Quick funny story for ya....
Yesterday hubby got the following email:
I'm a Producer with MTV's award winning documentary series TRUE LIFE. Would like the opportunity to speak with you regarding a future episode. Please call me at xxx xxx xxxx, I'll be happy to provide more information then. Thanks so much --looking forward to connecting!
He forwarded it to me saying this:
This is a joke, right?
Of course, the first thing I did was look at the email address and sure enough it was @mtvnmix.com. Then I googled her name...and yep...she is a producer for MTV TRUE LIFE.
I immediately was like....UHHHH CALL HER BACK!!!!!! Of course since it was already 5:30 pm NY time I was sure she wouldn't answer and she didn't. So I spent the ENTIRE night wondering what the heck this producer would be calling J for? Were we gonna be the next TRUE LIFE documentary? I mean, what the heck would be interesting about our life other than the fact that my son throws tantrums like a champ and we spend Friday nights playing Wii. That surely wouldn't appeal to teenagers.
It said "regarding a future episode" so I was SURE she totally wanted to do a story on him. Even though that seems very strange that she would just randomly call him up and want to do a story on him....especially since he is 31 and most TRUE LIFE shows feature 20 year olds. Plus, I quit watching MTV about 2 years ago (except the Real World-I still like that one) because I thought I was getting too old. And every TRUE LIFE I have ever seen has been something wacko like "True Life: I'm Too Thin" or "True Life: I'm in a Love Triangle" or "True Life: I'm a College Freshman". Clearly not titles that J would fit the mold for. So, again, I am not real sure why for the last 24 hours I thought J was gonna be the next TRUE LIFE star.
Anyway, I spent the entire night thinking to myself, "if I'm gonna be on MTV I have GOT to get my hair done and I definitely need a spray tan like everyday until they film." I was so excited all morning waiting to find out what she was going to say when she called J back today.....
I finally get a call from J around lunch. I could tell by his voice he wasn't going to make his first national television appearance on MTV anytime soon. He says:"She doesn't want me. *pause pause pause* She wants to do a show on someone who had a really really good job and then took a big pay cut because of the economy."
I guess she found J through his blog and contacted him thinking he may know of someone! What?....because he's a financial advisor she thinks he may know of someone How dare her tease us like that!! I was for sure she wanted us! But, then again, I should have known that MTV TRUE LIFE would never want to follow a happily married couple not struggling from the economy downturn that has a cute little boy. Maybe if we were swingers...or perhaps if I had a gay brother...or maybe if I was a stripper....but a happy couple...yea right. That's not enough drama for MTV.
Here's the good news....she is still looking for someone. Like I said her criteria is that they had a good paying job and because the economy sucks right now they have taken a huge pay cut. She wants someone around the age of 28. Anybody know anyone who wants to spill there guts on national television?
And I am still trying to get J to convince her to do "True Life: I'm building a house". I hear that can be pretty dramatic...LOTS of disagreements! I don't think she'll go for it...but we'll see.