Almost Famous

Originally published October 16, 2013.

If you’re new to Just Another Ordinary Day, it may come as a surprise to learn the reason I launched this blog was not to bemoan the pitfalls of PPACA and POTUS. My intent was far from political. In fact, my agenda in launching a blog in the first place was to become famous. Don’t get all weird on me… I’m not talking papparazzi-in-your-face famous…just famous enough to get me on Dancing with the Stars. I know. It sounds crazy, but honestly it’s how it all started. read more


Originally published on 9/30/2010

Michael Bolton, one of the few legitimate stars in the celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars this season, was eliminated this week. Okay, so he’s no Baryshnikov, but Bruno didn’t need to be so catty either. At least Bolton’s a real honest to goodness star, a talented singer, songwriter and musician.

I was sorry to see him go for that reason alone. I really don’t have a problem with the smattering of “stars-once-removed” who contend for the mirrored disco ball trophy each season. Folks like Laila Ali, Heather Mills (the ex Mrs. McCartney), and Bristol Palin simply do not bother me for some reason. My pet peeve is that regular ordinary people who have not an ounce of talent (like yours truly) get to be on the show (and I don’t). read more

Dancing With the Ordinary People

Originally published on 9/22/2010

I am addicted to Dancing with the Stars and for reasons I can’t explain, I really want to be a contestant on this show. I know what you’re thinking. This woman hasn’t got a chance…she’s not a star, she’s just an ordinary person.

It’s true. I am precisely just an ordinary person. I have an ordinary life, which I live each day in an ordinary way. I’ve never walked on the moon, won Olympic gold, or starred in a blockbuster movie. I’m not a reality television celebrity, never headlined the cast of a Broadway play, hosted a talk show, have all my limbs and I am not the daughter, mother, wife or ex-wife of somebody famous. I’m not an aging entertainer, a has been, nor a wannabe. I simply am ordinary and Just Another Ordinary Day is my blog. read more