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BlogPress App for iPad

Hey again. See, I told you you’d get sick of me pretty quick. Anyway, just wanted to write about this super cool new App I bought tonight. See, another big reason I haven’t been blogging is that it’s really, really hard to do it on an iPad Mini or even a regular iPad for that matter. I don’t know why it is, but, there are just certain things that you can’t do easily when blogging on an iPad, which, to me is totally lame, because, that’s part of the fun of having this shiny little bauble in your pocket in the first place. Yes, my iPad Mini fits in my jacket pocket. Cool, huh? But, I’m always worried I’m gonna forget it’s there and sit down on it or something, so, I usually keep it in my backpack with the baby wipes, bandaids, extra panties and all the other craziness I carry around all day.

Anyway, we were talking about blogging on an iPad. Like I said, it’s hard and time consuming, so, I usually just give up and don’t blog. But, that started to annoy me, so, after a terrible night of blogging (last night) on my laptop (which has problems of it’s own that I won’t bore you with now) I tried blogging again on my iPad using the official WordPress App and guess what happened? I lost my entire blog post. TWICE! I actually had to retype (retype!!) the entire post in Word on my laptop and then paste it into the WordPress program that way. So f-ing annoying!

So, today, while Greta made me a lovely imaginary breakfast of strawberry tea and eggs with some kind of frosting on them, I did a little research and discovered, BlogPress, the lovely blogging App that I am currently using to write this with. So far, so good. I can upload pics and videos in a flash, I can type my posts much, much faster than I could on the WordPress App and best of all, BlogPress links up with your blog automatically, so, you don’t have to know shit about computers. Hooray!

Anyway, just wanted to give them a shout out. Thanks, BlogPress, you are worth every cent of the $2.99 sale price I paid for you at the iTunes App Store! Oh, and just for the record, the extra panties in my backpack are not for me. Thanks.

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Los Angeles


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17 years ago today…

Seventeen years ago today, I married my best friend. We’d been dating for five years before that, so, technically, we’ve been together for twenty-two years. Which is just crazy. And, of course, like most people that have been together that long, we have a three-and-a-half year-old daughter. Ha.

Anyway, seeing as today is kind of special, I wanted to take a moment to thank my wife for a couple of things. One, for marrying me. These days it’s kind of hard to remember what we were like before Greta came along, but, all I know is that the happiest day in my life was when Mrs. Yeti said she’d move with me to L.A. so I could attend grad school. Seriously, when Mrs. Yeti finally agreed to tether herself to my big old silver van and move south, well, that made me very happy because I knew that meant that we’d get married someday too. Or, at the very least have a grand adventure in Hollywood. It just so happens, we did both.

The second thing I’d like to thank Mrs. Yeti for is for always being there for me. There were many years where things looked very bleak and any sane woman would have been well within her rights to run screaming in the other direction. But, Mrs. Yeti never wavered. She may have voiced some concerns over the years, but, she was always there, standing firm. Right by my side. Let me tell ya, if your ship is sinking, she’s the gal you want in your dinghy. I mean that with all my heart, she is my rock and I can never thank her enough for sticking it out with me. Especially during the lean years.

And finally, I want to thank her for bringing Greta into this world.

We waited a long time to have a baby, longer than we probably should have, but, there just never seemed to be the right time. And then one day — in one of those lean years I mentioned above — she said: “It’s time. We need to do this now.” I hadn’t sold a script in four years, my agent was in jail for stealing from her clients, and I had just been fired from my day job at a coffee shop. We had no money, one leased car that we shared and two cats. I could not think of a worse time to start a family, but, once again, she knew what she was doing.

“If we wait until the time is right, we might never have a baby.” She insisted. And she was right. So, we started trying and it ended up taking us five soul-crushing years to get pregnant. She had at least three miscarriages during that time, two that hurt and one that really ripped our hearts out. It was brutal, and, honestly, there were times when I thought we should just stop trying, that maybe we had missed our tiny window of opportunity.

But, there was no stopping her now. And, as always, Mrs. Yeti was right. We turned to a friend who turned us onto an acupuncturist in Silver Lake who specialized in fertility problems. And, literally, one month after she started treatments, Mrs. Yeti was pregnant.

It was a difficult, trying pregnancy, and I feared for the worst through most of it. But, thanks to our lovely acupuncturist, a plethora of foul-smelling Chinese herbs, and even some good old, Western medicine — you’d be surprised how well your health care providers treat you when you’ve had three miscarriages! Seriously, we had like monthly ultrasounds from very early-on. It was awesome. — we ended up having a happy, healthy baby girl that has enriched our lives a thousand times over.

And now, as I look forward to the next seventeen years (and beyond!), all I can say is “Thank You”. I don’t know how I got so lucky, but, I am grateful every single day that we met and fell in love all those years ago at that crazy old GapKids in San Francisco. Everything deep and magical in my life begins and ends with you. You are my life and I can’t imagine my world without you in it.

Now, hurry up with that popcorn and beer! My Mom only has Greta for the afternoon and we’ve got like, three days of Olympic coverage to watch.

I know it sounds crazy, but, we celebrated our anniversary a day early, and that’s exactly what we did today. Popcorn, beer, Chinese take-out and Tivo. All day. And it was perfection. Happy anniversary, sweetie. I love you…


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