Thursday, June 11, 2009

Today’s advice: It’s okay to drink while you write

You know how I’m always bragging about my beloved 1996 Saturn? I forgot to tell you that the corporate communications department of GM somehow got wind of my post about hitting the 200K milestone. A guy contacted me and said that if I would write something up for their official Saturn website, they’d feature it on the front page. And so I basically took a bunch of stuff I’d posted on this site and compiled it into one essay. I thought it came out pretty good, but you know me--I’m full of myself.

Well, over a week later, they still hadn’t featured it on the front page and I began to wonder if maybe I got a little too cheeky with my title: “At 200K, My Saturn is the Cockroach of Cars.” I thought it was a brilliant attention-getter, but maybe the Saturn folks weren’t too pleased with my analogy. I thought, “Okay, Linda. Let this be a lesson not to submit stuff when you’re nearing the end of your second Young’s Chocolate Stout.” Fair enough.

Then I started getting emails telling me that comments were coming in, and I saw that they had, in fact, positioned my piece on their featured page. And then yesterday I got an email from “The Saturn Team” with the title “Wow—You’re a Rock Star!” It said,

You are a huge hit with the Saturn fans! And we love you, too! Your post had a great response; people seem to love your style and view on life so we started thinking to ourselves, "Wouldn't it be great to have Vegas Linda Lou be a regular on our site?!!" We would love to see more of your witty posts....anything you've got from thoughts while driving down the road in your Saturn to your daily experiences with it, wherever the keyboard may take you.
I’m sure there’s no compensation associated with this offer, though the first guy who contacted me promised me some “Saturn swag.” But still, it’s a bit of an accomplishment to get the attention of a major company’s corporate communication team, even if they do seem to be, um… going down the toilet. OMG, can you imagine if I single-handedly saved Saturn and the entire GM corporation? My delusions of grandeur never seem to end…

Anyway, you can read my post here. You long-time readers will recognize all the punchlines as crap you’ve already heard, and God bless you for reading all my crap. I love you all!

XOXO

18 comments:

Julie said...

OMG, you go girl! That's great! And yes, I know what that damn Chocolate Stout does to you. LOL

408Down said...

LOL! Brilliance attributed to beer...but of course! Lady, you're just too funny! :)

KriMonster said...

This is so typical of you, Linda. I love that you have no fear. You put it out there..and everyone loves it! Good for you!

ModernMom said...

I say hold out for a brand new car!!

Congrats:)

Hurricane Mikey said...

It's not just the guy at Jiffy Lube who saw that there wasn't a drop of oil in the crankcase...

I think you should go all post-feminist with it and get a bumper sticker that says "My car needs oil like a fish needs a bicycle".

travel girl said...

You ARE a Rock Star:)

Other Mikey's Julie said...

No way! That is fantastic - you totally rock! Who knew the Saturn people had such good taste? Love Mikey's bumper sticker idea!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Are you kidding? I'm totally pre-feminist--I shouldn't even know what oil is!

Lisa Gioia-Acres said...

Just read your Saturn blog and it's hilarious! Lots of feedback, too. Just tell me this, is the Popeye's food still in the back seat? If so, that's so gross!

My Moon said...

This is so cool Linda Lou!!! You are a very talented girl!!! My daughter LOVES her Saturn too. She is about to turn over 100,000 on hers.

AmyK said...

That is excellant! And, that could lead to some other industry that has money to pay its contributors.Keep on having those delusions of grandeur. Congrats!

Lorri said...

How cool is that!!! U go girl :D

Danica said...

OMG that's awesome! You're famous! :-)

Russ B said...

I think I see an 'Aging Nymphs' topic. Fill in the blank: "It's OK to drink while you..."

Lori Biker said...

I soon will be in need of a new vehicle. Your blogs are swaying me toward a Saturn,,,maybe a Vue to pull my bike trailer. I have a couple of friends who have gone through Saturns and bought another one,,,none held onto theirs as long as you have. Fools! Let me know if you get a family discount!

Fragrant Liar said...

THAT IS FABULOUS! What great kudos for you as a writer. The article is funny and well-done, and I imagine you'll get more blog readers too. Congrats!

Linda and her Twaddle said...

You Star!

Anonymous said...

Modern Mom had a great idea, there, above. See if they'd be interested in doing a commercial in which they give you a new Sky -- they can advertise the Sky, their high quality, and of course you, all simultaneously.

Congrats,
Alan Funt's Aide-de-Camp