Wednesday, July 05, 2006

July 5, 2006
Woke up to an overcast sky and Arizona’s notorious six-inch rain—one drop every six inches. Worked its way up to a sprinkle by about nine, but nothing more.

An esteemed Old West author wants me to illustrate his forthcoming book on the El Paso Salt Wars. At the end of his request, he wrote this:

"Oh, I read your blog. Since ADD has complicated my own life, I had occasion to read up on it about 15 years ago. The very good news is that ADD really does help creativity. (Probably why I am creating this note instead of attending to dull work.)"

I just got a clean bill of health from my physical checkup last week. The only blip on my bloodwork is my cholesterol (which is at 157, and should be below 100). He suggested more exercise and less blog writing.

People often ask me what it’s like to be married to a therapist and I tell them it saves me a ton of money. For one thing, I’ll sometimes come home from work in a sour mood, down on myself and I’ll say, “Tell me about one of your clients.” And Kathy will say, “I’ve got this one young guy who is 27, has made millions from stock manipulations, owns a Ferrari, has models and famous actresses throwing themselves at him and he can’t get an erection.”

Yesssss! This never fails to perk me right up. And it's free!

I had fun talking to Trish and Bob Brink this morning about “The Devil Wears Prada,” and the editor it is based on, Anna Wintour of Vogue. Trish, who actually worked for Ms. Wintour, said she really isn’t at all like the Meryl Streep character in the movie, but she added, “They did get quite a few things right, like the egos and the shoes.” Ha.

”It isn't hard to be good from time to time. What's tough is being good every day.”
—Willie Mays

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