May 06, 2004

I'm Gonna Be Famous!

Some of you may remember me posting about an elaborate practical joke I'm participating in--Postcards For Mom. Will, a terrible rotten son, set up this site to get perfect strangers to send his mom mail. And not just any mail, but vague, confusing mail. The rules are simple--don't mention the site or call her "mom," act like you know her (and most importantly, like she knows you), and have fun! Each month a different item is selected as a guideline. March it was recipes with one ingredient missing. April it was comics with the last frame removed. This month it's something for her birthday (I'm planning on sending her a "Happy 60th Birthday" card--she's turning 51).

I've had a lot of fun with this since I found the site in February. So far I've sent mom mail from Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, and two from Hamburg. In each I'm demanding to know why she isn't showing up for our vacations together and why she's not calling or writing (with no return address, of course).

Well here comes the famous part--word of this has leaked out to the press and today I was interviewed by a reporter with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! Will suggested me because I'm such an enthusiastic participant. The article should be out on Sunday and hopefully some of my quotes will be in there.

In the meantime, check out Postcards For Mom and send an item or two of your own!

Update: I just realized I'm supposed to keep this under wraps until Sunday when the article is supposed to come out. So, uh, don't say anything, okay?

Posted by Shelby at May 6, 2004 08:46 PM

Shelby, thanks for your participation. I'm looking forward to the article. I just sent an email to the reporter asking him which section the article would be on. His reply?

If there are no big news stories between now and Saturday afternoon (when the Sunday early edition comes out), it's going to be ON THE FRONT PAGE!

Posted by: will at May 7, 2004 05:56 PM
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