One of the fun things about blogging is that you never know who's going to show up. This email appeared in my inbox earlier this week:
Let me start by congratulating you the 'Fire Ant Gazette'...I've been enjoying not only the pics, but your descriptions are quite comical...I really enjoy your writing style.
As a quick introduction, my name is Naomi and I'm a casting director in Los Angeles. I came across your site while I was researching for a new show I'm casting for CMT called, 'Redneck Lawn Wars.'
Basically we are looking for creative/unique handmade landscapes along with owners that are a little rowdy, over the top, proud and want to brag about their creativity skills. I noticed on one of your recent posts (June 26th), you included a lawn with a Dragon in the yard...very cool.
So, basically I'm inquiring to see if somehow you could help direct me on how to get in touch with the owner of that yard, as well as to pick your brain a little on any one else you think would be good for our show.
I'd love to chat with you directly about more specifics of the show and what we are looking for. I'm attaching a flyer with more info...but please reach out any time 310.555.1234.
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts...thanks in advance for any & all help.
Dam Legacy Entertainment
(Notice how I got into the whole Hollywood thing by using the ubiquitous fake "555" phone number prefix that every movie in history employs?)
Here's the flyer Ms. Pacheco attached to her email.
You may remember the "yard dragon" post referred to in the email, but if not, here's the link.
I've forwarded the email to the owner of that amazing sculpture and will let him decide how he wants to proceed. In the meantime, if any of you have a classy "redneck yard" or know of one that should be included in this new TV program, drop me an email and I'll provide you with Ms. Pacheco's contact info (or you can use the email in the flyer, but who knows what kind of starlet/intern is checking that inbox). This could be your [weed-overrun, beer-can-littered, gopher-hole-plagued] path to hick immortality!
In all seriousness - or as much seriousness as I can muster given the subject matter - this does sound like an interesting concept for a television series.