My 15 minutes..um..um..

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My “fifteen minutes” have come and gone…ok, it was more like 3 minutes, but who’s counting? lol wordsani.gif

(A curtsey to my buddy Kevin for surprising me with the sound bite.)

Allow me to explain sweet friends.

One of my favorite stories of the time I spent down at Ground Zero within the first few weeks of rescue and recovery was the time I met Kevin Spacey.

Some sports and movie stars came down to give the rescue workers a morale boost..(or perhaps the photo op was too good to be ignored..but who am I to say eh?..)

One of the seemingly humblest and most non pretentious ones I met was Kevin Spacey.
He came dressed in a ski cap and was just mulling around trying to cheer up the firefighters when I spotted him.

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Unlike the typical fan, fawning all over the “star”, I took one of the patriotic poems and images I had been handing out to the firefighters and police, and signed it with my name.

I moseyed over to where he was surrounded by firefighters, handed him the signed poem and said: “O.K., Kevin, we all know this is why your’e here…yes, you may have my autograph!”

Being the supreme actor that he is, his charm knew few bounds and he played along with me; ..we did a bit of an improv, err..theatrical production for the guys, who were laughing, (and probably thought I had too much to drink. heh)

But it was a sweet moment, amidst all the horror around us, that’s for sure.


With that in mind, I extended my “generosity” a bit further and let Mark Levin talk to me on his radio show last night. lol
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For those who may not be familiar with Mark. He is an “Absolut American”.
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In additon to being brilliant, he is enormously funny, unencumbered by the niceties of interpersonal “PC talk” and even manages to score points with the Libs (well,..sometimes..heh), especially when he attempts to reflect back to them their utter detachment from the pulse of America.

He isn’t afraid of those who who launch brickbats at us, and shouts (yes, quite literally..) reminding us daily that America remains the greatest bastion of freedom in the world.

“Mark Levin is one of America’s preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers. He’s in great demand as a political and legal commentator, and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs.
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Levin is also a contributing editor for National Review Online, and writes frequently for other publications. Levin has served as a top advisor to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet—including as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States.

In 2001, the American Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan Award. He currently practices law in the private sector, heading up the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington DC.”

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Of course I stumbled all over myself and couldn’t remember how to talk for a few minutes. talkani.gif

Here I am..in all my ahem..glory..not!

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Moral of the Story:
When speaking to someone you admire, Never try to use words like “negligible”!
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48 Responses to “My 15 minutes..um..um..”

  1. wordsmith says:

    Oh, you did great! How exciting to be able to talk on Mark Levin’s program (and plug your blog!). And the Kevin Spacey story was great to hear, also.

    Great job, Angel!

  2. Ma r t i n @ b l o g b a t says:

    I bet you did great talking to the Great One! I probably wouldn’t have been able to squeak a word out once I heard “you’re on the air”. Yikes. :p

  3. hnav says:

    wow !

    very cool…

    wonderful…

    i wish he gave you more time.

    simply outstanding.

  4. Brooke says:

    That’s awesome!

    Oh, you acquitted yourself very well, Angel! :grin: I’d have wet myself and hung up!

    And you sound sooooo New York, LOL! Kewl!

  5. Brian Bonner says:

    That was a great story and as you know I heard you on Levines show. Which was pretty impressive since it is the first time I listened to his show! LOL!

  6. elmers brother says:

    Angel, you’re voice is as sweet as your personality. Happy 15 minutes of fame.

  7. Defiant Infidel says:

    Way ta’ go, HOT ROD!!! It’s about time Mark called you up so you could dial him in a bit!

    And you have also cleared up my confusion with your frequent use of “y’all” here on your blog… for a long time now I have been trying to determine whether you are a former Southerner transplanted to NY or a New Yorker with some past southern affiliation. Now I am sure that it is only some type of southern experience in the past of this genuine New York lady!

    When I got your e-mail saying that you were on The Great One’s program, my first thought was that I at least wanted to read the transcript because I knew that you would have such sensible and interesting observations. To come here and find the actual recording is TOO COOL! And so are you, my dear!

    Honestly, it is so nice to be able to say I know people like yourself who care, stay involved and stay informed. It has truly been the single most exceptional thing about becoming involved in the conservative blogging world… I found that I am NOT alone on an island after all!

    Next time you “chat” with Mark, tell him I vote you are dubbed his female counterpart… the “Great One-ette”!

  8. Rightwing Guy says:

    Bush Ignores The Democrats Call To Retreat…

    Since the release of the Iraq Study Groups report the Democrats have been jumping up and down and yelling that the Bush administration to cut and change course and “redeploy” from Iraq, but the President has ignored their calls and forged ahead….

