"You - you did a movie with Val Kilmer?"
"No, but Val was in Top Gun with Tom Cruise and Tom was in A Few Good Men with me. Huh, that was a short one."
OK, so like the fun-filled game of 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, it's a small world. Case in point...
I wrote an article for the April issue of Guideposts Magazine. I'm so excited to see my story featured in the magazine! I mean, it's Guideposts!!! How cool, right? Anyway, so I wrote this article and then Rick, an editor at Guideposts, made it sound 4000 times better than I had originally written it. (I just LOVE editors!)
Because of this article, Guideposts sent a photographer out to my house this summer to get some pictures of the family. I never did see all of those pictures, come to think of it. But it was a CRAZY photo shoot! Guideposts wanted to capture all the craziness in my house so the poor photographer (who has no kids and thanks to us, probably never will) tried to get pictures with the kids doing stuff like coloring on the walls, jumping off the couch, climbing the shelves and being their typical wacko selves. It was LOUD. It was insane.
Anyway, flash forward a couple months and I'm getting my hair cut by my friend Gin, who happens to be Brooklyn's godmother. As she's cutting my hair, she mentioned that her husband, who works at an advertising firm in the city, was looking through portfolios of potential photographers. As he flipped through this one portfolio, he came across a picture of my family.
"I know these people! They live by me."
The photographer went on to explain how he was trying to capture the chaos with the shots. My friend insisted, "Yes, I know. I know these people! I'm her godfather," he said as he pointed to Brooklyn.
So, that's my small world story. I guess it wasn't quite as interesting as I first thought. Hmmm, let me fix that. Let's see here... Um, the photographer's girlfriend once waited on this girl at a restaurant and that girl's boyfriend changed the oil in this guy's car that he bought from William Baldwin who was in Flatliners with Kevin Bacon. Yep, that's better. Anyway, it's a small world.
So, grab a copy of Guideposts Magazine come April 1st! (Which is incidentally, the date my book launches. Should I be disturbed by the fact my publisher is launching my book on April Fool's Day?) Not only is it an amazingly inspirational magazine that will make you cry, but they've got some fun giveaways (including some from V-Tech, Lands' End, and Johnson's Baby!) for the release of my book! Can't beat that, right?
(As I inserted the links to Guideposts Magazine, I realized my editor's picture is right there on the home page! Beth is AMAZING!!!)
And then go check out my giveaway for a Wireless HP Photosmart printer HERE!