Monday, December 29, 2014
I know I posted about this before, but it is the biggest thing to ever happen to me, and to Neil, so it must be mentioned again. Maybe again-again in the future, just a head's up. In case you were wondering, here are two of the three receipts where I purchased all those copies of the papers!
Well, since last Saturday, Neil appeared on Fox 40 News in Sacramento with Paul Robins. I was terrified, but Paul was wonderful and made Neil look great!
We then appeared on Good Day Sacramento yesterday morning with Cody Stark. We had so much fun. Since I was now an "old pro" at this tv thing (ok, not, but I like to think so!) I quit being as nervous and just had fun.
Neil now has his own Facebook page at:
AND his own Twitter at:
He is a bit of a diva since all this has happened. Not sure his head will fit through the door with that big ego. But, it is fun while it is lasting.
He is modeling for an upcoming calendar, so stay tuned for that. :)
This has been the BEST WEEK EVER! :)
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Neil the Tortoise was on the the FRONT PAGE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL!!!! This has been such a great day - one I will never forget.
When I was contacted by the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago, I had no idea when/if it would really run. I hoped it would, but I wasn't sure. When I saw it on-line yesterday, I was surprised it was on the webpage. Today, when I went to buy the newspaper, I didn't even look at the front page as I figured it would probably be a little blurb on the back of the back section. I looked through the paper four times and couldn't find it. I actually put the paper back on the newsstand as I thought it wasn't in there. I picked it up one more time, just in case, and looked at the front page and there is was. I never, ever, ever imagined my name or our tortoise being on the cover of the Wall Street Journal.
I showed the checker the paper because I was so excited and had to share! I went to another store and bought the last four copies. I again showed the checker. The people in line behind me overheard me talking about it and asked to read it too. We stood in line reading the story - it was a cool moment! Then I went to Starbucks and yes, I bought another copy and showed everyone there too. I asked a random customer to take my picture holding the paper - and she did. I then posted it all over facebook. Sorry if I broke the internet with the constant barrage of the Neil the Tortoise story, but, I figured this was a once-in-a-lifetime thing and I was going to enjoy every minute! Plus, this happened on my birthday - what are the odds? I don't like to make a big fuss over my birthday, so this just made it awesome! Today was crazy in the best way possible. The cover of the Wall Street Journal. THE COVER OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL! I have to let that sink in for a
Here are five of the six copies I bought! :)
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Friday, December 19, 2014
I have to share!!! My son has a Russian Tortoise named Neil. I was contacted by a reporter, Ellen Byron, from the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago. I make "tortoise hats" that I sell in my Etsy on-line shop. The WSJ thought they were cute and wanted to add Neil to their story about people dressing up their pets for Christmas. So, with that said, here is the on-line story. It will be in the printed Wall Street Journal's newspaper edition tomorrow, but is it online right now. (Tomorrow happens to be my birthday, so this is perfect gift!) Here is the link:
Ellen Byron at firstname.lastname@example.org