I want to give y’all a quick update about tomorrow night’s Miss America Viewing Party, but first I have to show you this clip (thanks to my friend Shellie). Because if I could sum up my sense of humor in thirty seconds, it would be this right here.
I saw the sketch when it first aired on SNL, but I’d forgotten about it. I’m so glad Shellie reminded me. Playing the triangle could be a spectacular talent in Miss America, don’t you think?
Okay. Tomorrow night. Here’s an update.
I’ll hop on here around 7:50 central tomorrow night and open up a blog post. I’ll update that same post throughout the pageant, and then we’ll talk back and forth to each other in the comments, too. I’m sure that there are easier, more efficient ways to make this whole thing work, but whenever I try to start using a new widget or plug-in or whathaveyou, typically the end result is that I break my blog.
Only temporarily, mind you. But it’s inconvenient nonetheless.
So we’ll approach things the old-fashioned way tomorrow night: blog post and blog comments. It’ll be a kick. And all in good fun, of course. We certainly don’t want to say anything hurtful or discouraging because my goodness I’d be willing to bet that all the girls in the pageant have just worked like crazy to get ready for the big event.
Also, I am pretty sure that my friend Amie Beth is going to join us. Amie Beth was Miss Alabama at some point in the 90s (I was not living in Alabama at the time, but rest assured that if Amie Beth had been affiliated with Miss Mississippi in any way, I would still be able to tell you what she did for her talent and what color evening gown she wore). Anyway, Amie Beth is one of my favorite people on the planet – she is so funny and self-deprecating and wise and delightful – so I hope it works out for her to chime in from time to time.
Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend – see you tomorrow night!