Thursday, January 7, 2010

I’m not done with you, Susan Sarandon…

So there I was Tuesday, jumping to the conclusion that Tim Robbins might have been the one to leave Susan Sarandon, and it looks like I was wrong. (Mark your calendar—I don’t admit to that very often!) Now I’m reading that 63-year-old Susie’s been spending a lot of time with some guy named Jonathan Bricklin, a 31-year-old ping pong club owner.

In the words of Stewie Griffin, “Say whaaaaaaaat?”

This cannot be anything more than the tabloids making shit up, right? Are we really supposed to believe that? A 32-year age difference?

I mean, I love that little devil Prince Harry, but hell, there’s only 27 years between us. I know it’s wrong on so many levels, but I so want to party with him. I’ve had a thing for redheads ever since my first crush on Billy Mumy (Will Robinson from Lost in Space); throw in some bad-boy royalty and I’m in cougar heaven.

Seriously, I could take his head between my thighs and crack it like a Christmas walnut.

Whew. Sorry about that.

But in real life, like I said on Tuesday, I much prefer men more my own age, those who remember where they were when Kennedy was shot or when they heard Gomer Pyle’s singing voice for the first time.

Ping pong club owner? (Why do people write fiction when real life is so fascinating?)

Anyway, many of you left comments on my last post about wonderful long-term relationships that you’re in or know of. I was happy to see that. We all should be so lucky.

What else… Oh, last night I met with Joe Lowers, my comic friend who will be producing my one-woman show. We’re going to set up a couple of preview shows for the end of January (dates TBD, I’ll let you know) and then launch the show on a regular schedule starting Valentine’s Day weekend. Still don’t have a title finalized. So much to do.

Two things: 1) The thought of doing this show scares the crap out of me. I told you that before and I’m not kidding. I have a million insecurities going on and unfortunately for you, you’ll probably be hearing about them in the next few weeks. But at least you’ll know I practice what I preach about setting goals and getting out of your comfort zone.

And 2) I’ve been really busy and I’m all backed up on my blog reading. Don’t think I don’t love you. Really, you have no idea how much I do. I’ll catch up as soon as I can. (And Tara, I hope you're behaving yourself.) I still have 19 Guiding Light episodes on my DVR that I haven’t had a chance to watch, so you know I’m busy.

And now I’m off to my day job…

So tell me, what goal are you working toward? Are you stepping outside your comfort zone?

21 comments:

Perplexio said...

I've got a thing for redheads too, but my celebrity crush is on an older lass, Marcia Cross... as opposed to a younger redhead like say Lindsay Lohan (although I used to think she was hot before her life became a self-parodying train wreck of epic proportions... that kind of killed her appeal, at least to me).

Tara said...

OMG Linda, I'm trying to be a good girl, but you know how that goes... Just wait till you catch up on your reading and you'll see....

I'm hoping to be out there in March and would LOVE to see your show. Maybe Mikey will escort me :)

Perplexio said...

PS: That ping pong club owner bit has me scratching my head too. I didn't even realize that for-profit Ping Pong Clubs existed or that a substantial enough living (to put food on the table and pay the rent/mortgage) could be made from such an endeavour.

anne said...

I'm so glad that I found you! We love love love vegas, and fly our there whenever we can get away, which isn't enough! SO now I have a "connection" and I will live vicariously through you and your exctiting life in vegas! anne

Josie said...

I really don't get the whole cougar thing. Just not attracted to guys 15 years younger. I can appreciate their beauty, but just don't feel the attraction. Maybe it's because I want to be the prettier one!

Josie said...

Oh and Prince Harry looks exactly like Kevin Hobbs. A red headed evil looking kid in my first grade class who used to keep one finger up his nose,and when it was good and marinated he'd put that same finger in his mouth for a good long suck. Enough said.

K a b l o o e y said...

