My gleekness paid off! I can't believe I was GOTW!!!! It was a couple of weeks ago for the Born This Way episode but I'm still getting props from friends about it =).
I have been a fan of glee from the beginning. How could you not like glee? I bought the first episode from walmart, and mailed my coupon for a free shirt, and must have seen that several times and got the chills every time they performed Don't Stop Believin'. I couldn't believe that we had to wait a few months for the second episode, especially since there was a preview on the disc.
I was hooked! I got my family and friends to watch the show and even turned non believers into gleeks. I started a scrapbook and collected any photo/article relating to glee. I always promoted and shared glee info on social networks and word of mouth. I even joined twitter just to follow the glee cast. Once the first season continued in the fall of 2009, I was even more obsessed! Christmas time was great with the CDs & DVD coming out. I had just bought a car and I've always wanted a personalized license plate, so when it came down to picking one, I chose: GLEEK * (with the Rachel Berry star at the end).
Last August I tweeted to Fox to pick me as Gleek of the Week and tried again but wasn't successful. I could just imagine all the people that were tweeting to get picked. It was really hard trying to write, in limited characters, why you should be picked, so this year, when they mentioned, via facebook, that you could email (email@example.com) them explaining why you should be picked as GOTW, I jumped on it. I emailed them and included a picture of my license plate but got no response. A couple of weeks later I forwarded the email with a note saying that I've tried a few times before and was sending the same gleeky info. Later on I got an email saying I was a finalist!!!
I had to sign a release form and set my default photo to a solo picture of myself. I didn't tell anybody because I didn't want to jinx it. I received an email the day before saying that my info was received and I would be hearing from them the following day. I checked my email on Tuesday and there was no word. I was a little sad but still hoped I got picked. At least I was getting a mega 90min glee episode to watch with my family.
When the episode ended and they showed the gleek of the week, my family and I screamed!! I was just as surprised as they were =-}. I checked my email and I was informed a couple of hours after I stopped checking my inbox. I also wanted to give a shout out to my fox correspondence, Cait Hood, whom was very sweet via email.
My license plate says: GLEEK * (and we all know what the star stands for). picture: http://twitpic.com/1e4vqc
First off, I'm so OBSESSED! I've seen every episode, have the DVDs and have all the CDs, including Vol. 5 - that I just bought. Glee is so AMAZING! The show, the music, the characters, the story lines, the choreography, and anything else I've missed. I get the chills whenever I hear the songs. I have the glee iphone app (stereostef) and I share my songs on facebook. I'm always promoting glee and sharing info. I saw GLEE LIVE last year and plan to again this year, if I can afford it. One of my favorite tweets is, "Will Work 4 GLEE." I went to last year's paleyfest glee panel and I'll be going again next week.
Now they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, here are over a hundred pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stereostef/collections/72157624189316127/(My gleek (related) photo collection on flickr)
Check out my GLEE YouTube vids:
Hanging out at McKinley High on 4/22/2010
Glee Season Finale Party on 6/8/2010
Claire's GLEE Pop-Up Shop on 9/20/2010
Glee Season 2 Premiere Party at Claire's on 9/21/2010
I made the whole glee cast necklaces but I haven't had the honor of giving them to the cast because everybody is GLEE CRAZY! I did give Lea, Ryan & Jane theirs though =).
My name is STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and you can find me by StereoStef via the internet.
I really really really hope to get picked.
GLEE ROCKS MY WORLD!!!!!
ps: I am the biggest gleek, according to my family & friends but i would love for somebody else to notice. thanks,stef