Yes, I learned today that in my black linen skirt the piercing sun of spring can STILL sunburn me. For pete's sake I was under an umbrella at Red's Java House. I was consoling the loss of my laptop and backup drive - through some freaky bad technology luck. Sadly, my remote blogging skills are terrible, but I hope to start blogging from the iPhone and we'll see how it goes. Tips anyone?
Dita is a true inspiration for those of us who espouse a dramatic personal palette. Look at that milky skin! Look at those fantastic shoes! The daringly shaped red trench! Her super dark hair, including eyebrows, free of high-lights or low-lights!
Several years ago, a scandalously beautiful (yet somehow relatable) actress appeared on Oprah and tearfully recounted the tale of a relationship gone sour. That I remember this is remarkable for two reasons, one being that I never watch Oprah, and the other that when I thought "beautiful, relatable...who?" I knew it must be Halle Berry.
Anyhow, Halle Berry (I think) was telling Opes how she had lived with the low-down fool who treated her badly and beat her up, but she stayed anyhow. She was a struggling actress at the time and the man paid her bills. The lesson she learned was that a lady should always have a little fuck you money socked away.
The audience's shared brow crinkled in disbelief: what fool would do Halle Berry wrong? Who? Bring that motherfucker on stage, we'll rip his plugs out!
Readings and writerly events can be totally fun, especially if you're listening to someone funny and brilliant. David Mitchell was the best ever. One problem: the question and answer portion is uniformly horrifying.
Yesterday my friend and I went to a panel discussion on writing communities. And that night, like so many others, only those attendees buzzing and twittering with mental disease orbited the microphone during the q&a.
"Let's make this democratic!" the moderator said, rejecting the sheaf of paper on which the sane people had submitted their considered questions. "We'll alternate between written and spoken questions."