  9. Kevin says:

    Way to go Angel! I’d like to hear more about this cancelled program where muslim men had to register with immigration. What happened to it?

    Oh, and get of the phone ya big dope! Levin is great :) .

  10. Ogre says:

    Great, great, great! You sounded awesome!

  11. Night Rider says:

    Angel, I have to say that your taste in admiring someone like Mark Levin is great.

    I have enjoyed Mark Levin on Hanity and Colmes many times.

    I listened to Mark Levin with Sean Hannity one time getting all over Alex Baldwin’s case one time and they litterally made Alex Baldwin walk out the door of the radio station.

    Also Angel, when listening to the audio I noticed too that you have quite the New York City bróg, very distinctive New York City Accent.

    Congratulations on your interview with Mark Levin, you did a great job, don’t worry about the issue with the word negligible though.

  12. D. Ox says:

    Brava! Bravissima!

    Angel, you got in plenty of majorly meritorious stuff–not minimally negligible at all!

    So glad you got the clip. I couldn’t get to a radio in time and was bummed out.

    You were great too when you called into KRXA when we were on there! Thanks again for calling in with your support for us!

    Thanks for the heads up, and “Stay on the phone, ya big dame!”

    Dumb Ox

  13. VerityINK says:

    What a sweet story! Sounds like you certainly kept your wits about you! I rushed back stage to meet Maya Angelou about 20 years ago. I was absolutely a blabbering idiot, with none of your charm! She was as gracious as she could be and asked us to eat with her family and friends. (We, of course, declined; she was just being a super-polite hostess.) She held my hand for a long, long time…

    My sis and I, on our way to NOLA in 1992, drove through Stamps, ARK and saw ‘the pond’ and where she went to school…. It was odd, if you’ve read her books, to naturally–times being so different–for us to have had totally different experiences in Stamps. I only saw a small, dusty southern stoplight where they waited on us with a smile, to buy munchables…when she said the hate-filled eyes of the white men on the main street gave her her ‘lifelong paranoia’… And that, to ‘cross over into whitefolksville’–at the pond–was going from a black world and into a totally white one. When we were there, blacks and whites were all in the streets, cafes and stores.

    No one remembered the mercantile store in which she’d had such a bad experience…such a different world. I grew up in Denver where we didn’t have open, klan-enforced segregation. In the sixties, my mom and dad naturally worked with blacks and whites and hispanics of course. There were 4 black kids in my high school (it was on the mexican-to-white side of town.)
    Sorry for me going on and on–my arm is FINALLY getting so well that I can type more, and more easily!

  14. Butch says:

    Good job Angel!!!

  15. Faultline USA says:

    Hey Angel. Great sound bite. You had your stats and you were very together. . I think “minimal” sounds just fine! By the way, another person I know had the same nice things to say about Kevin Spacey saying he is very ”down-to-earth.”

  16. Listen to Angel on the Levin show « Nuke’s news & views says:

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  17. Perri Nelson's Website says:

    3 Minutes of Fame…

    Angel over at Woman Honor Thyself did a marvelous thing last night… She graciously granted Mark Levin the incredibly rare honor of speaking with her, although she only gave him three minutes or so……

  18. Gayle says:

    Angel, you did a wonderful job! Okay, so you couldn’t find the word “negligible”. At least you were able to think of it. I would probably have been speechless! And you do have a sweet voice. I was also a bit surprised to discover you don’t have a southern twang. It’s because of the way you write.

    Blessings, gal. Keep up the great work! I’m extremely proud of you! :)

  19. The American Israeli Patriot says:

    Iran Is Dumping The Dollar…

  20. DL says:

    Wow

    Talk about a good time…..
    This is like frosting on the cake Angel.

    Hope this works because my computer is giving me an alien type of behavior though McKaffee says its’s fine.

  21. no2liberals says:

    Howdy Angel!
    You were fantastic. I think Mark could tell you were a kindred spirit, as he was so patient and soothing with you.
    Uhh…I didn’t know you were from New York, but I think I know where you picked up y’all.
    /henh

  22. InRussetShadows says:

    Yup, you’re from New York City alright. I guess I have to readjust my mental picture now, don’t I? Seriously though, congratulations on the fame. Pretty soon you’ll be so famous you won’t remember any of our names!

  23. Angel says:

    lol @ alla yaz!..and thanks for the sweet comments Y’ALL! lol :)

    Do I really sound so much like a New Yawka?.. lol ;)

  24. Mike says:

    Great job, Angel! More time, more time….

  25. Always On Watch says:

    Angel,
    Outstanding! Now I can put a voice with your blogging name. And you did such a great job too by getting your points across.

    Congratulations, my friend!

  26. daniel says:

    That’s really cool you met Kevin Spacey. I think he is a good actor and I like him.
    Better still that you went down to ground zero to offer support.
    FTGF!

