Friday, March 19, 2010

What about me?

What about me? It isn't fair.

And yes, that's said in a whiny voice.
Lord knows, I hear a lot of whiny voices, so I'm pretty darn sure I have the inflection and tonal quality down pat.
And that's not just the the kids I deal with on a daily basis either - though they're great little role models.
It's also the voices in my head. They whine a lot too.

Well, not that I really have voices in my head ... since I actually prefer to call it "internal dialog"... And I find it extremely therapeutic to delude myself in this way.
So please, just don't tell my psychiatrist, okay?

And what's got me in this mood?
Okay, I'll tell you...
Just to keep you happy.

Y'all have heard the news that Ree Drummond, aka "Pioneer Woman", is now gonna have a movie made about her life.
Haven't you?
Well, it seems they're in "talks" anyway, but knowing this woman and the phenomenal success she's had with her blog, her cookbook, and with her now writing a book, I just reckon that there's no doubt that we're gonna be lining up to see the movie - starring Reese Witherspoon - sometime in the not-too-distant future. (see the article HERE, or go here to hear Ree tell the story herself)

Now see, what got me into this whole blogging thing in the first place, was a parent who had come for an initial interview... and when she heard my American accent, she started rattling off about this other American woman who has a blog called The Pioneer Woman... and how the fantastic recipes in it had literally saved her marriage... and how the blog itself had brought her endless hours of entertainment, not to mention saving her sanity.

Well, "sanity saving" is pretty big in my book, so as soon as she left, I jumped right into googling anything I could find about "The Pioneer Woman."
Which led me to the PW blog...
Which led me to other blogs... including yours.
Which led me to the belief that I too, could join the ranks of women with something to say.

Unfortunately, most of you say it better than I do, so I'll just fall back on my original story of using blogging as "somewhat therapeutic" and a pretty pitiful legacy for my grandsons.

So maybe my story and my blog aren't exactly book-worthy (okay, now who am I kidding?) and I know that I'll never make it to the big screen, let alone the little screen... but hey, it's a great little stress-reliever.
For me anyway.
I don't know about you.

So anyway, the whole idea of Reese Witherspoon playing the part of Ree Drummond, got me thinking about who could play my part... if a movie was ever made about me, that is.
(See? Told you I was mildly delusional.)

And the best I could come up with is Bea Arthur.
Unfortunately, Bea has now passed away.
So there go my dreams... shot to hell.

10 comments:

Nancy M. said...

Darn, I wanted Reese to play me in a movie, I guess I'm out of luck!

The Wife said...

LOL! A coworker told me about the Pioneer Woman in 2008. That's how I found out about blogs and started mine. And then found you!!

I have no shot in heckola to have a movie deal but if I did, I would want Sandra Bullock (minus the cheating husband). I just love her.

Rising Rainbow said...

I hadn't heard that about Ree. Guess that's what I get for not visiting her blog more often but my figure just can't afford the calories I can't resist from there.

She knows how to tell a story, that's for sure, so doesn't surprise me she's now writing a book. But Hollywood, there's got to be some kind of irony there. Isn't that where she started out?? Maybe not on the screen but living there. LOL

Pam said...

Now, you've got me trying to figure out who could play me! I'm going to go with Meryl Streep, cause she'll probably win an oscar for it, and that would be cool.

farmlady said...

I read Pioneer Woman this morning and I had a "moment" too. You know..., Ree has a farm, I have a farm. How could someone just call her and ask if they could buy the rights to her story? Do you know how many thousands of people send manuscripts to Hollywood hoping that their story will be chosen? Do you know how much money she's going to get? I know she works very hard at creating the whole baked potato blog but... gezz! That is just freaking amazing.
I guess sex still sells. I shouldn't be surprised.
This will inspire other bloggers to try harder.
If you hear voices..., start writing about it. Give them names like Cash or Antonio(one of my favorites) and put plenty of sex in it.
Oh...,and I want to play my own part, only I want to be 20 years younger.
Life is so UNFAIR.

Homestay Mama said...

Tatersmama, I like your blog better than Ree's! I always read your blog every time you post. There are many days when I don't even read hers! IMHO she can no longer be "real" and post as often as she does without ghost writers, a nanny, a house cleaner or two and a personal secretary! That means she's not one of us anymore!

Of course it would be nice to have the money from a book and a movie, but I wouldn't want all the fame that goes with it! It's the fame that can ruin a person's life.

Marjie said...

Hey, at least you aren't typecasting yourself as Sandra Bernhart, the cranky faced actress! That would be really depressing. I was egged on to start my blog by other homeschooling moms on the Calvert School parent forum. But I don't think any of them ever read it. Sad, right?

Servant of the Most High said...

Hi,

Here's a blog that serves for your spiritual needs, and will surely be a blessing for you.

It has messages from the Holy Scriptures, taught by the Spirit of God.

These messages teach us how to have God in all the aspects of our lives and have God's rule over every matter :

www.holyoneofisrael-reconciliation.blogspot.com

Have a blessed reading and gladly write back if you need any prayer help.

God bless you and your family.

Marilyn's Money said...

I think RoseAnn Barr would play me!Don't ya think?

Karen Deborah said...

Oh God girl you have me rolling on the floor laughing. Yep some of us get to have it all and have more-- and some of us have dreams that are already shot to hell in a handbag no less. Is there an actress in Hollywood fat enough to play me?
Personally I like your blog and your sense of humor.
The challenge with blogging is to avoid reruns and become boring. Actually even Ree is having a time coming up with anything new.


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