This week I get the extreme pleasure of asking Laura House 20 questions. I became away if the delightful Ms House because of a myriad of podcasts she has been a guest on. I have heard her on Never Not Funny, Comedy Film Nerds, and most recently, FOFOP. She. Is. A. Delight.
I know a few things about her from these guest appearances, but most of all I know she is dead funny and has one of the best laughs ever. Let's all get to know her better now. Onto the Questions.
I started out my professional life as a cartographer, and one of the things I have always enjoyed is people’s personal geographic stories. For example, I was born outside of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The family moved to Montgomery, Alabama when I turned 3. A few years later we moved just to the northeast of Birmingham, Alabama where I lived until going off the college. I went to college 12 hours drive away from home at Kent State University in Northeast Ohio. There I met my wife and we settled in Columbus, Ohio smack dab in the center of Ohio. We have been in the Columbus area for the last 19 years. Question 1: What is your geographic story?
I love this question. I was born in Dallas, Texas, the actual city. At birth I was put up for adoption, so my parents were in Corpus Christie, a beach town, when I was born. They didn't even know I existed until I was a month old because I had the flu or something and so I lived with social workers as a sick orphan the first month of my life. Then my parents got me and took me to Grand Prairie, a suburb of Dallas, right between Dallas and Ft. Worth. At 16 I was a foreign exchange student. I lived in Sarpsborg, Norway on Hannestadfjellet Street. I was told the word meant something like "Rooster Mountain." It was south of Oslo on the east side of the Oslo Fjord, maybe 10 or so miles from Sweden. I lived there a year. Then was back to Grand Prairie for my senior year of high school. Then I went to UT Austin. After college, I stayed in Austin for a few years, then moved to LA. A year or two into living in LA, I got a great job and in San Francisco and lived there for a year. I moved back to LA and have lived here ever since. My mom has passed, but my Dad still lives in Grand Prairie. They moved once because a new highway went through our old house. My brother lives in Dallas about 40 min drive from Dad.
Oddly enough you are not the only person I have done a 20 Questions with who had a brief stint in Norway and lived in Austin (he still does). Interesting. My family growing up hosted a girl from Norway. Everyone's connected to Norway some how.
I can only guess that your school did not offer Norsk as a language. Question 2: was it difficult to go for a year into a school where you did not speak their primary language? And by the end of that time could you speak Norwegian?
It was hard sometimes, when I felt lonely and didn't know where to fit in. But I was a teenager - I felt that anyway. I loved the adventure. I loved meeting new people. I loved the family I lived with. Overall it was way more good than hard. And yes, I became fluent in Norwegian. I could also understand Swedish, Danish and German.
I knew that Norwegian and Swedish were super close, but was not aware that Danish and German were that close.
Now it is time for my typical question 3 that I have stolen blindly from the unparrallelable (better than incomparable) Paul F Tompkins, and then added just a touch to make it a longer question. Question 3: Cake or Pie? Which kind specifically and why?
Cake is essentially oversweetened bread. It's bullshit. It's nonsense. If it didn't have frosting, it'd just be a stupid "coffee cake." And a cupcake without frosting is a muffin. Pie is creamy deliciousness. And I'm talking about chocolate cream pie, of course. Or French Silk. Black Bottom. These pies are smooth, rich and topped with clouds of whipped awesomeness. Fruit pies can suck a bag of dicks. Let a dessert be a dessert, I don't need fruit in it trying to mule in some nutrients. Lemon pie is good, too. In a graham cracker crust (obvi).
Chocolate cream pie is the breakfast of champions. I am on board with this decision.
Question 4: Shouldn't there be better and different options other than graham cracker crusts? Graham cracker crust is so weirdly specific and oddly singular.
Short answer - no. Name one crust better than graham. Pastry kind, it's prob good in France but the ones I've had are just flour-y flavorless dough. Oreo crusts seem super fun but it's too much. Graham has a nice flavor that holds up the taste of creamy chocolate or lemon. It doesn't compete or override.
