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A Letter of Recommendation

February 29, 2008 by  
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Two weeks ago I recommended three friends for the new Sundance Film Institute producing program. Today, Mel C. called to ask me to write her a letter of recommendation. Damn! I knew that being nice was going to bite me in the ass. There goes an hour of my day. I contemplate telling Mel C. […]

An Unfortunate Gift

February 22, 2008 by  
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The High School Boyfriend calls me about the old yearbooks. He leaves a long message on my voicemail thanking me for my thoughtful surprise package. I miss his call by seconds. I call him back moments later but he doesn’t pick up the phone. Maybe he’s in the bathroom or something. So I leave a […]

Good Photographs Make Good Neighbors

February 20, 2008 by  
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It took me all day yesterday to get over my irritation about having to write a cheery response email to The Mexican, my least favorite ex-boyfriend. Actually, it took me all day yesterday to get over being mad that my ex-boyfriend still can make me mad, even unintentionally. And by the way, his lack of […]

Bad Pie

February 19, 2008 by  
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And you thought I was make a sexual reference didn’t you? Whatever, perv. I met Mel C. (my former intern, not the Spice Girl) for dessert at the bad pie restaurant in Burbank. I love dumpy restaurants because you can gossip about Hollywood and not worry about the wrong person overhearing your conversation. You know, […]

No Blood for Oil

February 17, 2008 by  
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I’m having an OUT OF THE PAST moment. Alas, it does not involve Robert Mitchum. Today, as in just now, I received an email from my ex-boyfriend, The Mexican. His message was cheery. He talked about how he’s a partner in an art gallery, how much he and wife hate their Brooklyn loft, and how […]

Fallen Fruit

February 11, 2008 by  
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“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.” Leviticus 19:9-10 […]

Does Any Dream Involving the 405 Freeway End Well?

February 9, 2008 by  
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I had the dream again. I’ve been having the same dream a lot lately. Last night I dreamt that I was in my car, heading southbound on the 405 freeway toward Westwood. In the dream I’m sitting in the backseat of my Volvo reading a script. It must be cold outside because I’m snuggled under […]

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