According to How Many of Me, there are currently 226 people in the United States with the name Melissa McCarthy. Of course, one particular Melissa stands out since she made her début on Gilmore Girls 18 years ago. I was hoping I would achieve massive success before her, but she won the race she didn’t know we were having. Since Melissa McCarthy has exploded in Hollywood, I am finding myself with a new title: The Other Melissa McCarthy.
I’m not even THE other Melissa McCarthy — I’m one of 225 other Melissa McCarthys walking around the fifty states. This makes me wonder if any of them are having issues with misdirected fan mail? I wonder if any of there are 225 Melissa McCarthys out there receiving oodles and oodles of Snapchat adds thinking they found that ONE special Melissa McCarthy who shit in a sink and can throat punch better than any maximum security inmate?
The Other Melissa McCarthy
If you follow my blog, you probably noticed I’m a few things:
- Inconsistent — I can go two months posting every week, or four months only posting once.
- All Over the Board — Blogs should have a niche. An area of expertise or interest the blogger posts on. This is NOT me. I like everything. I don’t consider myself an expert in anything, but I do have knowledge and interest in tons of stuff. Stuff like music and songwriting, photography, mental health, doodling, writing, blogging, humor and comedy, children, relationships… and the list goes on and on and on and on.
- Not the Actress From Bridesmaids — Not much else I can even say about this one. I’m not THE Melissa McCarthy. I’m the OTHER Melissa McCarthy
One of these things I have to work to improve on in order to succeed with this endeavor. The other two of these things my readers, my listeners, and I will just have to accept.
Wait, did you say listeners?
Indeed, I did folks! I have wanted to start a podcast since I learned what a podcast was. It’s a new year. New possibilities. A time for tackling those bullet points on the bucket list. I’m excited to announce I am in the process of creating a brand new podcast, appropriately titled The Other Melissa McCarthy.
I’ll be brutally honest, I have no clue what I’m doing. Luckily for me, many people out there have been gracious enough to post their best tips, tricks, and tutorials for less-than-savvy wannabes like me. Below you’ll find the teaser for my podcast and, as you can hear, I have work to do. Hopefully, with the help of Amazon and UPS, some extra equipment will help with the sound.
Unfortunately for you, there is nothing out there for my Wisconsin accent.
What You’re In For
I have a few notebooks full of plans, outlines, episode ideas, and high hopes. Basically, it’s going to be a podcast about trying to do my thing with the name Melissa McCarthy. From trying to get a flu shot and spending an extra twenty minutes with the RN talking about the actress, to going to an ER with a massive nosebleed and having the RN come around the corner and holler back to the department, “NOPE! SHE’S NOT THE ACTRESS”.
As this gets rolling, I hope to connect with other not-so-famous people living with famous names. We’ll see if anyone is willing to talk to me, tough.
In all of this, I hope to only accomplish one thing: FINALLY find someone willing to talk with me about the $2,977.49 of Melissa McCarthy’s royalties I have in my BMI account.
That, my friends, is a story you’ll hear about on the podcast.