Will and I received our Hot Blogger Calendars in the mail yesterday!
It was 2000. In the previous year I had decided I was sick of being an assistant (my boss was awesome but you can only fetch lattes for so long), I had split up with the guy I was convinced I was going to marry (a near-miss, we would have killed each other and we're both happily married to other people).
I was also done with being the "fat funny sidekick" and decided that I was going to lose the weight once and for all.
Flash forward to the Fall of 2000. I have dumped sixty pounds from my frame! I am writing on a show! I have been called hot! Life is good!
Until one day, when I'm standing in craft service, ignoring freshly-baked cookies and Fiddle Faddle and mac and cheese, opting for the ever-so-delicious lunch of dry tuna, straight from the can.
The answer to the question "What was your least hot moment?" is where our pull quote starts:
One of the dads of one of the 16-year-old teen extras came up to me one day and said "you know, you'd have a lot to teach a boy."
The rest of the quote:
I didn't say anything, because I was thinking HE DID NOT JUST SAY THAT TO ME. He then continued "you could be his Mrs. Robinson." At that point, I didn't know whether to be more horrified that he had said that, or that he thought I was a Mrs. Robinson type. I was only 28!
I've kept forty of those sixty pounds off. And realized that the "fat funny sidekick" was the way people treated me because that's the way I treated myself.
Funny how that works.
The Hot Blogger Calendar is available for sale through my website - just click on the link on the upper right. If you order from my site, I receive $2 per sale and those proceeds with go to Bill Foundation, the dog rescue I work with. So ogle hot bloggers (Will appears in the men's calendar) and help the doggies. You can't lose.