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    It’s all fun and games until you see it in print

    May 29, 2008

    So there was this little review post I did about the Malibu. Remember that? I was funny.

    Mary from Automotive News called me a few weeks ago and wanted to discuss my trip. GM’s courtship of the blogger, blah, blah, blah.

    My husband gets nervous when I do any kind of interview. His motto is “get off the phone as soon as possible.” Except the one thing he has forgotten? I’m being interviewed about something stupid I have already said that is now forever immortalized on the internet. So I’m gonna have to say that ship has already sailed. I never reread the post before I did the interview and I was on my way to a show when Mary interviewed me. I was driving the truck. Without a headset. And probably with my knee so I could hold the phone with one hand and change the radio station with the other.

    As I read the article today,  I breathed a sigh of relief.  I had said several coherent things like “GM understands we are living in a world where social media are extremely important.” Except I’m positive I said “social media is” instead of “social media are” because “are” doesn’t sound right to me. It’s “is” right? Anyway, I plod through the article and realize that I may have gotten out unscathed. There’s even this AWESOME picture of me and Kelly in the trunk, taken by our most favorite Vicky.

    Mocha and Cocktail in the trunk

    Until I see the insert with the screen shot of the blog. And a quote from my Malibu review. And my heart stops. Because I’m going to be handed divorce papers over this one.

    There it is in Automotive News.

    “I think I looked ‘HOT’ driving it. I would definitely allow my husband to accost me on the hood.”

    My husband? He’s a bit of a shy guy. While he may be all up in my grill about accosting me on the hood, he’s less of a talk and more of an action kinda guy. I called him to tell him I found the article online. And then I broke the accosting news to him. As happy as he was to read it the first time when probably only 10 other random people read it, I braced myself.

    D: You. You are a funny girl.
    K: At least I didn’t say I would definitely let Keanu Reeves accost me on the hood.

    Keanu Reeves? WTH? In an effort to downplay the situation, I pulled Keanu Reeves out of thin air? Seriously? Seriously. Keanu Reeves. Tom Selleck would have been just as believable, just as non-threatening, but not repulsive. Keanu Reeves. Still reeling from the stupidity of that one.

    D: That’s true. What are your parents going to think of that comment?
    K: Hey, that accosting is within the bounds of holy matrimony. I HAVE to get a pass for that one.

    Keanu Reeves.

    On a cheerier note, tomorrow night is the big Mommy Needs a Sex and the City Happy Hour at Coastal Flats in Fairfax.  Starts around 7.  You should totally come, even if you don’t know me.  I’ll be fun.  I promise.  I mean, I did use the word “accost” in a product review.  How bad can I be?

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    1. De in D.C. says:

      Wish I could come to the HH tomorrow night – I work right around the corner!! Sadly, the big guy has plans to hang out with his sister tomorrow night who he only gets to see once a year, and she’s only in town for the weekend, blah blah. Anyway, can’t come, but drink a rum & coke for me.

      (And yes, it would be ‘social media is’ or alternatively ‘social media outlets are’ since ‘social media’ would be treated as a single quantitative item.)

      May 29th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    2. Jen Zug says:

      5,000 unique visitors a month, huh? WAY TO GO!

      When you’re sitting on Oprah’s couch, just remember who gave you the Nemo bag, right?

      May 29th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    3. deichmans says:

      Sorry K (& De in DC), but media “are”. Media is the plural of “medium” (the way that a message can be sent). Right now my medium is text-entry while driving at 74mph on an Alabama highway (knee-steerage) heading home after a conference. 🙂

      May 29th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    4. Ellen says:

      You keep me laughing – I have to say that at least you didn’t mention the guy from the craft show accosting you – Keneau Reeves isn’t so bad when you look at some of the other options out there!

      May 30th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    5. Manic Mommy says:

      Keanu Reeves – whoa!

      More of an action guy. Yeah, my husband would be pissed as well.


      But I worked in the automotive industry for eight years and know that magazine well! I’m so excited!

      June 1st, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    6. Holly Kay in LA says:

      HA HA!!! I love both accosting-on-the-hood comments. I just found your blog, but can relate to your husband’s privacy and fears.

      I keep a few blogs, and one is about my husband. Like your husband, he is VERY shy. Sometimes I post my dreams about famous people (non-risque, but involve movie stars and world leaders begging me to date them).

      I cringe in anticipation of his reactions, but I just try to keep him in mind as I write the posts (to avoid getting divorced or killed).

      June 3rd, 2008 at 11:36 am

    7. Vicky says:

      I dream of your numbers- 5,000 a month- eesh! Anyway, looks great!!! So proud! Thanks for the photo credit too.

      Hope the HH was good. SATC rocked!

      June 3rd, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    8. Mocha says:

      I will never tire of seeing you and me in a trunk together. It’s one of my favorite of all time.

      You should be proud of me that I didn’t pinch your butt while in there.

      June 8th, 2008 at 8:16 am

    9. copcar says:

      I am so cracking up at this from beginning to end….almost spit my coffee out on the Keanu reaves thing though…lol

      November 19th, 2008 at 7:40 am

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