Throughout my life, part of my charm has involved an uncanny ability to do things in a big way.
Whether that be sending my son to his first science fair with a 6x9 professional display board from work, or attempting to be a parent runner for his grade seven track team, I have always been All In when it comes to life.
And certainly, that has been no different as I've embarked on my latest adventure with The Real Women of Philadelphia contest.
A contest in which I have learned there are are certain faux pas it is adviseable to avoid while trying to make a good first impression - and I worked hard to do so.
Not only was I going to do a video featuring my original recipe for The Philly Nibbler, I was going to make certain to name the sponsors: KRAFT Foods Canada, the wonderful site administrator for the contest "Miss Philly," and - of course - the celebrity host Anna Olson.
Anna Olson is one of my favourite Food Network Canada hosts. She is engaging, knowledgeable, and her recipes are consistently good.
Which is why it was probably not best practice to ebulliently and effusively refer to her as "Candace" in the opening of my inaugural video, or to continue the trend by referring to her as Candace on the Real Women of Philadelphia posting boards.
People who know me - and in particular, my colleagues at work - are shaking their heads, as this is certainly not an isolated incident.
I once went through an entire six week training referring to one of the participants as "Beverly" when her name was Patty.
The only thing I can do now is look on the bright side.
At the very least, perhaps it made me more memorable.
As for Anna, I have let her know she is free to call me Donna for the duration of the contest.
And that's the blog!
Have a beautiful Thursday everyone...