So I went ahead and listed my lovely (if I do say so myself) phone voice in my birthday post (#34), and fame came a’callin.
Alright, fame’s name is actually Kim Martucci, otherwise known as “Weather Kim”, otherwise known as the meteorologist for WUSA-9 in Washington DC, otherwise known as a frequent Suburban Scrawl visitor.
By the way, don’t confuse Kim with Angie Goff, Traffic Anchor for the same morning news on the same station, you know, the one who put her hand on Julesie‘s cheek in my crazy Gwen Stefani dream and got super close to the other cheeks of Richard Simmons in her broadcast studio:
Kim needed somebody to record her outgoing phone message. I’m not sure why; Kim has quite the lovely voice herself. But far be it for me to say no to my public (I hope you’re laughing as hard as I am about the idea of me having a “public”), so Kim and I negotiated…and negotiated…and after oh, about 30 seconds, we agreed on a non-monetary form of compensation: mutual blog posts about the recording.
She sent me her phone number (jealous? ha ha: I can’t give it to you; it’s a secret!) (#39) and the password, and because of the fact that I’m smart (#12), I wove my way through the automated system and was able to record the message I wrote for her (#13 & #14). Wanna hear it? Check out Kim’s blog post, here.
For the record, I am now not so positive that I have a lovely phone voice; I could be wrong (#23). But I did my best (#21), and told Kim that she can obviously feel free (#38) to record over me if I don’t live up to the expectations I put out there. It was still a fun couple of minutes for me, and really, though a little muffled-sounding, I thought my message was quite adorable. (#37)
I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!! But it was YOUR birthday and I got the gift! I’d offer to bake you a cake, but I usually can’t get past just eating the yellow #5 induced cake batter raw!! Melissa, you’re a HOOT!
Weather Kim in DC
You’ve hit the big time!
You know, the guy who did all the movie/TV voiceovers passed away this summer; maybe you can take his place?
“In a World where…..”
Just a thought.
My word verification was “reaks”. You should sue blogger for millions for defamation of character, even though they tried to cover themselves by taking out the second e and putting in an a.
Hehe I am with Nukedad because I was thinking you should do the movie voiceovers now that the position is vacant.
Are you available for answering machines and cell phone voice mail? I am kinda sick of my automated message. What do you charge?
Happy Belated Birthday!!!!
I LOVE YOUR VOICEOVER!!! IT’S FABULOUS!!!
See, if you hadn’t turned 40, you might not be so famous as now!
LOVE this post with your annotation to the other post. And you have a REALLY great voice for over the phone – TOTALLY!!! I’m jealous – maybe I’ll have you do mine now….hehehe….you should try out for voiceover gigs on the radio – you’re WAY better than more than half the ones they have on there! 😀
Oh how fun! Glad you fully recovered from your pitcher of birthday margaritas! 🙂 Good to see you!
I was pointed in your direction, I just moved to Chicagoland two years ago, so I’ll be reading now, you are officially bookmarked, I am not a stalker, sorry, just a new Illinois resident who loves blogging LOL