Wednesday, May 31, 2006
I’m going to be on it! Like, regularly! Amy Krouse Rosenthal, she of the awesome Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, has invited me to be a regular (“VIP”, her words) contributor to the new Writer’s Block Party on WBEZ, which will air on a more regular basis beginning soon. Suffice it to say I am PSYCHED. I just feel like, man, all I did was write a bunch of stories and all these great things keep falling in my lap. Nina, in typical fashion, says we’re on our way to being Oprah and Gail. I’m not sure which one of us is supposed to be who, but I think this might be overstating my couple of minutes on local radio every other month. Granted, I plan to write some brilliant new material for the show, so you never know. Plus oh my god I just remembered a dream I had last night where I was waiting tables at a place that was sort of the place where I worked many years ago, and my first table was having some trouble ordering and it took basically a half hour for them to order, and their table was a mess, and the rest of the restaurant filled up and emptied out before they even got their food and I was just like, oh, I really can’t do this. (I was a good waitress at one time, you know, when I was twenty.) My bosses were being nice enough and then I ran into Oprah somewhere and I apologized but I said I have this book and I know you don’t read books people give you but I just want you to know I have it and she said Oh, alright, I’ll read it. I have no idea what that means. (T.?) Anyway, more info to come on dates and times for my radio debut.