I was in a “meeting” (surprise congrats to a GF at work who’s getting married next week) on Monday, when I returned from my desk with an e-mail from Erica Ehm herself. This has happened one or two times in the past, but it doesn’t get any less exciting. This time, Erica was informing me that I had been selected to be the new pop culture blogger at YummyMummyClub.ca. I did a happy dance at my desk (full disclosure, I moonlight as an online project manager at a big, awesome charity). My mind swirled. Will the YMC mums like me? Can I say something fresh and interesting that people want to hear? Will people agree with me?
Then I realized—when applying for the position, and sending in sample videos and articles, I didn’t care about any of that. I cared about letting my voice shine through and well, “you like me….you really like me!”
A little more about me: I grew up on television and love the good and the bad (and even the true crime Saturday nights) and the downright questionable. I’m into sci-fi (Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars etc) so be warned—nerd crap could happen at any time (especially during Fan Expo time here in Toronto!). I am absolutely obsessed with George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” and have moments of love and loathing for the show Game of Thrones (sometimes simultaneously). I have a spicy language (aka I swear) but will try and keep it to a classy minimum unless absolutely effing necessary. I don’t like BS, and love being proven wrong (like this and this) when it’s something about women. I’m guilty of playing favourites and maybe even being hard line sometimes (and call me out if I’m being a hypocrite, guys!), BUT, I’ll never steer you wrong and share everything I can find out about Hollywood and hopefully give you reviews for ultimate date nights out or in. I love bad jokes and memes (Kanye’s “…greatest of all time” will spring up from time to time), but most of all, I love all that goss—from the seedy to the sublime.
And friends, I promise that I will work hard at bringing it all to the table and letting it all hang out. After all, summer is coming (see, Game of Thrones joke) and I’ve got my shades.