I'm fully open to reconsider my position in some kind of pie-off or such. This has simply been my experience.
I was really hoping you had an answer other than graham crackers. I have been forced to be gluten free in my life and gluten free graham crackers taste like dusty butt. I was really hoping beyond hope there. Crushed again by my love of gluten.
Question 5: What part of your life that you enjoy can you no longer do without undo detrimental effects?
Well, this is easy. I'm 9 years sober. So anything boozy has been bad for me for a long while. Good news is that I love being sobriety. But it really put a dent in my enjoyment of dive bars, big fruity umbrella drinks and making out with strangers.
I would imagine sobriety does bite into the enjoyment of making out with strangers just a bit. At least it would let some realize (if the making-out-with-strangers situations continue) that the behavior has something deeper rooted than merely a drinking issue. Congrats on the 9 years. I cannot imagine the early, and potential continual, difficulty of going to a bar and being sober. It would be like working in a place with Mt Dew on tap for free for me... I love that green-ish elixir of life.
You are a writer, a stand-up, a podcaster, and a meditation teacher/mentor... Question 6: Do you ever really have any downtime, and if so, what do you do with it?
Funny. My reaction to the question was "I hardly do anything," but I've been too busy for 2 days to answer, so I guess I do stuff. The nature of the things you mentioned is that they function in downtime. I'm not necessarily on stage doing stand-up, but some part of me is observing and processing ridiculous life at all times. Same with meditation. Since I teach it, there's always some new/better way to explain something, some fun new analogy to use. And if I'm not doing any of those, I'm physically writing or head writing (probably called "thinking"). I also teach writing and I act and produce and audition and stuff.
But I love downtime! One way to look at it is I'm always working. But I think in a way I'm never working. Because I love all that stuff and would do it anyway for the most part. But when I'm not doing anything-anything... I've been dating, saw Thievery Corporation at the Greek last week. I got rid of cable and am deep into Amazon and Netflix. Love fleabag & easy & tried to love The Wire but couldn't get into it, even tho Idris Elba. I'm neck-deep in Oz, tho. Damn. And the past few days, when it wasn't Oz, it was Portlandia. Not a common coupling, but maybe because I'm going to Portland today? Not sure.
I have a dog I hang out with. I have lots of friends like family I spend time with. I have a best friend in New Mexico & road trip with the dog to visit her & her family once or twice a year. TV, dog & friends, I guess. And movies. But that's work in a way. At least I'm told it's a legit write-off.
Well, it sounds like you have the yin and yang of downtime. It both doesn't exist for you and yet is all around you. Truly a sound of one hand clapping type of thing. That and you are crazy busy. I mean really busy. wow.
Question 7: what tool/s if any do you use for time management, with your crazy amount of stuff and all?
THE NIGHT BEFORE. My best move is what I do the night before. I plan out my day with appointment times, what to do between them, often what I'll probably eat--if I'm home what I'll make myself or if I'm in a certain part of town I'll think of where to eat there. I also schedule in fun stuff and goof-off time. I don't do this in a rigid way, I do it more in a dreamy kind of "If I could wish for a perfect tomorrow..."
It reduces my anxiety, gives me lots to look forward to, pre-solves problems that may come up the next day, and often gives me new ideas for the day.
Someone once called it a "Future Journal" - you write about tomorrow the way you might journal about something that's already happened today. It's part visualization, I guess, but I don't like close my eyes and go into great detail. I write down what needs to be done in order and how I can build other things around that. I'm writing down a to-do list. I'm just imagining it out a little more. I guess I'm imagineering a great day! Boy, do I sound like a real hippy jerk!
But it helps so much. And when I don't do it, I feel kind of lost in my day.
