Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What Have I Done Now?

I need to start listening to my mother when she gently suggests that perhaps I should lay off the RumChata while writing.

Listening to one's mother is always a good idea, but it is also the name of the national phenomenon taking Mother's Day by storm:

I will be auditioning for "Listen to Your Mother" in a few weeks with a piece I wrote after way too many glasses of RumChata.  

You know those little angels and devils who sit on your shoulder, whispering what the "right" and "wrong" decisions are? 

My good angel died from alcohol poisoning.

All I got left is Beelzebub telling me to hit the "send" button.

Full story HERE in Chicago Parent.

22 comments:

  1. I can't wait to watch you say the P word 152 times on YouTube! :-) I'm sure a little rum will help the audition process too.

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    1. Thanks, Mama & the flask was been FILLED!

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  2. Way to go, Marianne! (and the "P" word is "Perfect", right? "Panda"? "Pimple"? uh, "Poop"?)

    xxo
    MOV

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    1. I'm thinking I should embrace "prudence" as my new theme p-word. Boy could I use it!

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  3. Please wear your fancy tshirt---it will be so fitting with you other topic!

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    1. Heh heh. I WAS thinking about it....

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  4. I do remember reading of your writing exploits after drinking RumChata. Congats on getting to be part of this event though!!! Will we ever get to read what you wrote for them with all the P words?? Now I'm curious!

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty! Assuming I'm going to bomb the audition, I'll post it after that. If by some miracle, I make it through, I'll post it after Mother's Day!

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  5. Looking forward to your being the next Rosanne Barr comedienne. Or if you happen to do the P word (procrastinate) practicing your talk, I bet you can write for comediennes.

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    1. Can I write for Steven Wright? I LOVE Steven Wright!

      Thanks, Carol!!

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  6. Congrats, Marianne!
    That is truly awesome. And, as one of your two Jewish friends, I give you permission to proudly carry the Jew flask (I laughed out loud at work when I read that, by the way)!

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    1. Hey now - my Jewish friend count is up to 7. There are only 5 Jewish people in all of Beverly, and I found & befriended them ALL. My Jew-Dar is awesome.

      Be proud of your home state - Wisconsin was the site of the very first "Listen to Your Mother!" You guys are practically visionaries up there in the cold & snow & sh*t.

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  7. That is so awesome!! You should be really proud of yourself!

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    1. Thanks, Masshole! I am a bit proud, but mostly just nauseous.

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  8. I hopped over from Betty's (A Bench With a View) blog. I wanted to see what the quest for blog anarachy might be. I enjoyed reading your words of wit! Congratulations on your magazine article, I read that, too. Good luck with the Steve Harvey Show.

    ~Margaret

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! And I LOVE that you're a "Margaret" as it's my grandma's name, my mom's name, my sister's name (though she goes by Megan), and two of my aunts' name. It's a grand old name!

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  9. I wish I lived in Chicago, I would be your free assistant, just so I could follow you around... Laughing hysterically the whole day. The P word with boys! In my house that could be Poop, puke, pee or pweeeeaaase. Oh and maybe one other word.... Break a leg. ;)

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    1. Hee hee. I know you want to say it. Don't lie.

      Thanks, April!! I am really a very serious, sober person in real life (also serving 5 to 10 at Joliet Penitentiary). But everyone needs a hobby, no?

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