As we face down the barrel of Oscar time I think, ‘Hey, I can be as self-involved, self-promoting and self-congratulatory as anyone else in show biz, the Hollywood Foreign waiters (what my dad called the Golden Globe group) or the Tea Party’. It’s time for the CMAs!!! Oh, wait, that’s what the Country Music Awards go by … hmm, I know! Time to hand out the “Coolie” (sidebar: I worked with Coolio once on a VH-1 show in NYC and loved the guy. I’m from Culver City; he lived in Westchester, which is next door. We bonded over unchic addresses.)
But, will the Coolie go to me? Sure, the team that put that video together will know they were a big part of making something award winning — I’m talking to you Rex and Vivien — but, oh, no, the real winner is the randomly selected commenter. Because if you make a comment, that is my reward.
When I shot this video I didn’t know what my “trophy” would be for the lucky winner (a viewer, not the winning video). But now I know! The lovely moms behind PackIt (my first ever national commercial) have offered up one of their PackIts. (True: love the PackIt. Just packed a smoothie in one this AM for Vivien’s lunch snack.)
So, watch this video, and please “vote” below. Who knows? Maybe one day the Coolies will have a dinner, red carpet and sweaty under breasts – all the hallmarks of a REAL award show.
IF you need to jog your memory here is a link to nominee #1, #2, #3, #4, #5
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