For some reason when I do this the night before, I'm better prepared for my day, as if I've been coached on "How to have a good Thursday" or such. Like today, I have an appt 11-12. I jotted down things I could do at home before and one was to answer your email. When I sat at my computer, it simply occurred to me to answer your email - like I knew what to do because I thought about it last night. I also know I'll have a vanilla smoothie and I'll start turkey chili in the crockpot. OMG I'M SUCH A SQUARE! Also, for lunch I'll have chili and a Trader Joe's salad because there are 2 in the fridge. etc etc
I mention this and in such detail because it's helped me a TON and maybe it'll help someone else. I feel OVERWHELMED easily, and I juggle a lot of career, information, to-do stuff all the time.
When I visualize/plan it out the night before, I see how it'll all work together and I'll be productive and have down-time and eat well, etc.
So I wake up feeling like it's already going to be a good day.
That is an incredibly easy, yet amazingly helpful method of keeping your schedule together. My time management and organizational management is questionable at best. I am starting to run into some issues with not accomplishing tasks in an expedient time frame due to my relative lackof organization. I need to get on top of that stuff.
One thing I noticed... You are making turkey chili in the crockpot and Trader Joe's Chili in the fridge to have lunch... That is a bunch of chili to be consumed in a relatively short span of time. Question 8: What is it with the chili?
You just wasted a question--
"chili and a Trader Joe's salad"
It's my chili and a TJ salad. I'm not the Howard Hughes of chili.
No question is wasted. "I'm not the Howard Hughes of chili." is one of the best responses ever. EV.ER.
Question 9: Understanding that it is not chili, what are you the Howard Hughes of?
I love this question. Wish I had a super cool answer. But I'll say pennies. In that I save them in jars which of course is pretty normal. But I mention it because earlier this year I wanted a smart TV. 2 months ago I coin starred the pennies & used it to BUY A NEW TV!!!
Real proud of that.
Also - that's a lot of change.
Holy shit... you bought a modern TV with pennies... That is a bunch of pennies. The cheapest Smart TV I could find was kind of smallish, but we will go with it. It was around $140. Let's say you got that TV on sale for 10% of. That means the price would be $126. That is 12,600 pennies, and a penny weighs 0.088 ounces. So you had.... multiply the weight by the number divide by 16 to get pounds... You had nearly 70 pounds of pennies just hanging around? That is a bunch of copper and zinc.
Question 10: Fill in the blanks... I find that I am mostly _______. Others find that I am mostly ______.
I was lazy getting this to friends, then they were lazy getting back to me.
I thought I'd say: I find that I am mostly funny. But I didn't tell my friends that. I just asked them to fill in the 2nd.
& my friend, superstar Mo Gaffney said: Others find that I am mostly hilarious.
So I'm either on-track or I slightly undersell myself. You decide.
Actually, she offered options: Kind or Hilarious or Energetic or Smart.
And she's the only one who got back to me.
I'm glad you took the lack of responses in stride. Some days I would have taken the lack of responses as a reason to change my response to "not worth their time" and then cry myself to sleep.
I really love that you said "funny" and your friend said "hilarious." Methinks you do not give yourself enough credit. You are hilarious, and you can take that to the bank. The bank won't accept it, but you can take it there.
Question 11: why do you think your self assessment is so similar to your friend's response?
Ha. I've done the taking their lack of response personally and the crying, now I'm just like - they're busy.
I think my friend's answer was similar because all we do together is laugh. Not all, but mostly.
I have a good group of girlfriends who laugh a ton but we also call each other when we're down, upset, or tempted to go on a murder rampage.
She probably chose to say hilarious because it's part of our favorite time together. The most fun part.
I think you should be pleased that Mo did not say "about to go on a murderous rampage."
This question is one of my favorite ones because its simplicity hides its depth. Question 12: Are you happy?
Yes, I'm happy.
I say this as someone who's been diagnosed with and medicated for depression 3 times.
I know the difference.
I'm somewhat obsessed with happiness and consider myself a bit of an expert on the topic.
