I thought we had a legitimate shot. I really did. A comment from a friend of Katy’s – one degree of separation – that was all it was ever really gonna take; someone her knew her. I am so appreciative of all the tweets to Katy that you all have posted over the last month and a half; I am grateful to all those who signed my petition to her.
In the end, it just didn’t work out.
Last night, around 3AM, I received an email from Katy’s friend saying he just hadn’t heard back. He suggested going ahead as planned, taking pictures, writing a post – maybe Katy would comment or re-tweet it. I can’t afford to buy a wig for every runner who volunteered to run NYC in the blue wig and I certainly can’t ask them to buy their own.
I get it. I do. With a schedule like hers, she might not have even seen the emails yet.
It’s too bad, really. The visual impact of 25 – 50 runners, all wearing blue wigs in support of Autism Speaks would have been fantastic.
It just didn’t work out.
And I am bummed.
I know it was a silly thing.
In light of the devastation left behind by Sandy, I know this is ridiculous to even be writing about, but I feel it’s only fair to let those who volunteered their time, tweets and money know that I will still be running in a Katy Perry Blue Wig – it will be the cheap model from iParty; it won’t be hers.
It was a long shot at best anyway…I just really thought this one was gonna work out.
Thank you again for all you support. See you in New York!