THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST WEEK OF MY LIFE AND I AM GOING TO SHOUT ABOUT IT FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS AND I DON’T CARE IF NOBODY IS LISTENING!!!  THE BLUES WIN THE CUP, THE BLUES WIN THE CUP!!!  AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  Hockey is a big deal in my family.  My parents’ first date was at a Blues game which essentially means I exist because of hockey.  I never thought I’d see the day.  Oh man, my dad would have loved to see that.  What a season for these guys.  Coming back from being dead last in the NHL in January, it was a dream come true to be able to witness history.  I’ll never forget it.  I was actually at a function and was so distracted watching the game on my phone, I went and hid in a booth to watch the last minutes of the 3rd period.  I think I might have cried a little.  To win against Boston 49 years later made it all the sweeter.  It was a tug-of-war series and I am so glad we got the final pull.  Wow.  And how about all those F bombs huh?  HAHA  You had ONE job!!  Someone got fired for sure.  I might watch the game again tonight.  During a meeting yesterday I was asked if I was ‘into sports’.  Yes I am.  Proud to be from the Lou today and can’t wait to be there in just a few weeks.  GO BLUES!!!  GLORIA!!!!!

So yeah…Hi!  Hello!  Greetings and salutations!  My apologies to the 15 of you that felt my absence last week.  Last Thursday was quite possibly one of the biggest days of my adult life.  My writing partner and I pitched our film to some super important people.  I was pacing around all day like a wildcat – couldn’t even sit down.  Needless to say, I was so focused and nervous, I decided to take the week off so I wouldn’t send myself into a stress-induced week long sickness again.  Also, if I would have written anything it would have been all over the place and more nonsensical than usual…as if that’s even possible.  So here I am, dry your eyes.  She’s back and the world makes sense again.  Oh, if any of that were true.  HA  I do wonder how many times a day a person is being thought of and never told.  Those are the kinds of things that plague my brain.  So here’s a tip:  if you’re thinking about someone, let them know.  Wouldn’t you want to know?

My life has been in a bit of disarray.  I have been in a batcave with my writing partner and everything else pretty much fell to the wayside.  To all of my family and friends who have felt neglected, I love you and I swear I’m almost back to being a human again.  And to those of you who picked me up when I couldn’t do it myself (you know exactly who you are), all the besos in the whole wide world will never be enough.  After essentially being locked in a room for 2 months working 10+ hours a day, what happens when a bunch of writers let loose with access to unlimited tequila?  Things get weird, that’s for sure.  I woke up on my couch after drinking three fields of agave and remembered why I don’t drink tequila.  Holy hangover, Batman.  It all started before the pitch when I was pacing back and forth, as I mentioned.  I was told I looked nervous to which I responded, “I AM f@#$ing nervous!”  So when I was asked if tequila would help, you better believe I was like, “Absolutely.”  So our pitch was brought to you by Casamigos.  Thanks, George.

I went to see a friend sing the other night and he neglected to tell me that the openers were essentially a heavy metal vagina monologues band.  A lotta flashing lights, a lot of leotard and a whole lot of screaming.   Very angry women.  One song had only one lyric:  sinner.  Repeated over and over again.  I can’t make this stuff up.  It was quite the show and I was not at all prepared.  Nor was I on the copious amount of drugs it seemed to require to fully appreciate their…how shall I say it?…creative vision?  I did however feel like I was supporting women, so that was the one thing that got me through it…plus bourbon.  Let’s raise our glasses to new and unexpected experiences shall we?

I am at a very curious stage of life at the moment.  I have no idea where my next paycheck is coming from.  I have no idea if this script is going to sell or not.  I am in limbo and yet somehow I am calm.  I’ve never been so steady in uncertainty in my life and it’s a very new thing to feel.  I’m trusting the journey, I’m sending out all the good vibes I can muster.  I mean, the BLUES JUST WON THE STANLEY CUP.  Life is beautiful and I can’t wipe the smile off my face.  Anything is possible if you work hard enough and you believe in yourself.  So, let’s hope this limb I’m on holds a little longer.  I’ll take all the positive vibes you’re willing to spare.  Let the sun shine.  Let love in.  GLORIA!


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