Work: April 2010 Archives

New York and Wendy Williams

Me and Wendy

Sunday I flew to New York to appear on Wendy Williams' show for Momversation. Wendy, if you didn't know, was one of the first women to master and dominate radio, a pioneer for our sex in what is still predominately a man's industry, and was inducted into the radio Hall of Fame last November. 

Now she has a hit show and she and her staff welcomed me on and were as every bit kind and gracious as you can imagine. It was a blast. 

I also started the show and introduced Wendy but I'll have to yank that off the DVR and post separately because it's not online. I'm wearing PINK. One of Wendy's producers, Joelle, told me over the phone to wear something "fun and colorful." I looked at my closet and laughed out loud. Some people exaggerate and say that their wardrobe is all black and white. No -- mine is LITERALLY all black, white, and gray. It works because for someone who hates dressing herself, IT ALL MATCHES. 

I went to the mall and everything screamed PASTEL! PINK! LAVENDER! and I finally decided on a ruffled dress and teamed it with black tights and a pair of the most awesome Mad Max from Thunderdome rock boots I could find. 

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(That's Momversation Rob photobombing me in the background on the right.)

We discussed this episode and to the four people who wrote me saying that I was paranoid and that I was passing insane amounts of baggage onto my children who would likely grow up to lose all their teeth to meth and claim UFO abduction someday because of my paranoia: Wendy agreed with me. So did a lot of other women. 

It was a whirlwind trip and it rained the entire time, hard, which made it impossible for me to break out the Nikon and take some decent shots of the city. Another time. 

Before I went to bed on Sunday I turned off all the lights and curled up in the gigantic window and stared out over the city. Directly across from me was another hotel and while I saw people milling about their rooms, I think I was the only one taking in giant gulps of the view. It seemed easier to take in the city from up there, up from where the buildings are so tall they seem to close over you like hands clasping together. I liked how the rain and fog made it look like Gotham:

View from my hotel. Looks like Gotham

Thanks to Wendy, Dan, Joelle, and the entire crew for their kindness and hospitality. Watch for my interview with Wendy on Momversation. 

Programming Note

I'm leaving tomorrow for New York and Monday I'll be on the Wendy Williams Show to talk about the entry below for Momversation. For the first time in five years I purchased an outfit that was not black/gray/white to wear as they said, specifically, no black/gray/white. Wendy's producer said to wear "bold colors" and I thought hard as the only thing in my closet pre-shopping trip was that really bold black dress I'd worn to our friends' Greek wedding several years ago. 

I'm excited about the trip, even though it's brief, and look forward to hearing from a few friends while I'm there.

Bad Friday Leads to Good Sunday

You know I've never been an Easter Bunny fan.

Picture 2.pngEspecially when they look like demon ... cats.

This has been a busy week with television ("Hardball" with Chris Matthews, Greta Van Susteren Friday night, and I'll be on Fox News again tomorrow), homeschool stuff (hatching sea monkeys is GROSS. More on that later), and radio.

I'm so looking forward to this weekend of rest and reflection.

It can be very easy to be pulled into a direction of bitterness and anger when you do what I do for a living. I try to remember that Christ had love in His heart even while people nailed Him to the cross, so we can at least also have love in our hearts for those who do less to us. It's so easy to love people who never criticize you, who never speak a word of fallacy or maliciousness against you. The test is to have that love for those who do so.

I'm thankful for His grace, His mercy, His sacrifice. I am so far from perfect and I can exhale, knowing that I can take place my burdens on Him. 

Wishing you a blessed and restful Easter.

easter.jpgMy favorite verses that I'm reflecting upon this weekend:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

"If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31
(Also shows the importance of being on the right side of God.)

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."
- Ephesians 6:12 - 13
(Considering as a tattoo, the book, chapter, and verse numbers.)

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