"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Monday, June 12, 2006

Day Seven: Happiness Comes a-Callin'

Boy am I ahead of schedule. I actually, right now, feel happy. I'm sure it won't last, but I'm enjoying the sensation while it's here. I'm also sure a lot of this upturn in my mood is caused by my new diet, exercise program, yoga, etc. etc. But I think most of it is caused by the excitement of recently having two great new people enter my life.

One is a famous actor. The other is a dame.

I chatted with the actor guy over the phone for about half an hour last night. It looks like he's going to be involved with shaping my new one-man-show, tentatively titled "Mid-Life At The Oasis." He would also direct it.

I don't know if you've ever met or talked to anybody really famous. I'm not that good at it. I'm always a little flustered, and I can't get over the feeling that I'm wasting their time. But this guy was great. In no time it felt like I was talking to an old friend.

Plus, I'm going out on an actual date this Saturday, for the first time in over three years. And with a woman who is much younger and better looking than I am. In fact, when my 13-year-old son, Jack, met her briefly at a dance recital, he turned to me as we walked away from her and said, "I've got five words for you, Dad - 'Way out of your league.'"