Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kate and Lydia Have News

Last night on our Facebook page, we let everyone know that something sort of big and cool had happened to us and it meant that we would finally get to tell you who we really are.  Then people started posting comments like: Oprah! Book Deal! Reality TV!  Umm... no.  We're so sorry to disappoint you but we're just not that cool.  Yet. 

Yesterday we found out that a very big and schmancy blog called the Huffington Post was going to let us write for them.  We were pretty surprised because when we found out, it was already up and live on their site.  And it was under our actual names.  With our real bios.  And our pictures.  Gahhhhh!!!!  Before we knew what was happening it was already done.  We were out.  Oh wow.  That is just like us.  We get a break and we muck it up manage it like the professionals we are.  Aw Crap.  Now we can't be spies anymore.

When we found out, we immediately told our husbands.  The Cap'n was like: "Huffington Post?  Lydia, that's a very political website.  You know that, right?  It's a liberal blog."  I was a little concerned when I heard that because as you may remember, I am not good at politics and world events.  I thought Rosie O'Donnell was running for the Senate in Delaware and that Balkie from Perfect Strangers recently gave a very ill-mannered speech at the U.N.  We're just not very political.  We're too busy wiping little people's body fluids and ineffectually folding laundry. 

We are just really, really excited that one of the biggest blogs in the whole, wide world is letting us post some stuff with them so that we can pretend we're fancy.  Would you pretty please go read our post and leave a comment?  Commenst are really important.  And also share it on Facebook and Twitter?  We promise to respond to your comments and to be the most grateful mommy-bloggers in the history of ever.  We need your help to let the Huffington Post people that we have lots of awesome readers and that we wear big girl pants and should be taken seriously.  We know they'll figure out the truth soon enough, so could you help a mommy out?  We would really appreciate your help in making this a success.

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And one more thing!  Even though you're about to learn our real names, in Mommyland we will stay Kate and Lydia.  We like it like that. 

And one more(r) thing! Even though our real names are now out there, we're still not going to be posting pictures of our kids or using their real names (or the names of any members of our families or friends).  They deserve to have their privacy and we know you guys understand and appreciate that.
 
Thank you all so much for reading these rants and making us feel better when we vent to you or we think we suck at the really important stuff - kids, family, friends and of course, tap dancing.

xo, Kate & Lydia

(c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2010

42 comments:

  1. *smiling*

    That's what I'm doing, FYI.

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  2. Ahhh, CONGRATULATIONS!! I love you two!

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  3. I'm just so happy I finally know what Kate's job is

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  4. Awesomeness. Y'all are very pretty ladies. Although you guys can no longer be spies, it's nice to put a face to the names. I mean, spy names.

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  5. Soooo happy for you two! YOu are both super talented so you deserve this so much! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Share your bad selves with the world! =)

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  6. Awesome! Great article, and it's nice to learn a bit more about you girls!

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  7. Great article, and it's nice to learn a bit more about you girls!

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  8. Too funny! I just became a follower of The Huffington Post last week! Awesome news!

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  9. It won't let me comment over there for some reason. It says I have been banned from commenting (whuck?!), but I swear I've never commented over there before! Anyway, your post is fabulous! Congrats, ladies! I've been on this bandwagon since there were seven followers (Hi, Laurie!) and the blog template was Minima. Awesome. You both deserve it!

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  10. Congrats!!! :D Y'all def do deserve it!!! Too bad about the spy thing though... LOL!!!

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  11. Congratulations, Ladies!
    In the "oh the irony!" department, last night I just commented that I was glad you weren't going all political on us! Lol! OH well... As long as you keep it balanced and funny. :)

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  12. I would comment there, but for some reason it is telling me I am banned from commenting. I swear I didn't do it... lol

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  13. Now of course I'd love to know how you got your spy names "Kate & Lydia"...

    Good times and congrats!

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  14. Tried to comment...made an account to comment, but then it said I had been banned from commenting?? Whuck???

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  15. Ug, The Huffington Post? Well, as long as you post a link straight to your blog, I'll read it. If I have to go through the Liberal Spun "reporting" of The Huffington Post to get to you, I'll just stick with FB.

