First of all the good news: starting today I am your new anchor for News 4 at Noon! Woohoo! Looking forward to lots of lunch dates with all of you.
Now to the bad...which I probably should just keep to myself, but I know someone out there feels my pain. So while I did manage to put pants on before leaving my house and I promise you I *did* wash my hair, I'm here to confess that I didn't do it very well. At all.
I started with good intentions. A nice deep condition to kick off a week of wonderful hair days, right? Right, that's how it always works for me too. Anyway, I didn't realize my mistake until mid-blow dry. The hair around my temples was not getting dry and I was starting to look like Danny Zuko from Grease. Not cute. I must have been so distracted that I forgot how to shampoo, and I most definitely didn't rinse and repeat.
At this point, rewashing was just not an option. Too much time. I was already less than 6 hours away from 2 o'clock alarm and my eyelids were starting to feel heavy. So I decided to go with it. I have done my best to dry shampoo and tease and hide my hair, but alas, it will not go away. I can make no promises for my appearance when the clock strikes noon, but I hope you tune in anyway. I promise my hair ranks exactly last on the list of important things we will cover in the newscast.
And a fun side note for all of you who've been told you weren't good enough or would never achieve your dreams:
When I head out to the set today, I will be mentally sending just a teensy bit of credit to a former boss who once told me I would never be here. Never reporting the news in my hometown, never anchoring a show because of my "horrible Midwestern accent," and never finding any success in the television news business. Wherever he is today, all I have to say is thanks for giving me the motivation and determination to prove you wrong.
Alright, that's all for now. I'm off to find more dry shampoo whilst humming along to Taylor Swift's, "Mean."
Happy Monday, everybody!