A few weeks ago, Rhonda showed up...just a weekend trip from New York back to where she belongs! Rhonda is a former student, now friend, and Heart-A-Rama pal. She just finished her MFA in Marketing, and is committed to her current company for two more years. Maybe after that she'll come home! Anyway, she recently went to a David Sedaris reading, and brought me an autographed copy of his Holiday book. Some sort of happy accident occurred, and Rhonda was able to spend about a half hour visiting with Sedaris one-on-one. When he signed my book he mentioned that "Bev" would be a nice name for a llama.
Sedaris is one of my faves. He makes me laugh right out loud, which I avoid doing since I have one of those goofy, snorty sorts of laughs that either makes people sick, or makes them laugh along. Since it's time to dig into some holiday reading (and watching old movies like "Christmas in Connecticut"), Holiday on Ice is first up. For years I tried to read a Shakespeare and a Dickens a year, but that was short lived. And, after playing Mrs. Crathit in "A Christmas Carol" for more years than I can count, I can recite that Dickens work without cracking the book open.