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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, January 01, 2007

The Times, They Are A-Changing

Well, at least I hope they are a-changing. It's a bright, shiny new year, full of hope and optimism. And since 2006 wasn't such a great time, Mr. Pink and I are looking forward to what 2007 may bring. We haven't made any specific New Year's resolutions, exactly, except to say that we want our lives to change. We want him to find a new, fulfilling job, and me to sell some houses in my fledgling real estate career. We also want to get the hell out of Dodge, aka the Marin suburbs. We just want something different.

There is a superstition that says that whatever you do on New Year's Day is something you'll do a lot of for the rest of the year. We tried to incorporate all the activities we'd like to continue throughout the new year. We went to the gym, and I took a bike ride in the sunshine, while Mr. Pink took his motorcycle out for a spin. We deposited some money in our bank account. We spent time relaxing. I did some real-estate-related work, and now I'm doing some writing. Mr. Pink looked for a new and better job. We worked together to make a delicious dinner. We even ate black-eyed peas, which are reputed to bring luck in the new year. After all, we need all the luck we can get. This year, I think we'll make our own luck.

So welcome, 2007. To quote the Counting Crows, "Maybe this year will be better than the last." And to quote Tom Petty, "The future is wide open."


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