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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Friday, February 11, 2005

An Observation

I live in a quiet, boring suburban neighborhood, a far cry from the noise, traffic and homeless people that populated my West L.A. neighborhood. Today, we had a flock of wild turkeys wander through our yard. And we also see deer a lot. Although we are less than a mile from the freeway and only about a 35-minute drive from S.F., it is very dull here. It's families and AYSO and pizza party fundraisers. A great place to raise kids, but not such a great place to spend your 20s. But rent's cheap, my husband has an easy commute, and we're trying to save for a house. Anyway, it's mostly life as usual.

That's why this semed so odd to me...someone in our condo complex drives an old gold Buick. Now, in and of itself, that would be unremarkable. But today, this Buick was parked next to my boring Toyota mom-type sedan, and I glanced over and noticed that the steering wheel cover was made of snakeskin. Snakeskin! Who is this person with a snakeskin steering wheel cover? What sort of fascinating interior life does he or she lead? I mean, the woman who drives a beige Toyota Camry and puts The Club on her steering wheel even when she's parked in her own driveway and spreads plastic over her garage floor before she pulls the car in--now that says "suburbs" to me. The snakeskin steering wheel cover does not. I am intrigued.


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