Okay, first off, I must apologize for leaving this blog stagnant for so long. I think this might be the first time I’ve let this go without a new post since its inception back in fall 2007 . Again, I’m sorry. Life has been pressing in on me from all sides, squashing all my creativity. And no, I have not been writing a novel in secret.
But I do have some exciting real-life news for you . . .
Our one-and-only DOTTER will be appearing on Wheel of Fortune this evening.
She wants you to know that she was not the big winner, and what she learned from this experience is that a fraction of a second can change the outcome of this game. It’s all about the “buzzer” and how quickly you can press it! Also, it seems like each show, one person gets all the “bad spins”. Well, I think she was that unlucky contestant.
The morning of the show, she and the other contestants were sitting in a room, and a petite woman, hair in pony tail, no makeup, popped into the room and wished everyone luck and parted with these words, “Remember! Buy vowels!”
And you guessed it. It was Vanna White. Dotter said that she did not recognize her without her makeup and fancy gown–she just looked like a plain person!
She said Pat S. was pretty funny and that he did his part to put her at ease, even asking her at one point during a short break where she was sort of moving to the beat of the background music,
“You’re not boogying in a boogy-free zone, are you?”
So, you know where we will be this evening at 5:30–glued to the TV set to see one of our own actually getting to play the game we’ve all sat and “won” in our own living rooms.
And to Dotter: I am so proud of you for being so brave to go and audition for the show. And then to be chosen. And THEN to actually go through with it, fly to Los Angeles, and embark on this television game-show adventure. You are just the coolest Dotter ever!
With my love and admiration for my only girl,