“Do you ever get the feeling there’s something slightly different about someone?” – Joel McHale
When a producer for The Maury Show contacted me — on Facebook — asking if I knew I had a secret crush, I did what anyone else would do, I looked through her pictures.
“This is not spam, I promise,” she wrote. And as cute as a smiley emoticon can be, she left her telephone number “call me, asap.” It was a Connecticut area code. She wanted pictures from my past and although the thought of meeting a secret crush, especially from your past, can be… how do you say… terrifying, my curiosity wasn’t the only one that was piqued. “Was this really you?” her assistant asked with a preceding “Oh my God!” They wanted more pictures. My appearance on The Maury Show went from “Secret Crushes” to “Geek to Chic” and as Maury showed the audience pictures of my amazing transformation, I gallantly walked out on stage, tearing off my shirt, to the wails and screams of excited women (and men), forgetting that waiting anxiously backstage was someone from my past.