Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our Shot At Fame And I Blew It

Monday morning I received an email from babycenter.com that a nationally produced TV show was looking for kids named Anderson to do a segment about. Babycenter knew about our Anderson based on our profile that send me emails about development for both of the boys. All I had to do was email this producer and tell him when our Anderson was born, give some basic contact info like phone and email address and what region of the country we were in. I knew since it came from babycenter.com and had already been confirmed by a secondary email, it was a legit request, so I fired off a quick email on my blackberry and didn’t think anything else about it.

About an hour later I received a call from a producer of Anderson Cooper 360 and she told me that they were looking to do a piece about babies named Anderson. She asked how old our Anderson was and I answered a few more questions and then she said, “We are specifically looking for babies named after Anderson Cooper. Does that apply to you?” I had to answer honestly and say that no,  he was not named after Anderson Cooper. I didn’t tell her this, but I’m not even a fan of Anderson Cooper.

After I begrudgingly told the truth that we just loved the name Anderson, knowing all the while that I was blowing my chance of getting a paid vacation to New York to appear on TV, I also shared with her that one of our Anderson’s nicknames is Anderson Pooper. She loved it! She then offered us tickets for the show if we are ever in New York.

So there was my shot at being on a national tv show and I had to blow it by being honest. I’m such a goody two shoes. But seriously, there is no way I could have gone on tv and claimed that I named my kid after Anderson Cooper. My plane would have probably gone down if I had told that lie!

And really, it’s totally their loss at not meeting the cutest Anderson Pooper in the world!!!

2 random thoughts:

Candy Jones said...

I am proud of you for being so honest. And you are right it is their loss of not meeting little Anderson "pooper" C

BTW, I am in the hospital as I type this. Had to have my appendix taken out this morning! Hurt on and off yesterday and it got worse last p.m. so D and I came to the ER. 7 hours later I found out it was my appendix. And 2 1/2 hours later I was in surgery. I am doing fine though. I wasjust surprised. I just knew it would be gas!

Candy Jones said...

I am proud of you for being so honest. And you are right it is their loss of not meeting little Anderson "pooper" C

BTW, I am in the hospital as I type this. Had to have my appendix taken out this morning! Hurt on and off yesterday and it got worse last p.m. so D and I came to the ER. 7 hours later I found out it was my appendix. And 2 1/2 hours later I was in surgery. I am doing fine though. I wasjust surprised. I just knew it would be gas!

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