425: hello, it’s me
I know it’s been a long time since I rapped at ya, but the flip front is back. Sorta. I think that 7.5 years of blogging endlessly about lipstick, cheeseburgers, my secret celebrity boyfriend club, and more cheeseburgers entitled me and you to a much needed break.
Like when sports teams say they are in a rebuilding year. Or when celebrities are hospitalized for “exhaustion” when you know it’s booze, pills, or both. But I don’t play sports, and I’m not addicted to anything but food, gossip, and Scrabulous (OMG). Oh, and television.
Which is what I’m getting to. Some of you know by now that I’m trying to finish a couple of spec scripts, while simultaneously preparing to move to Los Angeles (where most of this country’s television is made — also it’s porn). As most of you may already suspect, this is going a lot slower than hoped for. The only thing I accomplished on my 2007 hecklist was getting my green card replaced and while I don’t want to undermine the importance of documenting one’s alien residency, I need to have done more stuff. Like lost weight. Learned to drive. Moved into an apartment that doesn’t remind me quite so much of my college dorm room.
Oh, but yeah! There’s something else — I got something published in Time Out Chicago. Something I could not have done with Nadine and Ruth – fruit baskets should be forthcoming. And I performed community service for Chicago Cares. Did 2k and 5k walks for a bunch of non-profits. Entertained out-of-town guests in my tiny-ass studio. Attended a wedding (reception). Went to a funeral. Went to Baltimore. Saw “Xanadu” on Broadway.
But back to the flip front and 2008. The flip front will be back, both in your mailboxes and on the web, all in good (tropical) time. Of course, if you want to opt out of the e-mail version, just let me know.
Oh, alright, some talking points for the next flip front:
- 2008 checklist
- how I’ll never take Gerard Butler for granted
- The Class of ’98
- “Barack Steady”