The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza parlor and asks, "Can you make me one with everything?"
The Dalai Lama did not get this joke.
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So, tonight I'm meeting a man named Professor Vibul who heads up the Thai Community Arts and Cultural Center. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to say to him when I meet him, but I'm going to give him a copy of my book and see if he somehow wants to buy hundreds more for the Los Angeles Thai community. (He probably will not want to.) Did you know that 80% of the Thai population in the U.S. lives here in L.A.? Did you know that the last time I went to a potluck I brought two curries, a green curry and a masaman curry, and one of the guests told me they were the 1st and 2nd best curries he'd ever eaten?
I got an e-mail from my cool German friend Lars who said he liked the image of the rodent with fat legs on my book cover. I'm not quite sure which image he's talking about.
And, because of my new job, I've found myself watching television in 3 pm lately. This week, Tyra Banks said something about being a verb instead of a noun. Yes, it was in the context of very tall, skinny models with dramatic bone structure, but I think it also applies to writers.
You might have been born a writer. That makes you the noun. But do you continue to work hard as a writer? Because that makes you the verb.
Yes, I was watching Tyra.