The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Five Reasons Why You Should Listen to Sioux About the "Listen to Your Mother" Show

1. Sioux doesn't lie--at least not about this. Now, when I was pulled over last spring for going 78 in a 60, I did lie (by omission) and didn't open my mouth and say the truth, "It was a reeeeally good song on the radio. It was Uptown Funk," when the officer asked why I was going so fast. At least he was a nice guy and only wrote it for 70...

You should submit a piece to the Listen to Your Mother show. They're only taking submissions until February 17 in St. Louis.

2. They're open for submissions. Right now. Like, this minute. At least they're open in St. Louis. Writers around here--check it out. (Cathy and Lisa--check out the details for the Atlanta show.)




3. You're treated like you're royalty when you're in a Listen to Your Mother show. In St. Louis, the three producers-directors treated us to dips and chips and cookies (oh, my!) at the rehearsals. We guzzled mimosas the day of the show. We reunited in the summer for a BBQ when the videos hit YouTube. 


4. You might get some swag along with the notoriety. In St. Louis, we each got a new pair of designer shoes. The whole cast went to a shoe party and drank wine, nibbled on snacks, got massages, and tried on shoe after shoe after shoe. 

While at the shoe party, I held a shoe execution. My daughter and granddaughter (both quite stylish and both haters when it comes to my Crocs) came to the party and--as promised--witnessed me cutting up with scissors one of my favorite and well-loved ratty-looking pairs of Crocs.

I'm willing to do the same thing this year if I end up being part of the show. Which pair of Crocs might be heading toward the guillotine? Check out this beauty:



        And before you get to salivatin' over these stylish kicks, don't get too jealous. Yes, they're fancy Crocs knock-off Crocs, what with their swirly pattern. I know they're extra-special because they were purchased from the Five Below store (where everything is $5 and less). No, they don't have straps any more. Those were cut off a long time ago. And yes, these Crocs are sneaky as crocodiles. They look stylin' on top, but the soles have several holes. Hence my willingness to part from them... forever.

5. You don't have to have had a June Cleaver mother in order to tell your story. You could have had a good-for-nothin' mom. You could have been a rotten mom. Or dad. Google "Listen to Your Mother" videos on YouTube, and get inspired... 

      ... and then submit.

8 comments:

  1. Oh yeah...your group got massages, not fair. I will be submitting soon. Kim said they open for submissions on Friday. Good-bye Crocs; hello new kicks.

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    1. Linda--Wouldn't it be cool if we all got accepted? I will keep my fingers crossed...

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  2. Whew! I was trying to figure out how you got those Crocs all mottled like that. I thought maybe I'd missed the Red Camouflage version.

    Listen to your Sioux-er (oops, not quite the ring you might want to that phrase) and enter. Best of luck to all prospective contestants. Not that I'm promoting Croc executions or anything.

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    1. Val--Yes, if the red mottled ones go, a pair of yours might be next (and Val's Crocs shuddered in fear).

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  3. Oh, I hope all y'all get in!Not so sure I have a story...hmmm. Will think upon it. Thanks, Sioux!

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    1. Cathy--I KNOW you have a story. Or two. Or three. Contact some local writer friends and bounce some ideas off of them. I'm sure something will shake loose and trickle down from your brain to your computer...

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  4. You go for it, girl! Hope to hear that you'll be one of the ladies in front of the microphone!

    Pat
    www.patwahler.com

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    1. Pat--Thanks. What about you? Are YOU submitting?

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