I talk to Kid last night -- the second time in a week.
That's a new record, at least since before she went to college.
While at Emerson she was so busy with classes, as well as working with a well-known comedy troupe and other projects like writing for the annual awards show -- and doing stand-up around Boston.
She actually sounds relaxed, despite her new full-time job working as an assistant to an important person. But because she's only doing one thing, she actually has time to do her own writing and her boss has offered to read anything she writes. That's a particularly cool trait in Hollywood.
Kid lives over a Thai restaurant in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Thai Town. I'm not sure I'd do well there. I'd probably eat their everyday and talk around town smelling of pad thai -- which is probably a couple steps up from my current body odor.
Just tracking her down was like chasing a feral kitten. The harder you try, the less likely it's going to work.
So talking to her has been a joy during what's been an exceptionally busy time at the newspapers and our magazine.
I worked every day though the three-day holiday including a full-on 10 hours on Memorial Day. I did not get a chance to have one bit of grilled food. That's probably best for my health but not so much for my mood.
Packing continues, albeit more slowly than I wanted. I keep finding little treasures as well as mystifying pieces and parts. Just the other day, a box contained what looked like little tampons. Turns out they were filters for my coffee machine. So coffee tampons? (Great band name.)
The herbs are doing well -- except for the damn basil. And that's my favorite. I use basil like others use salt. I make this zucchini-goat cheese-fresh basil frittata that would make you plotz. It looks to be a good summer for my one tomato plant that's already flowering and the thyme, which is already growing over the container.
I apologize for being gone so long. Frankly, it's been a little overwhelming.
And I appreciate those who sent private emails to check on me.
Please remember that I have survived thus far.
Peace unto Ukraine and peace and survival unto you my brothers and sisters.