I think we're always in a flux of emotions. Everything external to us is ever-changing, and so are our moods and feelings.
I think what I mean by saying I'm happy is that I know where to find it when I wander far away from it.
I know that my experience is going to come from what I'm giving my attention. So if I'm focused on news, facebook, bills, deadlines, criticism, etc.
--general bad stuff, ie stuff that causes me stress, worry, anxiety - general unhappiness.
I know to turn my attention to things that make me happy, things I feel grateful for.
I know if something keeps bothering me, I either need to work through some kind of upset or resentment and let it go because it's taking too much ofmy attention.
or i need to turn my active attention to things that are pleasing.
Also, I've meditated twice a day for about 10 years. With each meditation, I experience a sense of bliss that's internally generated.
Over time, I've become very familiar with that place and it gets easier to get to.
does that make sense?
That makes perfect sense. In light of recent electoral events I feel that I should probably start meditating myself. Clarity of mind is something to relish at the moment.
So, this should be fun. We are at the exciting Questions 13: Do you have any superstitions or rituals (let me define rituals for this particular question. In this instance a ritual is a set of systemic actions one takes to intentionally alter their existing state of mind. For example, when I played soccer in high school I had an elaborate system of actions to get myself prepared for playing a the game. At the time it was my "lucky ritual" that I started doing because I did it once and had an amazing game, but it turns out it was more of a way of changing my focus from the day to day notions of a high school kid to being focused at the game at hand. make sense)?
Ok. But what were some of your actions in this elaborate ritual?
Oof... well this is a thing that will be slightly embarrassing... okay... it goes as follows.
1. Briefs... boxer briefs did not exist
2. lucky polka dot boxers.
3. Soccer shorts (they were white so you could see the dots if you looked, I was fashionable, yo)
4. Old ratty Tshirt with sleeves cut off
5. Soccer jersey
6. Inner poly wicking hiking socks
7. Light weight mid-calf cotton sock
8. Shin guards
9. Soccer socks
10. Neoprene knee brace
By that time I was focused on playing the game
This sounds suspiciously like getting dressed.
I think I do have rituals. I believe I write better if I light a candle. I had a friend who told me that whenever I want to write, to light a candle, then write while it's lit, when I'm done blow it out. So lighting a candle is my cue to write. It kind of works.
I used to try the exact right amount of alcohol to make me have a good stand-up show. I think I landed on a beer & a half. I'm sober now. Also I think they weren't related. I had a good set or a bad set depending on a million other things, like who's in the audience, for one example. But early in comedy whenever I had a good set I tried to replicate what I did. One time I swam laps at the gym then had a good set. I was like, shit, now I have to swim before a set? Now, I think it was that I'd exercised and had some endorphins, some mental clarity. But 23 year olds are dumb. If they believe swimming will yield good comedy, they'll try it. Ultimately I landed on alcohol because it was easier than going swimming, drying off, going to and from the gym, changing for the show, etc. Also I'm an alcoholic, so I have to assume that was part of the allure.
Truth. I do a lot of stuff to influence outcome that is more like, psychological. Like if I have a meeting or audition and I feel "vaguely bothered" or "in my head about something," there's stuff I do. I rarely know what I'm actually feeling. Feelings show up super vague for me. So, like after an audition I'll crave a hot fudge sundae real hard. If I look into it I'll find that "I'm just hoping I get that role" or "I'm afraid I didn't do well." Before a meeting/audition/etc I'll think I feel fine but I'm restless, or easily annoyed. It took me years to notice that when I had a stand-up show, I'd be mad all day. I'd snap at boyfriends and be irritated all day. After the show I'd feel great. I was just nervous. But I didn't feel, "I'm nervous about my show tonight," I felt "God! Why is every driving like a fucking asshole!" So, that's what I mean, I almost never know what I actually feel.
So, often before a big appointment I do the following.
