20111115

YESTERDAY ON TODAY


sooooo, the other day i was on the today show.* and i tell you what!


we were at washington square park reinventing that one scene in funny face,* you know the one, when the nbc people stopped me to ask me, are you a mom? and i was like, yes* and then they were like, weelllll, do you have an opinion on michelle duggar having a 20th baby? and i was like, do you people not know me, i have opinions about EVERYTHING.

because i do.*

here's the whole clip:


and here's the cliffs notes version courtesy of my tivo and the camera in my phone getting it on together:



the minute it ended, my phone blew up. texts* and tweets* like crazy and emails* and "was that you on the today show?" and "hey i saw you on the today show!"

rumor soon spread of this natalie person with the golden opinions and how rad and smart and good-looking in stripes she is.

the paparazzi swarmed outside my apartment as i left for the post office to reclaim two lost packages. i was all, no photos please! except for from my flattering angle--here, let me pose for you!

i signed about twenty autographs between here and broadway alone!

mysteriously, when i got to the post office there were no packages for me? they were like, you already picked these up, and i was all, i did? and they said, see? and showed me the thing, and then i was like, but then why did i get a second notice? and then they shrugged at me and we all scratched our heads.* generally that was a pretty entertaining aside so i'm leaving it in here okay?

on my way to trader joes later i spotted regis outside his apartment* and oh boy was he glad to see me! he was all natalie! you should replace me on regis and kelly! natalie and kelly! i love it! and then i said, oh regis you are so cute! i'm too busy having these opinions on people's reproductive choices, but it's so sweet of you to think of me, you're a super cute old guy!*

later, the obamas called. i don't mean to brag, but when the economy straightens out you can thank me.

my alexsister even texted me!*

you're wearing my necklace on the today show! buusstedddd!

but i swear you gave that to me straight up, alex!* whatever.

incidentally and not for nothing, i really do think what the duggars are doing is great. it's not for me, it's probably not for you, but i'm all about the live and let live and the reproductive rights and the exercising thereof. the flip side of reproductive rights is way less fun (though equally as important) so when i see a woman who loves having babies have them to her heart's content, i like it. and when she takes care of them and they grow up to seem happy and well adjusted, i like that too. and sick babies happen. women shouldn't be judged for having more babies if the previous one comes out less than perfect. (and 18/19 is, like, a stupidly high success rate anyway.) so there, today show, that is what i think of the duggars.*

the end.

sentences preceding an asterisk are actually true. the rest are mostly not.
(regis is a super cute old guy though)

right, but like i said i was there to reenact that scene from funny face. i really meant that. 

43 comments:

  1. woah, first comment???!!!?!?!!
    i think it's great too, and seriously, after the first moments/days/weeks/months with my now 8 month old, i could do it 20 times (minus the i could and exchange i would want to but will only do it 1/4th probalby)
    also, where they heck did you find all those strapping young men in white shirts? i love that you were holding a balloon in the interview. classic.

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  2. whaaat? that's awesome! i can't believe i missed that!
    the one morning i sleep in!
    also, you are totally going to have to go into more detail about this funny face shoot, i'm dying to know what it's all about!

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  3. so....did you know and plan on being on The Today Show or did the stars align, putting you and your little bambino in the right place at the right time? Amazing both ways!

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  4. I want to see more photos of you a la Funny Face!

    And I love the Duggars...I think they are a beautiful example of marital and familial love!

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  5. Oh you are so funny! Can you please make sure you have a post ready for me about 7 am PST every morning! I love it with my morning coffee while the baby is still asleep:) It's my morning newspaper!
    Yep, agreed, I would have a million babies, but can't afford it! I love babies and chilren...Ah Michelle Duggar is a lucky woman i tell you!

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  6. It's the Natalie Music Video!

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  7. What the heck?! You're fetchin' famous now...

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  8. This whole post is hilarious. I hate when I get busted for wearing my sister's stuff. Where is your dress from? I must have it.

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  9. Super cute! I love how attentive and adorable Huck was in the interview. :-) You guys make a great team.

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  10. Hey Nat,
    You're so awesome, I've finally got the courage up to let you know that I have been following your blog religiously for about two years! I'm talking daily. Its like Facebook, email, NAT THE FAT RAT. RRROUUTTINEE!
    But anyhoo just wanted to let you know that you have gone global, coz I'm in sunny Perth, Australia. And your family seems so cute and fun and you're so so so funny and just generally, well done at life!
    HEARTS, Gabby
    PS. You should check my cousins blog, she seems right up your alley and totes has an easy store where she makes pretty pretty dresses, you should CHECK IT OUT! http://naughtyshorts.blogspot.com/

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  11. Holy crap! I'm so confused. What is Funny Face? (You probably can't believe anyone would ask you that). I'll google it.

