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I married my best friend on Aug. 15 and I’ve truly never been happier. He is a beautiful person and I’m blessed to have found him.
He does have one minor, itsy bitsy, flaw though — he’s a diehard Yankees fan. Ah well, no one’s perfect. I’ve chosen to overlook this because he just makes me so damn happy.
I know what your next question will be. I can hear you think it.
I have no freaking clue. I may have to move back in with my parents for a while. Just writing that last sentence made me giggle. We will cross that bridge when we come to it.
Please accept my apologies for not updating my blog in a while. Between my wedding, honeymoon and being in preproduction for “Romantically Challenged”, I have had my hands full of excitement. Oh wait, did I tell you that “Romantically Challenged”, was picked up for midseason? It was! This has been an overwhelming year. I am blessed.
If you are going to be in the Chicago area on September 11th, please come see me here:
FansEdge Store (at The Shops at Northbridge)
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT
55 E. Grand Avenue
Now a question for all of you Dodger fans:
What are your thoughts on getting Padilla, Sherrill, Belliard, Thome and Garland? Please leave your thoughts for me.
For me, I think Ned Colletti has done a solid job of adding the depth. My concern (and if you remember, I’ve voiced this concern since the offseason) is that we won’t get very far in the postseason without an ace to set the tone.
The frogs at my house have started gribbetting! It happens every year around this time. As soon as the sun starts to set they get really loud. They are impassioned frogs. They just gribbett like there is no tomorrow. At around 8 p.m., my outdoor lights click on via the timer and all at once the frogs will just stop. For about 25 seconds there is silence. Not a sound. And then… “Gribbet”. The silence is broken by a singular frog, the apparent ringleader, who gribbetts and in doing so lets the other frogs know that it is okay for them to join back in.
I tell you this, not because I am annoyed by all the ruckus (on the contrary, I love the ruckus) but because when the frogs come, when I hear their chirps, I know it is almost time for Opening Day!
So… speaking of green, Nomar possibly to the A’s? I am going to miss him.
Did you hear Vin call Hudson: “O Dog”, on Sunday? My dad and I laughed.
And… speaking of another kind of green, the whole Manny fiasco was kind of numbing. I am happy to hear that he and the club finally have agreed on the two-year deal. Don’t get me wrong; I love the guy on our team. I want the guy on our team. He makes the difference. He is worth big money. But when we are in a time where people are struggling to keep their homes and jobs, following this obscene negotiation seemed like a total alternate reality. If I were Manny, I would have taken a big (and I mean BIG) sum of the first year’s salary and given it to outreach organizations for at-risk children in and around Los Angeles. Or even better…he could have settled on 40 million for two years, 20 million a year, and negotiated another 8 million in donations that could be “deferred payments”, to the charities of Manny’s choice. Frank then could have just written off the 8 mil as donations, Manny would be making a difference in a struggling economy, and we could have just moved on from all this craziness and play ball. Instead, it dragged into Spring Training and now is finally settled.
Anyhoo, I’m venting. I’ve just noticed that this entry kind of has a green theme.
In other news, I’m about to start another pilot for ABC. That’s all I’m going to say about that. Yup. I don’t want to jinx it. Gribbet.
Firstly, I just want to say thank you to all those who left words of support regarding SINGLE WITH PARENTS being picked up. I am extremely appreciative that ABC has given me the opportunity to be on the network and hope that you guys like the show. I can’t wait to start filming.
Now, on to why we are all here — VERY IMPORTANT SERIES THIS WEEKEND AGAINST THE D-BACKS! Oh God, it gives me heartburn. We’re a game and a half behind Arizona. There are 22 games left to go. You do the math. Dodger Dugout has listed our numbers this season against the D’Backs, so take a look.
And now I pose a question:
Do you think it is a coincidence that the Dodgers have been winning ever since Jeff Kent, the supposed “clubhouse cancer,” hasn’t been in the clubhouse?
P.S. I was being sarcastic in my last post about the K.M.I.L.A.F. Jeeze, tough crowd. But Manny did wave to me from the dugout Wednesday night so if he keeps that up, I may just defer my weekly paychecks from SINGLE WITH PARENTS to help the McCourts out. Yup. Team player here. Again…sarcastic. (My weekly paychecks probably couldn’t even pay for Manny’s dreadlock maintenance.)
Thank you for your patience while I was filming the pilot. I had a great experience. Hopefully, the love I have for the rest of the cast will translate into a fun and funny pilot to which ABC will respond positively. We have a working title. It’s not the absolute, definite title yet but the working title is: Single With Parents.
Right before we started filming, I took the cast and the producers/writers to a Dodgers game. It worked out perfectly that I had a suite that night (I get four suites a year as part of my ticket package). We had a great time and it was lovely to be able to share my passion of baseball with everyone. I wanted to share this picture of Annie Potts, Beau Bridges and me at the game.
By the way, Beau is quite the Dodgers fan. In fact, when we were shooting, if there was a game going on, I would keep tabs of the score on my iPhone and would ask Beau if he wanted the score. He would plug his ears and say, “DON’T TELL ME!!! SHHH. I am TiVoing it!”
So much has happened in the world of baseball and the Dodgers since my last post that I don’t even know where to begin. The firing of Willie Randolph (not sure how I feel about that) and John McLaren; Bud Selig saying that “instant replay” in baseball is inevitable (booooo!); Brad Penny on the DL (I wish you a speedy recovery, Brad); Hiroki Kuroda has tendinitis; the news that Raffi won’t be back until after All-Star break; and the extremely sad news that the Baseball Hall Of Fame lost a beloved board member with the passing of the extraordinary Tim Russert. In this picture, he was moderating the President of Red Sox Nation candidate debates last year in Boston. I bet he’s watching Jackie, Roberto, Babe, all the greats, up there in heaven’s ballpark. Your insight will be missed, Mr. Russert.