Once upon a time I was a guest on a national daytime talk show. The experience was a mixed blessing, but overall it was worth it and I'm glad I did it. For a few years the staff kept in touch, but I haven't heard from them in maybe five years. Today I got a call. They are reviewing all the old shows and catching up with past guests. It was a short interview, about 20 minutes long.
I'm blessed that my life is drama-free. (Okay, more accurately, my life is as drama-free as I let it be. All drama over the last few years is self-generated. Probably it always has been, but never so clearly to me.) I felt dull, dull, dull. I couldn't think of anything interesting going on with me. There were a few questions I could have answered better, but really, my life is ordinary. This is a very good thing, but it made me a little wistful for a more interesting life. This is not an invitation for fate to make life interesting, so knock-fucking-wood!
If only I was 150 pounds lighter or solving world poverty or even sewing and crafting more than reading about sewing and crafting. It would have been cool to say, "Yes, I'm still fat but I've solved the problem of poor sizing and styling options for women of size by sewing my whole wardrobe." But I couldn't really bring up the partly done projects in my craft room.*
So I doubt I'll be returning to the boob-tube anytime soon, but it was fun to think about today. I would love to know what the other guests on that show are doing now. How many of us managed to take the weight off long term? I'm minus 30 from when I was on, I wonder if I'm higher or lower than average. I wonder how the "success story" of our show is. Was she able to keep off the 100+ pounds she had shed? Actually, that makes me really curious, because I'm now a member of the same program she was in. I hope she is still a member too. I would totally watch that show.
*I'm theeees close! Really, any day now I'm going to get back to that shirt and finish the window treatment and buy the fabric for that other shirt and finish the bags I intended to make for sis but ran out of time at Xmas. Yep, any day now. [Cue crickets.]