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Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Did I spell Potpourri right? I don't think I did, it looks really weird, but then again Potpourri is a really weird word anyway, and I don't think it's even English. Surely no one expects me to spell non-english words correctly. Heck I still can't spell "resautaunt" or "buisness" so Potpourri is out of the question.

So, I was on Good Things Utah last week. So fun, so exciting. They asked if I wanted to take my sunglasses off, I'm still trying to figure out why they mentioned it. Do my sunglasses make me look fat? Anyway, the people at GTU were so nice and it was really exciting to be there.

On the set, they have four camera's pointed at you the whole time. To know which camera they are using at any given moment there's a guy that stands behind it. Underneath each camera lens is a small black and white TV screen that shows you what the camera is filming. The hosts are obviously used to this and don't let it distract them, but I kept trying to watch those screens. Really, to give women worried about their sunglasses making them look fat an opportunity to see themselves my not be a wise choice. and the table was too short to comfortably cross my legs, so the wood was cutting into my knee under the table, but for some reason I knew I HAD to cross my legs--don't know why. Anyway, it was lots of fun, and here's the video clip if anyone wants to count how many times I tried to look at the camera or swallowed. Josi on GTU

The day after the GTU show, I came to California to see my sister and her new baby. AND, I drove California freeways to get here! I know! Look at how grown up I am. Granted I do have a navigation system, but I haven't had even one panic attach or hives epidemic. I must be some kind of genius among Utah drivers. So, I'm here and catching up on e-mail and I got the link to an article written by a good friend Alison Palmer. It hit on so many things I've been feeling, have felt all my life in one way or another and it got me reflecting on just how important it is to trust our abilities and trust the Lord. I highly recommend you check it out. I might have it painted on my bedroom wall for all those times I lay in bed and think "What is wrong with me? Why can't I do A, B, C, or D like she does?" It reminds me that Satan will use anything to bring us down, if Crack and infidelity won't do it, he'll use our own attempts to improve ourselves, or the talents we're still trying to grow, to keep us from keeping our feet from moving in the right direction. That's why, like Alison says, we have to keep our vision internal and focused on the Savior. What a great, great, article it was. Here's the link Desert Saints

So, I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I'm off to San Fransisco and later the CHEESCAKE FACTORY--yes, I'm screaming that.


Karen Hoover said...

Thanks for the link to the article. It was very, very good. Just the boost I needed right now. LOVED your interview on Good Things Utah. I'm a loyal fan of the show, since I went to college with Angie. Total sweetheart. Have a blast in California and eat a piece of cheesecake for me!

Heather B. Moore said...

Great interview, Josi!

melissa c said...

Great interview! Sounds like a great trip too!

I just finished your book, "To have or to hold". As usual, I could not lay it down. Such a great story line! You are sooo good at this!

I was funny to see the name Gloria Drewery the first time while reading it. I kept thinking "I know this name, but how?" I had just finished reading that book!

I had actually checked your book out called "Unsung lullaby" a few months ago but didn't finish it as I had just barely had a miscarriage and didn't want to read about it but I will go back to it in a while.

You are a wonderful writer and and inspiration to me. I'll call you when I am ready for you to edit what I am writing. Thanks for everything.

Anonymous said...

The interview was awesome, Josi! I just finished Sheep's Clothing about a week ago and though it kind of freaked me out (how many kids do I know talking to random people on the internet?) it was absolutely FANTASTIC! Before it came out I was checking the computer at work like every day, I was so excited for it to come in. Then, of course, it had to come in on my day off. But I'd talked about it so much that all the employees read the prologue, and now they all want to read the rest. :D Excellent, fantabulous job!

Anonymous said...

I kept looking for the red neck and face but I never saw it. Way to go you did good.

Keith Fisher

Julie Wright said...

I am so glad you linked to your interview since you know I can't get TV where I live! How cool that they put that online! You looked great, You spoke with confidence. you made me want to go out and buy your book (and I already own your book) You are just SO WICKED COOL!
And you're having cheesecake without me??? Twenty lashes for you!