Lori Oswald: Almost Famous
Don't be surprised if you see Lori Oswald acting out of character – surviving on nothing but Starbucks, wearing windshield-sized sunglasses indoors, dressing like a hobo … That's just what celebrities do.
And Lori is practically famous.
Recently, she was hand-selected to be part of the Chevy Traverse Kansas City Mom Squad. Along with four other KC mommy bloggers, Lori was chosen to test-drive a brand new Chevy Traverse for eight weeks.
In return for these two months in a free car, Lori just has to pimp it online and enjoy perks like free massages at Massage Envy, grocery store gift cards, Royal’s games, and a Flip video camera … man, being a celebrity is rough.
But so far, Lori hasn't let fame go to her head: "Hearing my name on Q104 the other day was so surreal! I was like 'Skyler! That's me, that's me!' But she couldn't care less, so I was frantically trying to find someone to call. So of course I called my mom."
Oh, Skyler. She's just jealous. After all, it's thanks to HER that Lori started blogging in the first place.
Lori began mytwo.wordpress.com over two years ago, as a way to keep her friends and family updated on her pregnancy. Since then, Lori's blog has blossomed into a place where she can showcase her photography, vent frustrations, and record her life with 20-month old daughter Skyler and husband Ronnie.
Now that the Oswalds have the Traverse; life has already gotten easier. 2 weeks into the 8-week test drive, Lori says: "It's been super fun driving the Traverse so far – and it's been a new creative outlet for me to work with video blogging that I've enjoyed much more than I expected (despite my first embarrassing attempt - see "Awkward Interview" on the list of videos)"
So – here's the thing. Like all celebrities, Lori is only as famous as you make her. She doesn't expect to be the top Google search for 2009, but she expects her fans friends to vote for her. So check out Lori's entries at www.mommymadnesskc.com and vote for her as Kansas City's favorite Mommy Blogger! She's been known to bribe people with rides to Happy Hour in return for votes.
Sidebar: Vote for Lori at www.mommymadnesskc.com, and visit her at mytwo.wordpress.com.
Sidebar: Want a taste of the celebrity life for yourself? Get your own free massage by visiting your local Chevy dealer! Just test-drive a new Traverse and receive a Massage Envy 1-hour gift card!