My friend Rich has done a lot of impressive things, like This American Life, the best Celine Dion video on the internet, and the time he came up with the lyrics, “I get horny in your presence, I wanna give you presents,” but these accomplishments are eclipsed by the fact that he judged a child beauty pageant and will be featured on next week’s episode of Toddlers & Tiaras (which he wrote about here). When we first became obsessed with Swan Brooner 10 years ago, I couldn’t have dreamed that we’d ever see this day. I mean, my mom called me last night because she was so excited to see Rich on the promo for his episode. I know that this isn’t even happening to me, but this is like one of the most exciting moments of my life. I’m living vicariously through him, just like a pageant mother. That’s my best friend on that reality show. “Smile, baby, people are lookin’ at you.”
I’ll have to figure out where TLC is on my dial for this! Proud of you, RichFoFo!