Life Swap Results

May 16th, 2008

Wow! There were so many entrants to the Airhead tee shirt contest, I’m still trying to read them all!

But I promise all winners will be notified by the end of this weekend, and their tee shirts shipped by next week.

Your entries (the ones I’ve managed to read so far—I wasn’t expecting quite this many of you to respond!) have run the gamut between funny, touching, and thought provoking.

The vast majority of entrants seem to have chosen Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, JK Rowling, Tyra Banks, Angelina Jolie, and Keira Knightley as the people they’d most like to swap lives with.

Quite a few of you insist you’re happy with the lives you have, thank you very much, and don’t care to have swapsies with anyone!

Many others of you, however, were willing to play along, and chose:


–Hayley from the band Paramore

–Gwen Stefani

–Your twin or sibling (lots of you want to know what your sister or brother is thinking/experiencing)

–Your boyfriend/girlfriend (for the same reason as above)

–Emma Watson


–Idina Menzel from the musical Wicked (many, many votes)

–Blake Lively of Gossip Girl

–Jenna Fischer from The Office (many, many votes. Also, did you see it last night? Did you want to die? I did. SO GOOD! But so FRUSTRATING with the proposal thing! What’s going to happen with Pam? ARGH!)

–Princess Charlotte of Monaco

–Authors Sarah Dessen, John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Stephenie Meyers

–Britney Spears (but only so you could fix her/live her life over and make the right choices!)

–Kate Middleton (Prince William’s girlfriend)

–Your cat

–As well as many, many votes for (get ready for it): Amanda Bynes, Natalie Portman, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Carrie Underwood, Victoria Beckham, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, America Ferrera, Kathy Griffin, Queen Latifah, Tea Leoni, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michele Obama, Sarah Michelle Gellar, George W. Bush (but only so you can right his wrongs), Bono, Mary Alice from Ace of Cakes (yum, and I love her hair), Giada de Laurentiis (Nutella sandwiches!), Jamie Oliver, Rachel Ray, and many, many more…

…but like I said, I haven’t gotten to them all yet. How I’m going to pick only 30 from all of these is going to be tough! I may have to call in special forces.

But so far none of you have chosen who I would want to swap lives with…Nigella Lawson!

She can cook, which means she gets to eat whatever she wants whenever she wants (with no gluten issues), and even though her mom, her sister, and her first husband all died from cancer, which is really sad, she was able to move on and find love and happiness again. Also the BBC news called her “stunningly beautiful, warm, honest, likeable and amazingly normal” (also, she’s funny and laughs at herself). And look…mmmm, ice cream.

In other news, a young girl was discovered to have her undigested twin in her abdomen (she’s fine now). See? No one believed me when I mentioned this in my book All American Girl, but it CAN happen! (It actually did happen to a friend of mine’s college roommate.)

I was diligently working on Being Nikki, the Airhead sequel (can’t give you any details yet, but I will soon), when Gem, my husband’s cat (who spends the majority of her time outside, trying to trick anyone who walks by our house into petting her…so she can bite them) started shrieking so loudly I was convinced she’d been hit by a car. I ran downstairs to look for her half-smashed body in the street, only to see no sign of her.

So then I ran to the backyard, to find her staring balefully at Herbie, the cat from next door. They weren’t even in a fight! Herbie was sitting calmly a dozen feet away, while Gem was stretched out on the back porch like Cleopatra, shrieking lazily for no reason other than that Herbie was looking at her. When Gem saw me, she started to PURR!

Talk about a drama queen!

Yeah. I would never swap lives with either of my cats. Or Herbie, for that matter. They have brains the size of walnuts.

I found a fun quiz (you’ve probably all taken it before, but I haven’t), Which Disney Character Is Your Alter Ego. Even though she’s the Disney heroine who does the least action-y stuff, I wasn’t too surprised to find out I’m Sleeping Beauty. I love to sleep. Which sucks because I’m also an insomniac.

Thank God for Unisom, is all I have to say. It works much better than enchanted spindles.

Hope you have a good weekend!

More later.

Much love,

Meg