Monday, August 20, 2007

One odd, one end

Of all the things I've contemplated while imagining the world-wide publicity extravaganza for my forthcoming book, I never once thought of faking an appearance on Oprah. This guy, however, did.

Incomprehensible. I mean, sure, he was trying to generate buzz...but if you don't actually go on the show, you don't get the signature Oprah coffee mug! Why else would anyone write at book, except to get the mug??? (One of my professors was a guest on the O show. She got the mug. There's a chance I coveted it each and every time I was in her office. Just a chance.)

In happier news, we saw Music and Lyrics this weekend. Honestly, if you haven't laughed in awhile, the opening scene alone will change the direction of your life. The storyline did some damage to my dreams of writing my own music and lyrics so I can quote myself in future books, though. I mean, if the ability to keep plants alive is an integral part of being a good lyricist, I may well be out of a job...

6 comments:

Swishy said...

The opening scene is the best part of the movie! That kid is from Friday Night Lights (the TV show) ... I didn't even recognize him!

L Sass said...

I dream of being on Oprah... even though I've never written a book and really have no accomplishments to speak of. I'm certain I'd be a great guest, though!

Beck said...

I loved Music and Lyrics! Or at least I loved the BEGINNING - it was perfect.
Oh, come ON. Who among us HASN'T dreamed of faking our own appearance on Oprah?

appletini said...

Ok.... can people not notice that it looks like his head is self imposed :)

I'm sur ethat you will get your own mug ;)

JenKneeBee said...

it really is the best part of the movie! I may or may not have watched it over and over after renting it ;)

Jenny Rough said...

That movie was better than I expected...it did provide quite a few good laughs.

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