Thursday, August 31, 2006

I was good!

Today I had a phone interview with some judges as part of the Creating Keepsake's Scrapbooker of the Year contest that I am a finalist in. I have to say, that it was a fun step in this process of finding out who wins this big thing.
I was on the phone with Lisa Bearnson, Ali Edwards, Tracy White, and Leslie Miller. And do you know what I said when they called me? I said, "Hello...welcome to my home!" I told them if they were to actually stop by, I would have offered them all a piece of the zucchini bread that I had just baked. So, I am pleased with how that part of the contest went. My biggest regret is that I couldn't keep them on the phone for an hour. I could have talked a lot longer...but I definitely feel that I gave them a taste of the authentic me- so now it's up to them. The title here refers not to me doing an exceptional interview, but rather that I kept my cool and didn't do any of my silly cartoon impersonations or any other less than professional gigs that I am known for in some circles. The types of things that my hubby flashes me a look for when we are out with his boss or with members of his club. Or the things that my kids love about me- but hey, most of them are preschoolers...and you know what kind of humor those kinds of kids like! So, I was good- in that I tried to be myself, yet I behaved at the same time. That takes skill for me!
There are a lot of talented, amazing designers in this contest, so I know that whatever happens from here on out is just gonna be more fun for me. Thanks for all the words of encouragement and support from so many of you.
Now we get to sit and wait til October 10th, when the winner is announced. I'm sure the day will be here before I know it.


Valerie said...

Time could pass, but you KNOW that October 9th will be even longer than December 24th was when we were kids.

Good luck! i hope you make it!!

TriciaH said...

GOOD, GOOD, GOOD LUCK! I have total faith that you will come out of this like a shining star. You definitely deserve to win in my book.

shawnna said...

YEAH -- so glad it went well -- I am sure you did a FABULOUS job --

Cris said...

Glad to hear the interview went well. Can't wait till the announcement on Oct 10th. :D

erin said...

good luck, jody!


Laura said...

oh my gosh, i totally would have freaked out and started talking gibberish - or not saying anything at all - or just GIGGLING. It would have been disastrous! Good for you for holding it together!!! :)

Jenny said...

Glad to hear you kept your composure...and were pleased with the results :) I am sure the "welcome to my home" helped you take it!

Karla said...

got to your blog from boomamas -- love your posts.
And congrats on your "Scrapbooker" of the year nomination! What an honor!


deene said...

Good job girlie! Can't wait to hear the results!

sharyn (torm) said...

Good luck to you! Wish I were closer for some zuchini bread!

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

that is awesome Jody! yay!!!!
i hope i hear you are the winner.
: ) happy dancin' for you.