The Totally Narcissistic Post About What I’ve Been Doing So I Can Get it All Out of My Head

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So as you may have noticed, I haven’t been writing much lately. This isn’t due to lack of trying. It’s mainly due to being hella busy. Add that to my somewhat baseline status of feeling hella crappy, and, well, end of story.

As most of you know, I started the Blogging Betties Podcast with my friends, Poppy Marler and Vanita Cyril. Hopefully every single one of you is listening, subscribing, sharing, and waiting for the next episode with bated breath. Anyway, the podcast is sort of eating up most of my time, so poor World’s Worst Moms is taking a hit.

Good news is, I’ve been honing my drawing skills by doing comics for Blogging Betties, so that’s been fun. Actually, I’ll link you ‘cuz I’m proud of them:

You’ll see in How to Become an Internet Sensation that I went to Listen To Your Mother in Sacramento. It was AWESOME. My friend, Jeanne Alongi, was one of the speakers, and she just killed it.

Listen to Your Mother Sacramento -- Tammy Soong and Jeanne Alongi

Jeanne and I met in college at UC Davis in 1988 (yes, I’m that old). You know how some people fall in love at first sight? We actually hated each other. I saw this beautiful girl wearing a cool “Sting — Nothing Like the Sun” T-shirt and sitting outside chemistry lab, and all I could think was, “Bitch.” Turns out she was thinking the exact same thing. Great minds…

If I believed in astrology and all that crap instead of the teachings of my third husband, Neil deGrasse Tyson (he’s after Tenzin and Jon Stewart), I’d say the stars were aligning into some sort of  “follow your dreams” place. Jeanne was really just the beginning. My friend, Tamatha, acted in a play for the first time since high school. She was fab.

With my kiddos, on the set of The Heiress.

With my kiddos, on the set of The Heiress.

JC Little, my self-appointed mentor, published her second book. JC Little Motherhood book And — humble brag — I’m going to BlogHer this summer as one of only twelve Community Keynote participants for Voices of the Year! So I’ve been given the amazing honor (horror?) of reading my post to everybody at the conference. Crazy, right?

I was selected for VOTY/PhOTY 2015
My friend, Julie, just met me for a girls’ weekend in Seattle, and I think we may have almost gotten me all dressed for BlogHer. This is really saying something considering the majority of my wardrobe consists of holey jeans and stretched out shirts from the Gap. Now I just have to find shoes, may the gods help me…

I looked at a lot of dresses like this -- I was going for maximum side-boob exposure and serious double-sided tape requirements.

I looked at a lot of dresses like this — anything with maximum side-boob exposure and serious double-sided tape requirements.

Oh, and my husband’s dream — Thunder Pain Management — is slowly but surely getting up and running. Yes, for those who didn’t know, my husband’s last name is “Thunder” (and suddenly it all becomes clear why she stuck with her maiden name). Anyway, the house is starting to look like a bizarre garage sale.

At least everything's being used...

At least everything’s being used…

And I think I may have figured out a logo. Let me know what you think… TPM logo1 So that’s the latest. Right now, I’m frankly trying to recover from my Seattle trip. It’s been a crappy few days, and my head feels like someone’s lit a fire on the inside of it that we can’t seem to reach and put out. The joy just continues. But it was worth it to be able to spend time touring a city without the kids (sorry kids) and eating food like these pastries made with magical unicorn dust from Storyville Coffee.

Storyville Coffee

Why yes, that is a salted caramel cinnamon roll.

Anyway, thanks for letting me mind-dump. If you’ve had any “follow your dream” moments lately, let me hear about them in comments. I swear it’s like an epidemic of cliff-leaping, and I’d love to hear more.

And if you’re going to BlogHer in July, for the love of caramel-making unicorns, let me know!

Take care, all.

 

18 Comments… add one

AlwaysARedhead May 23, 2014, 10:49 am

1988, wow, you are still a young person compared to my age. Congratulations on speaking at BlogHer, I would love to attend but sadly it is just a bit too far for me.
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Tammy Soong May 23, 2014, 11:04 am
Lindysez May 23, 2014, 12:44 pm

My my my you have been the busy one. Good luck on all you do and I love the logo…much success. Chronic pain is a PITA!
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Tammy Soong May 29, 2014, 2:57 pm

Thanks Linda! You have a super cool logo!
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Rina May 23, 2014, 2:11 pm

I like the logo. It communicates that you will be pain free enough to hula hoop if you come here

Tammy Soong May 29, 2014, 2:58 pm
Roxanne May 23, 2014, 2:27 pm

I can’t wait to hear you read at BlogHer. And considering we’re in the same city, we should probably meet BEFORE then, huh? But busy lives interfere and all. I’m sure we’ll see each other one of these days.
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Tammy Soong May 29, 2014, 2:59 pm

If we don’t see each other before BlogHer, I’m going to feel like a complete idiot.
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Polly May 23, 2014, 4:49 pm

You cannot have Neil Tyson–he’s mine!
I love the logo but I think I’d switch the first two words. I’m not sure why; gut feeling.

Tammy Soong May 29, 2014, 3:00 pm

We should start a Neil fan club.

And I totally get where you’re coming from on the switch. I think you may be right.
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thesistershood May 23, 2014, 7:40 pm

LOVE that you just showed up …and you are friends with Poppy … and JC … just warms my heart. Sadly just sold my Blogher ticket … but there with you in spirit.Knock \’em dead.

Tammy Soong May 29, 2014, 3:01 pm

Dang! That would’ve been awesome. Another time….
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Vidya Sury May 24, 2014, 8:07 am

Love you babeh! You are super awesome talented and am glad you’re going to be even more world-famous! MMMMuah and tight hug.

The logo looks awesome.
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Tammy Soong May 29, 2014, 3:03 pm

Oh yes, world-famous. At least in our little world (you, me, Poppy, Vanita…).
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Colin Soong May 25, 2014, 5:06 pm

Like the new logo and three word caption

Tammy Soong May 29, 2014, 3:04 pm

Thanks Dad! We didn’t get to work your acupuncture in there yet.
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Andrea June 9, 2014, 8:34 am

How wonderful that you are speaking at BlogHer! Sadly, I will not be attending this year. But you will have fun! And I will cry in my Cheerios that I missed all the awesomeness yet again.
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Tammy Soong June 10, 2014, 1:13 pm

Dang! I wish you were coming. That makes ME want to cry in my Cheerios.:(
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