I’ve done some pretty cool things in my life. I think I’ve been pretty lucky. Actually – scratch that. I STILL do some pretty cool things. I AM very lucky!
Some might argue that while I’ve DONE cool stuff in my life, it all happened a few years ago, and I am in danger of actually becoming a has-been. But I beg to differ.
Yes, a few years ago I lived in LA and worked with celebrities and all that, but then I packed up and moved my son and I to Aspen Colorado for a grand adventure. It turned out to be all of that, and then some. I tried rock climbing (thanks to my stud boyfriend), I learned to snowboard, and I kissed a girl. HA! Just checking to see if you were “listening.” But hey, I feel as though I have the drive and adventurous spirit of Angelina Jolie. She flies her own plane, ya know. At least I hear that she does. She also rides motor cycles, I think. I’m not sure I’d do the motor cycle, unless it was a really cool sport bike. Maybe a motor-cross bike. That’d be cool. And, yes, she is a multi-millionaire who’s married to Brad Pitt – but I’d never let a little thing like extreme fame and fortune create a chasm between me my new best friends. I can hang.
Anyhow, I think I still got it. Even if in the end, I am delusional, I’m content with the action I’m getting, so who could argue with that?
On top of what I do professionally (marketing and PR), I am a freelance writer. And, no – I don’t just write this blog. I actually sometimes get PAID to write. Somehow I even fooled some people into paying me to do this stuff. I love my life! (OMG – I have to tell you this. Just now, accidentally, and probably by a Freudian slip of the fingers, I just typed “I love my loaf” – which I immediately corrected – but then I realized it was too priceless. Was it Freudian in the sense that I get paid to sit around “loafing” while I rant about every little quirk that crosses my path? Or is my “healthy eating plan” finally driving even my FINGERS to insanity, causing them to spell out in front of me that which I cannot have? ha ha)
Anyhow, a couple of months ago I interviewed Chris Cornell for the Associated Press. You remember him don’t you? The lead singer of Sound Garden, and more recently of Audio Slave? Well – he made a slight stir last summer by singing the latest James Bond theme song. Then of course there is the legendary cover he did of Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean. That song was even covered recently – Chris Cornell style – by David Cook on American Idol, which elicited a phone call by Cornell to the show’s host, Ryan Seacrest, saying he liked it. Interesting stuff, eh? And you thought I’d lost my touch.
Well, the article didn’t get picked up. So much for my CRASHING into the music journalism scene with a BANG. So I posted it on another blog i-Society. Check it out (click the link a few words back), and leave a comment or two! It’ll make me feel important again.
If you are new here, welcome! Normally I write fun, amusing posts of life from my own perspective. To be quite honest, my perspective is one of intense exhaustion. I think I just want to take a long hot bath, or get into the jacuzzi under the stars at the house in Moab and just chill for about six months. Doesn’t that sound fantastic? Heck, I’d even forgo the shops of Beverly Hills to relax for a good long while. And do you know what sounds really awesome right now? Brace yourselves. A really nice long walk out in the desert. Maybe even some rock climbing. Nothing better to clear your head – that is, if you are in shape enough to trudge your fifty or sixty pound pack up uncharted (or non-existent) steep trails, landing at cliff bands that are more than sketchy. It takes skill I tell ya. Mad skill.
Any how, I am still traveling this week – so guess what? No weight results. But just remember, above all, I am a Thin, Light, Lean, Mean Machine. I am ROCKIN’ this thing. I promise I’ll get back to you next week with my progress. It’s been brutal trying to be healthy while on the road. I need a valet – someone who will run to the market for me and grab some organic baby carrots to snack on when I forget to pack something healthy for the day. They could also whip up a nice lean lunch while they’re at it. That’s what I’m talking about: Jacuzzis under the stars, and a valet.
Now that’s the life!
It must be that time of month again. Uh oh. Here we go.