I’m being interviewed (on camera!) at BlogHer by Leah Peah for Alpha Mom and I’m so proud of myself for not freaking out about this before. I’m trying to be all cool and “no big deal…it’s only 15 minutes…” about it on the outside, but on the inside? I’m all “ohmigod ohmigod ohmigod” about it. And I don’t really fake coolness well.
Leah sent an email out to all of us being interviewed and it mentioned appropriate colors/clothing that will look good on camera. Pointers: Solids not Patterns. No Black, White, or Red. Jewel tones are good.
Here’s the problem: I have a limited selection of tops since my boobs are a bit bigger now than in my normal life. (Woo!) I haven’t wanted to buy too many new tops since they’ll disappear (the boobs, not the tops) after I’m done nursing, so my selection is minimal. And all of my tops? Are either patterned, black, white, red or workout clothes. So – I set out to buy a nice top on my lunch break. What did I learn? I have no clue what a jewel tone is. I mean, I know some colors that ARE jewel tones: burganday, teal, okay – that’s it. But I’m certain there are others – what are they? Why am I such an idiot?
I ended up getting a solid navy blue top. Is that a jewel tone? If not? Tell me it is so I’ll feel better.
As if buying a new top for an interview I’ll be doing (on camera!) isn’t freaky enough, I also ran into another blogger while I was at Target. Poor Michelle had to listen to me ramble about the mystery of jewel tones for a good 15 minutes. And then? When I was going to my car? Brit called me. I’ve given my cell phone number out to so many people in the last few days (and have I programmed any of theirs in? No, of course not) that I answered it even though I didn’t recognize the area code. It was so weird talking to her – I guess I’d better get used to that. At least she didn’t have to hear my panicked jewel tone confusion. Instead, she got to hear how much of a moron I am as I said, “Um…I just realized, should I take NikkiZ’s car seat?” because if there’s anything I am – it’s prepared.