Get in Line, Miss America

Every girl growing up daydreams one time or another of becoming the next Miss America. I myself would dress up in my most evening-gown-looking-dress and sing, “Here she is Miss America,” while walking down my runway waving at my audience of stuffed animals.

Kenosha’s very own Laura Kaeppeler was crowned the 2012 Miss America in LasVegas.

Laura seems like a very nice woman and has made it her platform to support children of incarcerated parents to feel less alone, along with mentoring and continuing to have as much of a relationship with their parents as possible. A very noble cause if you ask me.

Oh, and did I mention she is drop-dead gorgeous and smart.

Who could dislike her? OK, maybe dislike is too strong of a word, but has a misunderstanding with her?

Um … I do.

I can already see the hate emails clogging my inbox that I’m going to be getting on Friday. Let me explain why.

In the segment where the Miss America contestants introduce themselves, Laura took the time to send out a little message – “If you’re watching, Aaron Rodgers, call me.”

If you don’t know who Aaron Rodgers is, he is the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and, might I add, a very, very handsome and to this newly single lady a hunk.

So Laura, you are going to have to wait in line. Trust me, it’s a very long line. I know I’m not the first to have a crush and I know I won’t be the last. And as I’m writing this column, maybe a tad obsessed with Aaron Rodgers.

No, I have never held up a handmade sign proclaiming, “The future Miss Rodgers,” with an arrow pointing down to me at Lambeau Field in below-zero freezing weather. But I have been bitten by the Aaron love bug for a while now.

I became a fan in his University of California-Berkeley days. When I saw him play against Virginia Tech in a 52-49 win, after, that game I was hooked. Not to mention that he threw for 24 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions in his last college season. Can you tell I’m a bit of a fan?

So when the Green Bay Packers picked him up in 2005, I was on cloud nine. Sure, he didn’t have that much playing time being the backup quarterback to Brett Fave.

Aaron took that time to learn everything that he could from the staff, coaches and players. Just buying his time to shine.

He has proven to be a great leader that the Green Bay Packers needed. Sure it would have been wonderful to be playing in the Super Bowl again, and add another Vince Lombardi trophy to the collection. But you can’t win them all. He will learn from the mistakes in that game and move on. That’s what makes him so great. He is a gentlemen on and off the field.

So, Miss America, take a number and may the best woman win! This game is official on now. I going to take a page out Miss America’s book and add. If you are reading this, Aaron Rodgers, email me at

Hey, it’s worth a shot!

Amber would love to have Aaron Rodgers be her date for her cousin Tina’s wedding on April 27th in Minnesota.

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