I am so used to how bad it smells in Burbank that at first I didn’t even notice the odor. Then, as I walked around the corner of my building, the smell hit me so hard and so fast that I thought I would pass out. I don’t know what it was, or what was causing it, and I never ever EVER want to know. As I sit here now, a full 45 minutes later, I can still smell it. It is clinging to my clothes, my hair, and my nostrils. I can’t get rid of it! It’s like that Seinfeld episode. I think I’m just going to have to have someone steal the car. Last night, Mike and I went to the Norah Jones concert at The Greek Theatre. Kyle was nice enough to drop us off and pick us up so we didn’t have to deal with the stack parking nightmare. We got there just as the opening act was ending, so we had to deal with a big crowd at the concession stands. As we waited in line for Margaritas, Randy Newman and Leslie Ann Warren squeezed by us. A few minutes later, Ravi Shankar walked by. Lots of famous people taking in Norah! It was a good show, Norah was very engaging and her music is great. Her voice was just as flawless live as it is on the record. I’m excited for her new album to come out. We got out of there around 10:30, but judging by how tired I am today, it just as well could have been 3 AM. I stayed up to finish my book,The Lovely Bones (SO GOOD!), and then I turned out the lights around midnight. Not late at all. But I woke up this morning feeling like I’d run a marathon in my sleep. I’m so glad I took Monday off, I plan on sleeping as much as I can. Perhaps catching some rays at the same time. So, here we are, on the last day of July. I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone by so far. I can’t believe that Tara’s wedding is a mere four days away. It still feels like she called me yesterday to tell me she was engaged. It still feels like yesterday I was sitting in the stands at her college graduation, hugging her after high school graduation, playing bobby sox softball, getting ready for kindergarten. When did we grow up? I can’t believe her wedding is in four days.
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