Sometimes, when I am all alone, shh please don't tell anyone. I might die of embarrassment.
Promise you won't tell?
I Google myself! GASP
Most recently, this is what I found.
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 'I WANNA BE A SPICE GIRL' CONTEST
Meet Glitter Gurl. Ten years old.
And she has this thing for the Spice Girls.
Well, more than a thing.
The Spice Girls are her life.
Even her nickname, Nutmeg, somehow made her destined to have a little Spice in her life.
Glitter Gurl, of J-Town, was chosen from 100 entries as the winner of the I Wanna Be a Spice Girl contest sponsored by Copley Newspapers.
She has won two tickets to Monday's Spice Girls concert at the New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park.
While many readers found the Spice Girls -- and this contest -- uncomfortable, because, after all, they are dubious role models, Glitter Gurl's mother, Megryansmom and even more parents don't see any harm in their children's pop idols. "For me it was Donny Osmond," Megryansmom said.
That's where the article cuts off, and I wasn't about to pay to read the rest of it, but fear not beloved readers. I still have 5 copies of that Sunday newspaper from July 26, 1998.
Nutmeg Spice as she appeared in the article.
Glitter Gurl submitted a creative entry that placed her among the Fab Four, er Five, in a color photo (by pasting her school photo on a magazine spread) and wrote why she wanted to join one of the hottest groups in music today.
Glitter Gurl's entry states, in part: "I think that the Spice Girls are so popular because of their honesty. They send a message to young girls about doing as much as anyone else, but most importantly, that they have the right to express themselves."
Girl Power is more than an empty slogan for a lot of girls. Could it be that the children of Gloria Steinem are taking women's liberation to another level?
"That's what I've told my daughter all along; you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it," said Megryansmom.
It was especially sweet to remember that little girl, filled with so much enthusiasm, because this weekend I helped her move into a dorm room. As I turned to say goodnight, I realized not too much had changed, she'll always be my little girl, still seeking to spice up her life and still wearing a Spice Girls t-shirt.
Love you Glitter Gurl! Jeem Jeems (Sweet Dreams)