When we started the American Gods writers room, I basically barreled in there like I CALL EASTER I WANT TO WRITE THE EASTER GODDESS EPISODE ALSO HI. As we all know I am clinically obsessed with Easter and order my honey ham weeks in advance. Luckily enough I was heard, and I then got to spend months researching my most favorite holiday. It has fascinating origins, pagan beginnings morphing into Christian worship. Egg hunts were once a pagan activity. Once Christians came into power, they would actually spot children hunting for eggs around the time of Ostara festival, follow the children home to their pagan parents, and then, you know, throw them in jail. These and other fascinating facts are maybe or maybe not included in my episode, which is also the season finale, last I heard, and which stars KRISTEN CHENOWETH. This press picture of her in her psychotically flower dress, her power beneath her whimsy, is everything I have ever needed or wanted. DONE!
Have you ever noticed that it’s actually impossible to try and have an idea? You can sit there and try and squint and try but it won’t come until the moment you stop trying completely. Switch to literally anything else and suddenly an idea happens. I’ve been looking for you for hours, you say! Idiot, says the idea, smug as it crawls back up your fingers and arm and into your brain where it in fact has been living the whole time.
If you’re inquisitive about my level of fancy these days, I think that I’ve upgraded slightly from, say, a La Quinta Inn, and am solidly hanging at a Courtyard Marriott level, savoring these moments in life before I reach Hilton / Hyatt and above and can never come back down again.
I can remove myself from my involvement with This is Us and say with confidence that this week’s episode, Memphis, is the one of the top saddest, most beautiful episodes I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen at least ten to fifteen episodes of television. Morrison and I cried so much that Cracker literally came over just to see if we were okay. You have to watch it to get the significance of these Ducks, which are heartbreaking and breathtaking when they appear at the end, in a way that regular old ducks never quite have been. Clearly it has gone to these ducks’ heads, as they now have a TWITTER PAGE.
Today, on Cadbury Eggs And the People who Love Them: Shout out to my unmatchable will power. Just realized I’ve had this guy, a departing NC present from my Dad, in my backpack for over a week and have yet to even sniff it. PEOPLE CAN CHANGE
Today, on it’s as if we planned it: this. Apparently last night, This Is Us was filming downtown. Across the street, a woman and man were assaulted by a robber. He knocked the man unconscious and grabbed the woman’s purse. He then proceeded to run, trying to escape, STRAIGHT onto our set….at which point our second AD Colin TACKLED AND RESTRAINED HIM UNTIL COPS ARRIVED. So we are not only bringing tears but FIGHTING CRIME. Of course. OF COURSE!
That time the local news called your Dad To see if you’d be up for an interview about This is Us and you just happened to be Home for your brother’s baby’s shower and next thing you know you’re sitting in your parents living room surrounded by teddy bears lit by bright lights rambling expressively about episodic television (BUT REALLY IT WAS A LOT OF FUN)
I don’t want to be a sensationalist or a future fear-er, but frightening and terrifyingly efficient things are happening at the Delta terminal at LGA. An iPad just brought me a cappuccino and a Cobb salad and then I’m pretty sure it charged me $3 for doing so. WHAT NEXT.
Woke up to day to news that a nor’easter was about to blow through NYC today with crazy wind and rain / started to cancel all my meetings and plans / THEN REMEMBERED THAT IN NYC YOU GO OUTSIDE AND DO YOUR THINGS ABSOLUTELY NO MATTER WHAT. THANKS PATAGONIA!