  27. KKarLLMmM says:

    As my good friend Ralph Kramden would say..” i brive a dus”
    great job Angel..sounds like boston or nashville to me…it is the content that means the most..and you were quite content..
    btw, i understand it was the “N” word that got you all flustered…
    n..ne..neg..negligib…SMALL…yeah thats right…small!!!!!!

  28. Robert says:

    I am so impressed that mark allowed you to stutter all over ourself…LOL.

    Excellent call, and a great response from him.

  29. Nazareth says:

    New Yawka would be a Maine accent (where I’m originally from) We lose the ‘r’s'- as I told a southerner who was makin fun of my accent once- “we don’t accentuate, we pronunciate- ayuh!”

  30. Ma r t i n @ b l o g b a t says:

    Definitely a great Noo Yoark, poor Marks Philly cheesesteak accent couldn’t hold water :p.

  31. Angel says:

    Yet again..thanks Y”ALL :) for the sweet sweet input here.

    ah…next time (if there is one) it will be all one syllable words! ;)

  32. kevin says:

    Ah Angel, don’t you realize that Levin is the lucky one?

    Great to hear your voice, btw.

  33. Little Miss Chatterbox says:

    I love Mark Levin!! That is very cool that you got to be on the show. I’ve gotten to be on Sean Hannity’s show and Rush’s when Mark Belling was filling in once. Both times I was fairly nervous so its normal ;) .

  34. Terry_Jim says:

    So you stumbled,
    you got right back up again and made your point.

    Way to go!

    Nicely done, in spite of the “Contemptibly unimportant, niggling, nugatory, paltry, petty, picayune, piddling, small, trifling, measly, of no account” mispronunciation of negligible.

    I couldn’t even spell negligable, er, -ible,
    to look it up in the thesaurus!

    http://education.yahoo.com/reference/thesaurus/entry/negligible

  35. Douglas V. Gibbs says:

    You, my dear, are a natural on the radio – - well, except for negligible.

    You were strong, confident, to the point, and correct. And Levin’s answers to your concerns were good too. Don’t know a lot about him, being here on the west coast, but great job.

  36. Tim says:

    So you’re a celebrity now? Are we going to lose you to the Hollywood crowd? Say it isn’t so!

  37. Joe S. says:

    Hey! great clip…

    I think you did a super job…you are so lucky. :)

  38. vimto says:

    Yo Angel! This is great. Love it. It shows how important it is for us conservative Christians to engage withthe media. And it’s a buzz. Keep on Keeping on and my the Lord bless you and make his face to shine upon you!

  39. kerwin says:

    You showed the courage of your convictions.

  40. cube says:

    You did just fine. Now I can even put a voice to your blog. Excellent.

  41. Brooke says:

    Do I really sound so much like a New Yawka?.. lol

    To my midwest ears, you do! :lol:

  42. radar says:

    Hey, nice accent there, Angel, you sound like a real NEW YAWK BABE! I liked your point and Levin went just a bit PC on you there but it is true, that Muslims are the most likely terrorists out of the immigrant/alien bunch and we should be very aware of that threat.

    You kept your composure and handled it very well, good on you ;-)

  43. obob says:

    great points and you sounded awesome

  44. Carl says:

    I truly enjoyed your story of meeting Kevin Spacey and also being on Levin’s show. I have to admit I’m a bit spoiled in regards to radio since I have been a disc jockey and talk show host for 20 years from age 13 to about 33. During that time I’ve met many celebrities (mainly bands/singers/entertainers) and never had any problems speaking with them. I also am a sci-fi geek and have gone to many conventions and met many actors, artists, writers, etc. and had no problems communicating with them either. All except one.

    During the Atlanta Fantast Fair back in the 80′s, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite artists, Boris Vallejo (Frank Frazetta and Kelly Freas being two others). And I turned into “fanboy.” I stuttered. I stammered. And all I could get out was “would you please sign my poster, Mr. Vallejo.” I turned into uber-fanboy. To this day I don’t know why. He was gracious and generous. He signed my poster and I turned and walked away in sheer embarassment.

    According to experts, the number one phobia is public speaking. That’s one phobia I never had. I’ve spoken in front of a few to a crowd of thousands and had no problem whatsoever, but that day in Atlanta, I froze. Weird.

  45. Angel says:

    Thanks again guyz n dollz! :)

  46. Debbie says:

    You are our heroin. You speak for all of us and I know you were wonderful!

    Have a great Sunday tomorrow.

  47. benning says:

    “Negligible,” eh? Heheheeee!

    Nice voice, although I don’t hear New York there, but I did hear a hint of Ireland. Hmmm…..

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