I had never thought to make a list of questions I don’t want to be asked in the presence of my mother. That is, not until my mother took me to a hometown ER for the first time in my adult life this past Saturday.
Upon my arrival in triage, the ER nurse spoke.
“What is your weight? Please step on the scale.”
WEIGHED IN FRONT OF MY MOTHER? THANKS DUDE-NURSE.
I wobbled in that direction–partly from illness, mostly from dread. I had been sick for about three days, but unfortunately my appetite for Christmas cookies was unaffected. My weight, a number carefully hidden from Mom, would soon be revealed. Continue reading →
I heard about 40 Days of Dating via Mashable so I realize it’s entirely possible you did too.
Just in case you did not, please click here. The concept is straightforward – two friends commit to dating for forty days, the length of time it’s thought to break a bad habit. It’s the execution that’s unique.
Both participants, Tim and Jessica, are design professionals and the web site on which the forty day process is recounted reflects that. It’s gorgeous.
While the forty days of dating happened in the spring, the recaps are just rolling out now. You can easily catch up in a day or two of binge reading and watching. Day 40 is August 16.
There are rules, of course. Even the rules are attractively presented!
I’m so curious to know how the forty days ended. Jessie and Tim don’t seem to be all that compatible but for some reason I find myself rooting for their dates to go beyond the experiment.
Incidentally, while reading Day 25’s post, I realized that Jessica Walsh is the Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh. Yep, the company that goes nude in its marketing and promotional materials.
It’s that connection that made me wonder: is 40 Days of Dating real? What do you think?
Watching Orange is the New Black, I couldn’t help but think “do the actors’ parents watch?”
I assume that if you’re Taylor Schilling or Laura Prepon, you’re so excited to be doing quality work on a well-written project like OITNB that it’s not your first concern. But then you’re shooting a shower scene, and both of you are topless. Then what?
It depends on the family, obviously, but with my parents, I just cringe thinking about nudity. Sometimes it inhibits what I write too.
How crummy to try to make it in television and film–with or without the support of family–only to get cast but have reservations about said family seeing your complete work!
Amanda Seyfried, who is currently promoting her film Lovelace, had this to say in US Weekly.
What do you think? If you were an actor, how would you deal?