Monday, January 14, 2013

Lydia on TV: Kids and Money

So last week, I got the following email from the producer of the show Let's Talk Live. I'm supposed to be a guest on the show on the first Friday of every month. Last week was the first Friday:
"Hey lady! So glad you're coming on the show tomorrow. What do you want to talk about?"
To which I responded:
"WHHAAAAT?? Oh God. I have no bloody idea. My house flooded & my new laptop crashed in the past 48 hours. On my way to the Apple store now in the hopes that they can perform a miracle. If you come up with a topic, I promise to do a good job. But at the moment I am neck deep in a river of dukey water."
So the producer sent me a link to an article on how to teach your kids about money and finances. I studied it and added some talking points and thought very carefully about why this issue was so important. Then I had a sudden and severe allergic reaction to something, blew up like a ballon and slept for 12 hours.

I woke up the next morning looking like a cross between the Elephant Man and the emperor from Star Wars. So I took a bunch of Benadryl, put on enough make-up to embarrass the contestants on Ru Paul's Drag Race, and did the interview. I was so punch drunk on anti-histimines that I don't think we discussed a single one of the talking points. I'm pretty sure I didn't slur my words. My face is only a little puffy on the sides.

All in all, it could have been worse.

OH! And because I actually really love this topic - I collected all your comments and turned them into a advice post over at Babble. To check it out - click here. It's pretty awesome because it's all your ideas.

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  1. You did awesome! Way to go! Oh and you totally can't tell you have a med induced high so...congrats!

  2. I think you did great! It totally sucks about the series of unfortunate events, though.

  3. Hmm, the Babble link isn't working for me.

  4. Is there any way that you could post a link to the video? Every time I go to one of these posts I can never see the video, just a big blank space. :(

  5. You just look sooooo relaxed.....




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