I'll freewrite for 10 or so minutes - what I'm feeling, is something going on? After that I might right a fear list - what am I afraid of as it pertains to the meeting/appointment. I have a few friends I can call & read them the fear list. They may give input like "Okay, none of that is happening now" or "If you don't get this job it doesn't mean you're worthless - that's extreme thinking," etc. Then I'd take some minutes to pray to have each fear removed. and ask god "what would you have me be?" Then I sit quietly and see if anything occurs to me. I usually get insight like, "Go have fun, it doesn't matter, be yourself, you've lived your whole life without working there you'll be fine, just show up, just listen," stuff like that. I always feel better. It's a real structured way to deal with fears that I otherwise push down or ignore.
Does that sound weird? It's not something I usually share with people. But I assume we all get afraid about work stuff sometimes.
This is an amazingly wonderful response.
First off, I feel like I need to defend myself just a tad about my pre-game ritual in my youth. I can clearly see that my prep was very just much like "getting dressed." That being said, it did involve a very particular way of rolling the socks up my leg and some breathing exercises though. It was not just me shoving my feet into socks really quickly.
Second off, I love the intentionality that you have in addressing your uneasiness. That is some great self-care and work right there. If you think I am not going to try some of that for myself, you are mistaken. I am often impressed by the responses I get for this question, and yours is the most impressive so far.
Question 14: Of the myriad of different things you do (acting, writing, teaching meditation, podcasting, stand-up, etc...) what do you find to be the most fulfilling?
I feel like I want to say teaching is the most fulfilling and performing is the most gratifying.
I wasn't sure the distinction, so I looked them up.
fulfilling is satisfying. gratifying is enjoyable. So I think my instincts were right.
I love teaching somebody something. I love teaching meditation -- people only 100% identify with their thoughts, then they get this whole new experience.
it's amazing to see and incredible to play a role in that. it gives me physical energy and it affects my heart emotionally - it's sharing a heart connection with someone.
performing i love because - oh shit, i just realized it's in the same way. i'm connecting with a roomful of people, but it's different because it's about me initially.
when i teach it's about the person i'm teaching. i share information and experience and I'm tuned in to how they're receiving it. my focus is --is this landing with them? is this helping them?
when i perform, i'm interested if what i say is landing, and i make adjustments for things to land, but 80% or more, I have stuff I'm going to say. I thought of it, i've said it before, I think it's funny.
i'm not trying to get the audience to some new place.
both are about connection, though. i guess i say teaching is more fulfilling because it's a connection but the person is, sorry to put a heavy thing to it, they're changed forever. teaching someone fills in a gap in education or experience with the intent that it benefits the person.
performing, i connect with an audience, or i don't. but when i connect it's mostly super fun for me, they're not going to be forever benefitted by my performance. but we are all sharing nice moments during the show.
I love that you determined that both teaching and performing are aspects of connection. I definitely have not framed them both through the same lens before. Individual versus group connection. Even though they are ostensibly for different ultimate purposes, they are still human connections and interactions.
So... Question 15: other than when you are teaching meditation to someone, where do you see yourself being most present?
Easy. When I'm making out with someone I like. Next!
That makes sense.
Question 16: Is there a question that you were expecting me to ask that I have not?
I thought you might ask the follow up question of: Have you made out with people you didn't like?
To which I'd have answered: most certainly.
I think most people have made out with people they do not like. I know many people who have made with people they thought they would like. Turns out many people are not as great judges of character as they are judges of physical attractiveness.
So... Question 17: What do you look for in someone you want to make out with?
I got stuck on this one. What do I look for in someone I want to make out with? To be sadly honest I'm not that picky. I kind of wonder what it's like to make out with almost every guy. When you're 10 ppl say you're boy crazy. Older, ppl call it slutty, I guess. Tho I was never labeled that. I think my baby face protected me.
