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!
OMG, you go girl! That's great! And yes, I know what that damn Chocolate Stout does to you. LOL
LOL! Brilliance attributed to beer...but of course! Lady, you're just too funny! :)
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!
I say hold out for a brand new car!!
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".
You ARE a Rock Star:)
No way! That is fantastic - you totally rock! Who knew the Saturn people had such good taste? Love Mikey's bumper sticker idea!
Are you kidding? I'm totally pre-feminist--I shouldn't even know what oil is!
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!
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.
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!
How cool is that!!! U go girl :D
OMG that's awesome! You're famous! :-)
I think I see an 'Aging Nymphs' topic. Fill in the blank: "It's OK to drink while you..."
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!
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!
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.
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