This week, Lisa lets us in on a specific term in her contract with Depends that allowed for a sizable charitable donation. To a real live charity that actually exists! Imagine that! And she gives us the story on her haunted house and why she isn’t going to call Ghostbusters.
I’ve had many people ask me why I would do the Depends commercial, and the answer is really quite simple. By doing this commercial, the contract stated that $250,000 would go to a charity that is very special to me: Dress For Success. Dress For Success empowers disadvantaged women to reach their professional potential by providing them with both the attire and tools they need for success in the workplace and in life. I mean, how could I say no to the opportunity to provide some much needed funds to such an amazing and woman-centric charity?! Besides, the fact that 50 million people deal with incontinence, and I am honored to represent those that still want to look and feel glamorous. And c’mon ladies, don’t tell me you can’t relate… We’ve all peed a little at some point in our lives after sneezing, am I right? Bottom line is this–charity and the empowerment of women are two very powerful things to me, and I was, and still am, very proud to support both by doing this commercial.
I’m also going to enlighten you further on my haunted house. When Amelia and Bella were talking to me about the ghostly noises they heard, I played it off as if I wasn’t believing them. Fact is, I can’t prove it, but I believe there is indeed a female ghost named Karen that lives with us. She died in the house back in 1980, and I know she absolutely loves the girls and loves to be around them. Karen had a 3-year-old daughter when she passed away, so I feel like she really presented herself to us when the girls were just babies. She’s a good ghost. A protective spirit that I’m grateful to share my home and family with. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s just a feeling I have.
I actually lived in a haunted apartment during my undergrad years at UGA. I had a female ghost. She was big and wore a flannel plaid shit. Make of that what you will. Have you ever lived in a house with a ghost?
Lisa writes a great blog. I wish they were longer!