Whenever I think that my life is totally the weirdest life out there, I think about Malcolm Brenner, the guy who chronicles being seduced by, and his long-term relationship (sexually) with, a Dolphin—and then I don’t feel like my life is that weird. I have yet to be picked up by a sea mammal. But hey, if there are any eligible whales out there…oh, wait, I’m in a committed relationship.
Still, there is something somewhat surreal about the life I’m leading these days. For the most part everything is normal. I go to work in the morning, come home and cuddle at night, and then every so often I get flown to LA and a film crew shows up in my living room.
The West Hollywood Book Fair invited me out to speak on a panel on memoir writing. I wanted to tell all of these people that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, I just wrote the whole thing like I was writing one really long blog post.
Lately I’ve been on a “Let’s move (insert any location here)” kick, which I’m sure The Fella really appreciates. I’ve been in New York for 10 years now and I’m getting a bit antsy to shake things up. Surprisingly, the urge to move didn’t happen in LA. I fully expected to get off the plane and revel in memories of my time living there—but it never happened. LA and I don’t mesh, I absolutely understand why people love living there, but I very much give my 20 year old self credit for knowing that despite the wonderful opportunities, the city of Angels was not for her…err…me.
Having said that, it was great to catch up with friends I see far too little of, and yet not enough time to catch up with everyone I would have liked to.
Yesterday was more weird, as Roy and I invited a film crew into our apartment, and proceeded to workout in the park with them filming.
We were shooting an episode of Meredith Vieira’s new show The Overshare, which will air in a couple of weeks.
It was fun to be in front of the camera again, it reminded me of my old Daily Special days, which I very much miss. I keep telling myself I’ll start doing videos for this blog again, but for now I’m just going to focus my energy actually writing on it every so often.
Roy and I leave this afternoon for a weekend book event in Connecticut, and then I’m very much looking forward to life slowing down for…well…a few days.