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Why Not Have My Own Variety Show?

Being my friend is not an easy gig.

There’s the excessive exposure to Cheez-Its.

The constant photography.

The fear of what I’ll say to people on whom you’re trying to make a good impression.

But lately, the bar to be my friend has grown even higher.

For now, once a week, you must perform.

Like you’ve been captured by the circus, or Sonny and Cher.

Worse than the performance, anything you do will be recorded.

And then shared with the Internet.

‘Cause I’m just that great a friend.

You’re welcome.



Please don’t try the marshmallow trick at home

It’s quite dangerous

And almost gave me a heart attack just watching,


{ 44 comments… add one }

  • Marie @ It's a Kind of Normal April 14, 2011, 9:27 am

    Megan, I think life as your friend would be really fun & interesting, and would never, ever, ever get boring!

  • Alaina April 14, 2011, 9:35 am

    I think you would make one hilarious and awesome friend…you already do make one terrific blogger!

    So out of pure creative genious, I made baked chicken with tabasco cheez-its the other day….and it was EPIC. I thought of you as I enjoyed them. I know you share my husband’s love of the Cheez-it.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:16 pm

      That sounds AMAZING. I can’t believe I’ve yet to experiment with Cheez-Its and cooking!

  • Missy Jill (What's Going On Here!?) April 14, 2011, 9:50 am

    Viral, baby. Viral.

  • Amanda April 14, 2011, 12:05 pm

    Wow, now that is good stuff. You guys have the same weird brand of fun my friends and I do.

    I especially enjoyed the end credit song.

    Also, that dress you have is super cute.

  • Jean Has Been Shopping April 14, 2011, 12:17 pm

    Marshmallows – the silent killer.
    You ladies ooze talent! Well, entertainment at least.
    Giving you a standing ovation here. ::: applause :::

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:14 pm

      Not quite talent but entertainment – I can’t think of a better description!

  • jen April 14, 2011, 12:38 pm

    I would watch your variety show every single week.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:14 pm

      You now have that ability.

      And I’m a little behind in the postings (as in, today I posted the 2nd week and tonight I performed the 4th) but you should keep your eye peeled.
      Because there’s gonna be one that will interest you.

  • SpilledInkGuy April 14, 2011, 12:51 pm

    Quite a show!
    Many Tuesday nights I don an organ grinder costume (complete with vest and tiny fez) and crack some cymbals together.
    It’s usually a brief performance.
    My neighbors don’t seem to appreciate cymbals as much as I do. Surprisingly enough.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:12 pm

      Then it’s time for a video camera.

      Video cameras don’t judge.

      Though YouTube commenters do.

      A lot.

  • John April 14, 2011, 1:29 pm

    This is downright gold – gotta be better than half of what’s on TV anyway 🙂

    Thank you, so much, for sharing & making me smile.

  • Shell April 14, 2011, 4:31 pm

    This needs to go viral.

  • Skye April 14, 2011, 4:57 pm

    This is by far one of the best things we’ve done as a group. I love it. 🙂

  • Nerdyredneck Rob April 14, 2011, 6:19 pm

    This does not happen often so please take note…

    I am speachless!

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:11 pm

      That was the result I was going for!

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor April 15, 2011, 9:23 am

    Do we get to vote on the winner?

    I’m going to have to give mine to Meredith. Flirting with death to entertain her friends should certainly make her the winner.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:11 pm

      Ugh. I knew I should have added a sword scene to my performance.

  • Lance April 15, 2011, 9:33 am


    You need to hang out with my daughters, especially the 6 and 7 year olds. They are constantly performing. They would provide you with a lot of material.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:10 pm

      You are not the first person to recognize that children are my ideal audience!

  • Sandra April 15, 2011, 2:16 pm

    You’re hilarious! We must hang out!
    And now I’m off to buy a bag of marshmallows.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:10 pm

      I’m available every single day of the week except for Tuesdays (currently Wednesdays.)

