We’ve Got To Cut the Blogger!

filed under: Miscellaneous on February 17, 2010

No, I wasn't in a knife fight with a bunch of blog haters.

I heard those words from a busy producer as she scrambled to reconfigure the show today.  The cooking segment ran long, and they were five minutes over. 

Someone had to go.

I was sitting of to the side, by myself, and the moment I heard my smile wavered. 

I was the 'blogger'.

Of course, being the insecure gal I am, my mind raced… "Was it me?  Did I do something wrong?  Do they not like the blogs I was planning on talking about?  Is it my hair?  I have NEVER liked my hair!"

All of this flashed through my mind in the span of about three seconds, about the same amount of time it took for Melissa, the sweet producer from TCL, to see me sitting there.

"Oh!  I am so sorry!  The cooking segment ran long.  Its not you!  We like you!  We want you to come back.  Really!  I am so sorry!"

For a moment I was pretty embarrassed.  (who am I kidding, I am STILL embarrassed) But as I drove the long road home, I got to thinking.

This was a good thing.  It was a really good thing.

See, I was starting to get a little, uh… big headed.  Someone wanted me for their TV show!  Someone liked what I had to say!  Someone thought that my opinion was important!

See the theme there?  Me. I was starting to let all this stuff go to my head.

I am so thankful that I have a wonderful God who knows when the sin of pride is getting to be to much and knows when I need a big dose of humility. 

I am so thankful that God used something that was so important to me and so visible to everyone to show me that its NOT about me and that there is a much bigger picture.

I had a really big piece of humble pie.  I think I am full now. ๐Ÿ˜‰


I will most likely be on again sometime next week, as they were kind enough to offer to let me reschedule.  I will let you know when I know. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jo says:

    You have great hair. Period.
    Also, you are wonderful and so humble and gracious and I love you.

  • Alicia says:

    I think that is very humbling to write that. I would have felt the same way, but I’m so glad that at those times the Lord shows us something about ourselves and how we need to get our hearts right. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jenney says:

    I am so sorry your segment didn’t go today, but I am looking forward to seeing it when it does! I can’t wait to hear your Minnesota voice again. You know, cause you all sound THE SAME :o)

  • gianna says:

    oh, I have so much to say, but I don’t want to leave it on your comments. But i was thinking about myself and thinking, “how would I be feeling if someone asked me to be on tv?” I was wondering what you was running through your head since you had this opportunity.
    I love ya, Amanda! Hang in there. Humble pie does NOT taste good, but it’s so good for us sometimes!
    I can’t wait to see you when they do have you on!

  • Anne says:

    So sorry your segment was cut from the show. But how awesome that you are open to God’s lessons in your life. And I bet your humble pie was WAY prettier than the piece I had to eat today ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Melissa T. says:

    Humble pie, not always the tastiest but always the one that resonates with you inside and not on your thighs.

  • Brianne says:

    Im sorry your segment got cut. I hope you get on soon!
    Haha- had to laugh about your hair comment- I never liked my hair!!!

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    "Humble pie, not always the tastiest but always the one that resonates with you inside and not on your thighs.
    VERY well said!!  I have never heard it put that way before… and I like it!

  • Liz says:

    I just spent some time catching up with you and you are one busy blogger! How fun to hang out on TV! Except when they bump your segment. I’m excited to see more!

  • Kristin Smith says:

    Oh sorry to hear it didn’t work out as you planned…but maybe there is something even better waiting for you next time! It is always a bummer when we have to have a lesson in humility! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Blessings friend!

  • Val says:

    I’m friends with someone famous!!!! I’m sorry you got cut! Hopefully next time.

  • Heaven says:

    Sorry you didn’t get featured:( I just caught up on your blog, and you have been a busy bee around here! I forgot how much I missed visiting your blog.
    God has truly blessed you in many ways with many talents! I talked to Karen & I am only 2hrs & 27min. from Burnsville & because I <3 her so much, I am going to meet her on the 13th! She blessed my socks off when she said you were going to be there!!! Seriously, March is going to be an amazing month! Can't wait.

  • carma says:

    total bummer. They should have cut the cooking segment instead. Blogging is much more interesting ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Molly says:

    Great perspective. And I would have felt the exact same way.

  • Heather of the EO says:

    I would have been wondering the same things. And I love your perspective on it! What a fun and exciting time for you! You’ll do GREAT ๐Ÿ™‚

  • tracie says:

    You have such a great attitude!
    For a second i thought you wrote you were going to be on TLC!! I read it more slowly and saw what it really was. Still, you are on your way to being a famous mommy-blogger : )

  • Jamie @ Six Bricks High says:

    Oh stink! Sorry about that. You’ve got a great perspective though. And for the record…I care about what you have to say and I think your opinion is important!!!

  • Sue says:

    FYI…I have an award for you on my blog:)

  • Jenn says:

    see…. I did miss it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ nuts! Sorry!!
    Do you get to work for them regularly or was it a one time thing?? I need to read your posts in order! =) I was rushing b/c my puppy is being naughty… as always! ha ha!
    I enjoy your writing! and I hope they call you back… Mrs. Humble Pie.. =) I am currently attempting to post a very overdue award post… it sits in my que labeled Mrs. Humble Pie! I am joining you! OH! by the way!! do you get Family Fun magazine? They featured Rainbow Cup Cakes this month!! YEP! You can find em on the web too I am sure!!
    Just Jenn~

  • m3 ds says:

    I always enjoy your post and I want to tell your that God always do better for us.I really like your perspectives about this.You are very nice person.Thanks..