Idina Menzel with Me and Rebecca Levey at the press conference announcing the contest!
Yesterday, I was at a press conferece with Idina Menzel. Yep. That’s me and her – right there with Rebecca Levey.
We were together to announce some special events at this year’s Kids Night on Broadway. And to ask this question: Is your kid Broadway’s biggest fan?
Because KidzVuz (my website for kids) and Kids Night on Broadway want to find Broadway’s biggest (kid) fan, and we’re having a contest to do just that.
I was a HUGE, theater geek. I still am, actually. But I never got a chance like this one: KidzVuz and Kids Night on Broadway are giving away two family four packs of tickets to see a Broadway Show! Amazing, right? It’s the Broadway’s Biggest Fan contest – and it’s a contest for kids only (6-18) and it’s easy to enter.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what the stars have to say about it.
What’s Kids Night on Broadway? It’s an amazing, nationwide program where, when you buy a full price ticket to a Broadway or regional participating show, you get a ticket for a kid 6-18 – free. Yep. FREE!!!!
So get your kid on KidzVuz — and you and your whole family could be enjoying a Broadway Show as part of Kids Night on Broadway!
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I love vanity sizing.
Why? I am not a size six. Even on a good day, I’m a size 8. (And mostly, they’re not good days) But in the world of Vanity Sizing, I can wear a six.
I know it’s bull. I know I’m the same size in a 12 as I am in a 10 as I am in an 8 or a 6. But I don’t care. I LOVE vanity sizing. It makes me so very happy to zip up a size six with a smile.
I feel the same way about Spammy WordPress followers. A few months ago, they started coming in droves.
Who are they?
AC4Qt. I’m sure that’s legit.
MRojibF. I think I met him once at a party.
Airsocaku. She’s my sister’s brother in law’s aunt’s cousin. (Not really)
The point is, I don’t care who they are. I only care that they follow me. I only care that when I look at the number of how many followers I have, however bogus they may be…it’s a four digit number. I’m popular. (All you need to know about me is that I’m still close to the librarian from my middle school (Hi, Marge) to know how exciting it is for me to feel popular.)
I don’t know why these people follow me. I mean, they’re not going to read my blog posts, I’m pretty certain of that. Maybe they think I’ll just follow them back – that way they can feel good about having bogus followers, too. Or maybe they think that following a blog that has three times (three times!) been chosen for Freshly Pressed, somehow gives them good karma – or a better chance at being picked themselves. Maybe they just want me to click to see who they are. Traffic is traffic after all, and I might like what I see and come back.
Or maybe I’m crazy, and they really are followers. They’re reading this right now. They’re all going to comment, Wision18 and guaravmatrix, and Pimawree09aeae. (he’s such a kidder!). Because maybe – just maybe – I really am that popular.
Yep. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.
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I didn’t hit CES2014. I don’t think I missed anything.
For the past several years, I have made the annual tech trek to CES in Las Vegas. For the uninitiated, CES is the Consumer Electronics Show, once a trade show exclusively for electronic retailers to make their biggest yearly merchandise buys, now a humongous tech-spectacle. It’s where big tech announcement take place, new tech products are launched, and where 3200 exhibitors hawk their wares to 150,000 attendees in the hopes of ringing up a sale, racking up some publicity, or wrangling some coverage. In other words, it’s a massive techie-dream – or not, depending on your point of view.
I think my friend Ben Rudolph, (aka Ben the PC Guy) said it best: CES is the Best Worst Week.
I admit it felt a little funny not to be at CES this year…at least until I made this list.
So here it is: The Top Ten Things I Didn’t Miss by Not Going to CES this Year:
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Being a teen is stressful. There’s all that homework. All that uncertainty about your social status. At least teens are sure of one thing: their parents know NOTHING, nothing at all.
Well, CNN came to my apartment to talk to my family about stress. I guess because, well, we’re stressed. Between running a company and running a household, I’m pretty much a lunatic, and my kids have basketball, and dance, and NYC High School test prep and homework, and my husband – the job, aging parents, riding the subway every day, a dog who seems to throw up at least once a month…and always on the white carpet. We’re like the poster family for stress.
But when reporter Kelly Wallace started talking to my kids, and the cameras started to roll, they didn’t seem stressed at all. My son and daughter were poised, and articulate, and lovely. Maybe the cameras should be rolling around here more often. Check them out, on CNN Parents. Teens: Generation Stressed
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1973 – I think.
My Grandparents celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary and the Pecoho country club – long long gone. My parents had moved that same day, while I stayed with my aunt. But they don’t look exhausted at all.
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