Friday, April 05, 2024

When something you love loves you back

I have been watching TCM (Turner Classic Movies) almost since the beginning. Like Jane Fonda, I am mad for Ted Turner and appreciate all he accomplished in news, baseball, and above all, film preservation. TCM is my happy place. It's my go-to channel. The movies have taught me about the great American art form, film, and who we were as a country. The TCM Classic Film Festivals give me a sense of community.

Because it means so much to me, I was thrilled to discover I appear in this 30th anniversary video -- twice! First Will and Karen from my movie group let me know they saw me featured rather prominently, then my former admin (from back in the 90s) reached out to tell me after watching it, she spotted me twice. This was before I saw it at all. I feel like such a celeb!

No, I'm not going to tell you where I am. I'm the menopausal white lady* that appears twice after the 11:00 mark. See if you can spot me.

I can't tell you how happy this makes me.



*That's the joke: TCM's viewership is menopausal ladies and gay gentlemen. There's something to that.