Thursday, July 31, 2008

Judge Judy

This was shot the morning of the earthquake. Pretty obvious the people on the stand are not from California. They just stand there like "WTF?" Funny. I also love how Judy high tails it outta there. She's pretty nimble for 102 years old.


I pray for strength, in my mind, body and soul.

I need to be at peace.

I pray for courage and a calm mind.

Just for today.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Just watched this story on the news tonight and I can't stop the tears. Love stories that bring out the good in people. We need more of these. Hope you enjoy it too.

any tapeworm experts out there?

If one has a tape worm does one actually lose weight? I would think that the opposite would happen because whatever you eat is then being eaten by the tape worm which continues to grow in your stomach and is not actually expunged from your system. So that is what I am going to research right now.

Oh and who knew a tape worm looked eerily similar to...well, you know. Just look at the picture.


I am sick of showing this house.

I am sick of having to be within a 15 minute radius at all times because of this mother @#$*ing cat.

I am sick of having to remove 3 shower curtains every time someone comes to see our house.

This $#$#ing cat is peeing ALL over the place now, and we've seriously hit our breaking point.

I HATE THIS CAT RIGHT NOW. He peed b/c of the earthquake yesterday, then he peed on the family room couch RIGHT before Tom had the open house on Sunday. We can't get the smell out because it's everywhere.

I am sick of rushing around, cleaning up piss and clumps of shit everywhere and then finally pouring a bowl of cereal when the #$#$#ing doorbell rings and it's an agent with a family of 4 coming to see our house without calling first.

I am sick of agents calling back saying that their client loved our house but they need 4 bedrooms and an office, not 3 bedrooms and an office. To that I want to yell back, "ARE YOU #$#%ing ILLITERATE?!?! DID YOU NOT READ OUR LISTING SHEET!?!?" It clearly states 3 bedrooms plus an office so why are these dip shits looking at our house if they NEED 4 + bedrooms!?!?

I am sick of agents saying they will be here to preview our house in 10 minutes and 54 minutes later I'm sitting here with the cat locked up, the dog panting in the heat and my blood boiling.


I need to reread my last post. Not really feeling it right now though.

Good timing

Just got this email from a friend of mine. Had to share it on here. I think we can all benefit from some (if not all) of these:

Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!

1.) Take a 10-30 minute walk every day, and while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2.) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3.) Always pray and make time to exercise.

4.) Spend more time with people over the age of 70 And under the age of Six.

5.) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in Plants.

6.) Drink green tea and plenty of water. . .eat broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

7.) Try to make at least three people smile each day.

8.) Clear your clutter from your house, car, desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

9.) Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.

10.) Realize that life is a school and you are here To learn. Problems
are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class .......but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

11.) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a layman and dinner like a beggar.

12.) Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

13.) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

14.) Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

15.) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

16.) Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

17.) Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

18.) Ladies - Go on and burn those 'special' scented candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good china and wear fancy clothes now. Stop waiting for a special occasion. Every day is special.

19.) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

20.) Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

21.) Forgive everyone for everything.

22.) What other people think of you is none of Your business.

23.) Time heals almost everything. Give time, time!

24.) However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

25.) Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them.

26.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

27.) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all You need. God provides, remember?!

28.) The best is yet to come.

29.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

30.) Do the right thing!

31.) Call your family often.

32.) Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: 'I am thankful for __________.'
Today I accomplished _________.

33.) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

34.) Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a 'fast pass'. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH. LIFE'S a gift ... that's why it's called PRESENT ... UNWRAP IT! Have a Blessed day!

Something else...

Ever since we've put our house on the market we've been slammed with a slew of solicitation emails and phone calls. It's driving me bananas. But, yesterday I got this email for the HoverRound which may actually serve a purpose. We plan on getting rid of one car once we move so this could be my alternate mode of transport. I think the flag is a nice touch too. Not sure how this would do on all the hilly streets though. Going down would be a BLAST but I don't think this thing has enough power to climb vertically. Just something else to think about... Again my life = NON STOP EXCITEMENT!!!

Actually there is quite a lot of "stuff" going on right now (not move related) and I am distracting myself by blogging about the HoverRound. It's ok though. We all need breaks of sanity from time to time.

