Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I M Famous

When you were a growing up, did you have something that you hoped to someday be famous for? I have always wanted to be a famous novelist, and I went through a period where my goal in life was to be a revered stage actor. Then there are "it could never happen but I'll dream about it anyway" ways of being famous, like singing the lead role in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical (I prefer "Evita") or ice skating in the Olympics.
Instead, I am getting famous for being cheap. The glory of it all, eh? Tonight I'll be appearing on a local PBS show, "Chicago Tonight," to share tips for saving money and being an all-around frugalista. If you want to see me, 6 months pregnant, new hair and all, now's your chance. The show's at 7 p.m. on Channel 11, and I'm told I should be in about the middle of the hour-long show.
I am very excited, because I really love to talk about saving money. Although there is also a part of me that wonders, will my high school classmates happen to tune in and see me announcing to the world that I am wearing second-hand clothes? Will I attend my 20th high school reunion and be asked, with sneers all around, if my cocktail dress is used? Because of this, I have a request: If you attended Tremper High School and your name is not Kori, please do not watch Channel 11 tonight.
Thank you. And in case you don't know this, you can get Frugal Carrie every single day (!) at my other blog, Shoplifting With Permission.

9 comments:

Abby said...

Go, Carrie! That's awesome - and good press too :)

The Hen said...

That's awesome. When I can get my kids asleep at a decent hour, I sometimes watch that show -- but not tonight.

Marketing Mommy said...

If it wasn't the first night of Passover, I totally would have tuned in.

Sara said...

yippee!! congrats! wish i was local so i could catch it!

LWWB said...

We watched it tonight on HD. Al and I both agree, you are looking good in HD. the only problem is that your lip did not synch up with the words. So are you sure you weren't doing a milli vanilli? :-) You were great! Al kept saying that the guy was stealing you bacon. Hey, do you only have a freezer? or your freezer is part of your fridge?

Carrie said...

Thanks to all! I haven't seen it myself yet but I should be able to see it on their Web site tomorrow. I felt pretty good about it.

Marketing Mommy -- Is TV during Passover a nono or were you just busy with festivities?

LWWB: I totally lip synced my whole performance. I mean, I totally would never do that. Heh. Yeah, Epu was excited for me to bring home all that bacon since I had bought it today and he didn't know. And we just have the side-by-side freezer on our fridge, but lately it is just bursting. I haven't decided whether to just quit buying stuff to freeze or spring for a basement freezer. It would be nice if we got one to buy part of a grass-fed steer or something.

Kori said...

You were fantastic tonight! Great job, chica. Looking forward to congratulating you in person tomorrow.

Sara said...

spring for the basement freezer. it's a lifesaver. we bought ours earlier this year and we love it!! we're able to maximize our costco trips because we actually have room for everything now.

lwwb said...

Yes, I agree with Sara. just a cold freezer is only 150. Right now, it is full of milk but as we start to use the milk up, we will be buying more frozen food from costco. It is very convenient Before ARB was born we had more options for food but after she was born, we had to clear it out for the milk but now, watch out Costco! Here comes Lwwb, spend, spend spend!