Voicemail from Dad on Sunday:
"I thought you'd be interested to know that your C Street story was picked up by Maureen Dowd and Gail Collins..."
Visions of insta-fame danced in my head... how had Maureen Dowd found my blog post? And what had she said about it? Had she linked to it? OMG OMG OMG...
...until I realized that he meant they mentioned the story, not my story. Their columns were simply on the same subject as my blog had been.
Foiled again! I'll get you yet, Dowd.