Crappy Apples

Just got back from the grocery store and all the apples looked like shit! What's up with that? Is it just here or have other people noticed bad looking apples? I'm talking ALL the apples, from Pink Ladies, to Fuji (those were the WORST!) to Golden Delicious and Jazz. The only ones that were somewhat salvageable were the Grannies but those are too sour to snack on. I wonder if there's going to be an apple scare in the news shortly. Really sucks cuz I was craving some Fujis. Instead, I grabbed a box of Lucky Charms and called it a day. Btw, what happened to the Chocolate Lucky Charms? Do they not make those anymore?!? I can't find those rat bastards anywhere and damn were they good. Maybe I could just pour Chocolate milk into the regular charms and it would have the same effect. Something to ponder...

Wow my life is thrilling today.

just things

Remember how I lost and found my i-pod? Well now it's officially gone. I left it sitting on the middle seat of a 747 on my way to Seattle last week. My flight left at 6am but the super shuttle picked me up at 2:30 in the morning and I hadn't slept in 2 days. I'm really bummed though, I loved that pod and I miss my music.

I've been using my Wen hair care products and so far so good. It definitely makes your hair softer and silkier. The only thing is that you have to use about 40 pumps per shampoo (for long hair). Not kidding. I'll be lucky if it lasts a month. I tried cutting that down a bit and it still softens the hair but I think it really helps to completely saturate it and let it soak into your hair for as long as possible. It's definitely not something you can rush through in the shower so days when I'm rushing, I don't use it.

I'm realizing that we still have soooooo much crap in this house that just needs to go. I'm trying to simplify and purge (do I really need 5 same sized seasonal spatulas?!?) but the weeding out process is challenging. I start, make a mess, then stop and throw the mess back into a closet or cabinet, making it even worse. Hard to let go of things but why? They are just things. But these things are limiting our choices on places we can live in Seattle. What chapter of A New Earth talks about letting go? I need to find that book amongst all this crap and re-read.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chipped Tooth and Slash Eye

Here are photos of the motley crew but it was hard to capture Chipped Tooth's chipped tooth because he wouldn't sit still:

Wrigley has a chipped tooth. He had a play date with a buddy, also named Wrigley, a chocolate lab, and perhaps things got a little out of hand. We need to take him into the vet who will refer us to a doggie dentist which I'm sure is going to cost a pretty penny.

So, in light of this, Tom and I now have renamed Wrigley to "Chipped Tooth". Sounds tribal doesn't it? I think Wrigs likes it. He's starting to respond to it.

We'll say things like, "Did you feed Chipped Tooth?" or if Wrigs walks up to the couch to say hello Tom will greet him with, "Hey there Chipped Tooth" or today on our evening walk I said, "Chipped Tooth is about to take a dump. Do you have a poo bag?"

And Chumley had a slash under his eye last week. It's mostly healed but you can still see a little bit of it. So now we have Chipped Tooth and Slash Eye living amongst us.

Chipped Tooth just ran through the screen door and broke it. OMG it was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I literally fell to the ground laughing. Tom does not think it is funny. But me and Slash Eye got quite a kick out of it.


More on the quake

Tom and I are home now. Animals are fine, Chum greeted us at the door and Wrigs was sleeping on the ottoman. Nothing was broken at home. This one threw us all for a loop. Tom was in Santa Ana and I was in Costa Mesa when it happened. At his office pictures flew off the walls, cabinets opened and the building (which is on rollers) swayed back and forth. He and 20 employees managed to get out safely. At my work file cabinets opened, blinds on the windows slapped back and forth and office doors slammed shut. Sort of Exorcist like. I felt dizzy. The ground felt like it was popping. Car and office alarms were going off, that part was annoying. But now that we're safe and sound in the comforts of our home, it was cool!

Earthquake story


Tom was able to contact my mom who then got a hold of me so he's ok. Our cell phones are not working. It was a 5.8. Was felt all the way in San Diego and Las Vegas. It was quite a jolt.
NO phones working. Can't get a hold of Tom! S CAlifornia people PLEASE leave me a message on here!! ARe you ok???

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bear Attack

This is just awful. Whenever Wrigs and I go for walks in the canyons I'm constantly on the look out for mountain lions and coyotes but I never even thought about bears. I hope this woman fully recovers and I pray that her dog did not suffer. Just so sad.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Word of Advice...

Never wear a red shirt while shopping at Target unless you enjoy being stopped every few minutes by fellow shoppers inquiring if we "have frozen peas?" or to scan an item for a price check.

