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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.

Monday, November 07, 2005

California Love

Sure, there are a lot of things wrong with California right now...air pollution, traffic congestion, ridiculously high home prices, a fatuous governor. But on Saturday, Mr. Pink and I rode our bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge and down through Fort Mason to the marina. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, the air was warm and the bay was filled with sailboats.

Moments like that make me loathe to leave California, despite what this NYTimes.com article might say about people leaving the Golden State for better lives in Missouri. Missouri? Really? Doesn't it get really cold and snow there? My one year in Chicago has taught me that I will never again live somewhere where snow is a way of life, not something that you just go to visit on the weekend.

Anyway, I secretly hope that more people do leave California. Maybe then Mr. Pink and I will finally be able to afford a house.


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