Friday, November 10, 2006

May I Crow a Bit?

My sister called this evening. "Hey, I saw you in Macleans*!" "It's out? But it's not on the website!" That'll teach me to be too cheap to buy a hard copy once a week... but, my sister tells me, if you look on page 51 of the November 6th issue, there I am! Cynthia Reynolds, who interviewed me back in August, graciously allotted me an entire paragraph - and a reference to this very blog - in a tightly-constructed 800-word article. Isn't that amazing?? Why, you may be asking, didn't I tell you all before? Well, because I was waiting for the article to come out. And I missed it! Boo. What brought me to the attention of Ms. Reynolds? That ever-popular Benign Neglect post I wrote back in July. Macleans. Amazing. Fame and fortune are is mine. At least a little. Heh. *Canada's national weekly news magazine, for international readers. (Probably the equivalent of Time, for Americans.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~ © 2006, Mary P

18 Comments:

Blogger kimmyk said...

How very cool Mary P!

You'll have to post the article since we in the states don't get it.

Congrats again!

11/09/2006 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Ms Sisyphus said...

Yay You!

11/09/2006 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Sharkey said...

Awesome! Yes, please post the link when it becomes available.

11/10/2006 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger mo-wo said...

P-man showed me the article on the weekend. I thought you were just being modest or -- more likely? -- I was WAAAAYY behind on my blog reading.

ps.. have you seen the Laumann book yet? I gotta finish that review...

11/10/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

How exciting!

11/10/2006 02:56:00 AM  
Blogger Juggling Mother said...

Well done. It's nice to yourself in print:-)

Although I have to say, when I had a full page plus picture in the Bristol Evening Post (circulation of a few million or so), my hit's didn't change one iota! not even a single additional lurker!

I hope you do better:-)

11/10/2006 04:34:00 AM  
Anonymous laura said...

How cool! I'll check out page 51 when I'm in Chapters, then :)

11/10/2006 07:32:00 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Congrats! I remember that post. If you can, share the article. Hurray!

11/10/2006 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Congratulations!

11/10/2006 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous BeckaJo said...

Congratulations! I think the university library gets that...

11/10/2006 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

I take it the article isn't available online? We'll have to find a way to enable your readers to obtain it!

11/10/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

That is AWESOME, Mary P!!! Congratulations! If we can't see it online, then maybe someone can scan the images and post them...?

11/10/2006 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Avalon said...

Congratulations!! I just read the Benign Neglect post for the first time. It was wonderful! I almost fell into the trap of being an indulgene-her-every-whimparent because i was soooo young and wanted to do everything right. One day, when my daughter was about 4 months old, my Mother said to me "put her in the playpen". I was holding my daughter at the time. When i questioned my Mom as to why, she said something to the effect of " how else is she ever going to learn how to entertain herself? She has toys in there and a mobile. Let her have a few minutes alone. You are her mother, not her entertainment director". It seems silly now, but I was completely taken aback. From that time on, my daughter got daily doses of *alone* play time. She grew into a kid who was very self-reliant.

11/10/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger Tater and Tot said...

Woo-hoo! Just don't forget those of us who knew you back when, ok? You've got to come up with a way for us to read it! Come on Mary-P-solver-of-all-problems, we wanna read it!!

11/10/2006 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

Yay Mum! I'll have to track me down a copy so I can properly boast and wave it in people's faces.

11/10/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Chag said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

11/11/2006 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

And I can say that I knew you before you were a big star!

Don't forget us little people.

11/11/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger stefanierj said...

I'm hoping there are enough Canadians down here to merit a subscription at the U library. But really, McLeans is just proving what we knew all along.

Just promise me when you have your SuperMary P. 911 show that we will get to be contestants.

11/11/2006 03:29:00 PM  

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