I assume that some of you have seen the VH1 pop culture show called 'The Best Week Ever', well that's a pretty good description of what's going on with me and CTU right now. I have butterflies in my stomach as I write this post. I'm not even totally convinced that I'm actually awake at this moment, because a multitude of dreams came true today.
It started out as just an average afternoon. I was working and minding my own business and decided to do something benign like check my email. My computer was having a hard time downloading one of my new emails, so I decided to check it online instead.
Then I saw something that really threw me for a loop. I saw the name "Chan Tatum" in the header of one of my emails with a subject that said "Hey, yall probably won't believe this....".
Now, I think we all know that there are enough Channing Tatum posers out there to fill hundreds of large stadiums at this point, so I of all people am probably the most skeptical when it comes to someone saying they are Channing online.
Why was this email different? Well, he did the one thing that I could not refute. He sent this adorable picture that he took of himself on his cell phone as irrefutable proof of his identity:
And then I knew...I was actually reading an email that came directly from the one and only Channing Tatum himself. And then all H-E-double hockey sticks broke loose. I could not even finish reading the whole email before I ran in to tell my husband and my kids who thought mommy had lost her mind. My 7 year old asked me if I was crying happy or sad tears and I explained that there were the happiest tears EVER!!!
Then, ran around the house screaming a
bit lot, composed myself, finally finished the email, called everyone I knew that knew about the blog and would appreciate the importance of this particular message.
Want to know what he said? Here's the email that CHANNING TATUM sent to me today (AHHHHHHHHH!!!):
Believe it of not I've been trying to send you a video for a while now, but somethings wrong with my email. Plus I could not be more computerly chanllenged. I'm still gonna keep trying though. So, I'm sending this from my phone sorry about the crappy picture. Thank you SO MUCH for my B-Day picture, it really meant so much to me! You guys really have no idea how special you all are.
I don't get on the computer that much. But my mom is on everyday and says she likes all the sites but unwrapped is her favorite. I want to see if you want be my officail site? Since you have stuff that I don't even have, and stuff I don't even remember doing!
So anyways if you don't believe this is me just email back and I'll send you another crappy photo from my phone haha. I tried a long time ago to write in but I didn't know how to convince you it was me so I'm trying now.
And I fell in fan love all over again!!!!
Let me reiterate...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Ok let's recap, Channing Tatum (the real one) sent me an email, thanked all of us for the birthday gift that he did receive, told us all how much the gift and his fans mean to him, said that his mom reads and likes the blog, said he has a video he's trying to send to me, said CTU has stuff he doesn't even have, AND last, but most certainly not least, asked ME if CTU would like to be his official site. I think that pretty much covers the high points.
Well, I had to think about it for all an ummmmmm millisecond maybe and I spent the next hour drafting an email to a person who I have written about EVERY SINGLE DAY since this site launched on January 1, 2007.
All I can say is next to my 2 boys and my marriage, this is the most AMAZING thing that has EVER happened to me and it's all that I wanted and more for my birthday on August 25th. OMG Can you believe it!!!!!!! If I'm dreaming, God help the person who wakes me up.
So I am elated to say for the first time ever...Welcome to Channing Tatum Unwrapped, the OFFICIAL Channing Tatum site. If you liked CTU before, all I can say is that you better stick around, because the best is yet to come.
And once again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Channing for choosing CTU as your official site and thank you to Kay (Channing's mom) for reading the site and putting in a good word for us!!!!!!! :-D
P.S. CTU readers: I would love it if you would leave a comment on this post and thank Chan for sending us this message. Just click on the comments link below and a new window will open. I am sure he would love to hear from you!!!