I swear! He really did.
We (my husband, Peter and I) were visiting my brother and his wife (well, my sister-in-law) and we were talking about Richard Simmons. I have no idea how the conversation started, but there we were, chatting away, and I said, "I sent him a review copy of my book and some other neat stuff, and I enclosed a note that said, 'I'm a late bloomer. Hurry!'" We laughed, and not 10 minutes later my cell phone rings.
And YES! It was Richard Simmons. He didn't say "Hi, it's Richard Simmons." He just started talking. He said, "I never thought I'd meet anyone as zany as I am." Then he said, "This is Richard Simmons." Well, of course, I knew ... three words into it I got his voice!
We talked for a good 10 minutes or so. Richard (oh yes, we're on a first name basis) complimented me up the gazoo, which I totally appreciate. He loves my book!!! and he said he would hook my site to his! Imagine!! What an inspiring and motivating phone call. He is the ultimate coach. I was flying high - well, I still am and I've told anyone and everyone who will listen to me.
I was in shock for at least an hour. My husband said I was articulate when speaking to him. He promised me that I was making sense, but afterwards, I was like jell-O. My head was spinning.
I love Richard Simmons. He was a fruitful contest answer last year! And I do have the Sweatin' to the Oldies tapes. I promise to dust them off and use them!!!!
I sure hope we talk-up someone good this weekend, too!