I just wanted to take a quick detour and thank everyone so much for your comments on my last post -- you guys are the best. You make me feel like a natural writer.
And does anyone else have that thing where you think of a good zinger comment AFTER the fact? That's how I feel about my 16 things, because I thought of way better ones. (And have promptly forgot them, too.) But FYI:
* Little Richard bought me lunch once and it was AWESOME and he totally did that "Ooohhh WEEE" thing.
* One time I sat next to Leatherface's stunt double at a Hollywood brunch. "Don't you recognize me?" he asked. When I shook my head in a panic (was I supposed to?), he proclaimed, "Darling, I'm LEATHERFACE!" He had also worked as Peggy Lee's personal assistant for a while. "Sweetie," he said to me, "That bitch's thigh was as big as my TORSO." I LOVED HIM.
He didn't really look like this. He was wearing blue contact lenses.
* I have never seen The Lord of the Rings movies, and now I won't because it's a matter of principle.
I just thought you would all like to know those amazingly fascinating things. But really -- I want to say thank you. Just doing this blog -- and all the encouragement I've gotten -- has been the best motivation to write and keep it going. Y'all are the wind beneath my wings. Whatever that means.
And now back to blogging. OOOOOHHH WEEEE!