Five Seconds of Fame, and Now It’s Over

I posted on Tuesday about being in the audience for Dr. Phil. I stood up and spoke, but did not know if I would be edited out or not. Although, Dr. Phil airs at 4pm, here in Southern California, but it airs much earlier in other places. I started getting e-mails and text messages mid-morning, that yes, my five seconds of fame, aired.

I’m not going to post my opinions or arguments about the episode because I pretty much laid them out here, in August. I know that the show was edited, because good editing makes ratings. I knew that when the show aired, there would be lots of discussions and controversy.

I was shaking and stumbling. If you know me in real life, you can tell I was extremely nervous. I have a really bad habit of talking too fast. Maybe that’s why I had to take Public Speaking 100, twice in college. I tried to talk slow. Even a friend noticed that I had slowed it down. She said that it was very unlike me, because “I used actual sentences”.

My friend Suzanne went with me. She actually drove us. She also got her five seconds of fame. She posted about it here, on her blog. She gave me the idea to take some pictures of myself, from the TV, cause she’s good like that.

I watched the drama unfold on Twitter once it started being shown through the U.S. People were speaking out and discussing their opinions. If you do some searches, there are some intense debates going on. Erin, Blue Eyed Bride, did a great post on it yesterday, right after she watched the show. I read some of the comments, and they were all very civil.

Oh, and because I’m a drama ho, like that. I video-taped my TV. Please don’t mind my camera action, I’m not a professional videographer. I had to save my five seconds of fame.

Oh, and some friends told me that there was a close-up of me at the end. Yes, those are my usual “looks” that I like to give out. Angry Julie at my finest.

So my final thoughts. I don’t think I will make it as a TV Spokesperson. I get very nervous under the lights. And after seeing that, geez, I need to get my highlights done. My hair is way too brown. Oh, and unless I can make $40,000 a month blogging, I guess I better keep my job.

30 comments
the BLAH BLAH BLAHger
the BLAH BLAH BLAHger

YAY YAY YAY! I was finally able to watch and you sounded really controlled and relaxed. Good stuff!

Janis @ SneakPeek
Janis @ SneakPeek

I watched you, you looked very composed. Good job on getting pics of your TV.

Cat@3KidsandUs
Cat@3KidsandUs

I don't think you sounded too nervous at all. Well said!

kasandria
kasandria

You were awesome on the show. JG looked like a pompous ass as usual. Plus you were having a GREAT hair day! ;)Kas

Mr Lady
Mr Lady

That's what you look like on three hours of sleep? For THAT, I hate you.Okay, I don't. But really, enough with the prettiness all the time. ;-)

Loralee Choate
Loralee Choate

THAT is so cool! You look beeeaaauuutttiiiffulll!

MelADramatic Mommy
MelADramatic Mommy

I agree that Dr. Phil is turning into the new Jerry Springer. I won't watch the show anymore. Good job and you made an excellent point.

Kasey@ All Things Mamma
Kasey@ All Things Mamma

Hi Julie! I DVR'd this show but missed the 1st 15mins!! Darn it! I did see you and thought it was awesome you made it on and did great!!

I am Lee-Ann...
I am Lee-Ann...

You did awesome Julie! Such a great point! I'm a full time working Mama too and between DH and I our kids are usually with one of us vs daycare who happens to be a close friend. Win win win...all ways. :o)

Shannon
Shannon

P.S. you were VERY articulate! Great job! :)

Shannon
Shannon

I'm so sad I missed this! I am a working mom and go through periods of feeling guilty about leaving my kids. Last year I went back to work full time - 2 year before I had planned, thanks to our lovely economy and my husband's career in the car business. Basically, it's what I had to do to meet our families needs and to pay our bills! Most of the time I absolutely love that I work. My kids are in a wonderful private school and wouldn't be if I didn't work outside the home! I"m sure that sahmoms in the audience had a lot to say about those of us who work! o well! My kids are happy and well-adjusted and that's ALL that matters to me!!!

Aracely- Daytrippingmom
Aracely- Daytrippingmom

You looked great. I think you sounded great and looked super cute. I don't usually watch Dr. Phil but it was a very interesting show :) Thanks again for sharing!

Eli's Lids
Eli's Lids

Ahhh!! I love it :) You are a great mom and I'm glad you spoke up!!I thought your highlights looked great!

Nomers
Nomers

You did a fabulous job and should be proud. I DVR'd it and watched it last night. Even hubby watched it himself later (shh...don't tell any guys he watched Dr Phil, he will lose man points).

Houses, Couches and Babies
Houses, Couches and Babies

Way to go. I think your point was very direct and concise and I think you sounded great! Oh, I just wanted to let you know that I awarded you the "One Lovely Blog Award". Stop by anytime to "pick it up".

Living With Lindsay
Living With Lindsay

Yay! I'm glad you taped it because I refuse to watch Dr. Phil. LOL You sounded great! You are right, WAY slowed down. I think that's the first time in the almost 4 years that I've known you that I understood every word you said. Well done!

workout mommy
workout mommy

I saw you! and didn't think you appeared nervous at all. I think Dr. Phil is the new Jerry Springer and is looking to drum up controversy between moms once again. I am a SAHM, but many times I wish to god I could get out of my house and do something else. I"m sure there is a working mom out there who would love to change spots with me. Does that make us bad moms/people? absolutely not. I agreed with both Heather and Jessica. It takes a village and why can't we all just support each other's choices? anyway, I was so excited when I saw you on the screen! :)

Elaina M. Avalos
Elaina M. Avalos

You sounded great. I didn't think you sounded shaky or anything. So cool!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger
the BLAH BLAH BLAHger

I can't believe I didn't Tivo it and I can't see your video link. Guess I'll have to come over and watch it at the Angry House!

Andi
Andi

Hi Julie - thanks for stopping by my blog, it lead me to YOU. Great post and interesting experience. There seems to be a lot of Mama Drama lately - I heard this as a term today at Blog World. The person who was talking said the best thing to do is to take the high road, I am not a mom myself so I don't typically get involved either, but I am always amazed at how mean women can be to each other, that somehow online they feel justified to say the nastiest things to each other that they would not dare to say to someone's face. I like the what you said on your "In Polite Society" post. Everyone's situation is different and judging is just NOT cool. Yo do what you got to do for you, for your family and for Chase :-)

starnes family
starnes family

Awesome hair day. So excited I now know a celebrity! :)

Kim Tracy Prince
Kim Tracy Prince

Love that last comment about keeping your day job. Oh, snap!

Blue-Eyed Bride
Blue-Eyed Bride

Look at you!!! Thanks for linking to my post. The episode definitely got people talking, didn't it?

Lin
Lin

I dont watch Dr. Phil so I'm really glad you taped your part so we could check you out. I think you did a great job & you spoke at just the right speed. You looked really pretty & your hair does look pretty awesome :)

Shuggilippo
Shuggilippo

Woman, I totally sent you my email to get some of those snazzy screenshots you mentioned snapping photos of. My pain in the ass DVR cut off the credits and since I was sitting millimeters beside you, I'm guessing that maybe I made an appearance. Maybe.