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Saturday, March 10, 2012

We're in Hiding

Hildebeest is hiding, for obvious reasons. She's embarassed to be seen. I'm also hiding. Because my friend The Princess was here last evening and she told me that the recorded statement I'd made for Bernie was played on the hourly news on our talk radio station. Now the whole area knows my age and that my teeth are in rough shape. Beautiful.

It's probably hard to believe but notoriety scares me. The times I've been in a media spotlight weren't always good experiences. But if you have a need to shoot your mouth off about things, as I do, these things happen. It comes in the package. You never know where an action will take you. Anyway, I don't like media moments, even when they're very good ones. It's better to do everything in a group so you don't get singled out for attention. I've learned to keep a good game face and will shake my hair and smile pretty for the camera. But my guts are jitterbugging while a pounding heart echoes in my throat until everyone forgets it. In this day and age that's mercifully quickly. I don't know how famous people do it, living their lives with the whole world watching. It must be a calling. Or a need of some kind. It'd put me right into the cracker barrel.

So Hildebeest and I are keeping very low profiles for a while. She'll give me the silent treatment and I'll just rant here, where few people read what I say. And no pictures, please. ;)

8 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Best wishes to you and to Hildebeest. This too will pass.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

What's the use of an opinion if you keep it to yourself? By the way, I see you have a couple more followers....good for you.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I had my 15 minutes once, or maybe it was a minute and a half. The positive reaction was good, but the small percentage of negative was hurtful. It is easier to keep a low profile, but easier is not always the right thing to do. What is that old Chinese proverb - it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness".

Austan said...

EC- Yes, it does.

Austan said...

Lawless- Thanks girl. I wasn't expecting it would be used so soon or for media, but oh well. And I'm always surprised at gaining Followers!

Austan said...

Arleen- You know how it is, then. When something is wrong ya just have to say so. As Ralph Kramden said, "I have a BIG mouth". :D

SarcasticTestGuy said...

I like to fly below the radar too; I think that celebrities would ache to be out of the public eye though.

Austan said...

STG- It has to be awful to always be noted no matter where you go. I don't want to even imagine what that's like.