I was ALMOST famous

Yesterday, Romeo and I had to leave our “pretend” cottage and visit the real world for the afternoon.

We have no cell service at our “pretend” cottage by the sea, so we took this time to catch up on texts, emails and voice mails.

I was checking my blog email when I saw this message.

Pawleys Island PD @PawleysIslandPD is now following you (@YATTMBLOG).

*To Protect & Surf* – Just letting y’all know we are here… We’re not trying to be creepy or anything like that by following you. Let us know if we can assist.
Pawleys Island, SC

Now, lest you think I jumped to conclusions when I explain where my thought process went with this message, let me tell you what had happened the night before.

Because we are on a “stay-cation”. We are still doing some things that we do in real life. Soccer games was one of those things.

And the night before I received this personal message from the PAWLEYS ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT we attended a soccer game.

Our games do not start until 7pm (I KNOW!). It takes an hour to get there from our “pretend” cottage and the games take 2 hours….so we were driving back to our “pretend” cottage around 10 pm.

In the “old” Pawleys…where we are…..it is pitch black at night.


We were driving in the pitch- black-dark-of-night at 10pm, with the windows of the Jeep down and the top off.

When we pulled up in front of the “Wiggins” house, a police Jeep cruised up behind us with a dim flashing light……..cruised up behind us from NOWHERE.

I looked at Romeo and said where in the heck did they come from?

The police man came up to the car and said, “Did you realize what speed you were going?”

Romeo said, “No sir.”

And the “KIND Pawleys Island Police Officer said….”34 mph in a 25mph zone. Just keep it a little slower. You all staying here?”

Romeo stated, “Yes, sir. We are staying at the Wiggins house.”

The KIND Police Officer stated….”Well, enjoy your stay and keep it a little slower.”

And we were able to go into our “pretend house” without a warning or a ticket.

We couldn’t believe we hadn’t seen him following us and talked about it for a little while.

Which leads me to the next days twitter message.

Pawleys Island PD @PawleysIslandPD is now following you (@YATTMBLOG).

*To Protect & Surf* – Just letting y’all know we are here… We’re not trying to be creepy or anything like that by following you. Let us know if we can assist.
Pawleys Island, SC

Now…to the famous part.

I was confused on TWO parts with this message.

One: How did they find out that I (YATTMBLOG) was staying in Pawleys and connect it to ME (Wiggins house guest)?
TWO: The phrase “We’re not trying to be creepy or anything by FOLLOWING you”. My thoughts…they must mean the night before.

So, I read the text and said to Romeo….

Me OUTLOUD : I don’t get it? How do they know we are staying in Pawleys? How did they get our twitter account? We must have looked creeped out when the police popped up behind us. Ha ha….how nice that they were following up with us!

And as I was speaking these thoughts out loud to Romeo an inside voice was nudging me…..needling me……teasing me.

Me inside voice: OMG! I’m famous! I bet that is why we were given a warning. He probably was in awe that I am a big wig blogger! The WHOLE Police Department must follow my blog! What if they are talking about me in the town hall? What if they want me to be in a Pawleys Island parade? Maybe I am going to be recognized as a celebrity like Vanna White in NMB!

As the inside voice was getting ready to explode, I made myself take control and quietly and humbly said to Romeo…..

Me outside voice: Hmmmmm…that’s odd. I wonder how they connected my twitter account with us?

Now, for the record. I don’t understand Twitter! If you follow me…I LOVE YOU but I don’t know how to connect with you. My daughter tried to connect my phone with my twitter but couldn’t figure it out and ended up frustrated and calling me bad names like Granny and Old timer because I was clueless at the Twitter talk she was speaking to me.

So, when the PAWLEYS ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT followed me on Twitter.

I came to the conclusion………

That I was famous.

And I figured out how to reply back in twitter…..

And I did.

Like I was famous.

And apparently I replied back to all of Twitter land.

Like I was famous.

When I forwarded the Twitter email to my daughter her first reply was.

Daughter: Why are you sending me this?

Me: Isn’t this odd? How did they connect my blog to me?! Someone must be reading my blog at the Police Department! (Inside famous voice: Oh, sweet daughter…your mommy has made it to big blogger status, can’t you see that?)

Daughter: Mom….I don’t think anyone is reading your blog at the Police Department.

Me: Oh. But don’t you think it is odd that they twittered us?

Daughter: Mom…they didn’t “twitter” you. They “tweeted” you.

Me: Well…..they “twiddled” us about stopping us last night.

Daughter: What are you talking about?

Me: In their email or twitter or whatever…they obviously said….”don’t find us creepy about “following” you!” Brittany, they were following us last night and stopped us!

Daughter: Mother!

Me: What?

Daughter: Seriously???? Mom, they are talking about “following” you on Twitter! Not following you on the road! Did you fill out any information in Pawleys with your email?

Me: No….. Wait! We did get a permit for a fire on the beach and there might have been a spot to put our email…..OR OUR TWITTER NAME! Oh.Dear.Lord! That is how they got my Twitter thingy, isn’t it?!!! Crap! I have already “twiddled” back to them!

Daughter: Mother you didn’t twiddle! Good grief mom, you sound 80 years old! You tweeted! What did you say?!!!

Me: UGH! I said….”Could you tell that you surprised us last night? How did you find out about my blog? I feel so NCIS’D”.

Daughter: Mom…tell me that you didn’t say that.

Me: I did.

Daughter: Good grief mother. They probably are wondering what the heck you are talking about. Tell me you didn’t think you were a famous blogger. NCIS’D mother?

Me: I thought that was witty! And well…maybe for a minute I thought they connected my blog to me. (Inside voice. Note to self: cancel parade ambitions.)

Daughter: Mother….you worry me. I love you.

Me: Love you too. Can you teach me how to twitter when you come home.

Daughter: I can try. But it’s teach you how to “tweet”. Good gracious…..bye mom.

Me: Bye.

And that dear friends….is how I was almost famous.

In my head.




13 thoughts on “I was ALMOST famous

  • May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Well, that was so dang funny, I am still giggling and I don’t know where to start? I adore your daughters responses. Good news? They might know who you are now! I am sure they NCIS’d all up in your business and figured out who that crazy tweeter really was 😉

  • May 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I am laughing so loud that my husband had to remind me he is on a conference call on the other side of our house. Twiddled…absolutely a new word, so you are famous for that!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  • May 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    This made me laugh so hard and I REALLY needed to laugh today! LOVE YOU! And I DO THINK YOU ARE FAMOUS…(cause then that makes me famous for knowing you!) LOL!

  • May 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Yes, Reb – you ARE famous! I showed your blog to my Mom in South Dakota and everything and she thinks you are super cool!

  • May 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I’m looking for celebrities to attend my Pampered Chef party Friday night to boost attendance. Will you come? And bring your sister-in-law Lisa Young too – I think she’s quite famous also :p

  • May 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Oh my gosh that is the funniest thing I have read in a long time! Thanks for sharing!!! {HUGS}

  • May 3, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Loved this, sounds like a conversation I could have had with my daughter. Today she told me I need to up my Twitter game!

  • May 4, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Too funny! At least you have a daughter to help you with all this new technology. We don’t have kids, so I’m on my own trying to figure out new technology. I sometimes feel like technology is leaving me in the dust.

  • June 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Seriously, laughed so hard tears were rolling down my face…..Oh and the Good will post.. the one about the bell. I just found your blog and am loving your “views” and your projects. Looking forward to more laughs. 🙂

    • June 25, 2013 at 3:34 am

      I look forward to have you around. Hang out with me on Facebook as well. XOXO! Rebecca


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