    And who took the picture of you from behind when you were talking to the today show?

    Cool day.

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  12. Ok, so that's great that you were on the Today Show and all, but WHY were you recreating scenes from Funny Face? Can I please also recreate scenes from funny face? Why was this happening? I love it! I loved Funny Face! Audrey Hepburn is absolutely stunning all the time. Isn't it weird that she was supposed to be the not-so-conventionally beautiful one?

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  13. You just might be the coolest mom in all of blogdom.

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  14. you know, part of me did wonder why you were holding balloons.

    but then i looked to the side and noticed huck's intense camera-eye contact and thought, "if that were my baby, i'd probably be holding balloons, too".

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  15. I'm going to have to second SarahAnn. Love the fantastic witty commentary and story telling. Congratulations on your Today Show success!

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  16. i saw it and wanted to give you a high five...then i researched the duggars to also get an opinion on it. i'm still undecided, lol.
    Smoking Crayolas Blogspot

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  17. sarah anne, i love you for that, i really truly do ;).

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  18. This is so cool.

    And following Gabby's comment, I wanna let you know that you're also global on the other side of the world, here in the UK :) I'm only here to study for a term, but at least until early December you've got a reader in Oxford!

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  19. I would like to be knowing more about this Funny Face photo shoot please!!!

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  20. k wait, what was the reenactment of funny face for?!?! that's one of my favourite movies! was it for a magazine or something??

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  21. Natalie, you crack me up. I love reading your blog in part because I actually know you personally (!!!) and partly because in many ways, you're so not like me. I can't stand attention. I nearly cry from stress just opening birthday presents in front of other people. Not kidding. So I love reading about your exploits in part because I could never, ever do the same things myself, as much as I'd truly want to! Thanks for the vicarious excitement!! :)

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  22. Oh my gosh your Funny Face photo is my dream! Who wouldn't want to stand in for Audrey Hepburn? :)

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  23. convinced kelly ripa's the perfect woman; you two would be an unstoppable morning show duo.

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  24. Wow, you're getting famouser by the minute!

    And I agree. While the thought of carrying and birthing twenty children just seems like madness to me (on a personal level), more power to the Duggars if they're up for it. The fact that they do it debt-free (when most parents wouldn't be able to say the same) is very commendable.

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  25. Whoa. You're totally famous! This looks like the Today Show gave you all of those balloons and men in the background.

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  26. i love how the edited you. and loved your long response more. way to go natthefatrat!

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  27. you are adorable! can't wait to hear more about the photo shoot! and i agree w/ your duggar opinion there - children ARE a blessing, and if you can afford that many monetarily & emotionally - PTL!

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  28. So cool! I think the Duggars are awesome. They are doing good work in rearing those kids.

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  29. Whoa. This post was a big bite to chew. Funny Face reenactments. Opinions on the Today show. Whew. I feel tired FOR you. And jealous.

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  30. i agree with your opinion and i love this post. you are too funny. you're such a superstar. :)

    Lindsay

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  31. Love the dress! You are gorgeous!!!

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  32. Sorry, I can't get on board with the Duggar love. I don't hate them, certainly, but IMO they are doing those children a disservice in so many ways. I won't get into it unless someone engages, though, because it would be a pretty long comment! Cute pic of the kiddo, though, and I'm totally jealous that you were on the Today Show.

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  33. Ha! Nat,you are kind of the best.

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  34. you're adorable. stop it right now

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  35. Hey gabby, me too!! As in love Nat's blog AND In Perth. Hey Nat, you're awesome :)

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  36. Can I ask you please, where did you get those pants... skirt? what are they called?? They are ADORABLE!!!

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  37. thanks rae! it's forever 21, and it's a dress!

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  38. The Funny Face reenactment photo?! I just... I can't even. That totally made my day! You are too much fun! Emma

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  39. I too love the Duggars. It's fine to me. They take wonderful care of their kids, are teaching them pretty good values and can care for them financially. Way to go on 20! I hope Michelle has an easy and safe pregnancy.

    Your photos are so cute Natalie. I love the jumper.

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  40. I saw this at the gym the other day and went- hey I know her.. er- not really though :)

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  41. and then you're in a photoshoot with a bunch of boys? but what's THAT all about?!

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  42. I don't know you and found you through Mindy Gledhill's page, but I think that's awesome that you got on the Today Show, AND that you said something positive about the Duggars and their situation. Instead of dogging on them and being negative like most of the rest of the world. I like people that don't like being like the rest of the world. :-) BTW... great pics on your blog!

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  43. You're absolutely hilarious. This is the funniest post I've read in a very long time. Love the blog!!

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