The Midlife Gals

We're twisted middle-aged sisters from Texas who are still crazy after all these years. Please join us for our Seinfeldian daily observations from the mundane to the insane!

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THE MIDLIFE GALS ®
Hysterical History

•    July, 2007 - We didn’t know what a blog was.

•    August, 2007 - Posted our first essay on The Midlife Gals ™ blog
( http://www.themidlifegals.com ).

•    October, 2007 - Approached by MORE Magazine about featuring us in an article.

•    January, 2008 - MORE Magazine article on the stands with our feature as one of four blogs mentioned, Women of the Blogosphere, page 30 (Jan/Feb issue).

•    March, 2008 - Entered video contest for The Greenlight Awards through an online video company, On Networks which was represented at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

•    March, 2008 - Selected as one of four finalists for The Greenlight Award in the category of best original digital series concept for the videos we produce of ourselves on The Midlife Gals ™ blog.

•    April, 2008 - Approached by a very large online health network, The Health Central Network, to produce humorous videos and blogs for their website.  ( http://www.healthcentral.com/stop-smoking/c/55817/profile )

•    April 2008 - Our video, ‘The Jazzy Scooter Barrel Race’ won runner-up award and was featured on the Emmy award-winning program, Docubloggers.

•    April, 2008 - Wrote, produced and acted in a fifteen-minute situation comedy pilot based on The Midlife Gals ® for network and/or cable distribution.

•    May, 2008 - Interviewed for large article in local newspaper, Masters of Their Domain, in June, 08 issue of The Austin American Statesman.

•    August, 2008 – Asked by the Director of Programming to host a weekly/one hour radio show, ‘The Midlife Gals; Necessary Insanity,’ on BlogTalkRadio ( http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TheMidlifeGals )

•    September, 2008 – Signed with literary agent, Frank Breeden of Premiere Authors for our book, “The Midlife Gals; Necessary Insanity.”

 

December, 2008 – Featured as one of Austin’s best websites / Austin Monthly magazine / Keep Austin Wired /pg 134.

– Featured as one of Austin’s best websites / Austin Monthly magazine / Keep Austin Wired /pg 134.

 

March, 2009 - The Midlife Gals video (The Big Lebowski: A Midlife Homage) picked as part of Reel Women’s film showcase at South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin, TX.

 

May, 2009 – Asked to be regular writers and videographers for More Magazine online.

 

September, 2009 – Featured in the Austin American Statesman newspaper as two of Austin’s “2009 Fortunate 500” – Media category.

 

February, 2010 – Shot two national commercials for Charter Communications.

 

March, 2010 – Featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal /March 27th/ “When Siblings Step Up” http://tinyurl.com/yjesd6a

 

March, 2010– Two videos in SouthSlam Festival during SXSW, Austin, TX.

Awards - ”Best Slapstick Comedy”  -

Side Effects - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmROZYrdJHg

and “Best Situational Comedy” – Dating in the Eighties Dot Com - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCfrnSiz57E  

 

April, 2010 – Featured in Austin Monthly Magazine/Page 96/How to be Happy in Midlife

 

 

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