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  16. trying to post a comment over *there*.
    Your secret is safe with all of us.
    Your spy days may be over but only so you can become double agents!!
    Woo-hoo!!
    Love ya,
    Mamajulep
    PS: you completely outed me too, but that was so worth it!!

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  17. Way to go girls! I just tried to comment on Huffpost and after I registered it told me I was banned from commenting. Seriously? They don't even know me yet! How can I already be banned? The FAQs said something about possible inappropriate past comments from my IP address, which means my husband may have a secret life as a liberal blogger... I'll keep trying!

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  18. I, too have been banned! Fancymom conspiracy?

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  19. Yay! Now maybe someone will take the time to listen to us, even if its not a coherent thought.

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  20. I tried to post a comment on your schmancy post, I even created an account and everything. Once my account was created and I scrolled to the bottom to comment, I was told that I had been banned from commenting. I can't even remember what I was going to comment now but the laugh I got from being banned was so awesome that I don't care. You mommies rock! Go you! for coming out (albeit unintentionally) and letting the world know how it is for mommies. If it isn't on MSN's home page, I don't know about it. And if it looks boring, I don't care. My life is little people. I care what happens in the world around me, but when the cat just threw up, the littles are brawling and the dryer won't work, it's difficult to be concerned about events that are happening in countries whose names end with "stan".

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  21. Congrats! I don't know why I thought your actual names were Kate & Lydia and was surprised when they weren't haha. Great pics, ladies! :-) And LOVE what you wrote!

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  22. I was banned too AFTER trying to create an account with my Facebook profile. I'm guessing my profile was not good enough???
    Maybe it was my white bean chicken chili recipe?
    I have no earthy idea?
    At least here I can say what I think, and I think I'll have some wine with lunch!!

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  23. Whuck!?! It's a conspiracy! All Mommies are banned from commenting on HuffPo. Coincidence? I think not.
    The Political Machine fears the Mommy Brigade.
    Bring it Suits.
    We'll kick your fancy ass and tap a T-Box to celebrate it.
    Don't EVEN get me started on head lice!

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  24. That is great for you guys and a great post! It is nice to see pictures to put with the writing, and I too was surprised about the names! Congrats!

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  25. Now I can be spying for Kate in the 'burbs of DC! My family is living in Arlington for several months while my husband is on a Navy deployment so watch out :)

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  26. Congrats!

    PS - I'm so dumb, I wouldn't have even noticed that they gave up your names, I mean, I really thought your names were Lydia and Kate....

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  27. Fantastic! Oh, and I have to say that although I loved you guys before, knowing that Lydia went to U of M just sealed the deal...I'm a '94 grad! Go Blue!!!

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  28. i think that is way cooler than reality TV!

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  29. Congratulations, ladies! You are clearly political masterminds. I'm sure Jon Stewart will be barging down your door asking for help with jokes for his next show. You earned this--enjoy the praise!

    I will never, ever call you anything but Kate and Lydia. I'm too sentimental! In fact, my brain just deleted your real names. Gone!

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  30. Congratulations, ladies! My comment is pending, I hope they let it through. I am an Independent but I live in the rather red Alabama and HuffPo might have just gone ahead and banned our whole state! I joke, I do enjoy HuffPo and will go back and read whatever you write for it. Hooray, you gals are really taking off. I knew you would!

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  31. This is very fancy and professional. Good for you guys!

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  32. Awesome...congrats, ladies ;)

    Although, to me, you are and always will be Kate and Lydia..(actually i've forgotten your real names already...mind like sieve...need to know basis..since I don't really need to know, I let it go)

    And the world would deflate without us moms!

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  33. Woot! Wonderful to see you in more than three places! Maybe now the World Stage awaits, and you ladies can fix everything by being funny AND smart!

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  34. I am still a HUGE fan of your professional families, and shall always be! Good luck with your new found fame!

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  35. apparently i just arrived off the short bus. somehow i thought kate and lydia were your REAL names, perhaps since they are so fitting. nevertheless, given this new found information, Aunt Mary just became 10x more awesome! and a very good detective, maybe that's where you get the spy gene from.

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