You'd think the fact that I was pushing a shopping cart would be some indication that I am also a customer but apparently not to the 2 women who needed my assistance. In their defense they were both extremely elderly so whatever, I'll let it slide. But if it happens again I'm going to announce that everything in the entire store is $1 for the next 10 minutes! Seriously how fun would that be. Riots would break out, people would get trampled - fun times for the whole family.

Simon's Cat

Anyone who has ever been owned by a cat will appreciate this:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Exciting day for the animals

If there's one thing that fascinates these animals to where they become oblivious to each other, it's my baskets of gift wrap, boxes and bows.

When they hear me rustling around in the closet, they come running.

They each take turns sniffing the baskets of goodies..

They both end up at the same basket. This could lead to trouble...

Wrigley pushes things around with his nose and sniffs, while Chumley heads right for the curly ribbon...

There goes Chumley, chomping away (I don't let him eat any, he just takes a few chomps while I get what I need) and Wrigley continues to root around the basket like an aardvark...

While Chumley's engrossed in the curly ribbon, Wrigley seizes the opportunity to do some bottom sniffing. Chum didn't like it one bit, he was growling but wouldn't let that ribbon out of his sight (or his mouth).

I love my little obsessive compulsive beasts.


This is really what you want to see when you're looking to purchase a home...

(flooded shower floor)

THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED SINCE WE'VE BEEN IN THIS HOUSE. But of course, it happens now, 30 minutes before a potential buyer is to come.

I tried to unclog whatever it was (Tom says it's my hair - he's probably right) with a barbeque skewer and a chop stick. It wasn't working.

So I had to haul out the big guns. Who knew a turkey baster had so many uses. Between the mucky shower water and Chumley's pee, I think it's time for a new one.

I'm sick of showing this house. If it happens again I'm leaving it just like this.

These animals...

...ALWAYS make me laugh. No matter what. They don't even realize the happiness they bring to my chaotic world by just being their silly furry selves. And I think I'll always have to have a cat and a dog. The interaction between the two of them is one of the most entertaining relationships to witness. They are both sooooo different, yet to a certain degree they know and respect each other's boundaries. And they manage to communicate effectively with a few side ways glances and grunts. Wow, I think I just described the essence of marriage.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dear Husband,

I'm not quite sure if you're aware, but the puff that is hanging in the shower is what I have been using to cleanse my body when I shower. This has only been the case for the last decade, so I can understand the confusion. It is not to be used to scrub the shower fixtures, wipe down the mucky tile or scrape soap scum from the door. We have sponges for that specific purpose in this house but you may have to actually open up a cabinet or check under the sink to locate them. While they are not as convenient as my shower puff that hangs at eye level, they really do serve a purpose and do a much better job of cleaning. I apologize for not bringing this to your attention earlier. However, I think we may have solved the mystery of that weird skin rash I've been getting from time to time.

Your wifey


I take 3 of these tablets a day...

Here are some benefits of Omega 3:

"Omega-3 oils have been called “the miracle food of the 21st century.” Research shows the right kind can help prevent heart disease, maintain optimum blood pressure and cholesterol levels and give almost immediate relief from joint pain, migraines, depression, autoimmune diseases and many other conditions. And, by improving brain development and memory functioning, from conception through old age, certain Omega-3 oils also provide the perfect brain food."

I've been taking them to optimize brain and memory function but I think I need to double my dosage.

At least I don't have fish burps.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Mud Puppy

Wrigs on his way to get a bath at the Mud Puppy. He was a dirty dog and he was not happy. He stuck out his tongue at me:

After a lot of coaxing and actually having to walk up the ramp myself, he finally made it up and into the tub. Though he was still pissed...

"Keep your hands away from my privates Big guy."

Just when he thought it was over:
"Seriously Mom??? Must we deep condition???"

I'll show you, you evil doers:
Shake it like a polaroid picture!

"This really sucks."

"Hi KBL!!!"

"Ok are we done now??"

"If I have to pose for one more @#%*ing picture I'm going to eat your @#&*ing face off!"

Finally treat time for the very good, clean boy:

"Treat?? This looks like a penis to me."

"Mmmmm smoky flavor. Who cares. I like the Mud Puppy."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

One of those days...

