved few things more. Opportunities and invitations have since been extended to me, and I've been asked to speak at three local communities: on the subject of humor and finding it in daily life.
Like I said, who knew.
BlogHer, you've given me one of the greatest honors of my life.
THANK YOU, BLOGHER, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, for a surreal memory that I can hardly believe is mine.
The thirteen other amazing Voice Of The Year Community Keynote Speaker Videos can be found here. Some seriously beautiful words from these women that I wish you would all hear. Ladies, thank you for the pleasure, and the honor, of being onstage with you.