The Niceness Project

My Friend’s Band…

My Friend’s Band…

Miss Freecycle, who took about 50 moving boxes off my hands back in July, stopped by with a demo for her boyfriend’s band. I passed it along to my friend Fred, who is the intrepid host of the show Demolisten on KXLU. I don’t know if he’ll play the demo on his show, or even […]

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So Help Me

So Help Me

I wouldn’t call myself a particularly self-aware person. I admit: I am deeply shallow. One of the reasons why I decided to do this experiment in niceness for one calendar year is to see if I can do a better job of being a human being. So lately, I’ve been reading a lot of self-help […]

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Jam-Tastic!

Jam-Tastic!

Today I got my Psychic Friend a job helping me out today at my friend’s store as a shopgirl. I had to pick her up at our usual spot–a cuban coffee shop on Sunset Boulevard, and drive her to the store. A native New Yorker, she still doesn’t know how to drive, even though she’s […]

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Downsizing the DVD Shelf

Downsizing the DVD Shelf

The production designer for one of my films emailed me out of the blue today. He just realized, two years after the fact, that he’d never received a DVD copy of the film which was part of his contract. He appealed to me for help in getting one from the studio. Since that film was […]

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Astrid’s Maiden Voyage

Astrid’s Maiden Voyage

I took the huge shipping crate containing Astrid, my new bike (Yay! My bike) to the Bike Oven, my local bike co-operative, today for expert advice on reassembling it. I discovered two things: 1. A lot of guys who are into biking and neighborhood co-ops are really cute. I must file this information away to […]

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My Fig Tree is a Fica

My Fig Tree is a Fica

Fica means fig in Italian. It’s also an Italian slang term for women who look and act like Paris Hilton. Fig leaves have been used for centuries by prudish church types to cover the goodie-bits of famous statues. Connect the linguistic dots… Today I picked five pounds of figs off the tree in my backyard. […]

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Recycling Old Eyeglasses

Recycling Old Eyeglasses

Today I mailed my old eyeglasses to the Lions Club who will forward my very wacky prescription on to my eyeball twin somewhere in the Third World. And by old I mean my glasses from college that I stopped wearing in the last century. I hope there’s not a time limit on random acts of […]

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