Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Continuing to NOT piss my life away

So, yes, I DID get up at 4:15am on Labor Day. Why you ask? Because the MDA needed me to answer phones for the Jerry Lewis telethon. So.I.did. Sil1x and I arrived at the hotel where the doings were going on about 5ish, I think. I was a vision, let me tell you - putting on makeup in the dark car on the highway. Awe.some. Sil1x and I got separated when we went in to the phones/studio thing. I thought I was making a smart move by putting myself in the back. Not.So.Much. During one segment I ended up on t.v. A LOT. Sigh - I do not want to know what a lot is. Oh, and did I mention that I had/have a wicked allergy/cold thing going on? That was going on during the telethon - like I said - a VISION. THEN They had this segment that involved Lourdes Duarte (local news lady extraordinaire) popping balloons - right.behind.me. Double awesome. Because, you know, I didn't have enough camera time already. Finally, we were asked to clear out to make room for a big batch of Lowe's employees. I leaped out of my seat and rejoined Sil1x. I had answered a total of three phone calls. I guess people don't give money to Jerry Lewis in the ass crack of the morning hours. Hung out to say good bye to Sil1x's bestie, who was running the thing - way to go SheaDog!! Sil1x and I ended up having awesome breakfast at Le Peep and picking up Starbucks and were home by 10am. I fought off sleep, but sleep won about 11am. Slept until 2ish. Went to bed early and was wide awake at 4am. It was worth it. A) SheaDog needed the help, and I dig her the most, so of course and B.) you know me, I'm the super volunteer and C.) good deed done for like, at least a month.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

You are indeed the super volunteer! I meant to turn on the TV to see if I could see you... it would have been worth it to see Lourdes pop balloons behind your head. :)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You're a TV star!!!

Good for you Vonnie. I spent most of the day watching bad movies.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Tired and sick for your big TV appearance, is that not Murphy's Law in action?

Nice work on the volunteer gig, Von.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You're A Shining Star!
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Von said...

Thanks all! It was fun, even with the early hour and the sick.
Thunda - LOVE IT!

Brando said...

Luckily you did not snap and start popping balloons using Lordes' face. That's a testament to your professionalism.

Von said...

Brando - LOL, now THAT would have been a good time!