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Sydney Menees

March 14, 2006 at 6:25 AM


From Keith Johnson
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 6:35 AM
No way! Looks like your persistence is paying off. You know of course, that when Mr. Bell checks out v.com, he is going to read your blog.
From Sydney Menees
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 6:55 AM
Well, I deleted his screenname and I only put snippets of the convo up, so I don't think he'll care too much. I hope not, anyway.
From Laurie Niles
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 8:03 AM
Really? Is it true?
From Keith Johnson
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 8:03 AM
Oh, I meant that as a good thing. BTW, did you tell him about the turkey sandwich costume he'll be wearing? :-)
From Sydney Menees
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 8:09 AM
I think so! As I said, I'll keep you "posted." Remember, he never said that he was definitely going on the show. I'm still happy the Oprah people listened to me! According to Josh, I sent them 500 e-mails. Whoops.

As great as this is, if he's on this season, then I will not get to see it because I couldn't find Oprah on German television. I can get a tape, though, and y'all can tell me how good it is ;-)

From Sydney Menees
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 8:12 AM
Keith - Haha, if he reads that, he'll be like "What???" I didn't fill him in on that. Wow, okay. I'M SO EXCITED!

Last night, after I logged off, I was getting ready for bed and I couldn't remember anything that I had done. Like, I would think "Have I brushed my teeth yet?", "Did I close the window?", "Did I take a shower?" etc. I was/am really excited!!

From parmeeta bhogal
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 9:00 AM
Hey Sydney, you must be on cloud nine...you have JB chatting to you!!! even if he doesn't go on Oprah
From Pieter Viljoen
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 9:56 AM
I can't believe it.

Good job.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 11:38 AM
Evil Linda's congratulation is conspicuously absent so far;)
From Linda Lerskier
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 11:49 AM
MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! *evil assistant joins in* MUAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAAA!!!!! *cough* Heh, heh.

Sydney, you may someday find out that I am truely evil indeed. (And my apprentice as well)

Congrats anyways. :)

From Danielle Goatley
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 12:11 PM
Congrats for hopefully getting Josh on Oprah. Make sure you tell us all when it airs so we can watch!
Danielle
From Carley Anderson
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 12:55 PM
To put it mildly...

I am so jealous!

From Rick Floress
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 1:59 PM
Sydney,
I have been trying to ask Cindy Crawford out for dinner for about 10 years now. No responses yet (only a few restraining orders). Do you think you can help??
From Sydney Menees
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 2:03 PM
I am really afraid now. What if it wasn't him? If that's the case, I truely will have lost all trust I have in the internet. Some things are suspicious. I never gave the Oprah show my screenname. Ugh. I feel terrible. I have 2 good questions to ask him though.
From Patty Rutins
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 3:25 PM
Was the email that you got from him to confirm that it really *was* him from the right email address? Check the headers of the message, it'll tell you what servers the email travelled through.

Is your screen name tied to the email account that you used when you emailed Oprah? It might not be too difficult to get your AIM name with the right tidbits of info.

I agree -- it's a little too good to be true. Still, if was him, that'd be cool. And I can certainly believe that you sent 500 emails to Oprah! :)

From Pieter Viljoen
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 4:55 PM
Sydney,

That's difficult to say. It is a little hard to believe that a guy with kids and a touring career is going to have AOL messenger. I think he'd probably try to contact you through other means, but you never know. You are certainly a model of persistence.

From Linda Lerskier
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 5:27 PM
Well, he did emial you?
From Karin Lin
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 5:50 PM
In response to Pieter's skepticism: First, Josh doesn't have kids. Second, he definitely uses the Internet in many ways to communicate. I don't know specifically about AOL Messenger, but it's not hard to believe at all.

It's possible that someone could have been impersonating him, though that would be a pretty cruel and pointless thing to do. I'm curious, what time did this conversation take place, Sydney? Because if the chat was any later than the morning of 3/12 U.S. time, it's unlikely he would have been packing for Tennessee.

I'm sure we'll hear details from more official channels soon if it's going to happen. Congratulations again!

From Sean Gillia
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 6:18 PM
Sydney, I guess at this point it's impossible to know for sure if that was JB or not.

But if it was, and he does decide to do OW's show, and I was producing the show, I'd make you and your quest part of the story. Actually, you're the hook, and I'd bring you both onto the show.

Now, that would be pretty cool.

From Sydney Menees
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 6:47 PM
Thanks, you guys. This is really difficult. Right now, I'm leaning towards it's not him. I have at least 3 people (who have good ways) working on this.

I think that if he would've wanted to contact me, he would've used e-mail. Isn't that good enough? I don't know how he, or anyone besides people that I gave it to, would have my screenname. Really, why would anyone pull crap like that? If this is a "joke," I really think that it has crossed the line.

I did receive an e-mail from "Joshua," however, that was when I was IMing him. I have sent him another e-mail since then, but I have recieved no response.

From Sydney Menees
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 6:54 PM
In response to Karin, the time shown is Kansan time.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 7:28 PM
I don't believe it. If it's not him, though, someone's being pretty mean.
From Laurie Niles
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 7:50 PM
Sydney, you are trying to do a good thing and the people who matter support that. Don't be too worried. The Internet is a crazy place. Don't I know it!
From Terez Mertes
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 7:54 PM
My head is spinning following all this. I'm not even sure I know what's going on at this point. All I know is that boy, Sydney, you produce better real-life drama and entertainment than Oprah. Oh wait - I've never watched her.

So is the verdict now that it was all a hoax? Whoa - what a vicarious roller-coaster ride, this blog entry. Sydney, I'll be all eyes about your next entry...

From Linda Lerskier
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 8:00 PM
It wasn't real? UGH!
From Sydney Menees
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 9:09 PM
Right now, we are trying to catch the impersonator. If it's someone on violinist.com, I would be afraid if I was them.
From Colleen R
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 9:30 PM
I second what syd said... honestly, that wasn't even a funny joke.. how many people do you see laughing?! yeah, exactly. So whoever did it is just dumb and needs to get a life of their OWN!
From Elizabeth Chavez
Posted on March 15, 2006 at 5:54 AM
yeah...he/she/or it, really does need to get a life...so stop trying to steal JB's!!!
well good luck, and i hope you find out who the impersonator is.
From Sydney Menees
Posted on March 15, 2006 at 3:58 PM
I think I know who the 2 people are...

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