July 11, 2012

That time I was on BET...

This is gold. Pure gold. 

Many years ago (think 1996) I found myself in one awesome predicament.  A Bebe and Cece Winan’s video was going to be filmed at our farm and for whatever reason, the director told my mom (weeks in advance) that they would love it if there was a kid at the farm willing to be taped going down our zipline.  So, naturally, my mom asked me if I was interested in the role and I proudly accepted.  For weeks I thought about my big break, what my zipline scene would entail, what I would need to wear and how far this little job might take me.  I would walk up to the hill by myself and practice my best zipline posture (back straight, legs lifted high, big smile…)

Well…  the big day finally came and it was better than expected.  Not only did I get to be on my own zipline (on my own farm) in a big fancy music video, but the director also unexpectedly donned my zipline with an assortment of fancy ribbons.  Not too shabby… Then, to top it all off, they asked if I wanted to be a part of a little “touch football” scene.  (My football moves didn’t make it to the video but just know I was having the time of my life running to my spot like a true champ.)  

Months later, I was at my dad’s house, scanning through the tv channels one Sunday morning, when low and behold, I spotted ME on BET.  It was quite unexpected (for a number of reasons) and it was a moment that was branded in my brain forever.  However, as the years passed (16 to be exact) my memory got fuzzy and while I would occasionally mention to Sean and friends “the time I was in a gospel video” nobody had ever seen the video and even I hadn't seen it since 1996.  Well, tonight friends, through a series of short miracles, I managed to find that video… and it is better than I remembered.

Minute 3:34.  You’re welcome.


I have literally not laughed this hard since my grandfather accidentally said the word titties (instead of cities) at dinner one night in '98.  There is quite possibly nothing more random in the world to me, than 11 year old me, zooming down that zipline in the middle of a BeBe and CeCe Winans’ video...  Throw in the ribbons and I’m a mess.

Here are some of the texts that ensued after I sent a copy to my friends. 

Friend 1) “This is the best thing that ever happened to me. I’m seriously crying I’m laughing so hard.”
Ten minutes later… from the same person: “I’m still crying.”

Friend 2) “ Don’t mind me CeCe, I’m just swinging on through.”

Friend 3) Nate is upset you didn't share this when he told you he was on the Jerry Springer show.

And then two friends (separate from one another) put it on their big screens, freeze framed it on minute 3:36 and sent me this picture:


 So there you have it friends, turns out I’m famous. Or as I told my husband tonight, “Some people were just born to shine.”  

20 comments:

Danielle said...

Seriously. So awesome. If it hadn't been 6 am when I watched it, I'm pretty sure I would've peed my pants from laughing so hard.

Kathy Schneider said...

Sweet!

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh!! how many people can say this? none that i know of!! its amazing! congrats on being a star! :)

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

You have THE best stories ever. I am DYING right now! This is just too good!!

Allyson Butler said...

My 11-year-old self would have gone bonkers to be in a video!

Mason's Mama said...

This is greatness!!! New follower!

Jasmyne said...

Wow! Pretty cool, such a neat memory to have!

The Pink Growl said...

This is freaking hilarious! I'm dying laughing with tears rolling down my face!!! You are so funny! And I love your story about your grandpa saying titties! hahahaa

Robyn said...

brilliant-that story will get you many meals! love your friends reactions!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness! This is just too good! If only I had been that cool at 11...

Celeste said...

HAHAH I love this! What a completely random and awesome story to have...

Jessie said...

Haha love!! Very fun experience & gotta love technology to be able to still find it.

Meagan Murtagh said...

you just made it to the top of my cool list.
but not as cool as that chick playing the sax on the back of the 90s wrangler.

the egg out west.

Suz said...

I think we just became best friends. It might not be mutual- but you are my new best friend.

And I would also like to be friends with the person who wrote "don't worry cece, just swinging on through."

Aunt Sue said...

Omg you are killing me! I just did a spit take with my coffee. And, damn, your form WAS perfect!

Brianne Heape said...

Okay, I just met you on Adventures of Newlyweds & can I say, "It's nice to meet you."
After reading your most recent post, I've been sitting at my desk laughing so hard & wondering why you are trying to be a potter rather than a comedian. Your post/video on BET made. my. morning. THANK YOU! :)

You can find out more about me at,
aHeapeofLove.com/

Ms.Vargas said...

Wow, this is great. Keep shining girl. ;)

Stacy said...

This. Is. Hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

BAHAHA! This is too good!

Brooke Houston said...

This post alone has made me a new follower... Thank you for that, my Friday can officially end, nothing can top that!