Yes, it was worth it. It was worth it in the sense that, if you've been watching and enjoying the show for the past six years, you were part of an experience that engaged the audience in a way that no other TV show has done before. The sixth season may have been the one to show viewers the light (literally), but that doesn't negate the thrill and intrigue that came with watching the story unfold in seasons prior. But asking "Was it worth it?"
I've been home from Spain for two weeks now. I'm not sure why I haven't written this blog post yet. It might be because of the mountain of stress I immediately felt upon returning to work. It's like all of the stress I shed in Spain was just sitting on my desk, waiting for me. Budget cuts and the fallout of that have caused immense speculation and worry over who will lose their jobs, and what we will and will not be able to purchase for next year. The unknown is stressful.
For this piece here, Ivan and the Fire Bird , I feel like there's some history to get through. If you'll bear with me, I've done some of the explaining in older posts so what I've got for you below is a compilation of all of those posts in context. Hopefully our trips back and forth through time won't be too terribly confusing. Enjoy! I read once a quote by F.
I really didn’t want to make a ‘Best of’ page, but it was requested so often that I felt I had to just to shut people up. None of the following articles are personal favorites of mine (Mainly because I don’t like a single goddamn thing I’ve ever written), but they gained the most page views and created a ton of hype. To spice things up a little, I added a few comments to each piece and/or speculated on why I think they seem to be the fan favorites. You Can Learn a Lot From a Rich Girl The Mommybloggers like to steal the credit for my site becoming popular, but the truth is I didn’t start really getting traffic until I wrote this. This article (along with the follow up) made it to the main page of digg, reddit (#1 spot), delicious, and popurls all at once. It also put me on the alexa ‘Movers and Shakers’ list and got me over 110,000 unique visitors in a single day.
Dolls, in honor of ELLE's twenty-fifth anniversary, I thought I'd reveal how the Ask Eeee column started. It all happened after I was fired as a writer on Saturday Night Live —a hilarious interlude that has lent a lovely piquancy to my subsequent advice on how not to be fired. Anyway, after I was canned, I started writing for Esquire , Rolling Stone , and Outside , covering sex and adventure and sometimes both! In 1993, this led ELLE editor Amy Gross to ask me to lunch at the hottest restaurant in New York—damn, I wish I could remember the name!