Thursday, June 3, 2010

Because I'm pretty sure Oprah has a DIRECT line to God and I really love being connected to the "in crowd." AND Yes, I want a talk show.




"Well, you always get back up and try again...."

I've always hated it when people would say that to me anytime I didn't "get" one of the many things I auditioned for; Lady Gaga, The Pussycat Dolls (don't judge, you all know you got turned on a little when you saw "Buttons" I mean, isn't that what we all want to do in some small way- turn the entire world on? Yes. Yes we do, especially if we're going to get to dance in flames, while wearing an outfit made of spandex and walking through a chandelier maze? wait? TANGENT), or that time I got demoted to the top of the stairwell in "pop choir" only to sing "Feed the Birds" while the other kids got to sing that Boyz II Men song....or the time Simon Cowell told me I wasn't "unique enough....," and the list goes on and on....

I always got the sad face, "Dust yourself off again..." or "She probably couldn't hack it." Look, here's the thing with dusting yourself off- and the reason for why I hate that phrase:

What the hell else are we supposed to do when we fall down? Lay there in the dirt and hope we can find a 6-month old Twinkie, a nickel and that damn sock you've been looking for under the couch, while we watch everyone else step over our defeated body and onto their LIVES?

No, we don't deserve any pity or medals for trying again- we try again because WE are the ones who determine whether we're going to stay in on the ground, paralyzed by disappointment and fear/regret, or get up and walk onto better opportunities, people, homes,....and careers as talk show hosts, or Madonna reinvented. Or what have you.

There will always be times when we want to lay on the floor, in our despair, in our new town of victimhood- when we want to eat unnecessary third helpings and catch up on Bewitched and childhood and everything that was "supposed to fucking happen!!!! damnit." And sometimes, that's OK.

It's OK to feel bad for ourselves every now and then- because sometimes we just want someone to stroke our heads and give us permission to have a root beer float and "play hooky" from life until we can face it's big gnarly grin with an equally big mean mug and gold knuckles. And battle wounds that make us look all tough and "unique."

I've played hooky...I've taken my hall pass and checked out from life every now and then cause we weren't getting along- and it threw me powerful curve balls, that had some sting on 'em. But I "check out" like a vacation...not permanently.

I had a teacher say to me once, "You don't TRY to pick up the chair, you either pick it up or you don't."

We don't TRY to "make life work" we get up in the morning, we set our intentions and we MAKE it HAPPEN. Whatever it is that doesn't feel like it's working....keep getting up, keep getting at it....either DO, or stay on that floor. It's one or the other. We gotta keep on keepin' on...life is so much better when we aren't face down staring into the matted carpet. That view gets old.

As many of you saw on Twitter and Facebook, I made a video to try out to be a host on Oprah's new network OWN, so many of you voted and tweeted and I'm beyond grateful.

In case you didn't see it- I want to create a TV show for Oprah that profiles 20somethings/30somethings living their best lives....NOW; how do they do it, how can WE do it, what do they do- who are they; bloggers, ahem-I'll be talking about you all A LOT and entrepreneurs, artists, travelers, mom's, wives, and everything else in between.

I want there to be a talk show for our generations that is empowering, inspired, honest and completely "talks smack..." with a dose of Oprah magic. And maybe some wild show where I get Jake Gyllenhaal to agree to greet every woman, just once, on a rainy day, shirtless (er, naked) with french toast in bed- since dreams do come true.

I need as many votes as I can get to get the attention of Oprah, the producers and readers/viewers, etc. I would be BEYOND grateful if you would vote, you don't need to register or anything- just click the green button!


Link to vote: HERE


You all have always been wildly supportive and loving, so THANK YOU THANK YOU. I'll stop whoring myself out now- but if I win maybe I'll be able to buy my whole audience cars. Wait...

I'm "trying again" because I want to live a life IN MOTION, a life where my feet are tired and my brain is full, but my heart is equally bursting and I'm going somewhere- but the travel time is just as exciting. A life in motion that's watching change happen outside it's car window rapidly, but always sure that you're safe and have a direction, a destination in mind and a secure transportation (unless it's My Love's old car, or a pissed off donkey.)

I'll spend the next three weeks of the voting period visualizing sitting on a couch, with Oprah- and her welcoming me to her team. Then I'll make out with Nate Berkus, I'll have tea with Gayle, I'll jump on shit with Tom Cruise, I'll make a pretty rose bouquet from Oprah's garden, I'll take family photos with her dogs, and I'll have a 20something book club with a cute emblem on the books and magazines with my face on it. AND REALLY REALLY FABULOUS SHOES.