Forever Blue (Chris Isaak)
Nobody ever warns you, or tells you what to do.
She walks away, your left to stay.
Alone forever blue.
The stars have all stopped shining, the sun just won't break through.
Each days the same, more clouds more rain.
Your left forever blue.
Forever blue 'cause you love her, but she dosen't love you.
You did your best, life did the rest.
Your left forever blue.
No reason left for living, still there's alot to do.
New tears to cry, old songs to sing.
And feel forever blue.
And be forever....Blue

Monday, July 14, 2008

Chumley's dumps...

...are runny.

He's STILL on his antibiotics from 10+ days ago. I swear the liquid in this bottle is not going down. I think the antibiotics are giving him runny dumps, which leads to dingleberries on his rear end fur which leads to poo clumps on my pillow. Sweet dreams.

I need to invest in a pair of these.


I'm trying to find Chumley a collar to match Wrigley's. My mom got Wrigs this cute Rastafarian-like collar and I think it would be sooo cute if both Chum and Wrigs had matching collars. So I'm searching online but can't find anything in a Chumley size which is size puny. I like the word puny. So much better than just saying small.

I like wine too.

I fed Wrigs dinner twice again...

Soon he's going to look like this...

Hello Lithium.

To top off the day...

My car will not to go in reverse (in shop now) and I didn't shut the freezer door completely this morning so now we have an ice waterfall and lots of spoiled food. 

And did I mention this morning I woke up to a piece of dried poo on my pillow??? 

Thank you Chumley.

Hello black cloud.  

Best google search words to date...


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Chris Isaak-Hollywood Bowl

I am soooooooo tired and can barely type. I'll just post some of the photos from last night. Need to get a nap in before we tour again tonight in Orange County. Rock star living is incredibly exhausting...

(Let me just say one thing - when I'm REALLY happy, I smile REAL big and show my gums. I'm not proud of this but I can't help it. An ex boyfriend of mine used to call me "Gums". So as you can see in some of these photos, I was REALLLLLLLY happy. Could I possibly use the word "real" or "really" anymore in this paragraph??? I really don't think so.)

Alright. I'm really tired. Good night.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


While putting around in our yard late last night this is what we saw...

Tom also saw a shooting star. I think it was just a moth. Yes, we had consumed a few cocktails but still, how creepy is that blinking thing in the sky???

Friday, July 11, 2008


Everything surrounding our move is on hold right now. Our house is still on the market, but we've stopped going forward with the loan paperwork, the moving company and our search for homes in Seattle. We got the final figures back for our appraised market value and it's not good. We bought this house in April of '06. If anyone knows what the market was like here back then, you are probably shuddering in your seat. If we sell right now, we stand to lose $200,000 right out of our pocket. Now Tom's company has offered to make up a SMALL portion of that but even if we were bazillionaires, it's still a heck of a lot of money to throw away. And that's how I visualize it. I see a Deal or No Deal case filled with $200,000 and someone comes over with a weed whacker chopping all that money to bits. We just can't take this much of a loss. Of course we knew that we were going to be underwater but we were not prepared for this. Am I happy about this?? I'm drained. This has been one hell of a roller coaster for 2 MONTHS and I really just wish that we could make a final decision and stick with it without all these other obstacles coming into play. This is just one of many in the last few weeks that has come up but this was the final straw. We've explored the option of renting and keeping this house until the market turns around but that may take 3-5 years and we'd prefer not to have a house in S. Cal for that long if we're not going to be living it. Too much liability. And I really don't foresee Tom and I happy as clams with Wrigley and Chumley in an apartment setting in Seattle for several years. I've played out that scenario in my head enough to know that it is going to end in disaster. We've talked about Tom commuting, working a few days a week in Seattle and the rest from home but couple that with his already booked travel schedule and we'll never see each other. That's not the kind of marriage we want to have. But I am a firm believer that all this stress, turmoil, upset stomach will be worth it in the end no matter what the outcome is. Some alternative options have already arisen, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens. This waiting and seeing is what gets emotionally draining and exhausting but that's where we are right now.

We're off to go on a boat with friends. Cocktails here we come!!!

