“I have been intolerant for years, but the idea for a perfume about it started with some prednisone and a bitch in Starbucks.” (153)
i love actors like judy greer or don cheadle-the ones that stay working and avoid the trappings of “fame” to an extent. the ones that choose to make it about the work. i love that she talks about reading her annoying old journals (i don’t think i could be that brave-though there are enough of them here, though a surprising number of them not here), getting married without shacking up (another advocate for this-i suspect it’s the way to go), and this book in the vein of an easily read life story by a performer went quickly and easily. i’m glad that she was my last red chair interview-i can’t really remember my first at all-so this was a great bookend, or, just an end.
“I just liked listening to my Madonna records, and practicing the piano really cut into that time for me.” (27)
for me, it was whitney’s first album. that was really all i ever wanted to do. the piano wasn’t even second fiddle. i’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with that instrument now that i’m doing the artist’s way again for the first time.
“When life is awesome, it keeps my head from getting too big, and when things are shitty, it reminds me that my life is still pretty awesome.” (231)
“But she always blooms where she’s planted and soon got promoted from regular nurse to running her unit at the hospital.” (23)
now that i’m back among the speaking, and i’ve probably slept for more hours than i’ve been awake since thursday, i can be great-full for the abundance in my life, and the fact that there was a reference to friday night lights within the first two chapters of this book-clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.