...wow- I will want to hug her and say, THANK YOU for being so powerful and smart and innovative....and for bringing us Dr. Oz because now I no longer have the desire to Google weird symptoms and I'll never, ever, be curious about what my colon looks like....cause he did an episode on that. Yes, thank you.

If/when I get my own talk show, we're having the baddest meet-up ever, hi future studio audience!!!!




What would YOU like to see talked about on a 20/30something talk show????












105 comments:

Clarity said...

Why do you want a talk show? I'm sure you could take to it with gusto, but do we NEED more talk shows?

Kelly Leigh said...

I voted. But if you do a talk show will you make it less feel good bullshit. You seemed too edited in that video. I always like how you are so raw and real, and that video didn't show any of the things your readers love about you. Why?

Lara said...

I loved your video, and I voted!!! Good Luck! Awesome on you for trying! I think its a great idea.

linda said...

i would love 10 episodes on how people cope with quarter life crises. emphasis on coping :p

gonna go vote now :)

rondamarie said...

I voted, of course I voted. You have great energy, they'll see that and you'll have a show in no time. Good luck!

Johana Hill said...

You're such a motivational speaker and I wish you all the best! Of course I'll vote for you (after I finish this comment!;p).

Every time I read one of your posts, I feel good! Seriously, honestly...

Leanne said...

You are so ridiculously adorable and positive and bright. I voted! Good luck!

ChasingParadise said...

Chelsea, I just adore you. I voted for you not only because I love your blog and I've met you in person and think you're just the bees knees. But nope, I voted for you because I truly believe that you would do a bad-ass job at it. You have such passion for life and living your dreams. I admire that.

xo - Stacey

JUST ME said...

As long as you dedicate at LEAST one episode a week to cake, I'm in.

Nikki said...

I will link to your voter tomorrow because I WANT YOU TO WIN!

I would like to hear more about get married/don't get married. I swear that married woman are not allowed to tell unmarried woman not to do it. Its a cult. Same with children. Of course I'm married...and trying to spread the word. My Husband and I even agreed once that we probably could have just stayed together a la Oprah and Steadman. I think we marry for the wrong reasons.

P.S. My dream is to own a wedding venue someday. Hypocrite!

Herding Cats said...

I voted for you! I would totally watch (and be a studio audience member hinthintwinkwink).

Liz said...

I voted for you lovie! I was checking out your competition and I'm sorry but that martial arts dude with the most votes is a joke. "Bullying epidemic?" Srsly?

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Clarity- we don't have any 20something talk shows.... and I need a talk show because I have that crazy desire to be able to do EVERYTHING; write books, produce shows, be a media mogul-like Oprah

Kelly- I had to cut the fat and get to the point QUICKLY...the video needs to be clear about my intentions, I could have babbled like I do in my blog and I WILL once I have the show....but I needed the energy of GOODNESS to come through. But trust sister, when I have my show it'll be all real all the time. And, in all fairness- that video IS me :) It's just a side of me :) And yes, promise if/when I get a show it won't be ALL feel good- but it will be real and true - I would just rather people feel GOOD than feel shitty after they watch it like I do when I watch so many shows.


lara- thank you!

linda- woot woot!

rondamarie- thank you dear! I hope so!

johana- thank you! that's what i'm going for!

leanne- "bright" i love that, thank you doll!

Nikki- I WOULD LOVE ot do a show about that, I think so many 20somethign could ABSOLUTELY relate....done and done!

chasingparadise- AH thank you so much! I loved meeting you and you're super fabulous, thank you for the unconditional support- you're rockin.

just me- do you know me? OF COURSE.

herding cats- THANKS LADY!

Liz- hahaha....who knows, maybe people are into that?

Miss Tricky said...

Squeeze!!!! And CHEERS!

Valerie said...

Great idea for a show. I just watched your video and voted for you. Good luck!

Valerie

Lisa Griffin said...

haha wow this awesome! whenever i'm having a bad day i'm going to book mark and re read, plus it makes me laugh haha you have a new fan!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I voted :) Good luck. And thank you for visiting my blog :)

Cass said...

Of course I voted, you're writing is wonderful & your all kinds of personable. Plus, you have a GREAT idea...I'd watch. :-)

Emma said...

I would wear everything too haha!

:)

Fashion Butter said...

you are adorable. I hit the green button! X

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

miss tricky, valerie- thank you girls MUAH!

lisa griffin- well thank you dear, I appreciate it!

Roxy Te Owens said...