New Peepers

I thought I'd go out on a limb and try some new eye shadow. I saw this palette of colors by Maybelline at Target so I got it and I LOVE it. The colors are called "Designer Chocolates" and I have variations of all these shadows in individual MAC pots but now I have all of them together and really, I don't see a difference in quality when it comes to department store vs. drug store eye shadows. I also like the back of the compact, which shows a picture of an up close eye and tells you where and how to apply each color. I typically don't wear eye shadow so when I try to apply it for special occasions I forget which shade goes where and often end up looking like a cheap whore. So I find this little visual aid quite useful. And these colors are soft and neutral and would work with most eye colors. I'll have to do some experimenting before the concert tomorrow...

Enter at your own risk

Having our house on the market is so much fun. Here's a copy of the sign that greets all realtors/potential buyers on our front door:





Our house smells like poop today too.
(that part's not on the sign, I'm just saying that right now because as I'm typing this I smell poop.)

I see you

*Another Update*

I feel bad. I shouldn't have just singled out the one commenter because he/she happened to piss me off. What I should have said was Hello and thank you to those of you who came out of the woodwork to say Hello to me! To all the first time commenters thank you for stopping by and introducing yourselves. I am especially curious to hear more from Missy, who has a cat that pees everywhere. Perhaps we can start our own support group for litter box challenged kitties. I welcome all of you, even those whose thoughts or opinions may differ from my own. What a boring existence this would be if we all viewed the world the same way.




As I predicted, backlash.

To the person who left this comment:

anonymous said...
"That's harsh, calling someone out like that. But then again, you've yourself admitted you're not very mature. Why should it matter who reads what? You put it out there on a public forum."
-7/10/08 3:09 PM

The purpose of my "calling out" had NOTHING to do with the fact this this person reads my blog. It has to do with the fact that they LIED about it - to my face. Thought I made that clear but apparently "you've yourself" didn't see that. Let's move on.

(Original Post)

I love how in the last week or so I've been getting more google searches for "CUBS SUCK" several coming from various places of business around the St. Louis area. I've got one from the St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper and one from KMOV tv station. I don't know why I am amused by this. I've also gotten a few other interesting searches that cause me to chuckle. I don't think most people (non-bloggers) realize that you're able to track who's on the blog at all times. And say for example you bump into someone you know (not really a friend but more of an acquaintance) like randomly at a grocery store or something and they say, "Oh my goodness! How are you? What is new??? I've been meaning to call and catch up for SOOOO long now - so what is going on in your life?? WHAT?? You're MOOOOVING?? I had no idea!?!" and you're thinking to yourself, "Seriously Liar? You read my fricking blog more often than I update it and you're saying this shit to my face right now???" I don't know why but that just sort of creeps me out. Yes I'm prepared for the personal backlash on this one but I just had to say it.

People like this make me want to make this blog "invite only".

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Different Corner

I heard this song yesterday on some dance show and remembered how much I loved it back in the day.

And right now, hearing it again...'s somewhat fitting.

12 days: 3 concerts: 1 Rockstar

I'm officially a Chris Isaak groupie.

Saturday July 12, Hollywood Bowl

Sunday July 13, Orange County Fair

Thursday July 24, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, WA

Hopefully I'll have photos and a few stories to share from at least one of these shows. Can't break tradition!!!

Here's last year's post after the Greek Theatre show in May.

(Just so you know, there will be run on sentences, grammatical errors, tense errors, inappropriate pronoun use, etc. This blog is just a creative outlet for my thoughts and ramblings so I don't take the time to make it a literary masterpiece. Spell check is about as far as I go and even that's pushing it. So if you can look past all that...enjoy!)

So, about the concert. We were guests of Hart Schaffner & Marx who as I said earlier have partnered with Chris on a new suit line. Our friend and representative of Hart Marx had an "All Access" pass to go backstage, upstage, under the stage, basically free to roam. He also knew that I was a big fan so he was able to take Tom and I backstage before the show, actually into Chris's dressing room to say hello. We walked in and Chris was wearing his blue suit pants and a black shirt. His drummer, manager and Rodney the dog were in there with him. The first thing I noticed is that Chris has gorgeous hair (doesn't look like he'll ever have to worry about receding), crystal blue eyes and a flawless complexion. Not a wrinkle on his face and no, I don't think he's ever had an injection of botox. He's just genetically (and vocally) blessed.

