You Gotta Have Friends


  When I decided to do the casting call for The Biggest Loser, I didn't announce it on my Facebook page. I wasn't going to blog about it. I told a select few on a need to know basis. This was something I was doing for me.  In some ways I wanted to keep it private. I didn't want to answer questions about it. I didn't really want to explain anything. I just wanted to go try out and see what happens. I stumbled on, The Biggest Loser Casting Facebook page, while I was poking about all things Biggest Loser. I lurked on the page for a bit. People would ask questions about the casting process, people would share their videos and and general chat about being heavy and so on. The one thing that really struck me was how friendly most people were. The same question could be asked again and again, but someone was always willing to help out. They were all being so encouraging. There were the odd posts of, "pick me! pick my friend!" I just overlooked those. I don't think that the casting … [Read more...]


My Mom Did it Again

Mom at our Wedding

    My mom is one of my biggest cheerleaders.  Sometimes she goes to her sister's house, my Auntie Jack's, to read my blog. If she has her glasses with her, that is. Some days I read her my blog, she is always very encouraging. Whatever I write is cute or funny. You gotta love a momma like that. However, sometimes she says something and it has all my creativity scream to a halt!  "I don't know how you come up with this stuff, Bern."  As soon as she says that I know I'm going to have a dry spell in writing. This first occurred when I was writing for the Lemon Cards Tree Blog and my hometown paper. I was telling her that I had to get something written for both places in a day or two. I was being my famous procrastinating self.  I'm one of the best procrastinators around. It's a gift. While I was whining to her that I had some ideas but was not sure ,she listened. Then said, "Bern I don't know where you get your ideas." Once she said that, I don't know where I got … [Read more...]