I love the idea of your talk show! I recently quit my corporate job to find my way into something more fulfilling ..something that makes me happy, and hopefully something that allows me to make a living! You've got my vote!

Sarah said...

Voted! xo

sarah marie p said...

oops, that last comment was from me.

Good luck!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I'm in...do more makeover & home improvements! like 'em!!
Thanks in advance~

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

roxy- i LOVE IT! good for you! thanks for voting sister!

Christine Vi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I watched your video and you are a great, vivacious person who, I think, really can shine! I voted for you!

Michelle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your oprah show idea, I just went and voted for you! Good luck! :)

sharlyn emily said...

i voted!! :) BEST OF LUCK! i really would watch that show!

Tia said...

just voted...
I think you would be an AWESOME host-
Lets do this!

The Non-Student said...

Love the idea, and of course I voted for you! Kick ass, girlfriend.

Couture Carrie said...

I think your teacher was paraphrasing Yoda: "There is no try; there is only do."

You would be a fab talk show host. I think that 20 and 30 somethings are more attuned to politics and current events than people give us credit for; would like to see more substantive content on those topics...

Fun post!

xoxox,
CC

That one girl said...

I will never make fun of you for Pussycat Dolls. Ummm, I even have a secret dance to "Don't Cha".

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I am voting- I love this show idea!!! Can't wait for the OWN network...will def be watching the Nate Berkus show.

Sarah said...

How exciting! I voted for you. I also voted for my friend Robyn, who wants to do a health and wellness show, so I supposed the votes cancel each other out. Good luck, lady!!!!

Cassie said...

VOTED!! good luck girl :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

couture carrie- YES, i couldn't agree MORE!

Sarah Nicole said...

I loved your video and I voted for you! I really hope this works for you Chelsea!

Debbie said...

Hi Chelsea, so funny you found my blog, because I too am trying out for the show.....I am in the process of making my video now. You are adorable!~ I wish you the best of luck, and I love your idea...I think you have a great shot in comparison to some of the others. I truly am doing this for the fun of it...I think this is going to turn into a reality show for a short time...you do realize that right:) I figured that out after reading the guidelines a couple of times...I think they will narrow it down to so many, then you go to the reality portion and may the best man win:)

Mary said...

Just voted for you! What a great idea! Awesome blog!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

littlemissjuicy said...

CHelsea, whenever you write, I feel that you do me a favour...because you give me hope or inspiration to feel better, or do better. And I love you for that.

I think it would be very productive for 20 somethings all over to have a talk show like the one you're thinking about to watch...I'm VOTING! :)
-Nahl

Taj Acosta said...

This is a supberb idea! I love it!! I'm going to vote for you straight away! xoxo

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Debbie- thanks Debbie! I think you're right about the rules, etc. and since they have auditions in cities that don't require an audition i'm sure it's up the viewers discretion- Good luck to you too dear!

nahl- Thank you so much, thank you for being so supportive!!!!

floreta said...

man good luck on this. there are some ridic amount of votes on some other videos! but you have my vote as well :)

Carla said...

Thanks so much for the comment! You are so sweet!

loved the video and following you for sure!

xoxo

Redhead in Law

Becca. said...

definetly talking about friendships and not relationships on a 20/30's talk show!
thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

this free bird said...

Chelsea I think you're nuts so you have my vote. I have no shit clue who you are and had never heard of you until you left the comment on my blog about making that frittata for your man.

My advice: let him make it for you.

And ps - if you get that show plz do me a favor and don't turn into Big O where every single next famous person guest is her best friend.

And no more real good feel good all the time.

And no more "how WAS that coming out of the closet thing??" x10000

Just a few suggestions. I'll let you take it from there.

Oh, and plz have me as a guest. I can do a trilogy or a series or whatever you wanna call it on how to have the most drama-filled 20's and 30's existence possible and make it out alive with only a few wrinkles (but you better move on that part quick).

We're talking ABC movie of the week for infinity. Or at least a few episodes.

break a leg

Lacey Bean said...

SO exciting. I voted!! :)

Robin said...

I voted for ya. The only thing missing on your show is the people who are past 39. Life is a journey and it doesn't end when you hit 39. Just something to think about.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Robin- Thank you and OF COURSE NOT! Life doesn't end when you turn thirty, IN FACT, I think it's quite the opposite- i just wanted a show that spoke to a specific audience in an area that isn't really covered. Most of the 20something shows are bad reality television...and we've got so much more to us than that. People get better with age, no doubt about it- I just wanted to create a show with a clear concept for a specific audience that's doing pretty kick ass things that aren't getting talk about...or they're trying to figure it out and need a little inspiration, honesty, etc. I hope that makes sense!