Of course I had a million questions and before we went in, I had asked Rich (friend from Hart Marx) if it was ok to do a sort of impromptu interview. He said sure depending on time, but thought that I should write out my questions in case I choke when I see him and Tom chimed in, "Not to worry, she's done this before." (Enrique Iglesias) Again, Tom still holds the title for Most Patient and Tolerant Husband. So after introductions and hand shakes I whipped out my photos from the '03 concert and showed them to Chris. He took all three, studied them and then said, "I remember this!" He looked at the picture of me slapping his behind and laughed and said that he did in fact remember that night on stage. Even if he was blowing smoke, I'll take it. I told him that I just had to do it (the slapping of the bum) because I didn't think I'd have too many opportunities in the future. I was very tempted to start more slapping right then and there but I was able to reel myself in and continue with my questions.

First thing I asked him, "When are you planning to release a new album??? It's really been waaaaaaay too long." (Don't get me wrong, I love the "Best Ofs" and the 18 different versions of Somebody's Crying on i-tunes but I really feel it's time for some new songs!) "So anything in the works?" Chris raised his eyebrows to his drummer and they both laughed, then he replied, "Well...we have been in the process of writing new music for a few years now, it's taken a little longer but soon, we'll be releasing a new album. We're really proud of it, and you should be pleased." (this is all from memory so I'm paraphrasing what I can remember here). I told him I was excited to hear that, I didn't press him for a release date but I'm assuming it's going to be sometime in the summer when he launches his solo tour.

My next question was specific to a particular music video. The song is Solitary Man and there is a scene in the video that's, um, well...definitely not G rated. Chris is in bed, alone, naked from the waist up (sheets covering the rest of him). Without going into too much detail I'll let your imagination deduce what is to come. But let me reiterate: He's ALONE in bed, appears to be NAKED, and the song is SOLITARY MAN. You do the math. Oh and did I mention there is a shot of his hand sliding down his stomach and then disappearing under the sheets?? Now that you have the background on this I can continue with the question and oh and let me just say that I totally felt like the Chris Farley character on Saturday Night Live who would run into random celebs and ask them all sorts of idiotic things like say for example Joe Pesci, "Remember when you did that scene in Goodfellas and you had to hit that guy with a baseball bat over and over and over again? Do you remember that?? I do. That was cool." Yep, that's totally how I felt. Anyway, here's my second question..."You know in your video Solitary Man, where you're lying in bed, and you're you know the part I'm talking about?" Chris is smiling but looking at me and then the others in the room like, "Where the hell is she going with this?" But he politely says, "Yeah, I think I know the scene you're talking about." So I continue, "Ok, so the part where it gets sort of um, risque...and it cuts to the body shot, was that you or did you use a body double?" Chris, looking somewhat taken aback, is laughing and so are the rest of the people in the room, including Tom who is now shaking his head between chuckles. Chris then replies, "That was me." I smile and nod and then say, "Any chance there's an un-edited version of that floating around somewhere?" At this point, I think he started to blush. It was all in good fun and we all shared a good laugh. Interestingly enough, this question sparked an entire conversation about the video and it's director. Chris told us that the director was known for doing really off the wall type shots. He asked Chris to start hitting himself in that scene, "really beating himself up" and Chris said he didn't feel that was necessary and it wasn't something that he would normally do in real life and Chris said he asked the director if that's something he does regularly because he just didn't think it made a whole lot of sense. It was a very entertaining bit of information that he shared with all of us and we all got quite a kick out of it. I let them know that personally, I'm glad he didn't end up hitting himself. I thought the video turned out just fine the way it is. Is it getting hot in here??

We had been in there for a while and it was getting close to show time (about 15 minutes away!)so I only had time for one more question which was, "Will you ever come back to TV and do another series/sitcom? I LOVED The Chris Isaak Show. It really was the Entourage of it's time." Chris pointed to his drummer Kenney and said, "Do you want to take that one?" and Kenney replied, "Actually we're meeting with (a stand up comic guy and now I can't remember his name) tomorrow to talk about a sitcom deal." I was thrilled to hear this so I just about started to jump up and down but I didn't go overboard. I thanked them soooooo much for their generous time and then asked for one quick picture. We took the first one, just looking into the camera and I thanked Chris and then he said, "Wait a minute." He grabbed the wine bottle and then handed me the wine glass and said let's take another one for fun. So that is how I got the 2nd picture. We said our goodbyes and I told them how I couldn't wait for the concert and that I'll be the one screaming the loudest, dancing on my chair. And of course, I was!

Chris and Rodney the dog...