You know how, a few weeks ago, I was on the radio? It was awesome because I didn’t have to brush my teeth. But then, I was asked to polish myself up and go to the KDKA studios where people would see (and smell) me. I did and it was FUN! That said, I’ve never really cared for my voice. Once, at a puberty class I attended with my Girl Scout troop–I’m not altogether certain that was the actual title of the class, but you get my drift–the presenter was preparing us for the changes that would happen to our bodies once Aunt Flo took up residence: hair in different places, breasts grow, voice may get deeper.
I already sounded like a dude, so that pushed me over the edge. I cried and cried and worried and worried. In my third grade brain, I was fixin’ to turn into a transvestite.
My point? While I enjoyed the radio stint, I did not enjoy listening to myself talk. Don’t get me wrong, I talk to myself regularly, so it wasn’t anything different for me, but to have other people hear it this time around (and then email me for marriage advice!! WHAT?!), was a little weird. Though when I stopped at Starbucks pre-interview, the lovely lady who took my order told me I had a “professional voice and should be on the radio.” Of course I yelled into the mic: “GET OUT! I’M HEADED TO A RADIO STATION RIGHT NOW!” I frightened her with my man voice.
There is a reason I write this, promise.
A couple of weeks ago, the absolutely hilarious Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat contacted some of us and asked if we would be interested in working on a new project with her. Would I like to work with her and some of my favorite bloggers, and focus on a breast pump in bed with me rather than the masculine sounds uttered from my larynx?
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One woman’s idea came to fruition when a bunch o’ bloggers got together in the name of Motherhood. I hope you enjoy our video; stick around ’til the end so you can watch the impressive credits roll, and feel free to seek out these talented ladies and show them some love. Much like Jen, these women are smart, sassy, sweet, and some of my favorite faces on the www. I’m still pinching myself that I was included among the ranks, but I am, so there. Special thanks to my husband who helped me film, Deva of My Lifesuckers for editing, and to my new bedding that made its debut in the video.
Get yourself a copy of Jen’s new book, People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges HERE!