Robin said...

Thanks for taking the time to run over to my blog to post your comment to my comment;-)

Super Careo said...

I know I'm a little late to this party but better late than never, right? I love it. I voted. I have all my appendages crossed that you win it.

Having had an on again/off again quarter life crisis (or maybe it's just a really big dip?) I would like to see a few shows on how to get out of it once you realize that you're in it. And not on quick fixes either. Getting the momentum built up to get up and stay up is the thing that I struggle with.

Hooray 20somethings!

Erica said...

I think you would be a great talk show host. Good luck!
BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog ; )
www.poolovesboo.blogspot.com

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Come back soon :-)

I'm glad you found me so I could discover your blog. I voted for you--hope you win!

Kandace said...

how did I miss this on twitter?? Of Course I went & voted for you. I don't watch talk shows. They just don't apeal to me usually. I can't relate. But I would make an effort to watch yours. I think a 20something talkshow that isn't just some fake crap realit show would be great.

I never understood why not giving up was amazing to people. I don't understand how it's Possible Not to keep going. Except clearly so many people Do just give up. They give up on their dreams and their lives. It is mind boggling to me. I don't have the big dreams you do, but I too pick myself up & keep going any time life tries to knock me on my ass. I figure that means we're strong women that Not going on isn't even a possibility.

.Ashley.Lynette. said...

GOOD LUCK! This is amazing.

Jeri said...

I voted! Best of luck. I have the word passion tattooed on my wrist for roughly the same reason as the shine. It's a great reminder. :)

Mrs T said...

"hope we can find a 6-month old Twinkie" & "I'll jump on shit with Tom Cruise" made me snort out loud. Damn you are witty girl.

Loved the video. You are a natural in front of the camera. Love that tat. I had no idea that you blog full time - so cool! When you get your show - I totally want to be on it!

Theodora Hermes said...

Wow, I totally love your blog! Just wanted to say HI and that I will be coming back. :-)

MyLittlePhotographs said...

Such a great video, and of course I took the time to vote!!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Awesome - I love that you commented my blog because I'd lost track of you on here (how it goes) and you are such a talented writer!!!! I seriously always laugh, that's great you are doing that with the OWN network (I heart Oprah) and I'll have to check that out. On a talk show, I don't know... no stupid bachelorette type things??

Lauren said...

Voted! Wishing you the very best of luck!! xx

She's no Plain Jane said...

Your blog is pretty freakin' awesome. Love the whole journal thing. Will be keeping watch! xxx

Susan said...

I would watch your talk show everyday. I'm voting.

Lenore said...

Good luck to you, sounds like would kick a$* at it!

Your blog made me laugh. Thanks for stopping by Lather. Write. Repeat. Hope you come back soon!

XO
Lenore

Miss Alle said...

I voted!!! Your blog kicks ass and makes my day... I hope it works out girl! You totally deserve this :)

kirstyb said...

fabulous x

K*Rock said...

i completely agree - i don't 'try', i just do. i love the 'checking out of life' comment and can totally relate... sometimes you have to, but ultimately you are the only one who gets your own ass off the ground! good luck with the show!

Karisa Tells All said...

Good luck with this Chelsea!! I voted for you and I really hope you win. I'd watch every episode! My own personal quarter life crisis is mostly about careers or lack thereof, so I think your idea to feature nontraditional jobs such as blogging would be very interesting, especially to new grads. GOOD LUCK!

emilia. said...

i love reading your blog posts. so damn funny and good! :) thanks for your sweet comment... brought me here!
xo.
www.twitter.com/laceymaybelle

Anna said...

Such a great idea! I can't wait to see your talk show :)

Jess said...

You make me laugh!! ;) Good luck, sweetheart!

Kellie said...

I love it.. voting.

Kristin Quinn said...

I loved being able to see what you are like on a video!! I think the world needs a talk show host like you and I wish you the best of luck!

Rosa Couture said...

good lucky luck!

Meg said...

In the middle of my life as I knew it falling apart, this was a fucking awesome post to read.
Thanks!
Going to go vote now!

Katie said...

Good luck!

Josie said...

Doll, I have been reading your blog and you really do need to have a talk show!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Yours is fab; I can't wait for more!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

I voted! I voted! Miss you!

The Zhush said...

Great video! Great blog! Voting, following...whatever you need babe! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore your video and I am going to vote....Good luck sweetie and so great that you are going for it...Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you soon!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Off to vote =-)

Sophia said...

