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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Face that launched a thousand footballs

My Dad is a man dedicated to all things football.

Personally, I can't stand the sport.

Cowboy - well.... somehow.... is also a man dedicated to all things football.

League and Union variety here.

I hate it with a passion, Cowboy plays it, Cowboy watches it - and it is ALL my Father and him talk about - even in the off-season.

Kill me now.

But, today an opportunity came around from the NRL (National Rugby League)  that could make me view the sport a little more favourably.

They are looking for a farmer to appear on their commercials for 2010.

They asked my Dad for his recommendations.

He put forward the Cowboy.

So today, in the crazy 40 degree heat, Cowboy put on his best Cowboy get- up, hat and all and headed over to my Dad's to do his screen test and audition courtesy of Skype.

Very Jetsons.

He looks so nervous and innocent here... I was nervous for him!! He did a great job!

Two other farmers from town came around and nervously waited in the loungeroom for their turn to sit in front of the webcam, introduce themselves and  spout the lines "Have your Faith tested"

One by one they went in and said their lines.

It reminded me of that Seinfeld episode when Kramer had a line in a Woody Allen film "These pretzels are making me thirsty" hahahaha - we mucked around with all sorts of variations of delivering this line.

I waited in the loungeroom as Cowboy delivered his first audition.

I say first because I'm convinced there is some James Dean in there and this will be the start of his new career.

When it was all over, I cheekily stuck my head in and asked "Does the farmer have to be a guy?"

"Well, no" they said diplomatically and then invited me to audition.

Oh shit!

 I hadn't even brushed my hair today !

Well that didn't matter because Cowboy plonked his Cowboy hat on me!! (laugh it up, yeah go on laugh it up!)

 I adjusted the webcam....

and next thing I too was auditioning for the NRL advertisement!

I would DIE if my anti-football head was to be associated with the NRL but oh it would be a laugh.

Talk about never a dull moment!

I am pretty confident I not only looked like but sounded like a complete goose!

We all laughed afterwards and we can definitely tick this one off the life list.

Who says you can't have exciting opportunities in a OHT?

 Cowboy and I felt very happy about our audition today.

I hope that Cowboy gets the gig.

If his acting career takes off maybe we will move from the One Horse Town to Tinsel Town.......


  1. happy sits saturday! and good luck to both of you cowboys!!

  2. LOL that is so funny, good on ya for getting in on the audition. It would be funny but so cool if you got the part.
    Fingers crossed for Cowboy :)
    I'm just stopping in from SITS

  3. I love you Sharni! Screw the boys, totally would pee my pants if you got the gig...trust me funnier things have happened!

    Loving that SITS is kicking in!

  4. That's certainly a good looking cowboy there Mama :) Here's hoping they pick you as the new face of NRL! Hahaha

  5. How cute is Cowboy!?
    Good luck!!

  6. Hey, eyes off my Cowboy hahaha. Yeah of course he is cute, I told you James Dean in a waiting !

  7. i hope you get it so i can snicker everytime its on tv that a football hater is cheering it on!

    I live in a football house too- YAWN!!!!

  8. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest :) Have a great weekend!

  9. What a hoot! I love how you will give anything a go!!

  10. lol - I can see it now - 'Have YOUR faith tested.. Have your faith TESTED... Have your FAITH tested..'
    And I would love to see an anti-football chick in an NRL ad!!

  11. That is AWESOME!
    Fingers Crossed!

  12. Me again Sharni - pressie for you over at my place... :o)

  13. Sounds like a fun day. When I was modelling i once had to audition for a playstation game advert. Worst thing ever. i assumed I just had to turn up and look pretty and smile, but oh no....They made me wear a bikini top and sit there and pretend I was being flung around in a car, whilst driving it, whilst whooping and hollering and pretending I was having a great time, and look sexy. No props or anything to take the edge of. OMG it was terrifying! Still makes me cringe just thinking of it, and I hope to god the video tape of that was burned.
    Yours sounds far more pleasant. Hope the Cowboy gets it!

  14. thats fantastic, what a hoot. Hope you both get picked.

  15. I could have given you some pointers on inflections and stuff... haha. Yeah, but seriously, I could have!


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