Netflix starts Year 3 of #StreamTeamand apparently I can be dense. oh well...
There comes a time in a blogger’s life where you feel like you’ve ‘arrived’. You’ve made it. Then 10 minutes later you hear about this great new high profile campaign that everyone but you seems to have been selected for and once again you are firmly grounded in the real world.
I felt like I’d arrived a few times these past years.
- When I pitched – and received – an expensive car seat I had fallen in love with and then killed it with the best video ever.
- Being at an industry event and having a star blogger tell me she reads my blog and when an old friend from high school told me I was hilarious as shit and she loved reading my blog.
- Getting on the Netflix #StreamTeam (even though the compensation is really cool stuff and experiences, not cash – don’t hate, I love the really cool stuff and experiences they’ve given me).
- Getting paid actual real money to write 3 blog posts on another platform, then getting paid more actual real money to write an article on my own blog.
But here’s one my favorite moments, one I’ve rarely spoken of publicly.
Last summer I met the #ShareYourCare team at a conference and signed up for their ambassador program. National Share Your Care day was coming up and we were told that in exchange for posting we would get a piece of original Care Bears animation art.
This is what I was expecting, because apparently I’m really freaking dense:
I don’t know why ‘Animation Art’ translated to ‘Vinylmation’ in my head… but it did. I was expecting some sort of vinylmation-type Care Bears figurine that my kids would adore.
Instead a stiff envelope marked ‘Do Not Bend’ showed up on November 25th. What went through my mind?
“OOOHHHHHHHHHHH, ‘animation art’. A poster! Of course!“
Because, of course, I’m still dense and clueless at this point.
What I found inside brought me to tears. I grew up watching the original series and I’m a huge fan. When the show premiered on Netflix I just had to show my kids and share with the world.
So when this priceless piece of history showed up in my mailbox I was rendered speechless and until now didn’t quite know how to express my gratitude in words.
Once I got over how the shock I had a good laugh over my denseness. Of course ‘one-of-a-kind animation art from the original series‘ would be ACTUAL ANIMATION ART from the original series. #facepalm
And now for today’s program…
Care Bears and Cousins are Coming Back!
Today I caught up on some emails and found out that Care Bear & Cousins Season 2 is premiering exclusively on Netflix February 5th. The kids are, shall we say, excited ;).
Netflix & Chill (and yes, I know what it means)
Care Bear Stare doesn’t get your gander going on date night? Thankfully there’s much more to Netflix than just kids’ shows. Currently we’ve been streaming Brooklyn 99, a hilarious comedy set in Brooklyn’s NYPD precinct.
Not much of a date-night thing, but Fuller House is also premiering February 26th and I’m beyond excited. I am clearing my schedule for 3 days following the launch and if you can’t reach me you’ll know why.
Are you excited for Fuller House? What else are you streaming?