If I'm at a party & chat with someone for a while, I want to make out with them. I guess if they show interest & make me laugh. I think I'm supposed to look for more qualities but that's about it.
Cute, makes me laugh & wants to make out with me.
No shaming here. You could want to make out with someone because their hair is brown and we'd all be fine with that. As long as the make-outs are between consenting adults, who am I to judge. I would not say that is slutty behavior at all. Older people are dumb.
So, now I turn the tables for a question. Question 18: Is there a question/are there any questions you would like to ask me?
Here's my question for you - What's the most gratifying part of doing 20 Questions for you?
& I have a 2nd question. Has someone already asked you that? If so, I want a do-over.
Well, that is an easy one. I get to know people in a much more thorough and (in many ways) intimate way through this process. We have been emailing back and forth for 5 months, and honestly I don't often do that with some of my best friends. I will let you in a on little secret. This process is honestly a bit of an excuse to become friends with people I enjoy on the Internet. It works to varying degrees. There are people that I asked my 20 Questions to years ago who I consider friends now, and there are people I spent over 6 months corresponding with who might not remember who I am.
Now onto the second question. Yes, I have been asked that. You may have a do-over, so Question 18A: Do you have any other questions for me?
If you had the power to change ONE historical event (excluding Trump not being elected)....what would you change and what would you hope would be different in the world today because of that change of history?
Wow, this is a crazy interesting question. The whole idea of the Butterfly Effect makes this question have ramifications far greater than just altering the action. Historical actions have historical significance and if the action is removed, what does that mean? Private negative experiences are what I have grown from, so I am less likely to remove events from my life that may have been negative to start with because they have made me who I am. To mitigate the potential error propagation, the altered action would need to be relatively personal and recent, so we are no longer talking about any significant historical event and just taking the definition of "historical" as meaning "in the past." I had loaded nachos today for lunch and it is not sitting well with me. I think I should have made the time to walk to the market and get something healthier.
So, we are at the penultimate question... Question 19: What are you taking from this 20 Questions that you did not bring with you?
I appreciate all your big words but I think you avoided the question. Wasn't about personal history, was about World History - if US hadn't made the Louisiana Purchase or brought over slaves or if G Washington did want to be king or if Henry 8 hadn't started a church or if Hitler's parents had been nicer to him ...YOU HAD THE POWER TO HYPOTHETICALLY CHANGE ANYTHING AND YOU DIDN'T!. That's something you'll have to live with.
What I have taken, so really, what you've given me in this experience is a greater sense of comfort in the world.
Sounds big, and it is. But surface-level Twitter is like, no thanks kinda scary. Sometimes there's a sense of finding a like-minded person in a tweet and maybe follow them or go down their rabbit hole posts for a while.
But you were like a hand extending outward in a good way and invited me into what's become about 6 months of intimacy. Honest questions and honest answers. More in-depth than 2 people at a party, unless it was maybe a 6 month party.
So that's what I've gotten. A connection. Which comes with a sense of being seen & heard and on some level appreciated. Which is a great thing, especially amongst all the sound and fury.
Okay, here is the thing. I will clarify my response for the historical time-altering. Everything that is now is only because of what was in the past. I am a big believer in the butterfly effect and non-linear recursive mathematics (chaos theory) which both ascribe to the concept of compounding the effects of change over time or iterations.
So let's look at a historically significant change that many people talk about. A bunch of people would say that they would go back in time and whack Hitler before he became a force to be reckoned with. So Hitler started a world-wide war that killed a total of 75 to 80 million people (including the ethnic genocides, civilian casualties, and military losses). Potentially those 75 to 80 million people would be saved if Hitler had not invaded Poland... but by saving those 75 to 80 million people you have basically made the close to 10 billion people that have come after that war to not ever be. I am one of those 10 billion people and my family is part of that 10 billion. I like my family and am happy with how my life has turned out, and I like the movement forward by society since the 1940's.