Unfortunately I do not fall into the category of 20something or 30 something because I haven't reached that point yet. I still voted!

Michelle said...

Girl I'm so impressed with your passion! I think that's the one and only secret for a successful talk show-- someone who is so passionate about what he or she does and is doing it for the right reasons, so that it's literally contagious. Go you!

chelsea rebecca said...

just voted for you!
GOOD LUCK!

Felisa said...

As soon as I saw the link on the top right corner of your page, I voted for you with you making this post. Of course! :)

Sarah xo said...

Ahhh I'm voting! (: This was quite the rousing post, something I definitely need on a Sunday morning, so thankyee kindly. Good luck with the voting! xo

LiLu said...

Just voted about 50 times. Take that, "Health and Well-Being crapola" people!!!

Annabelle said...

GOOD LUCK. I agree that there's a market there... I guess Tyra kind of tapped it, but she was more into dysfunctional 20-year-olds and we probably need shows for well(or mediocrely)- adjusted 26-year-olds.

Alice ~ writer, dreamer, traveller ~ said...

Chelsea - you have my vote. I admire your positivity to get up and get on with life - in a more 'real' way. I would of course hope that there would be lots of travel-inspired sturfff ;-) and I would even make the journey from the UK to sit in the audience!!!!

Ali said...

Okay Chelsea, just STOP. Stop being so amazing that I have this weird little girl crush on you which I KNOW you understand because we met and you know I'm normal (well, at least as much as I can be anyways) and think you're just so kick ass that should you get your own show and Oprah finally wakes up and is like, HOT DAMN, Chelsea's my jam -- well, I'll just tell everyone "I told you so" because I knew you when.

End scene.

daydreaminblue said...

you are ridiculously adorable...!
xx

Amanda Blair said...

I would LOVE to see you with a talk show. I think our generation does need more inspiration and to be shown that, yes dreams do come true. I see so many of friends too scared to go after what they really want and it makes me sad. I think you would be just what the doctor (oz) ordered. Shine on baby girl! I Voted!

Tex and the City said...

I think I'm currently "face down staring into the matted carpet," so loved every bit of this. So impressed that you know what you want and that you're going after it hardcore. Thanks, and here I go to vote :)

Mara said...

totally voting for you Chelsea! You would do SO well and I would definitely watch :)

Nathalie said...

I wish you all the best, going to vote now. Thumbs up for you :)
*Nathalie

Vicki said...

haha id totally watch your talk show i think it would be witty and funny and original.. and yes Oprah rocks!! :) x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Chelsea, thanks for visiting my blog - your bf writes on the wall with markers?! That boy better be cleaning them too!

I just voted for you - get the show! I would love to be on and talk about my crazy trans continental living. That and good food and fashion everywhere.

Nikolett said...

Definitely voted :) and I like your tat, too (haha I'm terrible). I think I'd like a show where it'd be less cheesy than Oprah's - enough with the sob-story backstories and just concentrate on how things are going and how to get to that point. Definitely think it's a great idea!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I don't watch Talk Shows, simply because they're generally on while I'm at work. But, if I did watch one I'd like to see topics like "It's okay to make mistakes, (as long as you learn from them)", and "Be yourself and don't worry what everyone else thinks", or "Follow your dream" because no one will look back at their life when they're old and think, "Wow, I really wish I spent more time working behind a desk".

Great blog, love it! Thanks for commenting on mine.

x Jasmine

hannahkaty.com said...

On my way to cast my vote, and I am going to pass the link along to my friends for certain. If I were to watch a talk show, if it would be yours! You are witty, charming and the kind of person that I absolutely look up to!

Best,

Hannah Katy

Ellen said...

I voted! I feel the exact same way you do about following my dreams and my intuition. It's so important. Hard, YES, but worth it. I'd rather be chasing something than being bored and complacent—that's the worst! GOOD LUCK!

http://www.firednfabulous.com/

Nina Amelia said...

Dude, when you began talking about turning the whole world on you instantly hit my feed reader. And I'd totally watch you rape Oprah any day so i just went ahead and watched your video and pressed the green button a hundred times. Okay, maybe only one but that's their fault!! You know, the "OPRAH PEOPLE". You should have a serious talk with them when you get the show.

jemina said...

i love this and i love your vision, and i just voted for you, xoxo

Des said...

You're a strong writer and I've always enjoyed this blog, so I was glad to vote for you. Regardless of whether you are selected, I think you should try and produce the show you outlined in your video. Seeing the Neistat Brothers show on HBO should encourage you that you don't need a lot of money in order to make a show that gets attention. Take care and best of luck.

 
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