Saturday, December 20, 2008

You Probably Shouldn't Mention To Oprah That I Once Wanted to Tell Her To 'Shove It'

This is a phone call between me and a good friend... so I'll refer to this person as GF.

Me: What's up?

GF: Okay, I didn't want to say anything but I thought that the post you wrote about finally realizing the importance of writing in your gratitude journal was really awesome.

Me: Awww, thank you.

GF: And... I have a friend of a friend that knows someone who used to work for Oprah and I am going to get them to get your post to "O" Magazine!

Me: (unsure) O-kay...

GF: You don't seem that happy. THIS IS OPRAH! The Oprah! What if she loves it? What if she has it published?

Me: No, that'd... that'd be great.

GF: You know, I really went out of my way to call around and see if I could even attempt to get it to her people and now, you're not exactly acting the way I thought you would.

Me: It's just... I guess if I had known, and believe me, I know you did an unbelievable thing, but if I had known, I would have changed the title of the blog post.

GF: What was it again?

Me: "Sometimes I Really Wanted To Tell Oprah To Shove It."

GF: (long silence, then): Uh-huh.

Me: No one who works for Oprah is going to recommend to Oprah an article where someone says they once wanted to tell Oprah to "Shove it."

GF: No, they are not.

Me: Which means...?

GF: I probably wasted a lot of time.

Me: You kinda did.

But I still looooooooooovvvvvvvvve you for it. With extra Os and Vs... that's love I never give out.

This blog is dedicated to the awesomeness that is housesitting.



tw!nkleTw!nkle said...

oh POOP i forgot that it was over!!!!!

shucks im going to win one of ur contests one of these days!! (even if i am getting a clearance item with a stain on it :P )


Surfergrrl said...

whooo hooooo! I love winning stuff. :) Thanks AG! :)

Charmaine said...

heh heh.

That's all I've got.

HA. (woops) That one just slipped out.

Amanda said...

If I was Oprah, I'd still like it. After all, you came around in the end ;)

hopenlaughter said...

Me too I'd still publish it. It shows that people really do think some of her ideas are gibberish, but in the end that gibberish shockingly does work.

I wouldn't even have tried the gratituded journal, but since you posted your post I've TRIED to put myself in a positive mindset. Start my day thankful for my health,that my parents are still alive and well, that I have a job, etc. The list is actually longer than I thought, so that made me happy.

Figgy said...

I love your blog and I think you should take your chances with Oprah - it's BEAUTIFULLY written piece and you come around in the end. Cheers from England!

Michelle J said...

Telling Oprah to shove it and then realizing that Oprah does rock is something you should blog about!!!

But, your the one who rocks!!

Forget it, go on!!


I'm totally lost!!!

Quix said...

Ok, I have to say - that one post made me erase my blog with about a 2000 word count of whining and post one about what was awesome about my life instead. So maybe not the *best* title but the post was wonderful.

Simplicity said...

I think you should have submitted it anyway. I'm sure Oprah can appreciate that the END result was that you discovered her advise WAS good!

Anonymous said...

You know what, I'm submitting this to Oprah! I think she'll love it. Who cares? Take a chance.

GoGo said...

This made me laugh - I hope you still let them submit it, I sent that post to a ton of friends.

MJ said...

I have a gratitude journal but I haven't used it for the past several months. I will blow off the dust and start up again. I am most grateful for reading this today. I had a good chuckle along the way, but I have SO many things that I am grateful for. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Damn, I thought you were finally going to give me a reason to be pissed at Oprah. But no, she's still my guru. Today I have been feeling sorry for myself because I am one of those people losing my home to foreclosure. BUT I have money to rent a house and to buy food and clothes for myself and my family. Thanks for the reminder.


Ryan Mayberry said...

hey people change their mind all the time. Oprah included. She switched diets, opinions and everything constantly. Can't hate on you for feeling one way about her and then feeling another way.

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