      ‘Cause I’m wild and crazy like that.

  • Elena April 15, 2011, 2:18 pm

    I love this variety show! What on earth are wheat pennies? I’ve never heard of them.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:09 pm

      I actually have no idea! I asked everyone for random facts about themselves and that’s what Meredith sent back, though she’s never before shared her love of wheat pennies.

  • Suniverse April 15, 2011, 2:55 pm

    I think I’m going to send in my application to be your friend.

    This is awesome.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:09 pm

      Application to be Megan’s friend:
      Favorite cheese__________
      Amount of bail money available_________
      Please attach a photo with excited face.
      Application is pre-approved, as Megan cannot afford to be picky.

  • ayala April 15, 2011, 9:35 pm

    Sounds like fun! 🙂

  • Glamamom April 15, 2011, 10:32 pm

    A questionable friend indeed! 😉

  • Christina April 15, 2011, 11:22 pm

    Try the marshmallows another time, but with more than one person. Each person must add one marshmallow at a time, and say “Chubby bunny.” Add a marshmallow, say “Chubby bunny.” Until someone has the most marshmallows and is clearly saying “Chubby bunny” still.
    I found a picture of myself with a marshmallow up my nose yesterday (I found it yesterday, the picture was not taken yesterday). I was younger then. But darnit I had fun.

  • Big Daddy April 16, 2011, 12:28 am

    I am slightly traumatized by the marshmallow trick. Other than that, I think you have a hit on your hands. It’s gonna be bigger than Hee Haw. I can just feel it.

  • Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points April 16, 2011, 6:13 pm

    WHY WHY WHY on a day when I can FINALLY read blogs, are all my friends posting videos that I can’t watch owing to the sick husband sleeping next to me on the couch???

    This is revenge, right? This is how everyone’s getting even with me.

    I can tell a plot when it smacks me upside the head like a dead fish.

    I absolutely can.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:07 pm

      I’m far more evil than people anticipate.

      It’s one of my many secrets.

  • the mrs April 18, 2011, 10:28 am

    I super glad no one died performing that marshmallow trick (church youth groups everywhere are still mourning the death of the “Chubby Bunny Game” and also, the kids that died playing it.)

    Since they’re all still alive and in reasonably good health, are your friends available for rent? They seem far more entertaining than mine.

    • the mrs April 18, 2011, 10:30 am

      Uh. That’s “I am super glad…” I understand if this terminates any potential friend-lease agreement.

      • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:06 pm

        Trust me – I’m pretty open to rentals and not at all picky.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:07 pm

      YES! I am so glad you remember that because I told my friends about youth group and not being allowed to do that and they all looked at me like I was crazy, so good to know there’s someone else out there with those memories!

  • Poppy April 18, 2011, 2:58 pm

    As one big mouthed girl to another, tell Meredith to never ever show this video to a potential suitor. Personally, I claim TMJ.

  • Cate April 18, 2011, 8:36 pm

    Do you think it would traumatize my children if I had them perform a Tuesday Night Variety Show on Wednesdays and put it on YouTube? I’m always looking for new ways to build their little characters…
    This was easily one of the funniest things I have seen in forever!!

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:05 pm


      No it won’t.

      Do it.

      You know you want to.

  • liz April 18, 2011, 9:33 pm

    I think the backdrop to your movies should change with the seasons. You know, to be festive and stuff.

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 11:04 pm

      We clearly think alike, as I have had the backgrounds change!

  • Edie Mindell April 19, 2011, 1:49 am

    Great and awesome variety show. You are one hilarious and funny girl. I think we could become best buds.:-) Fantastic show.:-)

  • Timothy Johnson III April 19, 2011, 11:23 pm

    Haha, this blog post PROVES that a visit down to see Skye, Megan, and Lindsey is long past due – I’ll see what I can do about that 😉

    • Megan April 20, 2011, 10:51 pm

      I know, really! What have you been waiting for?

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