I've been in same room with them a coupla times (long story) and from my fly on the wall perspective, she seemed very nice and friendly to strangers while he seemed full of himself and wouldn't make eye-contact or talk to them. Granted, this means nada and who knows what else was going on but the same impression held on 2 occasions months apart. Unrelated: sure wish I could see your one-woman show. Will you tape it? I'll buy a DVD. And if it's started its multi-year run on the strip, I'll see it when I am in Vegas next year.

Krissyface said...

It's a bummer that Hollywood marriages don't last. I thought Sue and Timmy would ride out the storm. Ah, cest la vie. Hey! One woman show!!!??? That's kick ass.

Hurricane Mikey-- said...

I don't have any big one-woman-show type goals I'm working towards, at least any that I can think of. I just want to muddle through, put a few dollars away, and get the most enjoyment out of life that I possibly can.

Oh, and Tara-- Mikey's Escort Service is open for bidness!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

@ Perplexio: Marcia Cross? You kill me!

@ Mikey and Tara: The thought of you two together in the same room scares the shit out of me.

@ Josie: If you weren't such a loyal reader, I'd want to kill you for ruining my Prince Harry fantasy. But I don't want to lose any followers.

@ Kablooey: We do plan on making a DVD, as time goes on (read: "as the show gets better"). I'll be letting you know! (Duh.)

@ Anne: Welcome! I'm glad you found me, too!

The Vegas Flea said...

Yeah boy, now that's what I'm talkin' about!!

Susan's got 24 years on me and I'd do her in a heartbeat!

Perplexio said...

Yeah, call me crazy but I've got a thing for Marcia Cross... those long flowing tresses of gorgeous red hair. She's actually quite different than her character, Bree on Desperate Housewives.

gayle said...

Doesn't she feel like she is doing with a child. Yuck!!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

@ Perplexio: OMG, I'm a much bigger a-hole than I imagined! I was thinking Marcia WALLACE, the secretary from the Bob Newhart show of the 70s. I was like, Perplexio, you are so bizzaro! But really, Marcia Cross? I guess one man's Marcia Cross is another woman's Beverly D'Angelo.

@ Gayle: No kidding! My son is 31--and I think Susan's daughter is about the same age. I can't imagine the rumors could possibly be true.

Barbara aka Layla said...

How about we double with Harry and Will? What should I wear?

Gomer Pyle signing moment: sitting on my 70's blue (sort of aqua) vinyl and rattan sofa with my little brother. I thought it had to be fake.

You are the funniest woman on the planet. I might have to go up there for your one woman show. Seriously I am thinking about it...

My comfort zone? My life is out of my comfort zone right now and my goal is to take one day at a time and make decisions based on what's healthy for me and my son.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I cracked up over Prince Harry and how you have a thing for redheads...Will Robinson?? Really?

I'm not sure if we'll be heading out to Vegas again soon but if so, I'd love to catch your comedy show. Please keep me posted.

Donna B said...

Gawd, you make me laugh!! Let me know when you can pencil me in for that lunch, OK??

Julie said...

Wait, Valentine's Weekend??? That's so soon! I don't know if I can get there that fast, and I can't miss opening night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I'm still laughing over the Christmas walnut line. I'm so using that one of these days.

mrsdksr said...

ok...you actually made me LOL at the walnut line!!!! OMG!!! Thanks!!
Tracy from Chicago

Rochelle said...

I've always had a thing for redheads too! My first two crushes were redheaded boys, and, of course, Prince Harry ...sigh. ;>

JeannetteLS said...

Personally, I've never really felt that men get the knack of good sex until at least Forty, when they slow down. But that's me... I didn't much love my thirties when I was in them, so I'd rather not revisit them with a lover. She's a beautiful woman and all, but... feh. Just a damned shame when another relationships that we all set up as an example of something fine blows up. Nothing's perfect, but it just seems so stupid when two people seem to have such a friendship as well as the rest... that's what I always wanted as I head toward sixty. You can recreate the sexual stuff with a LOOK if all the rest is there... whatever.