Now let's look at personal tragedy that is life altering, but may not actually effect the overall timeline of world events (as we know it). On my 19th birthday, I witnessed my best friend's father get hit by a drunk driver. He was killed and it really messed with me. At 19 I lost my invulnerability, I realized that we are mortal beings who only have a limited amount of time on this rock spinning around a star spinning on a galactic disc. The trauma of the event altered me to my very core. The changes that have taken place within me are in no small part due to that event taking place. The person I met and married, I would not have met and married. My children would not be, and my best friend who just had a beautiful baby girl would not have brought that life into the world had that even not taken place. That event, while tragic and despair inducing at the time, has tempered me into the person I am today, and has formed many of the people who I love today. I do not think I would change that now, 20+ years on.
So, I may have been a little flip in my response about loaded nachos (which were not great, I mean seriously they were like lead in my belly), but I stand by the analysis. I can happily live with the results of my hypothetical inaction. I did think it through, and very seriously, because it is a great question.
Now onto what you have told me that you are leaving with that you did not come in with. Wow. I am humbled by your response. Connections... real connections are difficult to generate in today's digital world. So much of our interactions are fleeting noises that when we have a sustained connection it actually means something.
I really have relished the contact that we have had, and will miss it when we are done. I have seriously enjoyed conversing with you via these 40+ odd emails and hope that this conversation has helped us to become actual internet friends. You are a person I would love to meet up with to share food and laughs, and I hope that the feeling is mutual. I hope that we both make the effort to stay in contact, because you are a goddamned delight.
last one... Question 20: What's next? Be as concrete or as vague as you want, as short-term or long-term as you feel comfortable, and as grounded or philosophical as you would like.
FEELING IS MUTUAL!!! Let's stay in touch & maybe we cross paths in human form face-face one day!
Next? Going back to bed. Ha just kidding. i will give you a characteristically super long answer.
Your questions have corresponded with an interesting time. My boyfriend of 6 years, 2 off/on before that, 10 sort of circling each other before that-- so 18 years of liking this dude, some of those years included travel and holidays together, parents birthdays, hospital visits. Family. Well, he broke up with me in a sentence on July 31. "I don't want to work on it any more."
So, while I was answering your questions, I was also working on myself -- why was i with him, what was i getting from that, who am i on my own, what do i really want.
the things we explore when things fall apart and it's time to rebuild.
And it's been good. As you clearly understand from your answer to my last question. I didn't want it to happen, but I like where it's gotten me.
I want to act. I came to LA to act, then I shut down somewhere. I've made a living writing and I've kept performing to various degrees, but I know I want to act - so I am.
I will spend the next year boyfriend-free and continuing to pursue my own best interests. all the energy i was willing to use to work on that relationship gets poured back into me.
So what's next is to keep on with where I'm headed. Letting myself show up for the life I want.
Well, I, for one, love you working on yourself and pouring all the energy that was consumed by your relationship into yourself. I want to remain email friends and will happily email with you for as long as you are willing to put up with me.
I have enjoyed this 20 Questions immensely and, as I stated previously, you are a goddamn delight. I feel like I am a better person for getting to know you better.
Thank you thank you thank you, Laura.
This is a long one but well worth the read
I love asking thoughtful people 20 Questions
It is even better when that person is creative and has a very strong point of view
I really love me some Laura House
Now I need to listen to “Will You Med with Me.”
I have waaay too many podcasts in my repertoire
Did not get the opportunity to march this past weekend
Little Man was in a swim meet
That will eat up some time
He dropped 5 seconds on his 100m fly
It is amazing to see him drop time in such short distances
Hopefully he sticks with it
Netflix’s Voltron Season 2 is up and running
I think I will start my consuming of Voltron now
I still need to watch the series finale of Sherlock
I also have a bajillionty things to do for my job
And I need to invoice a client for a map as well
I have another interview that is just about done as well
Maybe for next week
Have a great week everyone