Money Makes the World Go Round - and it makes people boring

by Lisa Donovan

A summation of my night with David Sedaris.. It was a wonderful time!  He is still a great writer and quite a funny fellow.. However, I sense that it has become difficult for him to keep his edge now that he is “comfortable”.. His earliest works were so bitingly hilarious because they were so true and reflective of being, basically, a royal F*!$ up.  Most people can relate to that.  I can anyway.

Someone in the audience asked the question whether it has become difficult for him to write since he is now living a wealthy life.  He admitted that you can’t write about room service in the Ritz Carlton being late and expect people to be able relate or be sympathetic.  He has to look a little harder these days for common ground.  I noticed it in his stories - they were riddled with sophmoric humor (curse words flying like bullets and lots of sex jokes that I could only laugh at once or twice).  Again, I had a great time but, this being the third time I have heard him read in the last four years, I have to say that something was missing.  He was more of a comedian than a writer this time and that was disappointing to me.

But it brought up an interesting discussion between me and my husband.  Does money make you boring?  I wouldn’t know, I have never had any.  So it is truly more than a rhetorical question.
Hmmmm. Something to mull over today to distract me from my impending flight this afternoon.  Still a nervous wreck, by the way.  Funny thing (sort of, but not really) - for the last 24 hours, everything I have done I have thought “that will be the last time I do that”.. How very crazy is that?  Seriously.  I fed the cat this morning and I actually thought “(sigh)that might very well be the last time I feed my kitty”…  And of course, to aide in my new found crazy brain fear of flying, it is storming today.  Thunder, lightening, random downpours.  Just the thing a lady wants when she is about to get on an airplane.  Geesh.

Think happy thoughts.. think happy thoughts.. think happy thoughts…
Send your good vibes upward around 135pm today - I’ll need ‘em!

Have a great weekend!  Be back (hopefully) Monday!  :)

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